2018-2019 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 19, 2019  
2018-2019 College Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Transferring to Other Institutions

Coursework in the AA and AS degree programs at John Tyler Community College will transfer to most four-year colleges and universities. Some four-year schools will accept certain AAS degree programs in transfer, but this policy will vary by institution. Normally, courses in which students have earned grades below a “C” are not accepted at other institutions. The advising center staff is available to help students planning to transfer with gathering information and reviewing alternatives. Each student, however, is responsible for becoming acquainted with the course requirements for an intended major at a transfer institution and for planning a major at John Tyler that meets the four-year institution’s transfer requirements. Working with their faculty advisor, students can receive beneficial advice about transfer options in their desired major.

Guaranteed Admissions Agreements

Guaranteed admissions agreements allow John Tyler students who graduate with an associate degree and who meet specific criteria to seamlessly transfer to more than 35 four-year colleges. Information about these transfer agreements may be found at www.jtcc.edu/transfer. Students who have questions about the transferability of certain courses also may find the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) Transfer Tool to be helpful. This tool provides information on the transferability of more than 60 commonly offered courses from the VCCS. A link to this tool may be found at www.jtcc.edu/transfer.

Academic Transcripts

The Admissions and Records office is the repository of all student academic records. Records are retained in accordance with VCCS policy. An academic transcript is the official and permanent record of a student’s academic history. John Tyler Community College permanently retains each student’s academic transcript.

Students may request official copies of their transcripts either online, in person or by mail. Online requests are made at www.parchment.com. Parchment charges a fee of $3.00 for each transcript sent electronically and $5.00 for each transcript sent via the U.S. Postal Service. In person and mail-in requests are handled by the Admissions and Records Office at a charge of $3.00 per transcript. Transcripts are mailed within 7 business days of the receipt of the request.

Unofficial transcripts are not available online to students who have not attended John Tyler within the past three years. Students who have outstanding financial obligations from previous semesters with the John Tyler Community College Business office, Bookstore or Library or have outstanding financial obligations for parking violations are not permitted to register for classes or obtain transcripts until their accounts have been paid in full.

Career Development Services

Students seeking assistance with career development should contact the career and internship coordinator at careers@jtcc.edu.  With the assistance of the coordinator or professional counselors in the advising centers, students can determine the career that best suits their interests, determine the best curriculum to follow, and find out about job opportunities in that area. Tyler also provides resources to assist students in resume writing, interview skills, dressing for success and more. Employers frequently visit campus to discuss job openings and provide interview opportunities. Look at the Career Center on Blackboard to get started on your preparation for your career. You can take a number of assessment instruments, access career and college search systems, explore current job listings and refine your job-seeking skills.


Internship opportunities are available for students looking for the chance to experience time in the workplace putting lessons learned into action. Openings can be found by talking with the Coordinator or going to the electronic job board at www.collegecentral.com/jtcc. Opportunities to meet area employers are offered at the Career Fair in April of each year.

Career Placement/College Central

College Central is your connection to the working world. Connect with over 500,000 job opportunities, and access resume building resources and internship opportunities – all in one place!

College Central features:

  • An online job board with over 500,000 opportunities
  • Resume building resources
  • Capability to make your resume searchable by local employers
  • Internship opportunities
  • Announcements and information about upcoming job- related events
  • Much, much more

Go to www.collegecentral.com/jtcc and create your CCN account by entering your John Tyler EMPLID and creating a password.

Career Coach Online

Use Career Coach Online to explore the connections between the majors offered at Tyler, career and occupational areas, and the real jobs advertised in our local region.  Take an assessment to clarify the direction that aligns with your interests. 

Transfer Institutions on Campus

The College often hosts visiting four-year institutions on campus. The transfer institution representatives may provide materials and one-on-one advising to students. Students are generally informed of these visits through posters, e-boards around campus, and by e-mail from the Student Activities Office.

Old Dominion University Information

John Tyler Community College serves as a host for Old Dominion University’s (ODU) distance learning program. This immersive online program enables students to earn undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees from a fully-accredited University without leaving their area of residence. Students can complete the first two years of coursework through the Virginia Community College System, and then finish the remaining required coursework for one of several undergraduate degrees through ODU’s distance learning program. Courses are offered in either a synchronous (live) web-based conferencing or asynchronous online formats depending on the class. JTCC students and graduates also have the opportunity to transfer to ODU’s main campus in Norfolk, Va. 

