Newspaper page featuring articles and photographs of the new Northern Virginia Technical College
Original Author: Virginia State Department of Technical Education
Created: 1965
Medium: Newspaper scrapbook

“Technical College Hit By Applicant ‘Flood'”

A compilation of newspaper articles features the creation of Northern Virginia Technical College at Bailey's Crossroads in Fairfax County in 1965. The lead article from the Fairfax Sun notes the "flood" of applicants to the technical college. Other articles outline some of the vocational training options being offered, including courses on policing and apartment management. A statement about the school reads, in part: "The purpose of the college is to provide occupational education designed to train or retrain people in Northern Virginia for gainful employment in business or industry." The cost for full-time students from Northern Virginia was listed as $15 per month or $45 per quarter; prices were slightly higher for residents from other parts of Virginia, and higher still for out-of-state students.

Citation: Scrapbook, LD4011 .N45 1965. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA