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General Studies Courses
These are courses that are meant to build the foundation for your learning in reading, writing, and math. An example of a general studies course would be Written Communications.

   

Core Courses
These are classes that are specific to your program. For example if you are enrolled in our Welding Program, a core course would be Advanced Arc Welding.

 

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Defining Your Student Status

Understanding your student status at CVTC is important because it can determine when you register for courses and what type of courses you can take.

Step One: Understand the Difference Between Program and Pre-Program

Students are classified as pre-program if

  1. the program is filled to capacity and they are on a waiting list. 
  2. they have not met certain program admissions requirements.

No matter what the reason for being a pre-program student, you may take general studies courses while you wait for an opening.  

  

Step Two: Understand Your Student Status

Student Type​ Definition

New Program​

Students who have been accepted in a program for the upcoming semester.

Continuing Program ​

Students who have been accepted into a program, are currently attending, and have taken at least one semester of core courses.

New Pre-Program ​

New students who are on a waiting list or are working on admission requirements for a program and have been accepted to take General Education courses for the upcoming semester.

Continuing Pre-Program ​

Students who are on a waiting list or who are working on admission requirements for a program and have taken courses in the past year.

  

Enrollment Status

Student status can often be confused with enrollment status. At CVTC, we look at the number of credits you are taking to determine if you are full-time or part-time. View the Financial Aid area for more information on this topic.