Laurel Ridge to Begin Fall Classes

For Immediate Release:
August 11, 2015

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134

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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

*Human Services



*Health Professions

*Computer Science

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  .


To register, go to or stop by one of our four locations in Middletown, Warrenton, Vint Hill or Luray, Virginia. 

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Founded in 1970, Laurel Ridge Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— 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 (Laurel Ridge) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Laurel Ridge Community College. Laurel Ridge Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. Laurel Ridge also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.

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.