Apr 17, 2024  
2024-2025 College Catalog 
    
2024-2025 College Catalog

Degrees and Programs


College Transfer Programs

Degrees

Guaranteed Admission Agreements

Pathways/Stackable Programs

Student Outcomes and Assessments

Transfer Agreements

Web-Based/Virtual Programs

 

Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), and Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) Degrees:

In selecting courses, students are expected to follow the curriculum outline for their major and specialization. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university are urged to acquaint themselves with the requirements of the institution and major department to which they intend to transfer. With careful planning, students may be able to meet both general education requirements and prerequisites for the major with the same course(s), allowing greater flexibility in selecting electives. It is strongly recommended that students considering transferring seek assistance from our Academic Advising/College Transfer team, information available at https://www.vpcc.edu/services/advising/teams.html. Many Virginia Peninsula Community College courses are transferable as general electives even if they do not fulfill core requirements. Students completing these programs usually enter the transfer college or university with junior status.

Associate of Applied Arts (AAA) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degrees:

In selecting courses, students are expected to follow the curriculum outline for their major and specialization. Where appropriate, students may select from lists of approved courses provided by their division office to meet requirements in the major. AAS/AAA degrees generally are not designed for transfer, but students can increase the transferability of selected applied degree programs by substituting transfer courses where appropriate to meet program requirements. Programs with the AAA or AAS designation are normally designed for students seeking training and will move directly into the workforce.

Certificates and Career Studies Certificates

Certificates and Career Studies certificates serve various purposes. In some instances, they are offered at the request of local business and industry as a training tool to enhance employee knowledge and/or skills. Certificates take less time to attain but may also be used as the first step towards completion of a two- or four-year degree. 

  

Accounting & Finance

Dental Hygiene

Human Services

Video

Administration of Justice & Paralegal Studies

Digital Video

Legal Studies

Visual Arts

Administrative Support Technology

Early Childhood Education

Liberal Arts

 

Aircraft Systems

Education

Manufacturing Technology

 

Architectural Technology Electrical Engineering Technology Mechanical Engineering Technology  

Art & Photography

Emergency Medical Services & Fire Science Technology

Mechatronics & Machining

 

Automotive Technology

Engineering

Nursing

 

Business Administration & Management

Fine Arts

Online Programs

 

College Transfer Programs

General Education

Photography

 

Computer-Aided Drafting & Design Technology

Graphic & Media Design

Science

Computer Science

Health Science

Ship Drafting & Design

 

Computer Technology

Heating, Ventilation, AC & Refrigeration

Social Science

 

Cybersecurity

Historic Triangle Teacher Preparation  

Transfer Agreements
The Apprentice School - Huntington Ingalls Industries  
Christopher Newport University   
ECPI University    
Hampton University  
Old Dominion University  
Southern New Hampshire University   
Virginia Commonwealth University   
Virginia Wesleyan University   

Guaranteed Admission Agreements
Christopher Newport University  
College of William and Mary 
George Mason University Core/General Education Waiver Policy for VCCS and RBC Transfer Students   
James Madison University   
Longwood University  
Norfolk State University  
Regent University  
Roanoke College  
Virginia State University  

College Transfer Programs and Pathways
Business Administration (213) Associate of Science Degree  
Computer Science (246) Associate of Science  
Engineering (831) Associate of Science Degree   
Health Science (620) Associate of Science Degree  
Information Technology (340) Associate of Science Degree  
Liberal Arts (648) Associate of Arts Degree  
Science (880) Associate of Science Degree  
Science, Specialization in Education (880-02) Associate of Science Degree 
Science, Specialization in Math Education (880-03) Associate of Science Degree 
Social Science (882) Associate of Science Degree 
Social Science, Specialization in Education (882-01) Associate of Science Degree  
Visual Arts (561) Associate of Fine Arts Degree  

