Catawba Valley Community College is a public community college in Hickory, North Carolina. The college, established April 3, 1958, is part of the North Carolina Community College System. On December 1, 1987, the school's name was changed officially to Catawba Valley Community College, having previously been known as Catawba Valley Technical Institute and Catawba Valley Technical College.
The main campus covers 120 acres (0.49 km2) and includes 11 buildings. In addition, the college operates a Cosmetology Center in downtown Newton, the CVCC Alexander Center for Education in Taylorsville, and East Campus where continuing education and business & industry services are provided. Specialty programs include the Manufacturing Solutions Center where US manufacturers are provided assistance to increase sales, improve quality and improve efficiency. A 28,000-square-foot (2,600 m2) Regional Simulated Hospital, ValleySim Hospital, opened in 2011.
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