Danville Community College is a two-year institution of higher education under the state-wide Virginia Community College System. DCC's service area includes the City of Danville, Pittsylvania County, and Halifax County. The college, its employees, and students are governed by the policies established by the State Board for Community Colleges and with the support and advice of the Danville Community College Board.
Danville Community College is one of 23 colleges in the Virginia Community College System. The associate degree curricula of the College have been approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
Danville Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Danville Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org). The commission should only be contacted concerning an institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. Normal inquiries about Danville Community College (such as admission requirements, financial aid, education programs, etc.) should be directed to the college, not the commission’s office.
Danville Community College promotes and maintains educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, ethnicity, religion, gender, age (except when age is a bona fide occupational qualification), disability, national origin, or other non-merit factors. Danville Community College prohibits sexual harassment including sexual violence.
Diversity and Inclusion Statement
Danville Community College values the multicultural diversity of its students, faculty, and staff. We are committed to creating and nurturing a campus environment which both welcomes and empowers all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, socio-economic background, nationality, veteran status, disability, age, political affiliation, or religious preference. We recognize cultural differences of background, experience, and national origin, and we seek to promote the common bonds of humanity which cross the boundaries of cultural difference. A culture of inclusion puts diversity into action by leveraging differences to create an environment of involvement, engagement, and respect for others.
Danville Community College is committed to providing quality comprehensive higher education and workforce programs and services to promote student success and to enhance business and community development.
DCC will be the college of choice in our region for exemplary educational programs and services.
We value innovative thinking, improving processes, and implementing new ideas for success.
We provide access to ensure that all students are able to participate in and benefit from learning opportunities.
We meet people where they are, create a supportive learning and working environment, and help them to identify goals and develop a clear path to success.
We foster a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion that welcomes and respects everyone for who they are and who they will become.
We courageously take initiative and action to continuously improve and stand up for what’s right with integrity.
We are dedicated to assisting our students, partners, and employees to reach their full potential.
The 86-acre campus is located approximately two miles from downtown Danville on South Main Street (Route 86).
Danville Community College developed from two institutions, Danville Technical Institute and the Danville Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute opened in 1936 as Danville Textile School, becoming Danville Technical Institute just after World War II. The Danville Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute first began as an engineering division in 1946, and was later expanded to include the first two years of course work for all engineering, business administration, liberal arts, and science majors. Beginning in the summer of 1966, all programs taught by Danville Technical Institute were brought under the Virginia Department of Community Colleges. Effective July 1, 1968, the Danville Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute merged with the existing community college providing the comprehensive programs now offered.