1 Part II: The Abbreviated Institutional Summary Form Prepared for Commission Reviews (Applicable to all institutions) Directions: Please provide six copies of Part II of the Fifth-Year Interim Report regardless of whether the document is submitted in print, CD, or DVD format. It should not be combined with another Part of the Fifth-Year Interim Report. Entitle it Institutional Summary and submit it with your completed Fifth-Year Interim Report. History and Characteristics Provide a brief history of the institution, a description of its current mission, an indication of its geographic service area, and a description of the composition of the student population. Include a description of any unusual or distinctive features of the institution and a description of the admissions policies (open, selective, etc.). The following information is directly from the Catawba Valley Community College Course Catalog: Mission Statement Catawba Valley Community College is an innovative, comprehensive community college that fosters an environment focused on Academic Excellence, Globalization and Diversity, Economic and Workforce Development, and Student and Community Engagement to empower individuals and enrich the community through premier educational programs and services centered on teaching and learning. Vision Statement The vision of Catawba Valley Community College is to be the standard of excellence for programs, services, and facilities for community colleges in the nation. History Through the concerted efforts of concerned and united Catawba County citizens and North Carolina educational leaders, on April 3, 1958, Catawba Valley Community College was established by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction as the ninth school of its kind in the state. Construction of the original facilities began in The 40,000 square foot building costing approximately $500,000 was completed in August An initial enrollment of seventy-seven (77) students began classes in September of the same year. From 1960 to 1963, the College operated under the jurisdiction of the Catawba County Board of Education. During this time the College was known as the Catawba County Industrial Education Center. In July 1963, the General Assembly of North Carolina enacted into law G.S. 115A which provided for the establishment of the present North Carolina System of Community Colleges. On January 9, 1964, Catawba Valley Technical Institute was among the original seven institutes chartered by the Department. At that time, CVTI established its own Board of Trustees and began operation as a member of the Department of Community Colleges. Thus, it was in August 1964, that the College awarded its first Associate Degree in Applied Science. It was during the transition from an Industrial Education Center to Technical Institute that great strides began in expanding educational programs, increasing student enrollment, developing quality instruction, adding facilities, and increasing community acceptance and service.
2 On September 1, 1979, the name of the institution was changed to Catawba Valley Technical College by the Trustees and commissioners of Catawba County. On December 1, 1987, the State Board of Community Colleges officially approved CVTC to become Catawba Valley Community College and the College Transfer program was approved. The College continues as a publicly supported coeducational institution. Location Catawba Valley Community College, is located in Hickory on Highways 70 and 321, in Catawba County, North Carolina. Situated in the heart of the Piedmont some 1,175 feet above sea level, CVCC is easily accessible over Interstate 40, Highways 321, 70, 16 and 127. It is within seven miles of a commercial airport and approximately 50 miles from metropolitan Charlotte. The campus covers approximately 120 acres and includes 11 buildings for a total of 405,647 square feet of floor space. In addition, there is a Cosmetology Center at the CVCC Newton Center in downtown Newton and the Workforce Development Center at the East Campus. The Alexander Center for Education, a 15,000 square foot building situated on 4.72 acres at 345 Industrial Boulevard in Taylorsville was purchased by Alexander County in 2000 as an off-site center, which opened for classes March 28, General CVCC follows open door admissions policies as established by the North Carolina Community College System. Admission is open to persons 18 years of age or older and to high school/ged graduates. High school students may be admitted under concurrent (dual) enrollment provisions and Huskins Bill provisions established by the North Carolina Community College System. Admission to CVCC is open to individuals 18 years of age or older regardless of race, color, creed, sex, handicap, or national origin. Persons under 18 years of age may be admitted if already a high school graduate or if they possess a GED. High school students may be admitted under concurrent (dual) enrollment provisions, Huskins Bill provisions, and intellectually gifted and mature student provisions established by the State of North Carolina. Admission to the College does not necessarily mean admission to the curriculum or program desired by the applicant. A student must satisfy the admissions requirements for his/her