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Kalamazoo Valley Accelerated Associate Program (KVAAP)

Healthcare Industry

2-Year IHE

Organizations Involved

Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Occupations Involved

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.

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