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Legal residents of the United States who are at least 18 years of age, or who are high school/GED® graduates, may attend CVCC classes on a full- or part-time basis during the day or evening, after they have completed the enrollment process. Under certain circumstances, high school students who qualify for the Career and College Promise program may attend CVCC. 

Catawba Valley Community College awards Associate Degrees in Applied Science (A.A.S.) and one year diplomas upon the successful completion of a program of study in the Business, Engineering Technology, Environmental and Life Sciences,  Health and Human Resources and Industrial Technology Divisions. The Associate in Arts, Associate in Engineering or Associate in Science degree is awarded to graduates of the college transfer program.  

Diplomas are awarded in technical programs. Upon completion of a vocational program of study one or more years in length, CVCC grants a diploma in the major area of training. Program certificates are awarded in curricula where the curriculum provides for skill-training subjects only. 

Courses in CVCC's transfer programs will transfer to four-year colleges and universities, as well as to other community and technical colleges.  Also, persons may audit courses by special permission, participating fully in the class work, but not receiving credit for the course. Please see our enrollment process.

For more information, refer to the current Course Catalog available on-line.

Catawba Valley Community College adheres to an "open door" policy with no discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex/gender, religion, creed, sex, age, or disability or national origin in its programs and activities. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies.

Dean of the School of Access, Development, and Success OR the Director of Human Resources
2550 Highway 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602-8302
Telephone – (828) 327-7000


2550 US HIGHWAY 70 SE • HICKORY, NC • 28602-8302 • 828.327.7000
Updated 08.29.2016: Admissions Student Services