For Immediate Release:
August 11, 2015
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
The Fall Semester at Laurel Ridge Community College will begin on August 24, 2015. There are many new course offerings available whether you take them on-line or in the classroom.
Remember that Laurel Ridge’s academic advisors can assist in choosing the path that fits your needs. Some new specializations being offered within our Associate Degree programs are:
*Recreation and Outdoor Leadership
Students may want to explore the new Hospitality Career Studies Certificate or take an introductory class on Drones. On-line language classes are available in Russian, Arabic, Japanese and German.
Whether you are looking for an Associate Degree or an inspirational class, Laurel Ridge has something for you. For a listing of our areas of study, go to https://laurelridge.edu/areas-of-study/areas-of-study-a-to-z/index.html. .
To register, go to www.laurelridge.edu or stop by one of our four locations in Middletown, Warrenton, Vint Hill or Luray, Virginia.
Founded in 1970, Laurel Ridge Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With three locations — Middletown, Warrenton, and Luray-Page County — the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. Laurel Ridge offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. Laurel Ridge also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. Laurel Ridge serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.
Laurel Ridge Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Laurel Ridge Community College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Laurel Ridge Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
Laurel Ridge Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities. Laurel Ridge shall promote and maintain equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions including lactation, age (except when age is a bona fide occupational qualification), status as a veteran, national origin, or other non-merit factors. Laurel Ridge also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment. Inquiries may be directed to the Associate Vice President, Human Resources, [email protected], 173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA 22645, 540-868-7226.
Laurel Ridge Community College was known as Lord Fairfax Community College until June 2022. For consistency purposes, the college will be referenced as Laurel Ridge going forward.