Kalamazoo Valley Accelerated Associate Program (KVAAP)
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
College students, general
Workforce Development Focus
Increasing number of healthcare workers
Workforce Issues Addressed
Providing a benefit or incentive that encourages individuals to pursue a healthcare profession - Addresses a barrier to going into a healthcare profession
The Kalamazoo Valley Accelerated Associate Program (KVAAP) 's goal is to decrease barriers and challenges for students to graduating with an associate degree within 2 - 3 years while attending school full-time. Health sciences general studies students are eligible for this program but it is not healthcare-specific. The program covers the cost of tuition, fees, books and supplies for its participants. Additionally, students have a dedicated advisor, special class registration options, enhanced career development and acadmic support services and opportunities to take classes with other KVAAP students.