About EVCC

Our mission is:

  • To provide quality career education and training in the nursing, allied health, information technology, and health and beauty industries.
  • To provide quality instructors, equipment, curricula and facilities.
  • To educate our students to achieve competency levels which qualify them for employment placement and/or advancement in existing or potential occupations. 


Institutional Philosophy

Eastern Virginia Career College understands that advancements in education and training are made each day. It is our goal to prepare our students for the changes in industry by providing quality education and training that is focused on hands-on experiences using the most current technology available.

Our History

Eastern Virginia Career College (EVCC) was established on April 27, 1998, as the Health and Beauty Academy, Inc., in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Health and Beauty Academy offered programs in European Skin Care, Body Spa and Wellness, Esthetics, Electrolysis, and Professional Massage Therapy. In October of 2000, ownership of the Health and Beauty Academy changed, and the school was renamed Career Training Solutions (CTS).

The new management of Career Training Solutions implemented stronger curricula to the programs already offered. In addition, Medical Assistant, Medical Insurance Specialist, Phlebotomy, and Practical Nurse programs were implemented. CTS attained national accreditation with the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE) in February 2002. In 2008 CTS offered its first degree granting program, the Registered Nurse program, then introduced a new Information Technologies program for 2010. Then introduced a Cisco Networking Academy in 2012. In 2015, CTS gained national accreditation for its second degree granting program, Occupational Therapy Assistant. This achievement allowed the school to become an accredited college, and the name was changed to Eastern Virginia Career College.

Today EVCC remains committed to providing quality education to its students and to enhancing the prosperity of the communities we serve.

Approvals, Memberships, and Professional Affiliations

  • Accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE)

  • Accreditation Applicant Status granted by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

  • Authorized by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health Regulatory Board’s State Board of Nursing to conduct registered nurse education, practical nurse education, and nurse aide programs

  • Certificate to Operate issued by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV)

  • National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork approved provider (450811-08)

  • Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation – Virginia Board for Barbers and Cosmetology

  • Authorized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) to participate in Title IV programs

  • Eligible institution for the training of eligible veterans by the Committee on Veteran’s Education, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Virginia

  • Eligible institution for the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) Scholarship Program

  • Eligible institution for Vocational Rehabilitation training by the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services

  • Cisco Networking Academy

  • American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)

  • Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP)

  • Exam site for National Healthcareers Certification Testing

  • Pearson VUE® Authorized Testing Center (67614)

  • College-Level Examination Program (CLEP®) Test Center (2725)

  • Member of the Fredericksburg, VA, Chamber of Commerce


CTS Is Becoming Eastern Virginia Career College!