History, Mission, + Values


KVCC was organized in 1969 by the 104th Maine Legislature and first classes began in the fall of 1970, with 35 full-time and 131 part-time students. Since then, KVCC has undergone many changes and has grown to an enrollment of over 2,500 full and part-time students enrolled in credit courses on average. In addition, KVCC offers a comprehensive schedule of continuing education courses and business and industry outreach programs.

The College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE); the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs; the Maine Board of Emergency Medical Services; the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM); the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs on recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board; the Maine State Board of Nursing; the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission; the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education; the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association; the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT); North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP); and the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Inc.

Our Mission:

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.

Our Vision:

For our institution:
To be recognized as a leader in educational excellence and innovation in Maine.

For our graduates:
To utilize their education and knowledge for productive and responsible citizenship.

Our Values:

Kennebec Valley Community College values:

  • Integrity
  • Excellence in teaching
  • Emerging technology
  • A student centered environment
  • Diversity
  • Intellectual inquiry
  • A culture of civility, cooperation, and collegiality
  • A welcoming atmosphere for all newcomers
  • A strong work ethic
  • Creation of opportunities for self fulfillment and life-long learning
  • Personal wellness
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