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Virginia College Partnership with Richland School District Two Offers Additional Options to Students Earning GED

Sep 12, 2013

COLUMBIA, S.C. – September 11, 2013 – Virginia College in Columbia and Richland School District Two are pleased to announce that students at W.R. Rogers Adult, Continuing and Technology Education Center who are seeking to earn their general education diploma (GED) and other important certifications will soon be able to take classes at the Virginia College campus located at 7201 Two Notch Rd.

"This is an important partnership because not only will the Rogers Adult, Continuing and Technology Education Center have additional options for offering GED and certifications, but we will have a satellite site located on a public transportation line," said Rogers Center Principal Dr. Bobby Cunningham. "We're more accessible to our public than we have ever been."

Added benefits of the partnership include that Virginia College will become a Rogers Center PearsonVUE Testing Site where students can take the GED test on the computer. For the first time, Rogers Center students will also have the opportunity to experience first-hand the culture and environment of a college campus setting.

"Virginia College recognizes that the high school/GED completion rate in South Carolina is not where it needs to be, and anything that our campus can do to help more of our citizens complete their GED will improve their prospects for jobs and higher education opportunities," said Virginia College in Columbia Campus President Nick Foong.

The Rogers Center mission is to provide quality educational experiences that will enable students to become lifelong learners in their roles as citizens, workers and parents. Its vision, to establish a collaborative learning community, is embedded in the belief that collaboration and community are essential to its core business of learning. The Rogers Center goal is to build a stronger community and a better future - one student at a time.

Virginia College in Columbia offers a variety of programs that provide graduates with skills that are highly valued by today's employers. Business, cosmetology, medical assisting, medical billing and coding, pharmacy technician and surgical technology are a few of the certificates and associate's degrees offered. Virginia College Online offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees in programs including business, criminal justice, paralegal, healthcare, technology and even culinary arts.

For more information about Virginia College in Columbia, visit www.vc.edu/Columbia or call (803) 509-7100.