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Virginia Community College System

Item 232

Item 232

First Year - FY2003Second Year - FY2004
Educational and General Programs (10000)$455,117,386$459,805,951
Higher Education Instruction (100101)FY2003 $227,263,039FY2004 $231,091,011
Higher Education Public Services (100103)FY2003 $5,050,667FY2004 $5,050,667
Higher Education Academic Support (100104)FY2003 $52,614,884FY2004 $52,614,884
Higher Education Student Services (100105)FY2003 $36,730,300FY2004 $36,730,300
Higher Education Institutional Support (100106)FY2003 $95,141,072FY2004 $94,928,687
Operation and Maintenance of Plant (100107)FY2003 $38,317,424FY2004 $39,390,402
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2003 $312,538,684FY2004 $315,441,580
Higher Education OperatingFY2003 $142,578,702FY2004 $144,364,371

Authority: Title 23, Chapter 16, Code of Virginia.


A. It is the objective of the Commonwealth that a standard of 70 percent full-time faculty be established for the Virginia Community College System.


B.1. Out of this appropriation, $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the second year from the general fund is designated for the A. L. Philpott Manufacturing Extension Partnership at Patrick Henry Community College.


2. Out of this appropriation, $350,000 the first year and $350,000 the second year from the general fund is designated for the A. L. Philpott Manufacturing Extension Partnership at Patrick Henry Community College for an ongoing match for a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to develop a manufacturer's assistance program covering most of Virginia.


C. Out of this appropriation, amounts for the following special programs are designated: at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, the Program for the Deaf, $99,300 and 4.0 positions the first year and $99,300 and 4.0 positions the second year from the general fund and the Program for the Mentally Retarded, $140,000 and 4.0 positions the first year and $140,000 and 4.0 positions the second year from the general fund; and, at New River Community College, the Program for the Deaf, $120,500 and 4.0 positions the first year and $120,500 and 4.0 positions the second year from the general fund; and the Program for the Mentally Retarded, $107,200 and 4.5 positions the first year and $107,200 and 4.5 positions the second year from the general fund; and, at Danville Community College, the Program for the Deaf, $55,000 and 1.0 position the first year and $55,000 and 1.0 position the second year.


D. Out of this appropriation, $60,000 the first year and $60,000 the second year from the general fund is designated to support the Southwest Virginia Telecommunications Network.


E. Out of this appropriation, $200,000 the first year and $200,000 the second year from the general fund is designated to support the Southwestern Virginia Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center at Wytheville Community College.


F. It is the intent of the General Assembly that funds available to the Virginia Community College System be reallocated to accommodate changes in enrollment and other cost factors at each of the community colleges.


G. Included in Item 296, paragraph C 2 of this act is $12,358,065 from the general fund and $512,750 in nongeneral funds the first year and $11,008,418 from the general fund and $512,750 in nongeneral funds the second year to support the debt service on bonds issued by the Virginia College Building Authority to finance equipment.


H. Out of this appropriation, $130,000 and one position the first year and $130,000 and one position the second year from the general fund is designated to enhance the skills of the interpreters for the deaf and hard-of-hearing and to enable them to achieve higher levels of expertise.


I.1. As recommended by House Joint Resolution No. 622 (1997), the Joint Subcommittee to Study Noncredit Education for Workforce Training in the Commonwealth, there are hereby established three statewide Institutes of Excellence, responsible for training in advanced technology and information technology throughout the state. Out of this appropriation, at least $1,000,000 each year from the general fund is available to support the Institutes of Excellence.


2. Under the guidance of the Virginia Workforce Council, authorized in Title 2.2, Chapter 26, Article 25, Code of Virginia, the Virginia Community College System shall submit to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees by November 4 of each year a report detailing the financing, activities, accomplishments and plans for the Institutes of Excellence, the workforce development centers, and other workforce training initiatives funded through this appropriation. The report shall include, but not be limited to:


a. performance measures to be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the workforce recruiters;


b. detailed information on job placements, participation by local governments and the private sector, and other data relevant to the activities of the workforce development centers;


c. the number of grants awarded from the general fund appropriation provided for noncredit instruction, the number of students trained and courses offered, the amounts of local government or private sector funding used to match this appropriation, and the program outcomes; and


d. detailed information on the number of students enrolled and training programs offered through the Institutes of Excellence and workforce development centers; the number of students successfully completing training and education courses, and the types of certifications awarded; the amount or percentage of private funding contributed for the institutes' capital and operating needs; the number of businesses participating in the institutes' programming; the number of students completing the training who were placed in jobs or took action to further their education; and plans to share or broadcast information and classroom instruction to other Virginia Community College campuses and workforce development centers in the Commonwealth.