Students interested in ODU admission or course registration should contact ODU Online at (800) 968-2638 or https://online.odu.edu/inquiries to speak to an enrollment coordinator. The site office at John Tyler Community College is located on the Chester Campus in Moyar Hall, room M108.

Community College Workforce Alliance

A comprehensive workforce development entity, the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA) was created in 2003 as a partnership between John Tyler Community College and J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. It merged the workforce development operations of both institutions into one unit, providing the Richmond metropolitan, Tri-Cities and Gateway Virginia region with a single point of contact for workforce services. CCWA optimizes the training programs, consulting services and instructional talents of both institutions, thus providing its clients with the best workforce development in the area.

CCWA has a combined workforce development service area that includes four cities (Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg and Richmond) and 12 counties (Amelia, Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Louisa, Powhatan, Prince George, Surry and Sussex). Annually, CCWA serves approximately 800 employers and provides skills training to approximately 10,000 individuals. For more information, please visit the CCWA web site (www.ccwatraining.org). CCWA can be reached at 804-523-CCWA (523-2292).

Workforce Development

John Tyler Community College and the VCCS believe that a competent workforce is the main ingredient in ensuring a competitive economic future for the Commonwealth. A skilled workforce is the competitive edge in the high performance, global economy faced by the state and the nation. Workforce development programs and services provided by the College must be at the heart of Virginia’s job strategy for the 21st century. The College is committed to the development and delivery of programs and services that prepare the emerging workforce and retool the existing workforce.

Workforce development at John Tyler Community College is integral to all programs as its credit and noncredit students learn and demonstrate the skills for the present and future workplace. Business and industry representatives serve on advisory councils to John Tyler Community College in many areas of workforce development and program requirements. The College has implemented and continuously expands the array of business and industry training programs, partnerships and services to be flexible and responsive to industry demands.

These specialized and tailored programs and services are supported through CCWA and through academic programs and course offerings. CCWA offers classes at three convenient locations throughout the region.

Economic Development

The College and CCWA work closely with state, regional and local economic development organizations to advise and assist new or expanding companies and respond to their start-up and long-term training requirements. The College will provide a Rapid Workforce Response Team to meet the demand and urgency of the region’s industry. Both John Tyler Community College and CCWA will honor and respect a company’s request for nondisclosure and the safeguarding of proprietary information.

Ongoing Business and Industry Training

CCWA schedules open-enrollment training for business and industry in many areas such as technology software applications, manufacturing and trades, quality improvement, healthcare, business administration and management, communication skills and many other professional programs. CCWA trains more than 10,000 employees annually in short-term courses and provides custom-designed programs for many organizations.

Tailored Training Programs

CCWA provides tailored noncredit programs unique to specific employer requirements on campus or at the workplace An employer, industry or government agency requesting assistance from the College can select the best combination of programs and services, credit or noncredit, to meet its specific needs.


CCWA is a certified WorkKeys® assessment center and can provide WorkKeys® job profiling and basic skill-level assessment in eight areas (applied mathematics, applied technology, observation, listening and/or writing, locating information, reading for information and teamwork). Many companies have added WorkKeys® as a highly effective tool in their hiring and training programs.

Assessment Testing

In addition to WorkKeys®, the College will test applicants using standardized tests or specialized tests prescribed by the hiring company.

Apprenticeship and Student Apprenticeship Training

The College and CCWA offer both adult and student apprenticeship training programs. The College designed and implemented the model student apprenticeship program for the Commonwealth and effectively implemented it on campus and in area secondary school systems. CCWA works closely with companies and school systems to design full or student apprenticeship programs to meet company and student needs.

Consulting Support to Industry

The College and CCWA work with individual employers and area industries to understand their ongoing training and consulting requirements. CCWA uses industry trainers, experienced managers, consultants and technicians to provide up-to-date concepts, assistance and training development support and advice to the region’s industry.

Customer Service Academy

CCWA offers training in customer service skills through a modularized program called the Customer Service Academy. Companies can choose to focus on a single area of concern or schedule employees to participate in the entire curriculum as a way of addressing this most critical workforce skill area. Modules include communications, managing job stress, exceeding customer expectations, and more.

Information Technology

CCWA offers an array of Information Technology (IT) career tracks in areas such as Comp TIA, ITIL, CISSP, Adobe and WordPress, and an array of Microsoft Office programs.

Tractor Trailer Driving School

CCWA offers at the Chester Campus a commercial tractor trailer driving school for full-time and part-time students who want to earn their CDL (Commercial Drivers License).