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
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.
* 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.