3. The Virginia Community College System shall develop a Return on Investment (ROI) model to demonstrate to the General Assembly that moneys appropriated for workforce training programs generate direct economic benefits to the Commonwealth as well as revenues to the state and to local governments.


J. Out of this appropriation, $1,525,000 and 23 positions the first year and $1,525,000 and 23 positions the second year from the general fund is provided for staff who will be responsible for coordinating workforce training in the campus service area. The staff will work with local business and industry to determine training needs, coordinate with local economic development personnel, the local workforce training council, and other providers. It is the General Assembly's intent that the Virginia Community College System maximize these positions by encouraging funding matches at the local level.


K. Out of this appropriation, $600,000 and four positions the first year and $600,000 and four positions the second year from the general fund is provided for four workforce training centers: the Peninsula Workforce Development Center (Thomas Nelson Community College), $100,000 each year and 1.0 position; the Regional Center for Applied Technology Training (Danville Community College), $200,000 each year and 1.0 position; a Workforce Development Center at Paul D. Camp Community College, $200,000 each year and 1.0 position; and the Central Virginia Manufacturing Technology Training Center in the Lynchburg area, $100,000 each year and 1.0 position. Each center shall provide a 25 percent match prior to the release of state funding.


L. It is the intent of the General Assembly that noncredit business and industry work-related training courses and programs offered by community colleges be funded at a ratio of 30 percent from the general fund and 70 percent from nongeneral funds. Out of this appropriation, $1,000,000 in the first year and $1,000,000 in the second year from the general fund is designated for this purpose. These funds may be combined with funds of $375,000 per year already included in the Virginia Community College System budget for the "Virginia Works" program. The funds will be allocated on a competitive grant basis, with criteria to include programs that serve small to medium-sized businesses, especially in regions where other education services, either public or proprietary, are not available.


M. Out of this appropriation, $297,596 the first year and $99,199 the second year from the general fund is provided for the fifth and sixth of six annual lease payments for the purchase of $1,327,000 of equipment for the new Midlothian Campus of John Tyler Community College.


N. The Virginia Community College System is authorized to charge community college students a technology fee pursuant to § 4-2.01 c of this act. The fee may be determined on a credit hour basis.


O.1. Out of this appropriation, $345,000 the first year and $345,000 the second year from the general fund is provided for the annual lease or rental costs of space in the Botetourt County Education and Training Center at Greenfield.


2. The general fund amounts provided for in this paragraph for workforce training, retraining, programming, and community education facilities shall be matched by local or private sources in a ratio of two-thirds state funds to at least one-third local or private funds, as approved by the State Board for Community Colleges.


3. This appropriation includes $288,000 the first year and $288,000 the second year from the general fund for the fourth and fifth payments for the lease-purchase of furnishings and equipment totaling $1,240,000 for the Botetourt County Education and Training Center at Greenfield. The payment in fiscal year 2005 is expected to approximate $288,000, with a final payment of $77,718 in fiscal year 2006.


P. This appropriation includes $107,350 the first year and $18,350 the second year from the general fund for the fifth and sixth of six annual payments for the lease-purchase of equipment totaling $485,000 for facilities at Piedmont Virginia Community College.


Q.1. Out of this appropriation, $330,000 the first year and $330,000 the second year from the general fund is provided for the annual lease or rental costs of space in the Virginia Peninsula Workforce Development Center.


2. The general fund amounts provided for in this Item for workforce training, retraining, programming, and community education facilities shall be matched by local or private sources in a ratio of two-thirds state funds to at least one-third local or private funds, as approved by the State Board for Community Colleges.


R. Out of this appropriation, $375,000 and 4.0 positions the first year and $375,000 and 4.0 positions the second year from the general fund is provided to support Virginia Western Community College's participation in the Roanoke Higher Education Center and the Botetourt County Education and Training Center at Greenfield.


S. This appropriation includes $1,275,960 the first year and $1,275,960 the second year from the general fund for the second and third of six annual payments for the lease-purchase of furnishings and equipment totaling $4,500,000 for the Medical Education Campus of Northern Virginia Community College, the Advanced Technology Building of Tidewater Community College, and the Virginia Peninsula Workforce Development Center of Thomas Nelson Community College. Annual payments in years four and five are expected to be $1,275,960, with a final payment in year six of $135,330.


T. Tuition and fee revenues from out-of-state students taking distance education courses through the Virginia Community College System must exceed all direct and indirect costs of providing instruction to those students. Tuition and fee rates to meet this requirement shall be established by the State Board for Community Colleges.