Alexander Center for Education College Connection News

Check out what’s coming to the Catawba Valley Community College Alexander Center for Education:

CVCC Alexander Furniture Academy
• Applications to the January 2017 Alexander Furniture Academy are now open! Interested applicants may pick up their application packet from our office any time between 7:30 am and 9:00 pm Monday – Thursday. The Furniture Academy will offer two classes per year.

Welding Classes – Curriculum
Welding classes are going on now! Students interested in Spring 2017 classes may start the application process now! Continue reading

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CVCC Student Awarded Shuford Federal Credit Union Scholarships

Blackburn Scholarship-Heidi Millsaps %2716 ImageCatawba Valley Community College student Heidi Millsaps recently received the Bruce A. Blackburn Scholarship through the CVCC Foundation, Inc. The scholarship honors Blackburn’s service as chairman of the Shuford Credit Union board of directors and his passion for investment in education.

Millsaps is a 2016 graduate of Alexander Central High School and is enrolled in the Emergency Medical Science program.  Her father Keith Millsaps is an EMT at Alexander Rescue Squad and EMS, Inc., and inspired her to follow in his footsteps. Continue reading

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CVCC Surgical Technology Grads Earn 100% Pass Rate on National Certification

Surgical Technology ImageRecent graduates of Catawba Valley Community College’s Surgical Technology diploma program achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the National Certification from the National Board of Surgical Technology & Surgical Assisting in Littleton, Col.

The national certification is a comprehensive exam covering the entire year of education at CVCC. It is required by all graduates of accredited surgical technology programs. Continue reading

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CVCC Announces New Appointments to Board of Trustees

CVCC Trustees New ImageCatawba Valley Community College’s board of trustees recently inducted Sherry Butler and Dwayne Welch as new appointments to the board at a formal ceremony. Jessica Carson,president of the Student Government Association, was sworn in and Robert Mullinax, Sr. was reappointed to a four-year term.

North Carolina Administrative Code authorizes the Governor, the local county commissioners and the school board to appoint trustees to their respective community college board. North Carolina General Statutes allow Carson to serve on the board as a non-voting member to bring the voice of the students. Continue reading

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CVCC and Partners Launch Second Early College High School

Alexander Early College First Day 8-2-16 imageThrough a partnership between Alexander County Schools and Catawba Valley Community College, 57 new students became the first members of the Alexander Early College High School in Taylorsville this month.

These students will be able to earn a high school diploma and an associate degree on the campus of CVCC Alexander Center for Education in Taylorsville by 2020. Students will save their families thousands of dollars compared to a university by obtaining the CVCC degree. Continue reading

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