Sep 29, 2022  
Reynolds Community College Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Reynolds Community College Catalog 2022-2023

General Information



Reynolds History

Founded in 1972, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College is the youngest and among the largest of the 23 colleges in the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). The college is named in honor of the late Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, J. Sargeant Reynolds, who championed legislation creating the state supported community college system and publicly took positions that, at the time, were courageous on education improvement, economic development, and equal opportunity regardless of race or life circumstance.

The former Sydnor and Hundley furniture store on Grace Street in Richmond served as the first location for the college where it began offering classes in engineering technology. The first campus opened in Henrico County on Parham Road in 1974. Within a decade, Reynolds had campuses in downtown Richmond on East Jackson Street and in Goochland County near the courthouse.

Reynolds Community College (Reynolds) and John Tyler Community College collaborated in 2003 to create the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA), a combined workforce development entity to provide business, industry, and government in the region with a single source for workforce development.

Reynolds currently offers two-year occupational/technical programs, transfer programs, and career studies certificate programs requiring less than one-year of full-time study. Having enrolled more than 346,000 persons in credit courses since its opening, Reynolds Community College continues to strive to meet the aspirations of its namesake to provide “a practical and economic answer to the future educational needs of thousands of Virginians.”

Mission

Reynolds delivers an outstanding education with pathways to baccalaureate degrees and high demand careers in a culture where every student belongs.  

Vision

Reynolds will be Greater Richmond’s most trusted partner for education and a skilled workforce fostering a more just community through social and economic mobility.   

We Value

We value the transformative power of an education.

We value our students and provide the support they need to reach their educational goals and realize economic mobility.

We value our people and embrace the responsibility to serve all students and create a sense of belonging.

We value our community and work in partnership to address economic inequities and contribute to a diverse and skilled workforce.

Accreditation Statement

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees and certificates. Questions about the accreditation of J. Sargeant Reynolds 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).

Nondiscrimination Policy and Contact Information

Notice of Nondiscrimination

As a recipient of federal funds, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College is required to comply with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq. (“Title IX”), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs or activities, admission and employment. Under certain circumstances, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, and similar conduct constitute sexual discrimination prohibited by Title IX.

Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to the College’s Title IX Coordinator or to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights at:

Dean of Students
College Title IX Coordinator and ADA/Section 504
Compliance Officer
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
P.O. Box 85622
Richmond, VA 23285-5622

Telephone: (804) 523-5644
Fax: (804) 523-5714
Email: TIX@reynolds.edu

Physical Location:
Parham Road Campus, Georgiadis Hall, Room 200D

OR

Department of Education
Office of Civil Rights
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20202-1100

www.ed.gov

Contact Information

Students or prospective students who believe they have witnessed or experienced discriminatory conditions or discriminatory acts inclusive of sexual misconduct, sexual violence, sexual harassment, or inaccessible conditions, should present their concerns to either the College Title IX Coordinator or the Department of Education/Office of Civil Rights referenced above.

Employees or prospective employees who believe they have witnessed or experienced discriminatory conditions or discriminatory acts inclusive of sexual misconduct, sexual violence, sexual harassment, or inaccessible conditions, should present their concerns to the:

Dean of Students
College Title IX Coordinator and ADA/Section 504
Compliance Officer
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
P.O. Box 85622
Richmond, VA 23285-5622

Telephone: (804) 523-5644
Fax: (804) 523-5714
Email: TIX@reynolds.edu

Physical Location:
Parham Road Campus, Georgiadis Hall, Room 200D

Annual Public Notice

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College is committed to providing an environment that is free from harassment and discrimination based on any status protected by law. This supplements the following general policy statement set forth by the Virginia Community College System: This institution promotes and maintains educational 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. Reynolds offers programs in many vocational areas under its open admissions policy. Specifically, Reynolds offers admissions based on selective criteria in Medical Laboratory Technology AAS , Nursing AAS , Practical Nursing Certificate, Respiratory Therapy AAS , and PAVE career studies certificates in Child Care Assistant, Clerical Assistant, Food Service Assistant, and Health Care Assistant through a separate applications process that is nondiscriminatory. For more information about the application process, contact Advising Services at (804)523-5644.

