The G3 Program is Designed to Change Lives
On July 1, 2021, Community College launched a training and education program for students with a family income of less than $100,000* to help prepare them for good careers and open jobs in Virginia.
These programs are designed to fit around the busy schedules of working students. Each program has three levels that build on each other. After each level, you earn a certification that can lead to a job. This means students can take breaks in training without losing progress along the way to an associate degree.
The financial assistance for this program is “last dollar,” which covers any remaining tuition or fees after other grants and scholarships are spent.
*roughly an income of $100,000 for a family of four
G3 Eligible Programs
Associate of Applied Science
- Dental Hygiene
- Medical Laboratory Technology
- Physical Therapist Assistant
- Information Systems Technology
- IST Specialization in Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing
- Administration of Justice
- Corrections Science
- Technical Studies in Electrical
- Technical Studies in HVAC
- Technical Studies in Plumbing
- Machine Technology
Career Studies Certificates
- Electronic Medical Records
- Medical Coding
- Pharmacy Tech
- Clerical Assistant
- Medical Transcriptionist
- Web Design and Office Applications
- Administration of Justice I
- Administration of Justice II
- Corrections Science I
- Corrections Science II
- Substance Abuse
- Network Technician
- HVAC I
- HVAC II
- Electrical I
- Electrical II
- Plumbing I
- Plumbing II
- Carpentry I
- Carpentry II
- Welding I
- Welding II
- ASE Student Certification: Brakes
- ASE Student Certification: Electrical/Electronic Systems
- Power Line Worker 1
- Power Line Worker Distribution - Level 2
- Certified Welder
- Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
*If you are interested in a program that is not listed, there may be other funding available to help you pay for classes and training.
How to Enroll in a G3 Program
- Select your career path.
- Apply to community college.
- Fill out the FAFSA or FANTIC application.
- Contact an advisor to plan classes and confirm financial aid.
- Enroll in your first classes.
Students must maintain a schedule of at least six credit hours (usually two classes), hold a GPA of 2.0 or higher, and show progress to earning an eligible associate degree program in three years to maintain eligibility.