Central Virginia Community College Dual Enrollment Program

CVCC has created a unique opportunity for rising high school seniors who are interested in getting a head start on their career in the fields of Health Sciences, EMT,  EMS/ Fire, Cyber Security, Criminal Justice, HVAC, Welding, or Machine Shop. Seniors will take required high school courses at their home schools and their college courses at CVCC. The courses taken at CVCC will count for both college credit and high school elective credit.

In order to qualify for any of the classes listed below, students must complete the CVCC application AND a Campbell County School Dual Enrollment Application which is available in school counseling offices during January of their 11th grade year.  Students must also take the CVCC placement test. The placement test is offered twice at WCHS. Students are also welcome to take the test at CVCC.  Please check with the guidance office for WCHS' testing dates. The test is free!


Health Sciences

The Health Sciences program is designed to accommodate those desiring to enter the medical field.  Credit earned in this program can also be transferred to most four-year colleges.  This program earns students a Career Studies Certificate from CVCC.  One possible career if as a registered nurse.  The average salary for an RN in Virginia is $69,000.


This Career Studies Certificate program is designed to allow students to meet the requirements to test at the EMT level through both the Virginia Office of EMS and the National Registry of EMTs.  The average salary for EMTs in Virginia is $30,000.  EMT is required to advance to higher levels of EMS certification including Paramedic. CVCC offers an Associate’s in Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic.  The average salary for Paramedics in Virginia is $42,000.


Upon completion of this program, students receive a Career Studies Certificate.  This program prepares students with entry-level skills to enter the high demand industry of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning.  The average salary in Virginia in this field is $44,000.


This Career Studies Certificate program is designed to provide entry-level skills as a beginning welder.  The average salary in this field in Virginia is $37,000.


Upon satisfactory completion of the curriculum, the graduate will be awarded a Diploma in Machine Tool.   The purpose of this curriculum is to develop machinists and machinist trainees who are able to skillfully convert the engineer’s blueprint into a precision part. The average salary in this field in Virginia is $41,000.

EMS / Fire  (course description to be posted soon)

Cyber Security (course description to be posted soon)

Criminal Justice (course description to be posted soon)