2020-2021 Catalog Winter Update

Assurance of Competence and Quality

Kalamazoo Valley Community College seeks to educate and graduate students of high quality, fully competent to perform the skills specified in their program of study, and in the general education requirements of the college’s degree and certificate programs. Kalamazoo Valley offers assurance to its students, their prospective employers, and transferring institutions that students who receive degrees or certificates with a 2.0 average or better are fully capable of competent performance.

Subject to the conditions of the Assurance of Competence and Quality, students obtaining employment within one year of earning a degree or certificate in an occupational program with a 2.0 average or higher can be expected to perform competently in the area in which they were instructed. Any employer who views a Kalamazoo Valley graduate as not possessing appropriate entry-level skills, and can specify such deficiencies, may request remediation. Upon being granted such a request, the student will be permitted to retake the specified course or courses without payment of tuition or materials fee.

Subject to the conditions of the Assurance of Competence and Quality, students transferring to a baccalaureate degree-granting institution within one year of earning an associate degree in an approved transfer program with a 2.0 average or higher shall possess the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully complete junior-year courses in the same field of study. The college will, upon the recommendation from the institution to which the student transferred and the approval from the appropriate college official, permit the student to retake a specified course or courses in the areas deemed deficient without payment of tuition or materials fee.