Virginia Highlands Community College

Virginia Highlands Community College Enriching lives by being a premier educational, cultural and training center in our community.

Virginia Highlands Community College (VHCC) was founded 1967 in Abingdon, VA. VHCC's service region includes Washington County, the western portion of Smyth County, and the city of Bristol, Virginia. VHCC offers academic programs leading to associate degrees, diplomas, or certificates. This is the official page of VHCC.

Mission: Virginia Highlands Community College serves our community by providing quality and affordable education, training, and cultural activities through an array of flexible, diverse programs that enable community members to succeed today and in the future.

You know Garth Brooks and his number one hit, "The Dance," but do you know the songwriter and the story behind the song?...
05/20/2019

You know Garth Brooks and his number one hit, "The Dance," but do you know the songwriter and the story behind the song? Join us Saturday, May 25 at 6:30 pm for the Richard Leigh Songwriters Festival when four of Nashville's songwriting greats will perform their chart-topping hits! Proceeds benefit foster students at VHCC. For more details, visit https://loom.ly/Ow6Qngw

You know Alan Jackson and his chart-topping hit, "Chattahoochee," but do you know the songwriter and the story behind th...
05/18/2019

You know Alan Jackson and his chart-topping hit, "Chattahoochee," but do you know the songwriter and the story behind the song? Join us Saturday, May 25 at 6:30 pm for the Richard Leigh Songwriters Festival when four of Nashville's songwriting greats will perform their #1 hits! Proceeds benefit foster students at VHCC. For more details, visit https://loom.ly/Ow6Qngw

Our Great Expectations students enjoyed a super trip for the annual Great Expectations Graduation celebration. Two of ou...
05/18/2019

Our Great Expectations students enjoyed a super trip for the annual Great Expectations Graduation celebration. Two of our students presented at this event! #VHCCproud

From the heart of our Virginia Highlands Community College family ...
05/17/2019

From the heart of our Virginia Highlands Community College family ...

Shout-out to a woman currently wearing many hats, and doing it exceedingly well! Many thanks to Jessie O'Quinn for her b...
05/17/2019

Shout-out to a woman currently wearing many hats, and doing it exceedingly well! Many thanks to Jessie O'Quinn for her bright smile and contagious laughter. You make #VHCC a great place to be! #VHCCproud #MightyWolves

Virginia Highlands Community College's cover photo
05/16/2019

Virginia Highlands Community College's cover photo

We're happy to welcome Becky Kell as the new student support specialist! Becky is one of the first smiling faces new and...
05/16/2019

We're happy to welcome Becky Kell as the new student support specialist! Becky is one of the first smiling faces new and prospective students will see as they begin their VHCC journey. #StartHERE #VHCCproud

Congratulations to this incredible VHCC career coach who will be retiring at the conclusion of this school year! All of ...
05/16/2019

Congratulations to this incredible VHCC career coach who will be retiring at the conclusion of this school year! All of the Holston Cavaliers will surely miss Bo Catron -- a man known for encouraging students and championing opportunities. #VHCCproud

Here's a quick look back at the graduating class of 2019. #VHCCproud #StartHERE
05/15/2019

Here's a quick look back at the graduating class of 2019. #VHCCproud #StartHERE

It was a terrific time celebrating the pending graduation of the medical assisting students with a Pinning Ceremony last...
05/15/2019

It was a terrific time celebrating the pending graduation of the medical assisting students with a Pinning Ceremony last week! These ladies collectively achieved a 100% pass rate on their licensure exam. We're #VHCCproud! #StartHERE

Train to become a CNA in just 10 weeks! Class meets Wed & Thurs from 6 to 9:30 pm and 3 Saturdays & Sundays from 8:30 am...
05/15/2019

Train to become a CNA in just 10 weeks! Class meets Wed & Thurs from 6 to 9:30 pm and 3 Saturdays & Sundays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm! (May 30 to Aug 8). Cost is only $400 for VA residents or $40 if you qualify for financial aid! Message us with email address for details! #StartHERE #VHCC

Our SGA enjoyed a retreat to welcome our 2019-2020 officers. Lots of great planning for the upcoming academic year! #VHC...
05/14/2019

Our SGA enjoyed a retreat to welcome our 2019-2020 officers. Lots of great planning for the upcoming academic year! #VHCCproud #VHCCsga

05/14/2019

Class of 2019 Graduation 5 pm Ceremony on Friday, May 10, 2019.
We are reposting the live video footage rotated for easier viewing.

Thank you and congratulations to all our graduates!

Shout out to the Bristol Herald Courier for their Top Story report on the "mountain redbelly dace" research project unde...
05/13/2019
VHCC students dissect non-native fish to study habitat changes

Shout out to the Bristol Herald Courier for their Top Story report on the "mountain redbelly dace" research project underway at VHCC. Students are monitoring the population in an effort to protect the native Tennessee dace found in Hungry Mother. #VHCCproud #StartHERE https://loom.ly/IFk8MKU

ABINGDON, Va. — Students at Virginia Highlands Community College are learning that fish bones can be good storytellers.

