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Student Success 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

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Advanced Technology Center:                                                                  

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Bilal Boulali

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304.929.5016

Greenbrier Valley Campus

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Rachel Kelly

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304.647.6591

Mercer County Campus

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Dianna Putorek

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304.818.2014

Nicholas County Campus

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Sherry Shaffer

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304.883.2465

Raleigh County Campus

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Joseph Connard

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304.929.5005

Coordinator of Student Success Centers

ADA Coordinator

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Peggy Epling

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304.929.5027

 

Placement Assessment Testing:

ACCUPLACER is a suite of tests that determines your knowledge in math, reading and writing as you prepare to enroll in college-level courses. ACCUPLACER is used to identify your strengths and weaknesses in each subject area.  The results of the assessment, in conjunction with your academic background, goals and interests, are used by academic advisors to place you in the appropriate college courses that meet your skill level.

How Does ACCUPLACER Work?

ACCUPLACER test questions are based on your responses to previous questions. Questions will either increase or decrease in difficulty depending on how you respond. ACCUPLACER tests are untimed; however, it is important to allow yourself enough time to complete the test since test results are a key factor in determining the course(s) you can enroll in. ACCUPLACER test results are available immediately following your test.

How to Prepare for ACCUPLACER

ACCUPLACER offers several learning tools that help you improve in areas where your academic performance is not the strongest. You can take advantage of these tools to familiarize yourself with the types of questions given on an ACCUPLACER test. The Educational Counselor in the Student Success Center can give you resources to help you prepare for the test or for iPhone users, you can purchase and download the iPhone app from the App Store.

The Official ACCUPLACER iPhone App

CellSharpen your academic skills in mathematics, reading and writing with the 250 questions this app offers.

 

Tutoring:

Tutoring is a supplement to classroom instruction for those students who find they may need extra assistance in the class to be successful students. Tutors know about many approaches to learning and many campus resources that can enhance learning. If you are open to their suggestions and are willing to try new techniques, you will be surprised at what you can accomplish; however, the tutor is not a miracle worker. In the final analysis, it is the student’s effort and willingness to work that will contribute the most to a student’s success.

Any student at New River is eligible for up to three hours of tutoring per class per week by completing an application. Walk-in services are also available per the posted Tutoring Schedule. Each campus may have both professional and peer tutors available to help students.

Please keep in mind that tutoring may not be available in all classes at all campus locations. Since course offerings will vary from semester to semester, so will schedules for tutoring and availability of qualified tutors. Please contact the Educational Counselor in the Student Success Center for an application or more information.

 

Online Tutoring through Brainfuse:

Brainfuse is delivered through the web and provides students with expert writing assistance, live tutoring, and more. Tutors and students communicate in real-time through the Brainfuse Online Classroom. There is a 24/7 Question Center for students who need a detailed, structured explanation of key concepts or help with an assignment. Students simply submit their questions and receive feedback from the Brainfuse-certified instructor.

Become a Tutor:

The Educational Counselor in the Student Success Centers are eager to talk with interested people and students about how to become a tutor. Professional tutors are generally adjunct faculty or others who hold either a Bachelor or Master’s degree in the area they wish to tutor. If you are interested in becoming a paid, professional tutor, please contact the Educational Counselor in the Student Success Center.

 

Student Peer Tutors are volunteer students who have demonstrated a mastery of the course content they will tutor. An instructor must recommend you for the position based on your performance in their class. Peer tutors will have earned an overall college grade point average of at least a 3.0 and a 3.0 in the subject they wish to tutor. All interested volunteers are encouraged to contact the Educational Counselor on your campus.

 Disability Student Services:

Students with disabilities have rights granted by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Disability support services are offered through the Student Success Centers at New River. Disability related, reasonable accommodations are provided for students with documented and significant impairment to functioning. Documented disabilities include, but are not limited to, hearing and sight impairments, psychiatric disorders, and certain other medical disabilities.

Students are required to self-identify to the Educational Counselor in the Student Success Center. That person in turn will consult with the ADA Coordinator for students to a set of reasonable accommodations. Students are responsible for providing current, appropriate documentation of their disability and functional limitations from their physician, psychologist, or other certified official. A recommendation of reasonable accommodations should be included in the letter. Reasonable accommodations are modifications which make a facility or program accessible, thus allowing a qualified individual with a disability equal opportunities.

Students are encouraged to start this procedure weeks before the start of the semester to insure appropriate steps are taken for them to reach their full potential in the classroom. Students with disabilities who believe they have been discriminated against on the basis of their disability should bring these issues to the attention of the ADA Coordinator.

Proctoring Services

Currently the Student Success Center staff will proctor make up exams and assignments by appointment.    Proctoring for specific certification exams New River students require is also available by appointment.

Academic Advising

Starting a program of study that will eventually lead to successfully obtaining a degree, certificate, or skill set takes careful planning. Students need the guidance of an academic advisor to be assured they are on track to degree completion that leads to a meaningful career. In our Student Success Center we have academic advising available to current students when their faculty advisor is not available and during summers and other specific peak times. Students interested in transfer opportunities to a four year college or University are encouraged to speak to one of the Educational Counsleors.

If you are undecided about your career path, there are resources available to help you identify careers that may fit your interests, personality, and aptitude. We have Kuder Journey, an interest inventory that students who are not quite sure which direction to go can take. The assessment is free to New River students and the Educational Counselor can give you instructions and log in information to take the assessment.

