Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC)

Hickory, NC

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Most Popular Majors

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Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Certificate Program Associates
Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Operations
Turf and Turfgrass Management

Arts & Humanities

Major Certificate Program Associates
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies


Major Certificate Program Associates
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management
Customer Service Management
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Information Science/Studies
Marketing/Marketing Management
Office Management and Supervision

Communication & Media

Major Certificate Program Associates
Commercial & Advertising Art
Photographic and Film/ Video Technology/Technician and Assistant

Cosmetology & Beauty

Major Certificate Program Associates


Major Certificate Program Associates
Early Childhood Education

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Certificate Program Associates
Child Development

Health & Medical Services

Major Certificate Program Associates
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Technology/Technologist
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Office Management/Administration
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technologist

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Certificate Program Associates
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Cyber / Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician
Forensic Science and Technology

Skilled Trades

Major Certificate Program Associates
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Furniture Design and Manufacturing
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician (HAC, HACR, HVAC, HVACR)
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Welding Technology/Welder

Technician Careers

Major Certificate Program Associates
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/ Technician
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Other Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians


Major Certificate Program Associates
Computer Programming/Programmer
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Systems Security, Information Assurance (CIS, Internet Security)
Information Technology

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CVCC Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 2 Reviews

50% of students gave Catawba Valley Community College 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Academics Rating

The workload can become heavy at times, but most schools are that way. Professors, well most, care about your outside life as well as your school life to. To me personally, CVCC has the top programs of study out of any community college around.

CVCC Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Retention Rate 80%
Carnegie Class Associate's--Public Rural-serving Medium
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in August, January, and May.

Specialty Study Options

  • Independent Study
  • Internships
  • Day Classes
  • Night Classes
  • Online Classes

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Technology
  • Vocational Arts

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 96
  • African American: 3
  • Unknown and Other: 1
Caucasian 96
African American 3
Unknown and Other 1

Faculty at Catawba Valley Community College

Total Faculty 356
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 15
Full-Time Professors 359
Male Faculty 159
Part-Time Professors 401
Women Faculty 197

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