Local Higher Education

Patrick & Henry Community College


Patrick & Henry Community College

  • More than 60 fields of study for transfer and workforce development
  • Fully qualified faculty, fully networked campus, fully accredited college
  • Customized Workforce Development Programs
  • Patrick & Henry Community College offers the following Associate Degree programs of study:

Associate of Applied Science Degrees

Administration of Justice

Business Technology

Education Assisting

Emergency Medical Services (Paramedic)

General Engineering Technologies

Health Technology (Nursing)

Industrial Electronics Technology

Information Systems Technology

Technical Studies

Associate of Arts & Sciences Degrees

Business Administration

General Studies



Thomas P. Dalton IDEA Center

(P&HCC Program)


Bring your projects to life at the Thomas P. Dalton IDEA (Innovative, Design, Engineer, Accelerate) Center. The center, located at 26 Fayette Street, Martinsville, is a 20,520 square-foot, three-floor facility that is home to the Fabrication Laboratory (Fab Lab) and the Technology Accelerator. Local businesses, members of the community and students have access to prototyping, innovation management training and many other tools to help you dream, design and create.


Old Dominion University Online at P&HCC


Old Dominion University, located in Norfolk, has been offering online entrepreneurial minded-doctoral research distant learning programs for over 30 years. Offering more than 100 programs in a variety of learning formats, Old Dominion University gives students the opportunity to complete their degree programs across the world. 



New College Institute


  • New College InstituteOne of five state-funded higher education centers in the Commonwealth, all centered in rural areas and focused on filling educational and career training gaps
  • High demand degree programs above the Associate level through partner institutions such as Longwood University and Radford University
  • Workforce training and development programs in Fiber Optics, Wind Energy, Criminal Justice, Cybersecurity, Adult Education, and a testing center for CLEP and Pearson Vue
  • High bay equipped with CNC and other machinery available for ad-hoc training, prototyping, quality assurance testing, and more
  • K-12 extracurricular programs focused on STEM and career exploration
  • Lecture halls (300 seating capacity) and classroom space available for conferences, events, and community use