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Study at Catawba Valley Community College

Catawba Valley Community College is a public community college located in Hickory, North Carolina. The college was established on April 3, 1958, as a part of the North Carolina Community College System. It was given its present name on December 1, 1987. The main campus is spread across an area of 120 acres.

CVCC's athletics department fields both men's and women's sports teams. They participate in the intercollegiate NJCAA Division III sports and are nicknamed the Buccaneers. The campus of CVCC is home to a wide variety of student clubs and organizations.

Profile of Catawba Valley Community College

Catawba Valley Community College is located in a rural site not far from an urban area, in Hickory, NC. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at Catawba Valley Community College top out at the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

Students at the school often study landscaping and horticulture and production trades.

Catawba Valley Community College Selectivity

Catawba Valley Community College maintains an open-admission policy.


Students at the school benefit from the low student/teacher ratio.

Student Enrolment

Catawba Valley Community College offers classes to 4, 765 students (2, 675 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Students sports include formal participation in Other competitions.

Catawba Valley Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts139liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine68registered nursing, EMT paramedic
Business and Management66business management, accounting technology, operations management, banking, electronic commerce, call center operation
Transportation65truck and bus driver
Production Trades62furniture design, upholsterer, machine shop assistant, welding
Medical Support and Technology53dental hygienist, surgical tech, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, health diagnostic professions, health service and sciences
Medical administration50medical office management, medical transcription, medical records tech
Engineering Technician42architectural engineering tech, electronics tech, computer engineering tech, mechanical engineering tech, electromechanical instrument tech
Education and Teaching35early childhood Education
Computer Science and Engineering27information technology, network management, computer programming, information science, computer networking
Mechanics and Repair25automobile mechanics, HVAC
Landscaping and Horticulture18applied horticulture, turf management
Security and Law Enforcement15criminal justice and safety, corrections and criminal justice, criminal justice and police
office and Administration15office management
Photography and Commercial Art14commercial art
Media7photo and film tech
Construction Trades5electrician
Beauty and Cosmetology1cosmetology
Engineering0industrial engineering

Contact: Catawba Valley Community College

Catawba Valley Community College

2550 Hwy 70 SE

Hickory, NC 28602-0699

General Phone: (828) 327-7000


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