Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College
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|Kanawha Valley Community and Technical college|
|Motto||Your College of Opportunity|
|Type||Comprehensive, Associate Degree Granting, Public Institution|
|President||Joseph L. Badgley|
|Admin. staff||41 full-time, 55 adjuncts|
|Students||2227 (Fall 2009)|
|Location||South Charleston, West Virginia, United States|
|Former names||West Virginia State Community and Technical College|
Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College (KVCTC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that provides a broad spectrum of associate degrees, certificates, industry certifications, continuing education, community service, employee training, developmental and transfer education. KVCTC is located in South Charleston, West Virginia, United States. It was formerly located in Institute, West Virginia on the campus of West Virginia State University.
Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College was established in 1953 as a community college on the campus of what was then West Virginia State College (now West Virginia State University). In 2003, it was accredited as West Virginia State Community and Technical College but remained administratively linked to WVSU. In 2008, the legislature fully separated the Community and Technical College from its parent 4-year institution, however, both schools continued to share the same campus. Due to the extremely crowded conditions endured by both KVCTC and WVSU and for the school to facilitate its mission, ongoing efforts were made to establish a new, separate campus. In the fall of 2012, KVCTC moved to its new campus in South Charleston, West Virginia, located at the former Dow research facility.
In 2009, the school went through a name change to distinguish itself from West Virginia State University. The school's new name was officially announced on April 20, 2009 as Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College.
In May 2012, KVCTC received national recognition by earning the MAP-Works Overall Excellence Award for implementing a program aimed at student success.
 Degrees offered
Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College grants more than 20 Associate in Applied Science Degrees, one Associate in Science Degree, one Associate in Arts Degree, 17 Certificate of Applied Science Degrees, and twelve Skill Sets. To meet the expressed need for nurses in the region, KVCTC, at the time WVSCTC, began its first Associate Degree in Nursing in the fall of 2005.
The Business Studies Division has articulation agreements with Marshall University and West Virginia State University for students to transfer the Accounting, Finance, Management and Marketing degrees into a baccalaureate program. An agreement also exists with Marshall University to transfer the Computers and Information Technology: Management Information Systems degree from KVCTC.
Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College has met the recommended criteria to become an independently accredited institution by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In October 2004, the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association approved KVCTC, at the time WVSCTC, to receive the maximum five year initial accreditation. Following a return visit in April 2010, KVCTC was granted the maximum ten year accreditation.
The Nursing program at KVCTC is fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. and the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses since 2007. At an accreditation visit in 2012, the NLNAC recommended the full eight-year accreditation of the nursing program.
The Nuclear Medicine program at KVCTC is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology.
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