On-line Programs (web-based virtual campus)
Accounting (203) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Accounting (221-203-02) Career Studies Certificate  
Accounting and Financial Analytics I (221-203-08) Career Studies Certificate  
Administrative Support Technology (298) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Administrative Support Technology: Medical Office Assistant (221-285-01) Career Studies Certificate  
Benefits Program Specialist (221-480-14) Career Studies Certificate  
Business Administration (213) Associate of Science Degree  
Business Management (223) Certificate 
Business Principles (221-212-04) Career Studies Certificate  
CISCO Networking (221-732-10) Career Studies Certificate  
Computer-Aided Drafting & Design Technology (729) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Computer-Aided Drafting & Design Technology (221-729-01) Career Studies Certificate  
Cybersecurity for Enterprise (221-732-15) Career Studies Certificate  
Cybersecurity for Local Area Networks (LAN) (221-732-16) Career Studies Certificate   
Cybersecurity and Networking Foundations (221-732-08) Career Studies Certificate   
Fire Science Technology (427) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Foundations of Criminal Justice (221-400-45) Career Studies Certificate  
Fundamentals of Organizational Leadership (221-212-13) Career Studies Certificate    
Health Science (620) Associate of Science Degree   
Human Services (480) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Information Systems Technology (299) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Information Technology (340) Associate of Science Degree  
Introduction to Cloud (221-299-50) Career Studies Certificate  
Legal Assistant (261) Certificate  
Liberal Arts (648) Associate of Arts Degree  
Management (212) Associate of Applied Science Degree 
Mechanical Engineering Technology, Specialization in Mechatronics (956-02) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Paralegal Studies (260) Associate of Applied Science Degree   
Project Management (221-212-21) Career Studies Certificate  
Public Safety Telecommunicator/9-1-1 Dispatcher (221-411-01) Career Studies Certificate 
Computer Science (246) Associate of Science       
Social Science (882) Associate of Science Degree  
Social Science, Specialization in Education (882-01) Associate of Science Degree  
Substance Abuse Counselor Assistant (221-480-30) Career Studies Certificate  
Supervision (221-212-25) Career Studies Certificate  
Technical Studies, Specialization in Engineering Technology (718-04) Associate of Applied Science Degree 
Visual Arts (561) Associate of Fine Arts Degree   
Uniform Certificate of General Studies (695)   
Web Design Specialist (221-352-02) Career Studies Certificate  

 

Pathways/Stackable Programs 

Pathways are programs that allow students the opportunity to complete a short-term certificate and/or career studies certificate and receive the required credentials to begin employment in their desired field. Students can continue in the area of study by using the same courses to fulfill requirements in other programs or degrees in the same area of study. Students who select this option increase their opportunity for advancement in their selected career field, thereby increasing their earnings potential.

Associate degree programs might also fulfill credits at the four-year college/university level. Visit and join the Transfer Virginia website to determine how credits earned at VPCC will be used to complete four-year requirements, and colleges that might best fit the student’s needs.

Automotive Technology (909) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Automotive Technology (902) Certificate  

Computer-Aided Drafting & Design Technology (729) Associate of Applied Science Degree   
Computer-Aided Drafting & Design Technology (727) Certificate  
Computer-Aided Drafting & Design Technology (221-729-01) Career Studies Certificate  

Electrical Engineering Technology (941) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Electrical Engineering Technician (221-941-02) Career Studies Certificate  
Foundations of Electrical Engineering Technology (221-941-01) Career Studies Certificate  

Industry 4.0 (221-736-20) Career Studies Certificate  
Mechatronics Technology (221-736-01) Career Studies Certificate  

Information Systems Technology (299) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
CISCO Networking (221-732-10) Career Studies Certificate  
Cybersecurity for Enterprise (221-732-15) Career Studies Certificate  
Cybersecurity for Local Area Networks (LAN) (221-732-16) Career Studies Certificate   
Cybersecurity and Networking Foundations (221-732-08) Career Studies Certificate   
Web Design Specialist (221-352-02) Career Studies Certificate  

Precision Machining Computer Numerical Controls (CNC) Technology (221-883-13) Career Studies Certificate  
Precision Machining Advanced Computer Numerical Controls (CNC) Technology (221-883-14) Career Studies Certificate  

Technical Studies, Specialization in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology (718-02) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (903) Certificate  
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (221-903-10) Career Studies Certificate  

 

Accounting & Finance
Accounting (203) Associate of Applied Science Degree 
Accounting (221-203-02) Career Studies Certificate  
Accounting and Financial Analytics I (221-203-08) Career Studies Certificate  
 

