Mission Statement of the College
Danville Community College is committed to providing quality comprehensive higher education and workforce programs and services to promote student success and to enhance business and community development.
Vision Statement: DCC will be the college of choice in our region for exemplary educational programs and services.
About The College
Danville Community College is a two-year institution of higher education under the state-wide Virginia Community College System. DCC's service area includes the City of Danville, Pittsylvania County, and Halifax County. The college, its employees, and students are governed by the policies established by the State Board for Community Colleges and with the support and advice of the Danville Community College Board.
Danville Community College is one of 23 colleges in the Virginia Community College System. The associate degree curricula of the College have been approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. Danville Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033, telephone 404.679.4500, to award the associate degree. (Note: Inquiries to the Commission should relate only to the accreditation of DCC, and not to general admission information.)
Danville Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, sex, or disability in its programs and activities, admissions, and employment. Inquiries related to the college’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: Affirmative Action Officer, Danville Community College, 1008 S. Main St., Danville, VA 24541, 434.797-8458; toll free: 800.560.4291, ext. 8458, or TTY: 434.797.8542.
Danville Community College values the multicultural diversity of its students, faculty, and staff. We are committed to creating and nurturing a campus environment which both welcomes and empowers all individuals. We recognize cultural differences of background, experience, and national origin, and we seek to promote the common bonds of humanity which cross the boundaries of cultural difference.
The College has an open admissions policy. You can enroll if you have a high school diploma or the equivalent, or have reached the age of 18. In order to help you succeed, you may, however, be required to participate in developmental studies before beginning course work in the particular field of study you have chosen.
The 86-acre campus is located approximately two miles from downtown Danville on South Main Street (Route 86).
Danville Community College developed from two institutions, Danville Technical Institute and the Danville Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute opened in 1936 as Danville Textile School, becoming Danville Technical Institute just after World War II. The Danville Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute first began as an engineering division in 1946, and was later expanded to include the first two years of course work for all engineering, business administration, liberal arts, and science majors.
Beginning in the summer of 1966, all programs taught by Danville Technical Institute were brought under the Virginia Department of Community Colleges. Effective July 1, 1968, the Danville Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute merged with the existing community college providing the comprehensive programs now offered.