Estimated Program Cost

Estimated Program Cost 2015 – 2016*

Estimated Tuition and Fees:                                                                     


Resident (full-time, 5 semesters at $1,853)                                                             $ 9,265.00

Non-Resident (full-time, 5 semesters at $2,417)                                                    $12,085.00


PTA Course Fee ($25 per credit hour/PTHA courses only)                                      $ 1,025.00

PTA Program Fee ($300 per semester/3 semesters of Technical Phase only)    $   900.00

Student Services Fee ($6 per credit hour, 71 credit hours)                                    $   426.00

Technology Fee ($6 per credit hour, 71 credit hours)                                              $   426.00

Estimated Additional Cost:                       

Drug Screening                                                                                                            $     50.00

Criminal Background Investigation                                                                     $     50.00

Basic Life Support certification                                                                                 $     30.00

Technical Phase Text Books                                                                                      $   700.00

Malpractice Liability Insurance                                                                               $     25.00

Graduation Pin                                                                                                            $     50.00

Graduation Fee                                                                                                           $     45.00

APTA & WVPTA Student Membership                                                                       $     95.00

Scorebuilders Licensure Prep Course                                                                     $   200.00

Licensure Application & Fees (WV)                                                                         $   190.00

Licensure Examination                                                                                              $   370.00

Prometric Testing Center Fee                                                                                    $     70.00


Estimated Total Cost:                                                                In State Students                  $13,917.00

                                                                                                      Out of State Students          $16,737.00

Required immunizations, gas, tolls, and housing arrangements (if applicable) required for clinical education affiliations are the responsibility of the student and cannot be estimated by the PTA program.

Proof of current medical insurance coverage is mandatory for all students throughout their enrollment in the PTA Program. Students that do not have current medical coverage can obtain information regarding student insurance policy coverage through the Office of Student Services.

A total of 71 credit hours are needed for the Associate of Science Physical Therapist Assistant degree. Please see the College catalog and/or the Physical Therapist Assistant suggested sequence of study sheet for additional information.


*Estimates are based on program completion as a full-time student as outlined by the program curriculum.

This information is strictly to be used as an estimate to assist students in financial planning

and may change at the discretion of New River Community and Technical College or the PTA program.


The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at New River Community & Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; e-mail: ; website: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  The program’s current status is probationary accreditation; for more information see



Program Application and Admission

Program Application and Admission
Student Advising
The initial intake point for prospective program students occurs through student recruiters and the general advising office of each campus.  Students are given a copy of the program information packet and instructed to contact the program advisors for questions, additional information, and course scheduling.  The program faculty serve as the advisors for prospective program students.  Advising is essential to assuring accuracy of information, clarification of questions, and for scheduling required pre-requisite courses.  Please call 304-929-3324 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to schedule an advising appointment.


Selected Enrollment
The physical Therapist Assistant program is selected enrollment meaning that students must apply to the program and be accepted before enrolling in any course with a PTHA prefix.  A maximum of 20 students will be admitted into the program each August.  The admission is determined using a rubric which is provided in this information packet as well as online at to New River and meeting of program application requirements does not guarantee admission to the PTA Program. 
Students accepted into the program are required to follow program policies and procedures, some of which differ from the institution policies and procedures.  You may also view our complete policies and procedures manual via our program website at


Program Application Requirements

Pre-Requisite Courses

Students must have completed or be enrolled in the program’s 30 credit hours of prerequisite courses when applying to the program.  Equivalent pre-requisite courses may be completed at any college or university; New River students are not given preference during the selection process.  All pre-requisite courses of the curriculum must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.  Students have until the end of the traditional spring semester to complete pre-requisite courses.  Students must have an overall GPA of at least 2.75 for all college-level work.


Volunteer Hours

Applicants are required to complete volunteer hours in at least two physical therapy settings (out-patient, acute care, skilled nursing facility, etc.), each with a different licensed physical therapist or licensed physical therapist assistant.  Volunteer hours cannot be completed via home health and must be completed within 1 calendar year of the application deadline.  A minimum of 40 volunteer hours is required to apply to the program; however, applicants may choose to complete up to 80 volunteer hours.  Persons that have been or are currently employed in a physical therapy setting and wish to use their work experience for credit must provide documentation from a PT or PTA member of the physical therapy staff.  All volunteer hours should be completed on the program’s volunteer reference form and submitted in a signed and sealed single envelope from each setting and submitted by the student along with their program application.


Program Application

The program application must be completed and submitted by the application deadline as indicated below.

Application Deadline
Application materials including the program application and documentation of all completed volunteer hours must be submitted to the PTA Program by the student in a single envelope.  Application materials may be hand delivered or mailed to the PTA Program and must be received on or before 4pm on April 30th.  However, if the 30th falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the materials must be submitted the Friday prior to the 30th.  Materials submitted separately as well as faxed or e-mailed material will not be accepted.  Students are not permitted to submit application materials to any other college office. 

Non-Discrimination Policy

New River Community and Technical College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution, committed to the principle that minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, veteran or military status, disability or genetic information.
Information on the implementation of the policy and/or the Title IX Amendment should be addressed to: Affirmative Action Officer, New River Community and Technical College, 280 University Drive, Beaver, WV 25813-8987


The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at New River Community & Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; website:  The program’s current status is probationary accreditation; for more information see

Transcript Request

Ways to Request an Official Transcript:

Electronic Transcript Request

PDF Transcript Request Form

Unofficial Transcript

Check the progress of your Transcript Request



  • There is a one-time $15.00 fee for transcripts. There is no charge for additional transcripts after the initial payment of $15.00. Failure to pay transcript fees will result in a processing delay. If you need assistance or are not sure if you have paid the one-time fee, please contact the Registrar's Office at 304-929-5032; by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or the Business office at 304-929-5448.
  • Please note that our fax number has changed: (304) 929-6719.