 Administration of Justice & Paralegal Studies
Administration of Justice (400) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Administration of Justice (221-400-01) Career Studies Certificates  
Foundations of Criminal Justice (221-400-45) Career Studies Certificate  
Legal Assistant (261) Certificate   
Paralegal Studies (260) Associate of Applied Science Degree  


Administrative Support Technology
Administrative Support Technology (298) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Administrative Support Technology, Specialization in Medical Office Administration (298-02) Associate of Applied Science Degree 
Administrative Support Technology: Medical Office Assistant (221-285-01) Career Studies Certificate  

Aircraft Systems
small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Flight Technician (DRONES) (221-810-05) Career Studies Certificate 
 

Architectural Technology
Architectural Technology (221-729-65) Career Studies Certificate  

Art & Photography
Digital Video (221-512-04) Career Studies Certificate  
Graphic and Media Design (506) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Photography (221-502-01) Career Studies Certificate  
Visual Arts (561) Associate of Fine Arts Degree  

Automotive Technology
Automotive Technology (909) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Automotive Technology (902) Certificate  

Business Administration & Management
Business Administration (213) Associate of Science Degree  
Business Management (223) Certificate 
Business Principles (221-212-04) Career Studies Certificate 
Fundamentals of Organizational Leadership (221-212-13) Career Studies Certificate 
Management (212) Associate of Applied Science Degree 
Project Management (221-212-21) Career Studies Certificate  
Supervision (221-212-25) Career Studies Certificate   

Computer-Aided Drafting & Design Technology
Computer-Aided Drafting & Design Technology (729) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Computer-Aided Drafting & Design Technology (727) Certificate  
Computer-Aided Drafting & Design Technology (221-729-01) Career Studies Certificate  

Computer Science
Computer Science (246) Associate of Science  
 

Computer Technology
CISCO Networking (221-732-10) Career Studies Certificate 
Information Systems Technology (299) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Information Technology (340) Associate of Science Degree 
Introduction to Cloud (221-299-50) Career Studies Certificate      
Web Design Specialist (221-352-02) Career Studies Certificate 

Cybersecurity  
Cybersecurity and Networking Foundations (221-732-08) Career Studies Certificate    
Cybersecurity for Enterprise (221-732-15) Career Studies Certificate  
Cybersecurity for Local Area Networks (LAN) (221-732-16) Career Studies Certificate    

Dental Hygiene
Dental Hygiene (118) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
 

Digital Video
Digital Video (221-512-04) Career Studies Certificate  

Early Childhood Education
Child Development (221-636-04) Career Studies Certificate 
Early Childhood Development (636) Associate of Applied Science Degree 
Early Childhood Development Assistant (632) Certificate 
 

 Education
Uniform Certificate of General Studies (695)   
Science, Specialization in Education (880-02) Associate of Science Degree  
Science, Specialization in Math Education (880-03) Associate of Science Degree  
Social Science, Specialization in Education (882-01) Associate of Science Degree  

Electrical Engineering Technology
Electrical Engineering Technology (941) Associate of Applied Science Degree 
Electrical Engineering Technician (221-941-02) Career Studies Certificate  
Foundations of Electrical Engineering Technology (221-941-01) Career Studies Certificate    
  

Engineering
Engineering (831) Associate of Science Degree   
Technical Studies, Specialization in Engineering Technology (718-04) Associate of Applied Science Degree  

Fine Arts
Visual Arts (561) Associate of Fine Arts Degree  

Fire/Emergency Medical Services and Dispatcher Education 
Emergency Medical Services (146) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Emergency Medical Services - Advanced Standing Paramedic (221-146-09) Career Studies Certificate  
Emergency Medical Technician (221-146-01) Career Studies Certificate  
Fire Science Technology (427) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Public Safety Telecommunicator/9-1-1 Dispatcher (221-411-01) Career Studies Certificate  
Structural Firefighting (221-427-12) Career Studies Certificate  

General Education
Uniform Certificate of General Studies (695)   

Graphic & Media Design
Graphic and Media Design (506) Associate of Applied Science Degree  

Health Science
Health Science (620) Associate of Science Degree  

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration 
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (903) Certificate 
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (221-903-10) Career Studies Certificate  
Technical Studies, Specialization in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology (718-02) Associate of Applied Science Degree  

