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CDL learner’s permit prep class coming to Summersville, 2018

 

New River Community and Technical College is offering a three-day class at the campus in Summersville to prepare students for the commercial driver’s license learner’s permit written examination. The class is scheduled for Monday, February 5 through Wednesday, February 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

The class will provide students with the knowledge and study skills needed to prepare for the written CDL learners permit exam.

Tuition for the class is $100, and preregistration is required by Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

New River CTC’s Workforce Education Division provides employable educational opportunities including noncredit courses, workforce development programs and customized training.

For more information about workforce classes at New River CTC or to register contact Gloria Kincaid at 304-793-6101 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jeanne Stone at 304-883-2469 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Foundation awards Registration Days scholarships for spring 2018

 

The New River Community and Technical College Foundation is pleased to recognize Registration Days scholarship winners for the spring 2018 semester.

During New River CTC’s Registration Days held in early January, students were encouraged to sign up for spring classes, starting Tuesday, January 16. Scholarship winners were randomly drawn from a list of those who registered during the events.

“Due to overwhelming participation during Registration Days, the Foundation decided to award one $1,000 scholarship and two additional $500 scholarships for the spring semester. The three students who were chosen will be able use their scholarship dollars to help pay for the cost of tuition, books, child care, transportation or other expenses to attend classes on their campus,” said New River CTC Foundation Interim Executive Director Michael Green.

Scholarship winners include:

  • Kristina Bishop, of Scarbro, was selected as a $1,000 scholarship winner. She is pursuing a degree in the college’s medical laboratory technician program at Raleigh County Campus in Beaver.
  • Natalie Bennett, of Mount Nebo, was selected as a $500 scholarship winner. She is an allied health major at the Nicholas County Campus in Summersville with plans to enroll in the college’s practical nursing program.
  • Jacob Dove, of Princeton, was selected as a $500 scholarship winner. He is studying business administration at the Mercer County Campus in Princeton.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, the New River CTC Foundation will fund more than $85,000 in scholarships to students attending the college’s four campuses.

For more information about New River CTC scholarships, visit http://nrctcf.org or contact Michael Green at 304-929-1042 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

New River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeastern West Virginia from the Greenbrier Valley Campus (Lewisburg), Mercer County Campus (Princeton), Nicholas County Campus (Summersville) and Raleigh County Campus (Beckley).

 

New River CTC to offer Adobe Photoshop classes

[SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va.] New River Community and Technical College is offering two Adobe Photoshop classes at the Workforce Building in Summersville. Classes will be on Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. with Photoshop Level 1 beginning March 7 and Photoshop Level 2 beginning on April 4.
The Level 1 class is designed for people who have never used or who have very little experience with Photoshop. The class will cover camera use and taking pictures in different formats, as well as, using the Photoshop tools menu, option bar, layers and blending modes to alter images, selection tools, filter gallery to create different styles and effects and printing images for proper color rendition.
The Level 2 class will build on the Level 1 class by teaching participants to enhance images to create special works of art. The class will cover cleaning and repairing damaged images and skin imperfections, giving an image depth and adding clouds, trees and people to images.
Mark Allen is the instructor for both classes.  He received a B.A. from Fairmont State University and a M.S. from the University of Charleston. He was a public school teacher in Fayette County, as well as an adjunct instructor for New River CTC. He has been teaching black and white and color film photography for 40 years and is a member of Kelby Training for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.
Preregistration for Photoshop Level 1 is required by March 1 and by March 29 for Photoshop Level 2.  Each class is $90. 
For further information or to register, contact Gloria Kincaid at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 304-793-6101.
New River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeastern West Virginia from the Greenbrier Valley Campus (Lewisburg), Mercer County Campus (Princeton), Nicholas County Campus (Summersville) and Raleigh County Campus (Beaver/Beckley). 
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Learn to draw in 2018 at New River CTC

 

New River Community and Technical College is offering Introduction to Drawing, a six-week class beginning January 23, 2018, in Summersville. The class will be held on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m.

Instructor Renee Rader, a certified art teacher with 13 years of full-time teaching experience, will structure the class for those at all ability levels. Each week will include both class projects/lessons and an artwork assignment as homework. The drawing class will begin with the simplest drawing techniques and advance in difficulty each week to build the artist’s skills.

The cost for the class is $75, and students are also responsible for providing their own supplies. Pre-registration is required by Friday, January 19.

New River CTC’s Workforce Education Division provides community education classes and employable educational opportunities including noncredit courses, workforce development programs and customized training.

For more information about community education classes at New River CTC or to register contact Gloria Kincaid at 304-793-6101, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jeanne Stone at 304-883-2469, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

New River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeastern West Virginia from the Greenbrier Valley Campus (Lewisburg), Mercer County Campus (Princeton), Nicholas County Campus (Summersville) and Raleigh County Campus (Beaver/Beckley).

 

Nursing students follow dreams at New River CTC

[SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va.]  “I always wanted to take care of people,” said Debbie McGeeney. “I had wanted to study nursing 20 years ago, but life happened and I’m doing it now.”

McGeeney is one of nearly 40 students studying practical nursing at New River Community and Technical College. Some students are just beginning their careers, others are advancing in the health care field and some are changing careers, but for many the opportunity to pursue a nursing certificate is a dream come true.

“After high school, I got married and had children. I had thought that I wanted to be a teacher or a nurse, but then one of my babies needed a NICU [Neonatal Intensive Care Unit],” said student Kasey Johnson. “After watching the nurses there, I knew what I wanted to do, and this is my time. From here I plan to continue my education, first as a RN and then as a family nurse practitioner.”

New River CTC’s practical nursing program prepares students for career pathways allowing credits to transfer into more advanced nursing programs. Recent graduates have done well both on the licensure exam and in the job market.

“So far, our 2016 graduates have a 100% pass rate on the NCLEX-PN [National Council Licensure Exam-Practical Nursing] though a few students have not yet attempted the exam,” said Instructor of Practical Nursing Joanna Perry. “And we have a 100% placement rate for our graduates because there’s a high demand for nurses in our area.”

Students studying nursing at New River CTC benefit from faculty with extensive experience and simulation labs that provide hands-on experience outside of the clinical setting.

“The simulation lab gives you a chance to practice skills before performing them on a real patient,” explained student Danielle Davis. “If we make a mistake, Mrs. Perry, Mrs. Kanakanui and Mrs. Snyder can explain what we’ve done wrong without putting an actual patient at risk. We’re very fortunate to have these labs.”

The Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing is offered at the college’s Greenbrier Valley Campus (Lewisburg), Nicholas County Campus (Summersville) and Raleigh County Campus (Beaver) and can be completed in 11 months.The program is accepting applications for fall through April 14.

For more information, contact Perry (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 304-883-2429) or Administrative Secretary Tina Bryant at 304-883-2444.

New River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeastern West Virginia from the Greenbrier Valley Campus (Lewisburg), Mercer County Campus (Princeton), Nicholas County Campus (Summersville) and Raleigh County Campus (Beaver/Beckley).
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Photo caption: Students in New River CTC’s Practical Nursing Program work in the simulation lab on the Nicholas County Campus, Summersville.
 
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All New River CTC evening classes (classes starting at 4 pm and after) are cancelled for tonight Tuesday, January 16, 2018 due to inclement weather conditions.