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Valley College is here to guide you towards your dream career in Healthcare, Business or IT

Are You Ready to Change Your Future?

Are you ready to start an important path that will lead you to a rewarding career? At Valley College, we are here to help you to reach your full potential by beginning a fulfilling career that you love. Our Admissions team will be happy to guide you throughout the application process.

So whether you’re looking to attend classes at one of our campuses, or want to experience online learning, Valley College is here to help you discover a career path you’re passionate about. We take great pride in our students and alumni, and we hope that we can provide you with everything you’re looking for and more.

Take the First Step Today

We understand that you will have questions before you decide to apply. What will I study? What are the career opportunities? Can I qualify for Financial Aid? Contact us today to talk to a friendly representative who will answer questions you may have. They can assist you through the process, from discussing your career and life goals, to application, enrollment, to the Financial Aid office, and your next life adventure.

How Can I Apply?

Apply Online

  1. Complete our Online Application.
  2. We will review your application and contact you with further instructions.
  3. It’s just that easy!

Apply In-Person

Schedule a tour to come visit one of our campuses. We will discuss your goals, tour facilities, meet staff, and speak to students. This is a big decision and we’re here to help. If we both feel it is right, then our staff will help you out in-person with your application and the enrollment process.

Is a Rewarding Career in Healthcare, Business or IT Right For You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Healthcare, Business or IT and exploring whether Valley College is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

For immediate questions, call your nearest Valley College location today.

Akron Info Center: 330-969-8200
Beckley: 304-362-6929
Cleveland: 216-453-8201
Martinsburg: 304-451-3172
Princeton Info Center: 304-579-8767
Online: 888-979-9579

Accreditations, Approvals, Memberships and Licensure – Last reviewed: 2020

Valley College-Beckley, Valley College-Martinsburg, and Valley College – Cleveland are nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). ACCSC contact information: 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302 Arlington, Virginia 22201.

Valley College-Beckley and Valley College-Martinsburg are licensed by the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education (“WVCCTCE”). WVCCTCE may be contacted at 1018 Kanawha Blvd., East, Suite 700, Charleston, WV 25301.

Valley College – Martinsburg is approved by the West Virginia Higher Education Commission to offer Bachelor of Science degrees. Contact information: West Virginia Higher Education Commission 1018 Kanawha Blvd., East, Suite 700, Charleston, WV 25301.

Valley College – Beckley’s and Valley College – Martinsburg’s The Nursing Assistant (CNA) program is approved by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (“DHHR”). West Virginia DHHR Long-Term Care Nursing Assistant Program can be contacted at 408 Leon Sullivan Way, Charleston, WV 25301.

Valley College – Martinsburg is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Association (SARA). Valley College is authorized to deliver distance education to students who reside in states that are also members of NC-SARA. For a current list of states that are members of NC-SARA, visit the NC-SARA website.

Valley College – Cleveland is approved by the Ohio Board of Career Colleges and Schools; Certificate of Registration Number is #2142. The Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools may be contacted at: 30 East Broad Street, Suite 2481, Columbus, OH 43215

Valley College – Cleveland is conditionally approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing to offer Practical Nursing. Conditional Approval is the initial approval status granted to a new nursing education program that meets and maintains of the requirements of Chapter 4723-5, Ohio Administrative Code, and is necessary for the implantation of the program.

Valley College – Cleveland has the following license: Ohio Department of Public Safety CDL A Training School.

Valley College programs are approved for students to use veterans’ benefits. The chart below shows the programs that are currently approved. Check with the Financial Aid Department for the most up-to-date approval status of a program.

Program and Credential Campus
Nursing Assistant (CNA) – Certificate Beckley and Martinsburg
Medical Clinical Assistant – Diploma Beckley and Martinsburg
Health Services Administration – DE – Associate Degree – AAB Cleveland
Business Administration – DE – Associate Degree – AAB Cleveland
Medical Administrative Assistant -DE -Diploma Martinsburg
Medical Front Office, Billing and Coding –DE – Diploma Martinsburg
Health Services Administration-DE – Associate Degree -AAB Martinsburg
Business Administration-DE – Associate Degree –AAB Martinsburg
Cybersecurity-DE – Associate Degree –OAS Martinsburg
Health Services Administration-DE – Bachelor Degree –BS Martinsburg
Business Administration-DE – Bachelor Degree –BS Martinsburg
Cybersecurity-DE – Bachelor Degree –BS Martinsburg

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Policy – Reviewed Annually-2019

This policy must be posted on the Student Bulletin Board. An abbreviated FERPA policy will be posted on the school’s Consumer Information web page under Privacy of Student Records Family- Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). It also will be distributed to the campuses to be posted on the ground and online appropriate bulletin board. The FERPA Policy is to be reviewed annually.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are “eligible students.”