Human Services
Benefits Program Specialist (221-480-14) Career Studies Certificate 
Human Services (480) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Substance Abuse Counselor Assistant (221-480-30) Career Studies Certificate  

Legal Studies
Paralegal Studies (260) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Legal Assistant (261) Certificate  

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts (648) Associate of Arts Degree   

Manufacturing Technology 
Technical Studies, Specialization in Engineering Technology (718-04) Associate of Applied Science Degree  

Mechanical Engineering Technology
Mechanical Engineering Technology (956) Associate of Applied Science Degree 
Mechanical Engineering Technology, Specialization in Marine Engineering (956-01) Associate of Applied Science Degree 
Mechanical Engineering Technology, Specialization in Mechatronics (956-02) Associate of Applied Science Degree  

Mechatronics & Machining 
Industry 4.0 (221-736-20) Career Studies Certificate  
Mechatronics Technology (221-736-01) Career Studies Certificate  
Precision Machining Advanced Computer Numerical Controls (CNC) Technology (221-883-14) Career Studies Certificate 
Precision Machining Computer Numerical Controls (CNC) Technology (221-883-13) Career Studies Certificate  
Virtual Machining and Design (221-883-15) Career Studies Certificate   

Nursing     
Professional Nursing-Registered Nurse (156) Associate of Applied Science Degree   

Photography
Photography (221-502-01) Career Studies Certificate  

Science
Science (880) Associate of Science Degree  
Science, Specialization in Education (880-02) Associate of Science Degree 
Science, Specialization in Math Education (880-03) Associate of Science Degree  

Ship Drafting
Ship Drafting and Design (221-729-55) Career Studies Certificate  

Social Science
Social Science (882) Associate of Science Degree  
Social Science, Specialization in Education (882-01) Associate of Science Degree  

Teacher Preparation
Uniform Certificate of General Studies (695)   
Science, Specialization in Education (880-02) Associate of Science Degree  
Science, Specialization in Math Education (880-03) Associate of Science Degree 
Social Science, Specialization in Education (882-01) Associate of Science Degree  

Uniform Certificate of General Studies
Uniform Certificate of General Studies (695)     


Video
Digital Video (221-512-04) Career Studies Certificate  

Visual Arts
Visual Arts (561) Associate of Fine Arts Degree  
 

Historic Triangle Programs   (some courses may be taken online)
Business Administration (213) Associate of Science Degree  
CISCO Networking (221-732-10) Career Studies Certificate  
Cybersecurity for Enterprise (221-732-15) Career Studies Certificate  
Cybersecurity for Local Area Networks (LAN) (221-732-16) Career Studies Certificate  
Cybersecurity and Networking Foundations (221-732-08) Career Studies Certificate   
Dental Hygiene (118) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Emergency Medical Services (146) Associate of Applied Science Degree 
Emergency Medical Technician (221-146-01) Career Studies Certificate 
Emergency Medical Services - Advanced Standing Paramedic (221-146-09) Career Studies Certificate  
Health Science (620) Associate of Science Degree  
Information Systems Technology (299) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Information Technology (340) Associate of Science Degree  
Introduction to Cloud (221-299-50) Career Studies Certificate  
Liberal Arts (648) Associate of Arts Degree  
Professional Nursing-Registered Nurse (156) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Management (212) Associate of Applied Science Degree    
Science (880) Associate of Science Degree  
Social Science (882) Associate of Science Degree  
Social Science, Specialization in Education (882-01) Associate of Science Degree  
Web Design Specialist (221-352-02) Career Studies Certificate  

 



*Courses offered within these programs at Historic Triangle vary by semester, some courses may be offered online through e-campus. Students may also access any online program. Please check with your advisor for more information.

 

Student Outcomes Assessment Requirements

It is the Virginia Peninsula Community College’s responsibility to measure the effectiveness of academic services, which makes it necessary for students to take part in assessment activities such as exit interviews, surveys, licensure examinations, prepare portfolios, or complete an activity that demonstrates the achievement of program and/or general education competencies. In some instances, the College may select a group of students to participate in an assessment activity, while others may be assessed as part of course requirements. Assessment information becomes part of the institution’s requirement for graduation; all information remains confidential and may only be used by the College for the purpose of institutional improvement.

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