Established in 1953, and located in Institute, West Virginia, Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College (KVCTC), was formerly known as West Virginia State Community and Technical College. The school offers a variety of degrees and certificates as well as continuing education, employee education, and transfer degrees. Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College is based in Institute on the West Virginia State University campus in the Cole Complex.
Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College offers twenty-two associate degree programs and eleven certificate programs. Twelve collaborative degree programs and several certificates are also available at KVCTC. There are also a variety of credit and non-credit training options for business and industry employees through the Workforce and Economic Development Division at Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College. There are several off campus training sites available in the regions of Kanawha, Putnam and Clay counties.
Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in nursing (AAS), as well as a transition track for Licensed Practical Nurses to study to become Registered Nurses (LPN to RN). The nursing programs at Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College are fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. and the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses since 2007.
In order to apply to the nursing programs at Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College, individuals must hold a high school diploma or GED and must submit a transcript as proof of their studies. Individuals who are not seeking a degree are also able to apply to the nursing programs at Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College, however those individuals must apply as non-degree seeking students. Those individuals must submit a completed application form to the Student Services Admissions Office. If a student who is registered as non-degree wishes to change his or her status from non-degree to degree or certificate program, the individuals must submit the necessary forms to the Office of Student Services in order to change this status. At this point, the individual must complete the degree-seeking admission requirements for this change.
Individuals who have not yet completed high school may apply to Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College programs however, they must submit the following requirements; complete the consent form signed by his or her high school principal or counselor and parent, must have a 3.0 GPA at minimum, and Juniors can only take four credit hours per semester. Seniors can enroll for no more than seven credit hours per semester, unless the Dean for Academic Affairs approves otherwise. Before registering for college-level English and/or math courses, these early application students must meet the prerequisite test scores necessary for the nursing programs at Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College.
For pre-nursing information, or information on the Allied Health programs at Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College in general, individuals can contact 304-204-4043 for more information.