program of study. Applicants will be admitted to programs as admissions requirements are completed except for programs with limited enrollment (discussed further below). Applicants may be admitted to certain programs on a provisional basis until all admissions requirements are completed. The Director of Health Services Admissions or designee will maintain appropriate documentation of the specific admissions requirements for each curriculum program and will provide appropriate communication of those admissions requirements. Enrollment in certain programs is limited, and admission is competitive. The admissions committee for each limited enrollment program will select the most academically qualified applicants. Applicants to health services programs must complete the minimum admissions requirements established by the admissions committee for the program to be considered in the competitive admissions process. These minimum admissions requirements may include, but are not necessarily limited to, completion of aptitude tests, submission of recommendations, vaccinations, and/or health examination. Additional information regarding specific criteria may be obtained from the associate dean for the program of interest. Completion of high school or equivalent (GED High School Equivalency) is required for admission to all associate degree programs and certain diploma and certificate programs. If completion of high school or equivalent is a requirement for the intended program, applicants must provide official transcripts (from high school or state GED Office/GED Administrator) evidencing completion. The high school transcript requirement is waived for associate degree program applicants who have graduated from an accredited two-year or four-year college, except for applicants to certain programs in the School of Health Services and students receiving VA education benefits. To fulfill the college s general admission requirements, students who have attended foreign schools at the secondary level (high school) must submit transcripts that are written in or translated into the English language. Translated secondary level transcripts must be literal (word for word) and the translator must sign the translated copy and include contact information. (The name the student is currently using should appear on the transcript as well as the date of birth.) NOTE: If the official translation does not indicate US high school equivalency, the student will be required to obtain translation through a current member of National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Applicants to curriculum programs of study must provide official transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges/universities previously attended. To fulfill the college s general admission requirements, students who have attended foreign schools at the post-secondary level (college/university) must submit transcripts that have been translated into the English language. Translated transcripts must be literal (word for word) and the translator must sign the translated copy and include contact information. The name the student is currently using should appear on the transcript as well
3 as the date of birth. Students desiring transfer credit must submit transcripts that have been evaluated by a current member of NACES at (The name the student is currently using should appear on the transcript as well as the date of birth). Note: The evaluating agency for post-secondary transcripts (college/university) or translator for secondary transcripts (high school) must send the evaluation report directly to Catawba Valley Community College s Student Records Office. Student copies of evaluations will not be accepted. CVCC may admit undocumented immigrant applicants consistent with provisions of federal and state laws and regulations in Title 23 of the North Carolina Administrative Code. Under current State law, undocumented immigrant applicants do not qualify for in-state residency for tuition and shall be charged at the out-of state tuition rate for curriculum programs. For more information please visit: Wherever Huskins or concurrent enrollment is listed, colleges should also include the following high school programs: Learn and Earn, Learn and Earn Online, alternative high school programs (Early College and Middle College High Schools), and Dual Enrollment. No veteran may be certified for Veterans Educational Assistance Benefits (G.I. Bill) until all admissions requirements have been met and an unconditional acceptance has been granted. Applicants to the College will be held to and shall maintain the same behavior standards as those students who are enrolled. Demographics Catawba Valley Community College s curriculum enrollment during Fall 2009 Semester was 5528, 39% of whom are full-time and 61% of whom are part-time. Female curriculum students account for 58% of the total enrollment. Curriculum enrollment breakdown by race/ethnicity is as follows: American Indian/Alaskan Native - 1% Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander - 8% Black or African American - 8% Hispanic/Latino - 11% White - 69% Two or More Races - 0% Race/ethnicity unknown - 1% Non-Resident Alien - 0% Of these undergraduates, 52% are 24 years-of-age or younger and 42% are 25 years-of-age or older, with 6% of unknown age. List of Degrees Associates in Arts Associate in Science Associate in Fine Arts Associates in General Education Associates in Applied Science General Transfer General Transfer Music and Music Education General Transfer Accounting Advertising and Graphic Design Architectural Technology Associate Degree Nursing Automotive Systems Technology Business Administration Business Administration Banking and Finance Concentration Business Administration Customer Service Concentration Business Administration Electronic Commerce Concentration Business Administration Marketing and Retailing Concentration Computer Engineering Technology
