Alexander Center for Education
Frequently Asked Questions
I am ready to enroll in college, but don't know where to start?
Come to the Alexander Center any Thursday at 3:15 for a Starting Points Session and learn what to do to become a Catawba Valley Community College student! Linda Graham is the facilitator.
Where can I find a catalog?
Stop by the CVCC Bookstore or here for your very own copy of the 2013-14 CVCC course catalog for only $2.00 per copy.
Are you unemployed? Have you received notice of layoff? Do you make below $22,980.00 a year? Do you have dependents?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are eligible to take the following classes at "no cost to you": Pathways to CNA, Pathways to Healthcare, Pathways to Career Readiness Certificate, Computer Literacy, New Start and Employability Lab.
What is the process if I want to register for Phlebotomy?
Students who plan to register for Phlebotomy classes are required to take Pathways to Healthcare and pass the phlebotomy placement test offered in the Pathways to Healthcare class. Students who meet certain criteria may be exempt from the Pathways to Healthcare class. For more information, contact us at 828-632-8221Ext: 310 Sharon Cox or Joyce Watson in Hickory at 828-327-7000, Ext: 4370.
How can you help me if I have or am starting a small business?
We offer free and fee-based seminars and workshops through the CVCC Small Business Center. Contact Jeff Neuuville, SBC Program Coordinator, 828-327-7000, EXT. 4102 or Debra Sawyer, Program Assistant 828-327-7000, Ext. 4117.
What classes do you offer and how can I register?
Call or stop by to register for any of the following upcoming classes: Excel Level I, Excel Level II, Word Level I, Word Level II, PC & Windows, Powerpoint, Computer Literacy, Employability Skills, Notary Public,CNA I, Pharmacy Tech./Phlebotomy/Basic EMT. Register for HRD classes. Some HRD classes are free if you meet waiver criteria, please check with staff to see if you meet those requirements.. Check out our current schedules. If there are classes in which you have an interest, let us know.
What classes do you offer a waiver on for senior citizens?
At this time the following classes have a senior citizen waiver: Excel Level 1, Word Level 1and Word Level II, Powerpoint, PC & Windows, CNA I, Pharmacy Tech. and Phlebotomy.
How can I get my GED?
Are you trying to get a job, but never got your high school diploma? Now is the time to get started on your GED. GED Orientation is now offered in the classroom. For more information please call 828-632-8221.
If you do not complete your GED by December 2013, you will lose any tests you've started taking, and you will lose any money you've paid to the Testing Center The GED Test will be revised as of January 2014. The new GED Test will consist of four subject areas.