05/13/2019

Good morning, from Tony Arata! Best-known for writing Garth Brook's "The Dance," Arata will be a special guest at our upcoming Richard Leigh Songwriters Festival May 24 & 25! Tickets and a limited number of tables, now on sale! https://loom.ly/vjCB7KM

It was a great day for our VHCC Old Time String Band at the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace where every...
05/13/2019

It was a great day for our VHCC Old Time String Band at the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace where everyone enjoyed many sounds of the Youth Festival. #StartHERE #VHCCproud

We're calling this one, "We Three Kings." Last evening, these three King brothers graduated from VHCC! We love stories l...
05/12/2019

We're calling this one, "We Three Kings." Last evening, these three King brothers graduated from VHCC! We love stories like this. Watch for more graduation moments in the coming days. #StartHERE #VHCCproud

05/10/2019

VHCC Graduation 7:30 pm Ceremony

05/10/2019

Graduation 2019

Join us via Facebook LIVE tonight for our 2019 Graduation ceremonies. Students graduating in our transfer programs, hort...
05/10/2019

Join us via Facebook LIVE tonight for our 2019 Graduation ceremonies. Students graduating in our transfer programs, horticulture and industrial technologies will be LIVE at 5 pm. Students graduating in nursing, allied health, human services, administration of justice and business & information technologies will be LIVE at 7:30 pm. #StartHERE #VHCCproud #VHCCgrad

It was a 100% CCMA credentialing exam pass rate for these INCREDIBLE VHCC Medical Assisting students! In fact, they scor...
05/09/2019

It was a 100% CCMA credentialing exam pass rate for these INCREDIBLE VHCC Medical Assisting students! In fact, they scored ABOVE the national standard on each and every category! (We're now taking applications for the 2019-2020 academic year! Just two semesters and you could be jumping for joy!) #StartHERE

We'll confer more than 680 certificates, degrees and diplomas tomorrow evening! And, our VHCC Class of 2019 graduates wi...
05/09/2019

We'll confer more than 680 certificates, degrees and diplomas tomorrow evening! And, our VHCC Class of 2019 graduates will be challenged by the rich experiences of our four outstanding student speakers. Read more. https://loom.ly/LpiC5HE #VHCCGrad #StartHERE

Shout-out to our friends at Food City for a super morning giving our diesel mechanic students a tour of their Distributi...
05/09/2019

Shout-out to our friends at Food City for a super morning giving our diesel mechanic students a tour of their Distribution Center! They learned about future employment opportunities and gained great career advice. #VHCCproud #StartHERE #FoodCity #KVAT

We enjoyed a touching pinning ceremony for these VHCC medical assisting students graduating this Friday evening. These l...
05/08/2019

We enjoyed a touching pinning ceremony for these VHCC medical assisting students graduating this Friday evening. These ladies are skilled and entering the workforce ready to deliver exceptional care! #vhccproud

REMEMBER! -- VHCC rental books are due May 10th! Please make plans to return them to the campus bookstore. #myVHCC
05/07/2019

REMEMBER! -- VHCC rental books are due May 10th! Please make plans to return them to the campus bookstore. #myVHCC

The Manufacturing Technology Center will be hosting an E3 Peer-to-Peer Event on May 15, 2019 at VHCC, ISC Building, Room...
05/06/2019

The Manufacturing Technology Center will be hosting an E3 Peer-to-Peer Event on May 15, 2019 at VHCC, ISC Building, Room 105. Business professionals will discuss continuous improvement, environmental performance and energy conservation. No fee to attend. Registration required for lunch count. Call 276-223-4709 or email [email protected] to register by May13.

Yummy 😋 time at the VHCC Ice-Cream Bash! It’s been a great academic year! #VHCCproud
05/06/2019

Yummy 😋 time at the VHCC Ice-Cream Bash! It’s been a great academic year! #VHCCproud

If you're graduating May 2019, it's not too late to walk! ​Stop by Student Services BEFORE Thursday, May 9 at 11 AM to...
05/06/2019

If you're graduating May 2019, it's not too late to walk! ​Stop by Student Services BEFORE Thursday, May 9 at 11 AM to make arrangements. #VHCCproud #VHCCgrad​

It’s a National Nurses’ Week shout-out to all of our wonderful VHCC nurses now serving within our region! Nurses lik...
05/06/2019

It’s a National Nurses’ Week shout-out to all of our wonderful VHCC nurses now serving within our region! Nurses like Ashley Collins, RN, providing care at Ballad Health’s Bristol Regional Medical Center, make us #VHCCproud. Ballad Health #BalladHealth

Here's a look back to VHCC biology students dissecting dace -- a type of invasive fish species found at Hungry Mother. T...
05/06/2019

Here's a look back to VHCC biology students dissecting dace -- a type of invasive fish species found at Hungry Mother. The nearly microscopic earbones will reveal the age of the fish and tell researchers whether the dace population is under control. #VHCCproud #LearningPLUS #EnvironmentalScience

