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 Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., Commission on Institutions of Higher Education; 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