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Catawba Valley Community College 2017-2018 General Catalog 
Catawba Valley Community College 2017-2018 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Catawba Valley Community College 2017-2018 General Catalog


2550 US Hwy 70 SE • Hickory, North Carolina 28602
General Catalog • Volume 46 • Number 1 • 2017-2018
Main Campus Telephone Number: 828-327-7000 • College Website: www.cvcc.edu
















The Catawba Valley Community College 2017-2018 General Catalog (hereby referred to as the “Catalog”) is the official source of the College’s academic programs and courses.  The Catalog should be used as a guide, in conjunction with an academic advisor, in planning a program of study and in meeting requirements for graduation. 

The requirements specified in this Catalog apply to students who commence their studies at Catawba Valley Community College during the 2017-2018 academic year and who remain in continuous enrollment at the institution until they graduate. 

The catalog of record is the catalog that is current at the time a student enrolls at CVCC in his/her program of study. If a student changes his/her program of study, then the catalog of record becomes the catalog that is current at the time of that program change. To graduate under a program of study, a student must meet the requirements of his/her catalog of record or any catalog in effect within the next five years as long as the student has been continuously enrolled. A break in enrollment occurs when a student is not enrolled for two consecutive semesters (i.e. fall and spring or spring and fall). Students are not required to be enrolled during the summer semesters to maintain continuous enrollment. If a student breaks enrollment, the catalog of record will be become the catalog that is current at the time of reentry. From that point of reentry, the rule of continuous enrollment will apply. The Chief Student Services Officer or designee has the authority to choose a catalog within a five-year period of continuous enrollment that best suits the student’s needs for his/her particular program of study at the time of graduation. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by Chief Academic Officer.

See additional Requirements for Graduation.

Although course offerings and academic requirements at Catawba Valley Community College are continually under examination and revision, the Catalog is updated only once per year.  This annual revision procedure helps ensure that users of theCatalog will not find unexpected changes during their academic planning processes.


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Catawba Valley Community College publishes this catalog for the purpose of providing students and other interested persons with information about the College and its programs. The provisions of the catalog are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between students and Catawba Valley  Community College. The College reserves the right to change any provisions, policies, requirements, or schedules at any time or to add or withdraw course or program offerings. Every effort will be made to minimize the inconvenience such changes might create for students. Revisions are available on the CVCC website at www.cvcc.edu.

Since opening its doors to students in 1960, Catawba Valley Community College has existed as an “open-door” institution to persons of both sexes and all racial and ethnic groups. This admissions policy has been followed in all other spheres of student life ranging from activities to placement. Similarly, Catawba Valley Community College has made all personnel decisions including hiring, compensation, benefits and promotion on a nondiscriminatory basis.

The Board of Trustees of Catawba Valley Community College does hereby reaffirm this past stance by making a formal commitment to provide equal opportunity for employees and students. Catawba Valley Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex/gender  identity, religion, creed, age, disability, veteran or active military status, genetic characteristics, or any other category protected by law under Title VII and/or Title IX. We recognize this obligation to be a moral as well as legal responsibility because of its intrinsic worth in a country in which all should have  an equal chance to let their ability guide their life choices.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution