Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute was founded in 1964 as Caldwell Technical Institute. In 1966, health and adult education courses were added to the curriculum. In 1969, the school received its current name and began offering classes designed to transfer to other universities.
Today the school is primarily located on two campuses – one in Hudson and another in Watuaga. A wide range of students are served, including working professionals, continuing education students, students planning to transfer to a four-year university, and students seeking an associate degree.
The Caldwell Campus’ J.E. Broyhill Civic Center and the Performing Arts Theatre are both home to many musical performances and other events throughout the year. The Watuaga Campus is located near many outdoor activities, including skiing, hiking, mountain biking, golf, fishing, and others. Because both campuses are nestled in the scenic Appalachian Mountains about 70 miles northwest of Charlotte, the possibilities for recreation are endless.
The school offers an intercollegiate athletics program as well as intramural sports and numerous social, political, religious and academic student organizations. There are also two national honor societies represented on campus. In addition to student-centered activities, there are many community service programs that the school utilizes to encourage local youth to attend college.