Classes start Monday for Piedmont Virginia Community College, and for the first time students will be able to take classes right in the heart of Charlottesville.
PVCC is now offering classes at 2 off campus locations.
The Giuseppe Center in Greene County already started offering classes in the fall. It saves students who live in Greene about a 45 minute commute to the main PVCC campus.
Classes are now being offered at the new off campus location, the Jefferson School City Center, located right near downtown Charlottesville.
"That gives us an opportunity to provide the education in an urban, downtown environment where people live and work," said PVCC President Frank Friedman.
"This will make access to our classes so much easier, and we hope it will boost the opportunity for people to get their education," he said.
Friedman also says he's very pleased that Governor Bob McDonnell has recommended a 2% pay raise for staff. He does say, though, that he'd like to see a higher raise more around 4%.
It's been five years since PVCC faculty and staff have received a raise.
There will be an open house for all organizations with programs at the Jefferson School City Center Saturday January, 19th.