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Introduction: About KVCC

Mission Statement

Kennebec Valley Community College prepares students to achieve their educational, professional, and personal goals in a supportive environment through shared values of responsibility, integrity, and respect.

Definition of the Educated Person

An educated person possesses knowledge about self, about the world we live in, and the history that has led us to where we are. Beyond this knowledge, the educated person is a lifelong learner, seeking new knowledge wherever and whenever possible. This individual practices the skills of his or her profession in a conscientious, responsible, and accountable manner. In addition, this person possesses the communication and interpersonal skills necessary to speak and write clearly, effectively, and persuasively.

An educated person listens to others’ ideas respectfully and thoughtfully and accepts them or rejects them on the basis of clear and logical thinking. This person utilizes resources and technology to find information both personally and professionally. He or she possesses the analytical skills needed to solve problems and make decisions. As an involved member of the community, this person possesses values that enable him or her to show tolerance and respect for cultural, ethnic, and intellectual diversity.

Based upon the College’s mission and its belief regarding educated people, Kennebec Valley Community College expects that its graduates will:

  • Function competently and responsibly as entry level members of their respective professions and trades
  • Communicate clearly, effectively, and persuasively in both the written and spoken word
  • Utilize resources and technology as life-long learners in pursuit of both their personal and professional goals
  • Recognize opportunities for career advancement through transfer programs with other colleges and universities
  • Solve problems and make decisions based upon logical thinking and analytical skills
  • Respect cultural, ethnic, and intellectual diversity as involved members of their communites

Accreditation Information

Kennebec Valley Community College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the New England Association indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied though a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the New England Association is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution. Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
209 Burlington Road
Bedford, MA 01730-1433
Telephone: (781) 271-0022
Email: cihe@neasc.org

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Kennebec Valley Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation and/or preference, disability, or age or marital, parental or veteranís status in its programs and activities.

Inquiries about the Collegeís compliance with, and policies that prohibit discrimination on, these bases may be directed to:

Affirmative Action Officer
Kennebec Valley Community College
Frye Bldg. 92 Western Avenue, Fairfield, ME 04937-1367
Telephone: 207-453-5123 Maine Relay Service: 800-457-1220 Fax: 207-453-5010
E-mail: jdelile@kvcc.me.edu
Internet: http://www.kvcc.me.edu

United States Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
33 Arch Street, Suite 900
Boston, MA 02110
Telephone: 617-289-0111 TTY/TDD: 617-289-0063 Fax: 617-289-0150
E-mail: OCR.Boston@ed.gov
Internet: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html?src=oc

Maine Human Rights Commission (MHRC)
51 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0051
Telephone: 207-624-6050 TTY/TDD: 207-624-6064 Fax: 207-624-6063
Internet: http://www.state.me.us/mhrc/index.shtml

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
475 Government Center
Boston, MA 02203
Telephone: 617-565-3200 1-800-669-4000 TTY: 617-565-3204 1-800-669-6820 Fax: 617-565-3196
Internet: http://www.eeoc.gov/

Click HERE to download the Official KVCC Non-discrimination Policy and Procedures