Office of Transition Programs
Lord Fairfax Community College provides academic and workforce transition support services to prepare adult learners to pursue their academic and career pathway through postsecondary education and workforce preparation.
The Office of Transition Programs provides future students with lots of services that help get them from where they are to where they need to be with regards to preparing for college and career readiness. The specific transition programs that are designed to make sure that adult learners truly achieve their college and workforce preparation goals include the following:
Middle College: serving adults ages 18-24 who have not earned a high school diploma or G.E.D. This two semester program advances the educational skill level of young adults; provides preparation for the successful completion of the G.E.D., the Career Readiness Certification and two college level classes. Middle College also prepares the adult learner for college or workforce training. The college level classes are free to those who qualify for financial aid.
Great Expectations: serving individuals ages 16-24 who are currently or recently affiliated with the Virginia foster care program. The Great Expectations Programs will provide individualized academic and personal support services to help prospective students gain access to a community college education. Once admitted, these students will be coached and mentored in the skills needed to successfully negotiate the college environment and achieve their academic and career goals.
On-Ramp: serving adults 18 and older who have lost a job because of the recession since September, 2008. These adults can be unemployed, underemployed, or dislocated homemakers who have lost their primary source of income. Participants will receive training leading to a credential in a field of high employability.
Pathways Out of Poverty: serving individuals who are low-income and under-represented in post-secondary education and assisting them in gaining a community college education and workforce skills required for jobs in high growth and emerging industries.
For more information, please contact:
Lyda Costello Kiser, MPA, MSEd
Director, Office of Transition Programs
Lord Fairfax Community College