New River Comunity and Technical College will not fax any academic records.

  Electronic Transcript Request

Students may request an official transcript through Self-Service-Banner

  • Go to your Self-Service-Banner account. Enter Secure Area. If you cannot gain access to your web self-service account please contact IT Support at (304)-929-6725 or go to the PDF Transcript Request Form to download the printable form.
  • Student
  • Student Records
  • Academic Transcript
  • In the bottom middle of the screen "Request Printed Transcript"

Please review and update your contact information we have on file. Having outdated contact information will cause delays in processing your Official Transcript Request.

  • Select Where you would like to send your Official Transcript: (Select one of the following)
    • External College Code: Click Look Up College Code to find the college that should recieve your transcript.
    • Internal College: Colleges that are in our region.
    • One of your Addresses. Click the drop down box to select the address.
    • Issued to- Fill in this space if none of the above criteria seem to fit.

  • In the "Transcript Type" field click on the drop box and click "official."
  • Complete the address, if it is not filled in automatically. This is the address that your transcript will be mailed to and cannot be corrected after you submit your request.
  • Select Number of Copies
  • Next to the Print Transcript" field choose either to have your Offical Transcript processed As sson as Possible, or Hold until this terms grades are in, or Hold until your degree is confered. 
  • In "Delivery Method" if you need to pay the one-time fee, select "Web Official Tran Not Paid", if you have paid select, "Web Official Tran Paid"
  • Enter in your billing information and method of payment.
  • Review your Transcript Information and click submit.

   PDF Transcript Request Form

Please download, complete and print the Adobe PDF version of the Request for Transcript Form. If you have already paid the $15 fee, mark the box indicating that you have paid.

 Submit your completed request for transcript in one of the following ways:

  • To the Business office on your campus along with your fee.
  • Mail Request for transcript and your fee to:
    Registrar's Office
    Transcript Request
    280 University Drive
    Beaver, WV 25813
  • Fax the completed form to (304) 929-6719; ATTN: Transcript Requests and contact the Business Office to pay fee.
  • Scan the completed form and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and contact Business Office to pay fee.

You may call the Business office, to make payment over the phone:

  • ATC/Mercer/Beckley: (304) 929-5448
  • Greenbrier: (304) 647-6569
  • Nicholas: (304) 883-2422

 Unofficial Transcripts

Students may access an unofficial transcript through Self-Service Banner. Click on the following link: Self-Service-Banner

  • Enter Secure Area (You'll be prompted to enter your User ID [this is your 9-Digit Student ID Number] and PIN. Your PIN is your 6-digit Birthdate [January 1,1999 = 010199]. You will then be asked to create a new PIN. This must be 6-digits and may not be your birthdate again.)
    • Student and Financial Aid
    • Student Records
    • Academic Transcript and click "Submit"
  • If you cannot gain access to your web self-service account, please contact IT Support at (304)-929-6725.


Practice 28

*Testing for New River CTC Student Success Page*

Student Sucess Center

In the Student Success Center, we are committed to providing all students the opportunity to achieve academic success by providing a variety of services free of charge. Students can receive placement testing (ACCUPLACER), tutoring, academic advising, test/quiz proctoring, disability counseling, career assessment, and success workshops.

The SSC’s enhance the services already provided to our students. Many students need to increase their basic skills in math, reading, and writing while others may need substantial computer skills as well as upgrading their personal effectiveness skills including problem solving.

Educational Counselors in the Student Success Center help students in overcoming barriers to a successful completion of their college program. Student Success Centers are located on each campus and are staffed with qualified and friendly educational counselors.

Meet the Student Success Center Staff


Services Provided


Cosmetology AAS

Greenbrier Valley Campus Only

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Cosmetology is a focused, career-oriented program in the field of salon management and cosmetology. The program provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary for an entry-level career in the cosmetology field. This program exceeds the 1800 clock hours required by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Barbers and Licensing or certification of Cosmetologists Board.   Exams are independent of graduation requirements.

The job outlook is good for cosmetologists. Increasing population, incomes, and demand for cosmetology services will stimulate job growth. In addition, numerous job openings will stem from rapid turnover in salons and the large size of the occupation. The rapid growth of nail salons and full-service spas will generate numerous job openings for cosmetologists skilled in hair, skin, and nails.

Students will not be eligible to begin the fifth semester of the program unless all required courses for the previous semesters have been completed. Upon completion of the program, the student will be eligible to sit for the examination administered by the Board provided all eligibility requirements are met.






Total Degree Hours: 52


First Semester




COSM 101

Introduction to Cosmetology


COSM 103

Introduction to Hair Care


COSM 110

Body Systems and Diseases

 COSM 107 Introduction to Nail Care 5

Total Semester Hours


Second Semester




COSM 105 Principles of Hair Care 3

COSM 120

Skin Analysis & Cosmetics


COSM 201 Clinical 1 3

COSM 209

Chemical Control


Total Semester Hours




Third Semester




COSM 210

Salon Management


COSM 202 Clinical 2 5

COSM 203

Clinical 3


Total Semester Hours


Fourth Semester




COSM 204 Clinical 4 5
COSM 205 Clinical 5 5
COSM 301 State Board Exam Prep. 2

Total Semester Hours




Evaluation Sheet:








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