Jul 23, 2024  
Reynolds Community College Catalog 2024-2025 
    
Reynolds Community College Catalog 2024-2025

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 Brightpoint 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 350,000 persons in credit courses since opening in 1972, Reynolds serves Virginia’s capital city of Richmond and the nearby counties of Henrico, Hanover, Goochland, Powhatan and Louisa. Annually, its four campuses, including virtual campus online, and multiple instructional sites serve approximately 11,000 credit students. We also provide training for 4,000 students through the Community College Workforce Alliance. Reynolds 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 will be Greater Richmond’s most trusted partner for education and a skilled workforce fostering a more just community through social and economic mobility.

Vision

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

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 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).

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/.

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.

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.

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 either the College Title IX Coordinator or the Department of Education/Office of Civil Rights.

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) 523-5025
Email: TIX@reynolds.edu

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

OR

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

Department of Education website

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 Automotive Technology - Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Major - AAS (909-01) Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) to Registered Nursing (RN) - Advanced Placement Option (APO) (156-02) Medical Laboratory Technology AAS (151) , Nursing AAS (156) , Practical Nursing C , Respiratory Therapy AAS (181) , Surgical Technology AAS (171) , 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) 523-5025
Email: TIX@reynolds.edu

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

Academic Calendar 2024 - 2025

2024 Fall Semester

Important Dates
Open registration begins Fall 2024 April 1, 2024
Payment Deadline for registered students See Business Office
Faculty Professional Development Day May 8, 2024
Employee Appreciation Day (campus offices close at 1pm.  No afternoon services offered) May 9, 2024
Memorial Day (college closed) May 27, 2024
Last day for applications for F-1 visa students Fall 2024 May 31, 2024
FAFSA submission priority date Fall 2024 June 1, 2024
Federal Direct Loan application submission date to ensure payment by 1st due date Fall 2024 July 1, 2024
Independence Day observed (college closed) July 4, 2024
Date to submit required Financial Aid documents to ensure payment by 1st due date Fall 2024 July 17, 2024
Domicile appeals deadline Fall 2024 August 1, 2024
First day to charge textbooks to Financial Aid Fall 2024 August 7, 2024
Adjunct Faculty Convocation August 22, 2024
Labor Day (college closed) September 2, 2024
Last day to return textbooks for full refund (with receipt, in original condition) September 3, 2024
FAFSA submission priority date Spring 2025 September 15, 2024
College-wide In-Service Day (no classes/no services) September 24, 2024
Last day for applications for F-1 visa students Spring 2025 September 27, 2024
Deadline for graduation applications Fall 2024 September 29, 2024
Federal Direct Loan application submission date to ensure payment by 1st due date Spring 2025 October 15, 2024
Last day to charge textbooks to Financial Aid Fall 2024 October 29, 2024
Election Day (college closed) November 5, 2024
Date to submit required Financial Aid documents to ensure payment by 1st due date Spring 2025 November 15, 2024
Faculty Research Day (no classes/college closes at noon) November 27, 2024
Fall Break (college closed) November 28 - November 30, 2024
First day to submit online applications for Reynolds scholarships 2024-24 December 1, 2024
Domicile appeals deadline Spring 2025 December 1, 2024
Grades due December 18, 2024
Winter Break (college closed) December 23, 2024 - January 1, 2025
Regular Session (15 Weeks)
Classes begin August 26, 2024
Add/Drop August 26 - 30, 2024
Last day to add class August 30, 2024
Last day to drop with refund September 10, 2024
Last day to withdraw* from class with a grade of “W” October 29, 2024
Classes end December 9, 2024
Examination period December 10 - 16, 2024
First Seven-Week Session
Classes begin August 26, 2024
Add/Drop August 26 - 28, 2024
Last day to add class August 28, 2024
Last day to drop with refund August 30, 2024
Last day to withdraw* from class with a grade of “W” September 25, 2024
Classes end October 15, 2024
Second Seven-Week Session
Classes begin October 23, 2024
Add/Drop October 23 - 25, 2024
Last day to add class October 25, 2024
Last day to drop with refund October 29, 2024
Last day to withdraw* from class with a grade of “W” November 21, 2024
Classes end December 16, 2024
Make-up for Election Day November 2, 2024 December 16, 2024
First Five-Week Session
Classes begin August 26, 2024
Add/Drop August 26 - 27, 2024
Last day to add class August 27, 2024
Last day to drop with refund August 29, 2024
Last day to withdraw* from class with a grade of “W” September 16, 2024
Classes end October 1, 2024
Second Five-Week Session
Classes begin October 2, 2024
Add/Drop October 2 - 3, 2024
Last day to add class October 3, 2024
Last day to drop with refund October 7, 2024
Last day to withdraw*from class with a grade of “W” October 22, 2024
Classes end November 6, 2024
Third Five-Week Session
Classes begin November 7, 2024
Add/Drop November 7 - 8, 2024
Last day to add class November 8, 2024
Last day to drop with refund November 12, 2024
Last day to withdraw* from class with a grade of “W” December 2, 2024
Classes end December 16, 2024
Make-up Day for Election Day November 8, 2024 December 16, 2024

