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 2,554 full and part-time students enrolled in credit courses for the fall semester, 2011. 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 Association of Collegiate 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.
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.
Kennebec Valley Community College values:
- Excellence in teaching
- Emerging technology
- A student centered environment
- 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