Associates Degrees

The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) offers convenient, affordable access to a variety of associates degrees, certificates, and career studies certificate programs through our community college partners. Classes are available in-person, by video conference (Zoom), or online.

The transfer degree option ensures students complete the necessary coursework to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree. In addition, many colleges and universities have agreements with Virginia Community Colleges that provide eligible students with guaranteed admission. Speak with your advisor for more details.

Available programs include:

Transfer Degrees (Associate of Arts & Sciences-AA&S)

  • Business Administration, AA&S
  • Education: Teacher Education Preparation Specialization, AA&S
  • General Studies, AA&S
  • General Studies: Administration of Justice Specialization, AA&S
  • General Studies: Health Science Specialization, AA&S
  • General Studies: Human Services Specialization, AA&S
  • Science, AA&S
  • Liberal Arts, AA&S
  • Humanities Specialization Liberal Arts, AA&S
  • Social Science Specialization Liberal Arts, AA&S

Associate Degrees (Associate of Applied Science-AAS)

  • Administration of Justice, AAS
  • Administrative Support Technology, AAS
  • Administrative Support Technology, Medical Office Specialization, AAS
  • Business Management, AA&S
  • Human Services, AAS
  • Information Systems Technology, AAS
  • Information Systems Technology: Networking Specialization, AAS
  • Nursing, AAS (Associate Degree in Nursing-ADN)


  • Practical Nursing
  • Certified Nurse Aide–Extended Care
  • Phlebotomy
  • Cybersecurity and Networking (IT Academy)

Workforce Training

  • Emergency Medical Technician

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