Jun 14, 2024  
2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Welcome From the President

Message from the President

Welcome to Blue Ridge Community and Technical College!  Whether you are interested in beginning a career, achieving a solid education at low cost, accumulating credits to transfer to a baccalaureate institution, advancing a career, or taking coursework for personal development, we have something for you.  As you look through the various offerings in our catalog, I think you will be impressed with the depth and breadth of our offerings.  It has been my privilege to be the President of this institution and see the growth of our college and the success of our students.

Blue Ridge continues to be a very busy place with a lot going on.  Our college continues to deliver in our areas of strength including workforce preparation, transfer programs, and early college for a number of students.  For example:

  • We have signed new articulation agreements and now offer more opportunities for students to complete work at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College and transfer to a baccalaureate institution.
  • Our Technology Center continues to educate and train the 900 employees who will be working at the new Procter & Gamble plant. The Center is a mere ½ mile from the entrance to the new P&G plant, which makes the partnership a logical development that will last for years.
  • Students in Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan County Schools can now experience exciting programs that will prepare completers for a jump start on their college education. This past academic year we had 80 students from Berkeley County. Next academic year that number doubles to over 160 students and we will be branching out to Morgan County and tentatively Jefferson County.
  • Our Culinary Academy continues to prepare healthy and affordable meals for purchase by our faculty, staff, and students. Good nutrition is a major part of maintaining a healthy and productive life and our Bruins are there to help with that goal.

Our students are a major factor in making our college a success.  Without our students, we simply would have no reason for being.  We have a fantastic group of faculty and staff who are here to help you succeed in achieving your goals, whether that is to prepare for a career or to transfer to a four-year degree program.  The services and education we offer are many and varied and it can be overwhelming at times for the new or even veteran student.  Rest assured our faculty and staff can help you in your quest to achieve your goals.  We are here to help and we are glad you have chosen Blue Ridge Community and Technical College.

Welcome to The Ridge!

Best Wishes,

Dr. Peter G. Checkovich