Inquiries related to Reynolds nondiscrimination policies should be directed to:

Dean of Students
College Title IX Coordinator and ADA/Section 504
Compliance Officer
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
P.O. Box 85622
Richmond, VA 23285-5622 

Telephone: (804) 523-5644
Fax: (804) 523-5714
Email: TIX@reynolds.edu

Physical Location: Parham Road Campus, Georgiadis Hall, Room 200D

GI Bill Statement

This institution is approved to offer GI Bill® educational benefits by the Virginia State Approving Agency.  GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/.

Academic Calendar 2022 - 2023

2022 Fall Semester

Important Dates
Open registration begins Fall 2022 April 4, 2022
Payment Deadline for registered students See Business Office
FAFSA submission priority date Fall 2022 April 15, 2022
Employee Recognition and Awards program May 12, 2022
Memorial Day (college closed) May 30, 2022
Last day for applications for F-1 visa students Fall 2022 June 1, 2022
Federal Direct Loan application submission date to ensure payment by 1st due date Fall 2022 July 1, 2022
Independence Day observed (college closed) July 4, 2022
Date to submit required Financial Aid documents to ensure payment by 1st due date Fall 2022 July 15, 2022
Domicile appeals deadline Fall 2022 August 1, 2022
First day to charge textbooks to Financial Aid Fall 2022 August 8, 2022
Adjunct Faculty Convocation August 18, 2022
Last day to return textbooks for full refund (with receipt, in original condition) August 29, 2022
Labor Day (college closed) September 5, 2022
FAFSA submission priority date Spring 2023 September 15, 2022
College-wide Convocation Day (no classes/no services) September 27, 2022
Deadline for graduation applications Fall 2022 September 30, 2022
Last day for applications for F-1 visa students Spring 2023 October 1, 2022
Federal Direct Loan application submission date to ensure payment by 1st due date Spring 2023 October 15, 2022
Last day to charge textbooks to Financial Aid Fall 2022 October 25, 2022
Election Day (college closed) November 8, 2022
Date to submit required Financial Aid documents to ensure payment by 1st due date Spring 2023 November 15, 2022
Faculty Research Day (no classes/college closes at noon) November 23, 2022
Fall Break (college closed) November 23 - 26, 2022
First day to submit online applications for Reynolds scholarships 2022-23 December 1, 2022
Domicile appeals deadline Spring 2023 December 1, 2022
Grades due December 14, 2022
Winter Break (college closed) December 23 - January 2, 2023
Regular Session (15 Weeks)
Classes begin August 22, 2022
Add/Drop August 22 - 26, 2022
Last day to add class August 26, 2022
Last day to drop with refund September 6, 2022
Last day to withdraw* from class with a grade of “W” October 25, 2022
Classes end December 5, 2022
Examination period December 6 - 12, 2022
Twelve-Week Session
Classes begin September 13, 2022
Add/Drop September 13 - 16, 2022
Last day to add class September 16, 2022
Last day to drop with refund September 23, 2022
Last day to withdraw* from class with a grade of “W” November 2, 2022
Classes end December 12, 2022
Make-up for Election Day November 2 December 12, 2022
Ten-Week Session
Classes begin September 28, 2022
Add/Drop September 28 - October 3, 2022
Last day to add class October 3, 2022
Last day to drop with refund October 7, 2022
Last day to withdraw* from class with a grade of “W” November 9, 2022
Classes end December 12, 2022
Make-up for Election Day November 2, 2022 December 12, 2022
First Seven-Week Session
Classes begin August 22, 2022
Add/Drop August 22 - 24, 2022
Last day to add class August 24, 2022
Last day to drop with refund August 26, 2022
Last day to withdraw* from class with a grade of “W” September 20, 2022
Classes end October 11, 2022
Second Seven-Week Session
Classes begin October 19, 2022
Add/Drop October 19 - 21, 2022
Last day to add class October 21, 2022
Last day to drop with refund October 25, 2022
Last day to withdraw* from class with a grade of “W” November 17, 2022
Classes end December 12, 2022
Make-up for Election Day November 2 December 12, 2022
First Five-Week Session
Classes begin August 22, 2022
Add/Drop August 22 - 23, 2022
Last day to add class August 23, 2022
Last day to drop with refund August 25, 2022
Last day to withdraw* from class with a grade of “W” September 12, 2022
Classes end September 26, 2022
Second Five-Week Session
Classes begin September 28, 2022
Add/Drop September 28 - 29, 2022
Last day to add class September 29, 2022
Last day to drop with refund October 3, 2022
Last day to withdraw*from class with a grade of “W” October 18, 2022
Classes end November 1, 2022
Third Five-Week Session
Classes begin November 2, 2022
Add/Drop November 2 - 3, 2022
Last day to add class November 3, 2022
Last day to drop with refund November 7, 2022
Last day to withdraw* from class with a grade of “W” November 28, 2022
Classes end December 12, 2022
Make-up Day for Election Day November 8, 2022 December 12, 2022