4 Computer Information Technology Computer Programming Criminal Justice Technology Criminal Justice Technology Latent Evidence Cyber Crime Technology Dental Hygiene Early Childhood Education Electroneurodiagnostic Technology Electronics Engineering Technology Emergency Medical Science Entrepreneurship Fire Protection Technology General Occupational Technology Health Information Technology Healthcare Management Technology Horticulture Technology Industrial Systems Technology Information Systems Security Associate in Applied Science (-cont.) Mechanical Engineering Technology Networking Technology Office Administration Photographic Technology Polysomnography Radiography Respiratory Therapy Turfgrass Management Technology Web Technologies Certificate Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology Automotive Systems Technology Cosmetology Early Childhood Education Electrical/Electronics Technology Horticulture Technology Landscape Design Horticulture Technology Landscape Management Machining Technology Medical Office Administration Medical Transcription Surgical Technology Welding Technology Accounting Basic Law Enforcement Training Business Administration Banking and Finance Concentration Business Administration Electronic Commerce Concentration Computer Information Technology Computer Information Technology Database Computer Programming Criminal Justice Technology Law Enforcement Criminal Justice Technology Correctional Probation & Parole Criminal Justice Technology Retail Industrial Security Criminal Justice Technology Judicial Court Administrator Criminal Justice Technology Latent Evidence CSI
5 Cyber Crime Technology Cyber Crime & Computer Security Early Childhood Education School Age Early Childhood Education Infant, Toddler & Preschool Teacher Infant/Toddler Care Emergency Medical Science Paramedic Advancement Program Entrepreneurship Furniture Upholstery Health Information Technology Healthcare Management Technology Healthcare Management Healthcare Management Technology Insurance Healthcare Management Technology Healthcare Receptionist Horticulture Technology Information Systems Security Network Security Information Systems Security Operating System Security Information Systems Security Wireless Security Networking Technology CCNA Networking Technology CCNP Networking Technology Windows Server Networking Technology Operating Systems Networking Technology Red Hat Office Administration Office Administration Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Polysomnography Web Technologies Basic Web Developer Web Technologies Webmaster Welding Technology Locations and Distance Education 1. List all new off-campus sites established since your previous reaffirmation where a student can be awarded a degree, certificate, or diploma at the site or where a student can obtain 50 percent or more of credits toward the educational program - Cosmetology Newton Center 119 N College Ave. Newton, NC List all locations (country, state, and city) where coursework toward a degree, diploma, or certificate can be obtained primarily through traditional classroom instruction. For each site, indicate the partial or complete degree offered and, for each degree, certificate, or diploma, whether a student can obtain 50 percent of credits toward any of the educational programs. All degree programs except for Cosmetology are currently offered on our main Campus at 2550 Hwy. 70 SE, Hickory, NC (diploma). Cosmetology is offered at the Newton Center, 119 N College Ave. Newton, NC Provide a brief description of distance education credit offerings that can be obtained primarily through electronic means and indicate where the students are located. Indicate any degree or certificate programs that can be completed primarily through electronic means. Please limit this brief description to one-half page.
6 The majority of courses required in the following programs are offered both through distance technologies and traditional seated sections. The programs are offered on our main campus. School of Health Services Healthcare Management Medical Transcription Medical Office Polysomnography (48% of the courses are distance) School of Business, Industry, and Technology Accounting Business Administration Entrepreneurship* Web Technologies School of Academics, Education, and Fine Arts AA General College Transfer AS General College Transfer Early Childhood Education School of Public Safety Fire Protection Technology AAS, Certificate AAS, AAS * Offered specifically through distance education technologies. College telecourse offerings are now limited to specific EDU and MAT classes.