  • Parents or eligible students have the right to inspect and review the student’s education records maintained by the school. Schools are not required to provide copies of records unless, for reasons such as great distance, it is impossible for parents or eligible students to review the records. Schools may charge a fee for copies.
  • Parents or eligible students have the right to request that a school correct records which they believe to be inaccurate or misleading. If the school (Valley College) decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student then has the right to a formal hearing. After the hearing, if the school still decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student has the right to place a statement with the record setting forth his or her view about the contested information.
  • Generally, schools must have written permission from the parent or eligible student in order to release any information from a student’s education record. However, FERPA allows schools to disclose those records, without consent, to the following parties or under the following conditions (34 CFR § 99.31):
    • School officials with legitimate educational interest;
    • Other schools to which a student is transferring;
    • Specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes;
    • Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student;
    • Organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school;
    • Accrediting organizations;
    • To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena;
    • Appropriate officials in cases of health and safety emergencies; and
    • State and local authorities, within a juvenile justice system, pursuant to specific State law.

Schools may disclose, without consent, “directory” information such as a student’s full name, major/minor (program), academic honors, degree/certificate awarded, dates attended (start date, date degree conferred and/or withdrawal date), full time status, address, phone number, email address.   Schools must tell parents and eligible students about directory information and allow parents and eligible students a reasonable amount of time to request that the school not disclose directory information about them. Schools must notify parents and eligible students annually of their rights under FERPA. The actual means of notification (special letter, inclusion in the student handbook, or newspaper article) is left to the discretion of each school.

Prior to releasing information, the faculty/staff member must review the student’s file to confirm that the student signed a FERPA Release Form (AD-19). The following student information cannot be released: social security number (whole or in part), date of birth, student ID number, class schedule/roster, grades, GPA (term or cumulative), transcript, citizenship, gender, ethnicity, religious preference, daily class schedule (even to local police/authorities) and parent’s address, unless written consent has been received. The student’s GPA may be released if the student has indicated such on the FERPA Release form. This should be limited to the Placement Services department and for the purpose of the student’s career development/job search. Classroom instructors should not release GPA or course grades. The exception would be if the student has indicated that they have a Support Specialist who has completed the required Support Specialist Release.

Copying Records

Parents or eligible students have the right to inspect and review the student’s education records maintained by the school. Schools are not required to provide copies of records unless, for reasons such as great distance or the student/parent is otherwise incapable of inspecting the records in person, Schools may charge a fee for copies as long as it does not effectively prevent the student from exercising his or her right to inspect the records. Valley College requests that the student or parent (of a student under the age of 18) submit a request in writing before records may be released. The College may accept an electronical request.

Student transcript: A student transcript is part of the student’s academic record. Hence, it is required that the school provides a copy of the transcript if requested. However, this transcript does not need to be an official copy of the academic transcript. The college is not required to provide more than one copy of the unofficial transcript. The school is not required to send a copy of the education records to a third party, such as a prospective employer or another school. Nothing prevents the college from indicating that the transcript is an unofficial copy. If the student has defaulted on his or financial obligations, the college may indicate that on the academic transcript. (Handwritten notification is fine.

For additional information, you may contact:

Family Policy Compliance Office

U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW,

Washington, D.C. 20202-8520

1-800-USA-LEARN (1-800-872-5327) (voice)

Individuals who use TDD may call 1-800-437-0833

Dispute Resolution Procedure Notice Effective July 1, 2020

Valley College strives to ensure that its students are fully satisfied with their educational experience. However, in order to afford full consideration to students’ complaints or concerns and resolve disputes quickly, fairly, and in good faith, Valley College set forth the following framework for the amicable problem resolution. By enrolling, students agree to follow each step of this procedure.

  1. DISPUTE- If a dispute or concern arises, the student should first attempt to resolve the issue directly with the faculty member or the campus staff member involved.
  2. GRIEVANCE- If the dispute is not informally resolved at Step 1 above, you must follow Valley College’s Student Complaint Procedure listed in the Catalog and file a written grievance with the Director of Academic Affairs or the Campus President or the Director, Online Division describing the dispute in detail and the requested solution. A written response and proposed resolution will be provided to you by the College. If the student feels that the complaint is still unresolved, the student should submit the complaint in writing to the College’s President. If a student does not feel that the school has adequately addressed a complaint or concern, the student may consider contacting the school’s accrediting agency or a state agency whose contact information is provided in the school’s Catalog.
  3. ARBITRATION- If you are still not satisfied with the college’s response at step 2 above, you are required to arbitrate the dispute. See the Valley College’s arbitration agreement provision in the Valley College’s Enrollment Agreement (also listed below for quick reference) for details on your obligation to arbitrate. Students are not required to participate in arbitration or any internal dispute resolution process offered by the institution prior to filing borrower defense to repayment application with the Department pursuant to §685.206(e); the school cannot, in any way, require students to limit, relinquish, or waive their ability to pursue filing a borrower defense claim, pursuant to §685.206(e) at any time; and any arbitration, required by a pre-dispute arbitration agreement, tolls the limitations period for filing a borrower defense to repayment application pursuant to §685.206(e)(6)(ii). Except for the borrower defense claims, both the College and students explicitly waive any right to a jury trial. The decision of the Arbitrator will be legally binding, and not merely advisory.