Hello, Mr. Green Frog! #fieldtrip
05/05/2019

Hello, Mr. Green Frog! #fieldtrip

Meet Janice Gorley of Bristol, Va! Janice is a first-year student at VHCC, pursuing an associate of art and science. We'...
05/04/2019

Meet Janice Gorley of Bristol, Va! Janice is a first-year student at VHCC, pursuing an associate of art and science. We're proud to say she's one incredible student! #VHCCproud #StudentSuccess

05/04/2019

Thursday was a beautiful day at Weirs Dam with Mrs. Hoffman’s kindergarteners from Emmett Elementary! Our VHCC students taught these curious kiddos all about ... salamanders, frogs, tadpoles — oh my! #LearningPLUS #VHCCproud

It was a delightful day with Gail and Jerry Orr, touring their business! Stay tuned for a more in-depth look ​into the...
05/04/2019

It was a delightful day with Gail and Jerry Orr, touring their business! Stay tuned for a more in-depth look ​into the lives of two individuals with BIG hearts for giving. #VHCCproud #Philanthropy

We had a GREAT last evening of our Drone course! Just 3 days and students are prepared to take their small UAS pilot's l...
05/03/2019

We had a GREAT last evening of our Drone course! Just 3 days and students are prepared to take their small UAS pilot's license exam. Watch for future dates for our next drone classes! #StartHERE

Super Virginia Middle School field trip! We love hosting student groups! Future mighty wolves in this group? #VHCCproud
05/03/2019

Super Virginia Middle School field trip! We love hosting student groups! Future mighty wolves in this group? #VHCCproud

Afterschool Academy members and their families had a very engaging and fun evening at Virginia Highlands Community College. We visited and learned about several career opportunities including: Criminal Justice, Music, Nursing and Machinery. We played instruments, learned about blood splatter (and even tasted their fake blood), programmed a CNC machine to make our own keychains, used a stethoscope, checked for a pulse, and much more. There are so many wonderful opportunities so close by we are so glad our students and their families had the chance to explore these wonderful career options.

Here’s a look back at our incredible relaxation event! We even had a flavored oxygen bar! 😀 #stressrelief
05/03/2019

Here’s a look back at our incredible relaxation event! We even had a flavored oxygen bar! 😀 #stressrelief

VHCC's Michael McBride may be one of the first individuals you meet when you enroll at  VHCC. As an academic counselor, ...
05/02/2019

VHCC's Michael McBride may be one of the first individuals you meet when you enroll at VHCC. As an academic counselor, Michael is a wealth of knowledge for our students and does an incredible job promoting student success! #SaveBIG #StartHERE #VHCCproud

05/02/2019

Remember to pick up your cap and gown from the bookstore! Open M-Thurs until 5 pm, and until 3 pm Fridays. You may also pick them up at grad practice May 9 at 3 pm.

05/01/2019

It's #NationalCollegeDecision day, folks! And, we're celebrating! Enrollment is up 8% over this time last year with 711 students enrolled for Fall 2019! #StartHERE #VHCCproud

We're looking for a few INCREDIBLE folks to join our VHCC family! Check out the current career opportunities we have ava...
05/01/2019

We're looking for a few INCREDIBLE folks to join our VHCC family! Check out the current career opportunities we have available. https://loom.ly/tTlvoJQ

There's only 3 more days to complete your online survey that will aid in the VHCC presidential search! Visit www.vhcc.ed...
04/30/2019

There's only 3 more days to complete your online survey that will aid in the VHCC presidential search! Visit www.vhcc.edu/2019presidentialsearch to complete your anonymous survey. #VHCCproud

Hello from VHCC's Jan Stout! Jan is one of our incredible college success coaches who works to help our students each an...
04/30/2019

Hello from VHCC's Jan Stout! Jan is one of our incredible college success coaches who works to help our students each and every day. We're now registering for Summer and Fall 2019! ​#SaveBIG #StartHERE #VHCCproud

It was a beautiful day to celebrate all of our "fantabulous" administrative professionals! We are more than appreciative...
04/30/2019

It was a beautiful day to celebrate all of our "fantabulous" administrative professionals! We are more than appreciative for everything you do! #VHCCproud

Shout out to WCYB for their coverage of US Senator Tim Kaine's visit to our #GetHIRED Career Fair. Kaine is urging lawma...
04/29/2019
Sen. Tim Kaine makes stop at VHCC job fair in Abingdon

Shout out to WCYB for their coverage of US Senator Tim Kaine's visit to our #GetHIRED Career Fair. Kaine is urging lawmakers to make changes to the Pell Grant that would allow funding for short-term career and technical training programs. https://loom.ly/JymZzTA

WCYB NBC 5 Bristol and WEMT Fox 39 Greeneville offer local and national news reporting, sports, and weather forecasts to viewers in the Tennessee, Virginia Tri-Cities area including Bristol, Kingsport and Johnson City.

Address

100 VHCC Drive
Abingdon, VA
24210

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(276) 739-2400

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