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Blue Ridge Community College

Chartered in 1969, Blue Ridge Community College serves the Western North Carolina region as one of the 58 public schools in the North Carolina Community College System. The college operates under the leadership of a president and a fifteen-member board of trustees. The mission of the institution is that Blue Ridge empowers individuals with knowledge and skills to enrich communities and build a competitive workforce. This is accomplished by offering over 65 Associates Degree options, 33 diploma programs, 107 certificate options, as well as short-term job training programs. The college serves students by offering in-classroom, online, and hybrid courses. In addition, Blue Ridge works closely with area businesses and industry partners to promote economic development within its service reach.



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Why you should attend?

Blue Ridge Community College recognizes the transition from serving in the military to civilian life can be daunting. Therefore, the college takes a holistic approach to serving veterans as they transition to college. One-on-one service is offered to help navigate the on-boarding process including a dedicated staff member to assist with VA educational benefits. Assistance completing the FAFSA and scholarship opportunities designated specifically for veterans and their family members help reduce financial barriers not covered by the GI Bill. Additional support can be found through the student-led Veterans Club, the college’s Green Zone program, and our mentoring programs. Lastly, the NC Works Center has a dedicated Veterans Career Advisor.