Alexander Center for Education
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 Thursday at 3:15 p.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?
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, Pathways to Office Careers, Pathways to Teacher Assistant/CRC, Computer Literacy, New Start Career Skills 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. Students must provide a high school diploma or GED at the time of registration. For more information, contact us at 828-632-8221 Ext. 310 or Joyce Watson in Hickory at 828-327-7000, Ext. 4370.
What is the process if I want to register for CNA I?
Students who plan to register for CNA I classes are required to take Pathways to CNA and pass the CNA placement test offered in the Pathways to CNA class. Students who meet certain criteria may be exempt from the Pathways to CNA 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 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?
We offer the following 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 Technician Training, Phlebotomy, and Basic EMT.
We also offer Human Resource Development classes (HRD). 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, 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.
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.