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About Us

The vision of your future starts at Catawba Valley Community College. CVCC is an excellent educational institution. Our faculty are recognized and awarded for quality teaching in each of our programs of study.

We have an exceptional college transfer program that transfers to many colleges and universities. Check out everything that CVCC offers the communities we serve.

Need help with Career Planning? We have professional counselors that are available to assist students with career planning. Career Assessments are available to assist students in assessing interests, values, abilities and selection of a CVCC Program of Study. All career information (educational and occupational) is available from CVCC's Office of Career Services located in the Student Center.

Our Programs

School of Academics, Education, and Fine Arts

School of Academics, Education, and Fine Arts

In addition to excellent two-year programs in such diverse areas as Early Childhood Education, Photography, and Graphics, the School offers general education core courses for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution.

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School of Business, Industry, and Technology

School of Business, Industry, and Technology

Today's emerging digital economy demands problem solving skills using state-of-the-art technology and equipment. Programs within CVCC's School of Business, Industry & Technology use some of the most current technology to prepare you for a rapidly changing marketplace.

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School of Health and Public Services

School of Health and Public Services

If you like to help people, enjoy new challenges every day, and want to join one of the fastest growing areas of the economy, consider career training at CVCC in health care or public services.

Positions in these fields require specialized knowledge that can be gained through a quality educational program and our state-of-the-art facility.

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School of Access, Development, and Success

School of Access, Development, and Success

Student Development can help you get answers about admission and enrollment questions, apply for financial aid and scholarships, receive academic support and prepare for graduation. We’re located in the Student Services building on the main campus and  are readily available to assist you in becoming a successful student.

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Our Commitment To You

At Catawba Valley Community College, learning is our passion. We commit ourselves to excellence. We possess a common set of values that speak to the heart of who we are as an institution. The community is depending upon us to lead, and we accept our responsibility to respond to the economic, developmental, and educational needs of our service area. At the “Valley” we value…

Student Success ♦ Accountability ♦ Inclusivity ♦ Lifelong Learning ♦ Respect ♦ Integrity ♦Teamwork



CVCC hosts four schools: School of Business, Industry and Technology; School of Academics, Education, and Fine Arts; School of Health and Public Services and School of Access, Development, and Success.


15 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio

CVCC was one of only four of the fifty-eight community colleges in the System to achieve “Excellence Level” on four or more of the eight Performance Measures for Student Success.


60 +  Programs of Study

CVCC has over 60 programs of study to fit your career needs. Visit our friendly staff at Career Services, or stop by and meet our experts in Admissions.  Let us help you get your classes started today to build a better future for your tomorrow.


Financial Aid Paid $10.7 Million

Our financial aid office staff are Invested in the future of our students. They are here to help with financial aid, budgeting, educational expenses, and planning. Stop in and see us. No appointment is necessary.

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ADDRESS: 2550 US Hwy 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602

PHONE: 828-327-7000

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