2025 Spring Semester

Important Dates
Open registration begins Spring 2025 November 4, 2024
Payment deadline for registered students See Business Office
First day to charge books to Financial Aid Spring 2025 January 2, 2025
Adjunct Faculty Convocation January 9, 2025
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (college closed) January 20, 2025
Last day to return textbooks for full refund (with receipt in original condition) January 21, 2025
Deadline for graduation applications Spring 2025 February 15, 2025
Last day to submit online applications for Reynolds scholarships 2025 - 2026 March 1, 2025
Spring Break (no classes) March 10 - March 15, 2025
FAFSA submission priority date Summer 2025 March 15, 2025
Classified Professional Development Day (no services) March 11, 2025
Last day to charge textbooks to Financial Aid Spring 2025 March 21, 2025
Domicile appeals deadline Summer 2024 April 1, 2025
Federal Direct Loan application submission date to ensure payment by 1st due date Summer 2024 April 1, 2025
Date to submit required Financial Aid documents to ensure payment by 1st due date Summer 2024 April 15, 2025
Grades due May 7, 2025
Faculty Professional Development Day May 14, 2025
Employee Recognition and Awards Program May 15, 2025
Graduation, VCU Siegel Center TBA
Regular Session (15 Weeks)
Classes begin January 13, 2025
Add/Drop January 13 - 17, 2025
Last day to add class January 17, 2025
Last day to drop with refund January 28, 2025
Last day to withdraw* from class with a grade of “W” March 24, 2025
Classes end April 28, 2025
Examination period April 29 - May 5, 2025
First Seven-Week Session
Classes begin January 13, 2025
Add/Drop January 13 - 15, 2025
Last day to add class January 15, 2025
Last day to drop with refund January 17, 2025
Last day to withdraw* from class with a grade of “W” February 11, 2025
Classes end March 3, 2025
Second Seven-Week Session
Classes begin March 17, 2025
Add/Drop March 17 - 19, 2025
Last day to add class March 19, 2025
Last day to drop with refund March 21, 2025
Last day to withdraw* from class with a grade of “W” April 14, 2025
Classes end May 2, 2025
First Five-Week Session
Classes begin January 13, 2025
Add/Drop January 13 - 14, 2025
Last day to add class January 14, 2025
Last day to drop with refund January 16, 2025
Last day to withdraw* from class with a grade of “W” February 3, 2025
Classes end February 17, 2025
Second Five-Week Session
Classes begin February 18, 2025
Add/Drop February 18 - 19, 2025
Last day to add class February 19, 2025
Last day to drop with refund February 21, 2025
Last day to withdraw* from class with a grade of “W” March 17, 2025
Classes end March 31, 2025
Third Five-Week Session
Classes begin April 1, 2025
Add/Drop April 1 - 2, 2025
Last day to add class April 2, 2025
Last day to drop with refund April 4, 2025
Last day to withdraw* from class with a grade of “W” April 21, 2025
Classes end May 5, 2025

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 industries such as healthcare, information technology, and skilled trades, as well as college transfer programs in business, computer science, liberal arts, and science. A free student shuttle service connects the DTC with PRC and The Kitchens.

Goochland Campus (GC)

1851 Dickinson Road, Goochland

Located on the same campus as the Goochland Family YMCA near state routes 6 and 632, this campus offers a range of hands-on programs, including floral design, horticulture, and sustainable agriculture. 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 automotive, computer science, education, engineering, liberal arts, and science, as well as a broad range of programs in the areas of business, career technical, and public service. There are five main buildings at PRC and a free student shuttle service connects this campus to DTC and The Kitchens, expanding academic offerings for students.

The Kitchens at Reynolds

2500 Nine Mile Road, Richmond

Approximately one mile from the Downtown Campus, The Kitchens at Reynolds features four world-class culinary kitchens, a state-of-the-art greenhouse, and a resource center to support career preparation.  More than a culinary school, The Kitchens provides a front door to college in the East End. A free student shuttle service connects students with the nearby DTC, PRC, and expanded program offerings and workforce training opportunities.

Visit https://www.reynolds.edu/who_we_are/locations.html for virtual interactive campus maps.