2019-2020 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    May 21, 2022  
2019-2020 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 Services

Tyler provides you with a variety of Career Services, whether you are looking for a part-time job while in college, need an internship, or are searching for your career after college. Throughout the year, Career Services offers workshops and career fairs and has a robust career database with new job and internships posted weekly. Career Services also offers individual assistance:

• Finding the right career

• Searching for a job or internship

• Creating resumes and cover letters

• Building a professional online presence

• Preparing for the interview preparation

• Networking





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.

College Central Network

John Tyler uses College Central Network as its official resume and job posting service. Search over 500,000 job opportunities, including local full-time positions, part-time positions, summer jobs and internships. Access resume building resources and internships opportunities. Upload your resume and make it searchable to local employers. Create an account by entering your John Tyler Student ID number and creating a password at  www.collegecentral.com/jtcc.

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 coach. The site office at John Tyler Community College is located on the Chester Campus in Moyar Hall, room M108.

Community College Workforce Alliance


Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA), the workforce development partnership between Reynolds Community College and John Tyler Community College, serves the training needs of the region with a comprehensive suite of courses and services. The partnership combines the strengths of the two colleges in order to provide the highest quality of training in four cities and 12 counties throughout Central Virginia.

CCWA provides non-credit training, individual and custom-designed instruction, consulting, skills assessments and job training and career development programs.  CCWA offers on-line registration, customer support and courses delivered by faculty with related industry experience and expertise. Instructors have the skills and certifications to assist employers and individuals to achieve their professional development and strategic business goals.

Open Enrollment

CCWA provides hundreds of short-term professional development courses and certification programs in technology, business administration and management, manufacturing and trades, health care and specialized areas.  Classes can be taken in a matter of weeks, days or even hours, in-class or online. Visit ccwatraining.org/catalog to view the most recent course schedule.

Business Solutions

CCWA works with large and small, new and expanding businesses to build tailor-made workforce training programs to increase employee performance and engagement and streamline work flow. Programs (including industry certification training) and services are offered at one of CCWA’s three locations, online, or at client locations. CCWA works closely with business teams to provide custom training and consulting solutions that produce a return on investment. For more information, visit http://ccwatraining.org/training-for-businesses/.


Through its ApprenticeVA program, CCWA is working with Southside and Danville Community Colleges and with regional and state industries to build a pipeline of manufacturing and information technology (IT) technicians.  The program provides industry with no-cost pre-apprenticeship training for applicants for employment, with customized training for apprentices, and with tuition paid college credit courses leading to an associate degree in a manufacturing or IT related discipline.  CCWA, with funding from the United States Department of Labor, has created a pathway for career growth in the ApprenticeVA program.  Visit apprenticeva.com for more information.

FastForward Certifications

CCWA has prepared thousands of individuals for careers and regionally available jobs in high-demand industries through its FastForward workforce credentials program which provides any Virginian eligible to work in the Commonwealth with tailored job and industry certification training that connects participants to in-demand jobs. FastForward programs are available at one-third the normal cost and Virginians with financial need may also be eligible for additional fiscal support for workforce training.  Careers with great pay are readily available in the region in manufacturing, power and energy, transportation and logistics, construction and trades and health care industries. CCWA can prepare individuals for jobs in each of these fields.  Participants in FastForward programs benefit from grant funding, career coaching, job connections, and expedited training to get participants to work as soon as possible.

CCWA can also provide financial support for incumbent worker training through the FastForward program.   Participants can register by phone, fax, walk-in and on-line. Visit ccwatraining.org/certifications for more information.

Financial Aid for Workforce Training

CCWA has financial aid programs available for job and certification training for occupations and industries in which there is a strong regional demand for skilled workers.  For more information, contact a CCWA career coach at 804-523-2292 or careercoach@ccwa.vccs.edu. 

Young Adult Initiative

Through a partnership with the region’s adult education programs and regional employers, CCWA and CCWA’s Middle College has free workforce training for young adults 18-24 who are looking for a job with good wages in a growing occupation or field.  The Young Adult Initiative includes: occupational training and certification, basic skills development, employability skills training, digital literacy, and career coaching.  For more information, contact CCWA at 804-523-2292.

Facilities Rentals

For organizations seeking meeting services, facility rentals are available for business meetings, conferences, and events.  Visit ccwatraining.org/meetings or call 804-523-2292.

CCWA locations include:

Henrico: Workforce Development and Conference Center

(on the campus of Reynolds Community College)

1651 Parham Road, Richmond (804) 523-CCWA (2292)

Chester: William H. Talley III Center for Workforce Development (Opening Fall 2019)

(on the campus of John Tyler Community College)

13101 Jefferson Davis Highway, Chester (804) 706-5175

Midlothian: Elides Hall, 2nd Floor

(on the campus of John Tyler Community College)

800 Charter Colony Parkway, Midlothian (804) 897-7600