2023 Spring Semester

Important Dates
Open registration begins Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
Payment deadline for registered students See Business Office
First day to charge books to Financial Aid Spring 2023 January 9, 2023
Adjunct Faculty Convocation January 12, 2023
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (college closed) January 16, 2023
Last day to return textbooks for full refund (with receipt, in original condition) January 24, 2023
Deadline for graduation applications Spring 2023 January 31, 2023
Last day to submit online applications for Reynolds scholarships 2023 - 23 March 1, 2023
Spring Break (no classes) March 13 - 18, 2023
Classified Professional Development Day (no services) March 14, 2023
FAFSA submission priority date Summer 2023 March 15, 2023
Last day to charge textbooks to Financial Aid Spring 2023 March 27, 2023
Domicile appeals deadline Summer 2023 April 1, 2023
Federal Direct Loan application submission date to ensure payment by 1st due date Summer 2023 April 1, 2023
Date to submit required Financial Aid documents to ensure payment by 1st due date Summer 2023 April 15, 2023
Grades due May 11, 2023
Faculty Professional Development Day May 11, 2023
Employee Recognition and Awards Program May 11, 2023
Graduation, VCU Siegel Center May 18, 2023
Regular Session (15 Weeks)
Classes begin January 17, 2023
Add/Drop January 17-23, 2023
Last day to add class January 23, 2023
Last day to drop with refund January 31, 2023
Last day to withdraw* from class with a grade of “W” March 27, 2023
Classes end May 2, 2023
Examination period May 3 - May 9, 2023
Twelve-Week Session
Classes begin February 7, 2023
Add/Drop February 7 - 10, 2023
Last day to add class February 10, 2023
Last day to drop with refund February 17, 2023
Last day to withdraw* from class with a grade of “W” April 4, 2023
Classes end May 8, 2023
Ten-Week Session
Classes begin February 21, 2023
Add/Drop February 21 - 24, 2023
Last day to add class February 24, 2023
Last day to drop with refund March 2, 2023
Last day to withdraw* from class with a grade of “W” April 10, 2023
Classes end  May 8, 2023
First Seven-Week Session
Classes begin January 17, 2023
Add/Drop January 17 - 19, 2023
Last day to add class January 19, 2023
Last day to drop with refund January 23, 2023
Last day to withdraw* from class with a grade of “W” February 14, 2023
Classes end March 6, 2023
Second Seven-Week Session
Classes begin March 21, 2023
Add/Drop March 21 - 23, 2023
Last day to add class March 23, 2023
Last day to drop with refund March 27, 2023
Last day to withdraw* from class with a grade of “W” April 18, 2023
Classes end May 8, 2023
First Five-Week Session
Classes begin January 17, 2023
Add/Drop January 17 - 18, 2023
Last day to add class January 18, 2023
Last day to drop with refund January 20, 2023
Last day to withdraw* from class with a grade of “W” February 6, 2023
Classes end February 20, 2023
Second Five-Week Session
Classes begin February 21, 2023
Add/Drop February 21 - 22, 2023
Last day to add class February 22, 2023
Last day to drop with refund February 24, 2023
Last day to withdraw* from class with a grade of “W” March 20, 2023
Classes end April 3, 2023
Third Five-Week Session
Classes begin April 4, 2023
Add/Drop April 4 - 5, 2023
Last day to add class April 5, 2023
Last day to drop with refund April 7, 2023
Last day to withdraw* from class with a grade of “W” April 24, 2023
Classes end May 8, 2023

