About the Bedford Center
In January 2005, Central Virginia Community College began offering classes to
the residents of the city and county of Bedford at a new, state-of-the-art
facility in the Bedford Center for Business. In 2011, we offered 136 classes
to over 544 students. Delivery systems include traditional classroom
instruction as well as Web-based/Internet courses, hybrid courses, Blackboard
Collaborate (real-time web-conferencing) courses*,
and specialized training in workforce development for business and industry.
An academically accelerated Early College program is also offered. Qualified
high school juniors complete their last two years of high school at the
Bedford Center and earn an Associate Degree in General Studies at the same
time as their high school diplomas. This program is also offered to qualified
In addition to classes, the Bedford Center is a full service facility offering
admissions and enrollment, assistance with financial aid, degree and transfer
advising, and payment processing. Assessment services available are COMPASS
placement testing, Work Keys assessments, and career and interest inventories.
The center also has a community meeting room which seats up to 85 people and
is available for technology based seminars and conferences at no charge to
government and non-profit groups. The room may be scheduled for use by other
groups with a fee.
We offer strong customer service in Bedford and with support services from
the main campus in Lynchburg are ready to serve the community and to assist
students in achieving their educational goals.
* 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.