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Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to do to get enrolled in CVCC?
You can begin the CVCC admission process by attending a Starting Points Information Session to get information about enrollment. We offer the Starting Points Information Session every Friday at 3:15p.m.
Here's what you'll receive at Starting Points:

  • Application for Admission;
  • Financial Aid details -- costs, scholarships, FAFSA submission dates/deadlines;
  • Placement testing details;
  • How to obtain high school/GED/college transcripts; and
  • A "Step by Step" guidesheet for enrolling at CVCC!

Where can I find a catalog?
You can download a free CVCCOnline Catalog or purchase one from the CVCC Bookstore or Alexander Center for Education.

Are you unemployed? Have you received notice of layoff? Do you make below $23,340.00 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 Health Careers
«Pathways Career Readiness Certificate
«Employability Lab
«Computer Literacy
«New Start Career Skills

What is the process if I want to register for Phlebotomy or CNA I?
Students who plan to register for Phlebotomy or CNA I classes are required to take Pathways to Health Careers class and pass the placement test offered in class. Students who meet certain criteria may be exempt from the Pathways to Health Careers class. Students must provide a high school diploma or GED at the time of registration. For more information, contact us at 828-632-8221 Ext. 311 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 Neuville, 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?
Check out our current schedules below:

» Innovation Center Class Schedule - (PDF)

» Curriculum Schedule (PDF)

» NC Hunter Safety Education Course - Registration Tutorial (PDF)

» Register for Hunter Safety Classes by visiting  -

*If there are classes in which you have an interest, please let us know.

What classes do you offer waivers on for senior citizens?
As of July 1st, 2013, we no longer offer Senior Citizen Tuition Waivers for both curriculum and continuing education classes.

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. You don't need to pay for the test until you are ready to test. For more information please call us at 828-632-8221.

2550 US HIGHWAY 70 SE • HICKORY, NC • 28602-8302 • 828.327.7000
Updated 12.17.2014: Alexander Center