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Tuition & Fees: $2,381  /  $8,439
School Size: 4,786
Institutional Control: Public
Coed Status: 42% Men, 58% Women
 
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(828)327-7000
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Catawba Valley Community College

The technical programs can be completed entirely at Catawba Valley Community College. They prepare you to enter a specific career field. The college offers three types of recognition for completing these programs.

  • An associate degree is awarded for programs that take two years of full-time attendance to complete. These programs require some general education courses such as math, English and social sciences. They also require a large number of courses directly related to a certain type of job.
  • A diploma program takes less time to complete. Many of these programs are offered in the late afternoon and evening. They require a few general education courses, but mostly concentrate on teaching you the skills for a certain job.
  • Certificate programs are skill training only. They do not require any classes other than those necessary to perform the job. Students in these programs spend a lot of time in labs or shops practicing hands-on skills with lots of attention from the instructor. Many of these programs are offered in the late afternoon and evening.
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