Telephone Directory

Visit reynolds.edu for the most current telephone numbers.

Reynolds Information Center
(804) 371-3000

Area Code 804 for most phone numbers

  Downtown Parham Goochland
       
Academic Schools      
Business and Industrial Trades 523-5177 523-5301 523-5432
Humanities and Social Sciences 523-5178 523-5263  
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math 523-5374 523-5225  
Health Professions 523-537    
       
College Resources      
Admissions   523-5789  
Advising 523-6464 523-6464  523-5400
Business Office (855) 874-6682 (855) 874-6682 (855) 874-6682
Campus Store 786-8580 371-3266  
Career and Transfer Services 523-5067 523-5067 523-5067
Community College Workforce Alliance (Non-credit Courses)   523-2292  
Computer Access 523-5411 523-5220 523-5419
Online Learning *Toll free for VA only 523-5612 or 1 (800) 711-1628*    
Domicile Officer (in-state tuition appeals) 523-5029    
Dual Enrollment 523-5320    
English as a Second Language (ESL) Program 523-5020    
Financial Aid (855) 874-6682 (855) 874-6682 (855) 874-6682
International Admissions/Services 523-5029    
Libraries 523-5211 523-5220 523-5419
PAVE Program 523-5572 523-5572  
Services for Students with Disabilities 523-5628 523-5290 523-5290
Student Life 523-5082 523-5983 523-5983
Testing Centers 523-5470 523-5411 523-5421
Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf (TDD) 786-8800 786-8800 786-8800
Tutoring Services 523-5687 523-5927 523-5927
Veteran Affairs 523-5658  523-5656   
       
Department of Police      
Emergencies 523-5911    
Non-Emergencies 523-5219    

Locations

Downtown Campus (DTC)

700 East Jackson Street, Richmond

The Downtown Campus is located near the Richmond Coliseum and adjacent to the VA Bio+ Tech Park. DTC provides six floors of one- and two-year occupational/technical programs in a number of allied health, business, and community service areas, as well as college transfer programs in business, computer science, liberal arts, and science. A free student shuttle service connects the DTC with a new location one mile away in Richmond’s East End known as The Kitchens at Reynolds.

Goochland Campus (GC)

1851 Dickinson Road, Goochland

Located on the same campus as the Goochland Family YMCA near routes 6 and 632, this campus offers a range of hands-on programs. These career paths range from automotive, diesel mechanics, and welding, to floral design, horticulture, and sustainable agriculture. Select general education and transfer courses are also available at GC. This campus contains beautiful gardens, and multiple greenhouses, for student learning.

Parham Road Campus (PRC)

1651 East Parham Road, Richmond

The Parham Road Campus, located one mile west of I-95 in Henrico County, offers college-transfer programs in computer science, education, engineering, liberal arts, and science, as well as a broad range of programs in the areas of business and public service. There are four main buildings at PRC and a free student shuttle service connects this campus to DTC, expanding academic offerings for students.

The Kitchens at Reynolds

2500 Nine Mile Road, Richmond

Classes began August 2020 at this new location about one mile from the Downtown Campus. The Kitchens at Reynolds was designed to feature four world-class culinary kitchens, a state-of-the-art greenhouse, and an eatery with affordable food options to dine in or take home. More than a culinary school, The Kitchens at Reynolds provides a new front door to college in the East End. A free student shuttle service connects students with the nearby DTC and expanded program offerings and workforce training opportunities.

Visit reynolds.edu/locations for virtual interactive campus maps.