Blue Ridge Community College is a two-year, comprehensive post-secondary institution located in the mountains of western North Carolina. It serves Henderson and Transylvania counties. Blue Ridge offers more than 200 degrees, diplomas, and certificates in 30 areas of study; a wide range of college transfer courses; articulation programs with four-year colleges and universities; and provides one of the largest Continuing Education programs in the state. Blue Ridge maintains an extensive lineup of technical programs designed to prepare students for successful careers in nursing, automotive technology, law enforcement, emergency response, engineering technology, machining technology, and many others. Chartered in 1969, the College is one of 58 public institutions within the North Carolina Community College System. It operates under the leadership of a president and a 15-member board of trustees. The mission of the College is to empower individuals with knowledge and skills to enrich our communities and build a competitive workforce.
Dr. Laura Leatherwood