Chattahoochee Valley Community College was established by an act of the Alabama Legislature during its 1973 legislative session. Located in Phenix City, Alabama, CVCC serves the citizens of Phenix City, Russell County, and parts of Bullock, Lee, Macon and Barbour counties. Its primary service area is Russell County, the eastern one-third of Macon County and the southeastern corner of Lee County. It also provides a variety of educational opportunities for the citizens of the Fort Benning – Columbus, Georgia metropolitan area.
CVCC opened in January of 1974 and initially used temporary facilities located throughout Phenix City. CVCC first occupied its present permanent location (2602 College Drive) in 1976. Its campus contains approximately 130 acres upon which are located 14 permanent buildings: an instructional and performing arts center, an administrative/classroom building, a general-purpose classroom building, a learning resources center, a fine arts building, a health and physical education building/gymnasium, an athletic complex, a student services center, an industry training center and a security building; in 2020, the College acquired Adams Hall from Troy University for the purpose of developing a one-stop student center and instructional facility; in 2021, three additional buildings were acquired from Troy University, a bookstore, a maintenance building, and Pitts Hall, which will become the Workforce Training Center.
Chattahoochee Valley Community College promotes student success and is committed to enriching our community by offering accessible quality and engaging educational opportunities through academic transfer, career and technical education, workforce development, and adult education.
Chattahoochee Valley Community College (CVCC) will be a dynamic engaged institution of higher learning dedicated to serving the community and students by providing excellent educational cultural and career opportunities allowing individuals to be successful and achieve their goals. CVCC will provide quality services through innovative practices state-of-the-art facilities and an understanding of meeting individuals where they are. CVCC will enhance the lives of its students, faculty, staff and the community by:
- Promoting instructional excellence in all program areas.
- Expanding and enhancing programs to meet the needs of the area’s workforce.
- Strengthening partnerships to advance the mission of the College.
- Creating a supportive teaching and learning environment.
- Integrating technology to support all programs and services.
- Implementing the use of evidence-based decision-making and.
- Providing exceptional student support services.
To achieve its purpose, the College has developed the following goals:
- To offer high-quality educational programs.
- To expand and strengthen program offerings that prepare students for direct entry into jobs at technical, paraprofessional and entry-level management positions.
- To provide educational and support programs that ensure student success.
- To develop community service and continuing education programs, strengthen links with high schools and community agencies and promote the economic, educational and cultural development of the service area.
- To provide and maintain a comprehensive program of advising, counseling and testing services and extracurricular activities that enrich the cultural, social, physical and intellectual lives of students.
- To practice broad-based systematic planning of the College’s educational programs, academic and student support services, community service programs and administrative processes.
- To provide state-of-the-art technology, infrastructure, and facilities to support the College mission.