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

New Southside VA AHEC Video Launches
The Southside VA Area Health Education Center (AHEC) has launched a new video highlighting the program.
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SVHEC Receives 180K Grant from Sentara Healthcare
Grant funds will enhance clinical training by upgrading and replacing simulation equipment in the Center of Nursing Excellence.
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Tech Careers Q&A Planned for High School Students
SVHEC and ODU hold Tech Careers Q&A to spotlight computer science, computer engineering, cybersecurity, and IT for high school students.
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