 

Estimated Program Cost

Estimated Program Cost 2014 – 2015*

Estimated Tuition and Fees:                                                                     

Tuition:

Resident (full-time, 5 semesters at $1,782)                                                   $ 8,910.00

Non-Resident (full-time, 5 semesters at $2,397)                                          $11,985.00

Fees:

PTA Course Fee ($25 per credit hour/PTHA courses only)                                   $ 1,000.00

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

Student Services Fee ($6 per credit hour, 70 credit hours)                                      $   420.00

Technology Fee ($6 per credit hour, 70 credit hours)                                              $   420.00

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                  $13,525.00

                                                                                                      Out of State Students          $16,600.00

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 70 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.

revised 7/1/2014

Effective November 6, 2013, the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at New River Community & Technical College has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Candidacy is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program is progressing toward accreditation.

Physical Therapist Assistant

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program is an intensive 5 semester program designed to provide the student with the technical education required to sit for the Physical Therapist Assistant National Physical Therapy Examination. Physical Therapist Assistants work under direction and supervision of a physical therapist. Their duties include instructing patients in exercises and activities of daily living; administering therapeutic modalities, utilization of assistive equipment, and other patient care procedures; communicating with patients, families, caregivers, physicians, and other health care workers; and documenting the patients' status. Licensed physical therapist assistants find employment opportunities in such settings as hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, rehabilitation centers, school systems, sports medicine facilities, and private practices.

Persons with a felony conviction may not be eligible for licensure based on terms and conditions of the state in which they intend to apply. 

Accreditation

Program Faculty

Program Information

                    Curriculum  
                    Program Application & Admission Information
                    Application Material
                    Admission Scale
                    Estimated Program Cost                

Printable Information Packet (including application material)

Evaluation Sheets

2014-2015

2013-2014

Curriculum Plan

Policies & Procedures Manual (student)

Assessment

                         Program Specific Assessment Surveys

Program Missison Statement

College Mission, Values & Vision

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Admissions Scale

Admission Scale

The following Physical Therapist Assistant program admissions criteria and evaluative components are established and applied annually.

 

Revisions can and are made following each application cycle and are then used in the subsequent application year. The admissions process is evaluated annually by program students, the faculty and advisory committee for fairness and effectiveness in meeting the needs of the program, the institution and the profession of physical therapy.

 

 

Overall GPA                                                                           Additional Degrees Earned

2.75 – 3.00    __________     2 pts.                                    Master’s     __________  6 pts.

3.01 – 3.25  __________    3 pts.                                       Bachelor’s   __________  4 pts.

3.26 – 3.50  __________     4 pts.                                      Associate      __________  2 pts

3.51 – 3.75 __________     5 pts.

3.76 – 4.00  __________    6 pts.

BIOL 231, Anatomy & Physiology I                                BIOL 233L, Anatomy & Physiology I Lab

“A” on 1st attempt    __________  5 pts.                     “A” on 1st attempt   __________  5 pts.

“B” on 1st attempt  __________   4 pts.                     “B” on 1st attempt   __________  4 pts.

“C” on 1st attempt  __________   3 pts.                     “C” on 1st attempt  __________  3 pts.

min “C” > 2nd attempt __________  1 pt.                   min “C” > 2nd attempt  __________  1 pt.

BIOL 232, Anatomy & Physiology II                               BIOL 234L, Anatomy & Physiology II Lab

“A” on 1st attempt  __________   5 pts.                     “A” on 1st attempt _________    5 pts.

“B” on 1st attempt  __________   4 pts.                    “B” on 1st attempt   __________    4 pts.

“C” on 1st attempt __________     3 pts.                   “C” on 1st attempt  __________     3 pts.

min “C” > 2nd attempt   __________    1 pt.              min “C” > 2nd attempt __________    1 pt.

BIOL 205 Kinesiology                                                     BIOL 206L Kinesiology Lab

“A” on 1st attempt  __________    5 pts.                   “A” on 1st attempt   __________   5 pts.

“B” on 1st attempt  __________     4 pts.                 “B” on 1st attempt   __________   4 pts.

“C” on 1st attempt  __________    3 pts.                  “C” on 1st attempt   __________    3 pts.

min “C” > 2nd attempt  __________   1 pt.               min “C” > 2nd attempt     __________    1 pt.

Volunteer Hours                                                                        Volunteer Rating Total

= 40 hours      __________  1 pt.                           8 – 11   __________      1 pt.

41 – 50 hours   __________ 2 pts.                       13 – 19    __________      2 pts.

51 – 60 hours  __________  3 pts.                       20 – 26     __________      3 pts.

61 – 70 hours   __________ 4 pts.                      27 – 33      __________     4 pts.

                                                                                               34 – 40        __________       5 pts.

Work Experience (must be PT related)

0 - 12 months         __________  1 pt.

13 - 23 months        __________ 2 pts.

24 - 35 months     __________    3 pts.

36 - 47 months   __________      4 pts.                       TOTAL POINTS EARNED: _______________

48 - 59 months  __________      5 pts.

   > 60 months    __________     6 pts

     

Effective November 6, 2013, the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at New River Community & Technical College has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Candidacy is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program is progressing toward accreditation.

      Revised 6/11/2015

College Mission, Values & Vision

New River Community & Technical College Mission

New River Community and Technical College provides accessible, affordable, quality education and workforce programs to meet the needs of the region it serves.

 

New River Community & Technical College Values

Shared values guide New River Community and Technical College in fulfilling its mission. These values influence thoughts, guide decisions, mold policies, and determine courses of action. Our employees are expected to support and enact these values in our daily work.

Community, Integrity, Justice, Service, and Scholarship.

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New River Community & Technical College Vision

New River Community and Technical College improves students’ lives and enriches communities.

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