Arbitration Agreement and Waiver of Jury Trial

i. Any dispute I may bring against the College, or any of its parents, subsidiaries, officers, directors, or employees, with the sole exception of any Borrower Defense Claims described in Paragraph ii below, or which the College may bring against me, no matter how characterized, pleaded or styled, shall be resolved by binding arbitration conducted by the American Arbitration Association (the “AAA”), under its Consumer Arbitration Rules (“Consumer Rules”), and decided by a single Arbitrator. The arbitration hearing will be conducted in the city in which the campus is located.

ii. Notice Regarding Borrower Defense Claims: The following provisions are included pursuant to U.S. Department of Education regulations at 34 C.F.R. § 685.300(e) and (f) and shall apply to this Agreement for any period during which regulations requiring such notices are in effect: (1) The College agrees that neither it nor anyone else who later becomes a party to this pre-dispute arbitration agreement will use it to stop you from bringing a lawsuit concerning the College’s acts or omissions regarding the making of the Federal Direct Loan or the provision by the College of educational services for which the Federal Direct Loan was obtained. You may file a lawsuit for such a claim or you may be a member of a class action lawsuit for such a claim even if you do not file it. This provision does not apply to other claims. We agree that only the court is to decide whether a claim asserted in the lawsuit is a claim regarding the making of the Federal Direct Loan or the provision of educational services for which the loan was obtained. (2) The College agrees that neither it nor anyone else who later becomes a party to this agreement will use it to stop you from being part of a class action lawsuit in court. You may file a class action lawsuit in court or you may be a member of a class action lawsuit even if you do not file it. This provision applies only to class action claims concerning the College’s acts or omissions regarding the making of the Federal Direct Loan or the provision by us of educational services for which the Federal Direct Loan was obtained. We agree that only the court is to decide whether a claim asserted in the lawsuit is a claim regarding the making of the Federal Direct Loan or the provision of educational services for which the loan was obtained.

iii. The Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) shall govern the interpretation, scope, and enforcement of this Agreement. Any and all disputes concerning the interpretation, scope, and enforcement of this Agreement shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction, and not by the Arbitrator. Except as set forth in Paragraph ii above, both the College and I explicitly waive any right to a jury trial. I understand that the decision of the Arbitrator will be binding, and not merely advisory. The award of the Arbitrator may be entered as a judgment in any court having jurisdiction. This Agreement does not affect either party’s right to seek relief in small claims court for disputes or claims within the scope of the small claims court’s jurisdiction. The costs of the arbitration filing fee, Arbitrator’s compensation, and facilities fees that exceed the applicable court filing fee will be paid by the College. Except as set forth in Paragraph ii above, I agree that any dispute or claim I may bring shall be brought solely in my individual capacity, and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class action, representative proceeding, mass action, consolidated or joint action. Any remedy available from a court under the law shall be available in the arbitration. I may, but need not, be represented by an attorney at arbitration. Except as specifically required by the laws of the State of West Virginia, the fact of and all aspects of this arbitration and the underlying dispute shall remain strictly confidential by the parties, their representatives, and the AAA. I agree that any actual or threatened violation of this provision would result in irreparable harm, and will be subject to being immediately enjoined. I understand the information about the AAA arbitration process and the AAA Consumer Rules can be obtained at www.adr.org. I shall disclose this Agreement to the AAA if I file an arbitration. If any part of this Agreement is declared unenforceable or invalid, it shall be severable and the remainder of this Agreement shall continue to be valid and enforceable. I acknowledge and give my consent to use an electronic signature to bind me to this Agreement. I further acknowledge that this electronic signature attached to this document was created by me as a voluntary and knowing act that represents my intent to be legally bound.

Students with Disabilities Policy – Last Reviewed 2019

Valley College does not discriminate against any student or applicant based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, political affiliation or belief, veteran status, marital status, ethnic background, or disability. The College abides by these policies in the administration of its student admissions, financial aid and scholarships, career placement programs, as well as in all other student-related services and educational programs and opportunities. Valley College is committed to upholding the standards set forth in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 (together, the “Disability Laws”), and similar state laws, which are designed to eliminate discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities. Valley College provides equal opportunity for qualified persons with disabilities. Valley College will make reasonable accommodations for a qualifying student with a disability, as appropriate. Accommodations must be formally requested by the student in writing. Such requests, along with supporting documentation, should be directed to the Campus Director. Valley College facilities are equipped with ramp access from the parking lot. The classroom/student areas have extra wide hallways and doors, A.D.A. required door handles, and restrooms to facilitate students who use wheelchair.

For other important Consumer Information Disclosures visit the Consumer Information page.