We are Southern Virginia’s epicenter of education and training.

At the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC), you can advance your education and career from right where you are. The SVHEC provides access to the affordable, convenient college degree and job training programs that can change your life – with the flexible scheduling and financial assistance to make it work. Here, you can begin to open doors that you never knew existed. You can unlock confidence in your knowledge, pride in your accomplishments and the specific skills and abilities to propel you forward. The SVHEC is an epicenter of education and training, and there’s opportunity for everyone in our communities. Your opportunity lives here.

Recent News

AHEC Hosts Free Summer Health Careers Camp for High School Students
This summer, the Southside Virginia Area Health Education Center is offering a free virtual four-day Health Careers Summer Camp.
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SVHEC, ODU Spotlight Tech Careers
SVHEC and ODU spotlight tech careers with seamless career pathways in computer science, information technology, and cybersecurity.
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Cardinal Education Expands SVHEC’s Role in Statewide Graduate Engineering Initiative
SVHEC has been selected to manage and coordinate Cardinal Education's centralized student support and enrollment services.
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