About Germanna

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Germanna Community College

Germanna Community College is one of the twenty-three community colleges in Virginia that comprise the Virginia Community College System. It is a two year public institution of higher education established in 1970. As a comprehensive community college, Germanna provides quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities for the residents of the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of Caroline, Culpeper, King George, Madison, Orange, Spotsylvania and Stafford.

The College is governed by policies set by the State Board for Community Colleges with support and advice from the Germanna Community College Board. Primary funding for the College is provided by the state, supplemented by contributions from seven counties and one city and by student tuition.


Mission Statement

As a public, comprehensive community college, Germanna provides accessible, high quality educational and training opportunities that address our communities’ diverse and changing learning needs.

This Mission is achieved through:

courses, programs, and services that enable students to gain access to and succeed in higher education; associate degrees and courses that prepare students to advance and to succeed in four year colleges and universities; training and services to develop successful employees who meet employers’ specific needs; training, associate degrees, and certificates for students to enter and succeed in the workplace; and services and support for community and economic development.

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Accreditation

Germanna Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award an Associate degree.  

Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Germanna Community College. In addition, the AAS nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) (3343 Peachtree Road N.E., Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326 (404) 975-5000) and both the AAS nursing and the practical nursing certificate programs are approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing (Perimeter Center, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23233-1463, (804) 367-4473).

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