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Amherst Center

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About the Amherst Center

The CVCC Amherst Center opened for spring classes in January 2009. The Amherst Center is conveniently located in the Mountainview Plaza at 200 Richmond Highway, in Amherst.

The Center offers a broad spectrum of day and evening programs in credit and non-credit modes and specialized training in workforce development for business and industry. Delivery systems include traditional classroom instruction as well as Web-based/Internet courses, Blackboard Collaborate (real-time web-conferencing) courses*, and specialized training in workforce development for business and industry.

Assessment services available are COMPASS placement testing, the new Virginia Placement Test (VPT) for math, Work Keys assessments, and career and interest inventories. Placement testing can usually be done on a "walk-in" basis during the hours of operation, but allow at least two hours prior to closing for each English and math placement exams. There is no charge for the placement tests.

Open computer lab time is set aside for enrolled students when classes are not in session. Tutoring services in most subjects are available as needed.

Amherst Center Staff:
Adrienne Allen Counselor 434.832.7896
Diane Shields Admin. & Program Spec. 434.832.7898
Michael Danos Center Director 434.832.7897

* Blackboard Collaborate courses are delivered live, real-time (days/times established) using web-conferencing software, Bb Collaborate. Faculty teaching these courses do not have students present with them - all students are "remote." Students must attend on the main campus or at one of the off-site centers and provide their own headset/mic to participate in class.


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Contact the Amherst Center:
Central Virginia
Community College

Mountainview Plaza
P.O. Box 1006
200 Richmond Highway
Suite 103
Amherst, VA 24521
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Phone: 434.832.7898
FAX: 434.946.0681

Mon - Thurs 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sat & Sun CLOSED
*Open Evenings for scheduled classes.