About the Advanced Technology Center

The Advanced Technology Center (ATC) at New River Community and Technical College works in partnership with the College's Center for Workforce Education to provide a variety of customized programs to address the need for a highly skilled workforce.  Business and community leaders across the region serve as advisors to our administration, which ensures our programs are in-sync with their needs.

Located in Ghent, West Virginia, our 93,000 square foot facility is being used to train workers for high demand and high paying occupations.  Programs being offered at the ATC fall under five categories: Business Opportunity Center, Green Building Technologies, Manufacturing, Mining and Energy, Transport and Distrubution, and Line Service Mechanic.


The Advanced Technology Center is enrolling students for the following program or trainings:

Automotive Service Technology
Industrial Technology (mechatronics) 
Medium/heavy truck maintenance and repair
Residential Energy Management
Welding and Pipefitting

Interested in one of these challenging, yet rewarding fields?  Apply online and start your path to a new and exciting career!

Community Education

Community Education courses are designed to help you learn a new hobby, pursue a specific interest or simply brush up on some existing skills.  Course offerings include retirement planning, digital photography, instant piano, and beekeeping, just to name a few. For more information on these and future classes, call 304.883.2446 or email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . These classes are a lot of fun, and you will learn skills that will remain with you for the rest of your life.  Register today!






Sign Language I

Sept 1 - Oct 6


Ammo Reloading

Sept 4 – Oct 2


$75 + ammo cost
Medical Spanish

Sept 4 - Oct 9



Sept 8 - Oct 6


Quilting Class

Sept 9 – Oct 14


$100 + kit fee
Fitness Program Design

Sept 9



Essential Oils 

Sept 9


Fitness Plateaus

Sept 11



Master Naturalist “Wildlife Habitat” 

Sept 13


Fitness Program Design

Sept 16 & 18



Making Kimbusha

Sept 16


Sign Language II

Sept 16 - Oct 21


Fitness Plateaus

Sept 18



Restoring Old Photos - Photoshop 

Sept 20 & 27 Summsersville $80

Acrylic Painting Gauley “Rapids” 

Sept 23 Summersville $35
Ghost Hunting Sept 23 & 25 Summersville $80
Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Sept 25 Lewisburg $15

Digital Photography 

Sept 25, 29, & 30 Beckley $125
Herbal Pet Care Sept 30 Summersville $15
Digital Photography Oct 6-8 Lewisburg $125
Sign Language II Oct 13 - 17 Summersville $80
Beautiful Radiant Skin Oct 16 Lewisburg $15
Internet Marketing Oct 21 Lewisburg $29
Sign Language II Oct 25 - Nov 29 Beckley $80
Sign Language III Dec 1 - Jan 5 Summersville $80



Continuing Education

Are you a supervisor seeking ways to enhance your employee's performance?  Do you need to complete continuing education units to fulfill training requirements for your job?  Our Continuing Education courses will help you accomplish these goals.  The classes help students obtain and maintain professional licensure and certifications that can lead to increased job performance and satisfaction. 

For more information on Continuing Education course offerings, call 304.872.4520.

Workforce Education

Business and industry leaders serving southeastern West Virginia are in need of a highly skilled workforce.  A job-specific career and technical education program can greatly improve your chance of getting a great job right away.  New River Community and Technical College is committed to bridging the gap between the needs of business and industry and the citizens of our nine-county service area. 

There are several advantages of choosing a career and technical program:

  • Courses are highly focused in your field of study
  • Programs are offered at an accelerated pace to help you gain technical skills quickly
  • Industry experts are actively engaged in program development, which means you are better trained for your job
  • You are well-prepared to enter the job market bcause you gain hands-on experience

New River has offered 40 Hour and 80 Hour Mining classes, Casino Table Games classes and Commercial Driver's License training programs.  We work closely with the local Workforce Investment Boards to ensure our program offerings meet the needs of our service area.

Upcoming Course Offerings

Class Date Location Tuition
Welding Prep & Test (State WV Certification) Continuous 2 day class and exam (Call to schedule)
Ghent & Lewisburg $150
Welding Prep & Test (AWS Certification) Continuous 2 day class and exam (Call to schedule)  Ghent & Lewisburg $375
EMS Re-certification PALS July 1 Summersville $50*
EMS Re-certification PHTLS July 11 Summersville $50*
80 Hour Mining July 14 Summersville $259
EMS Re-certification GEMS July 24 Summersville $50

Real Estate Appraiser CE
Defensible Appraisal Practices
Today’s FHA and VA
July 24 - 25 Princeton $170/day or $320 for both sessions
EMS Re-certification PEPP July 25 Summersville $50
EMS Re-certification 12 Lead ECG August 4 Summersville $50
EMS Re-certification Med Emergencies August 6 Summersville $50
EMS Re-certification AMLS August 15 Summersville $50*
Class A CDL August 18 Ghent $2550*
Accelerated Welding (AWS Crt) August 18 Ghent $2810
Class A CDL September 29 Ghent $2550*
Class A CDL November 10 Ghent $2550*

*additional fees may apply


Let us help you secure your future by enrolling in one of our career and technical training programs!  For more information on Workforce Education course offerings, call 304.929.6735 or email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Register today!

Customized Training Programs for Business and Industry

The Center for Workforce Education recognizes the key to success in today's world hinges upon the ability to be flexible and to adapt to change.  Individual employers and industry groups look to New River to help improve and maintain their competitive edge by identifying opportunities for bringing new technologies and skills into the workplace and by delivering customized training programs in response to their specific needs and challenges.

You will think of New River's Center for Workforce Education like a branch of your own training department because working with New River means having:

  • Instructional specialists with many years of real-world experience who are ready to share valuable knowledge, which strengthens your organization's effectiveness
  • Program content aligned with your organization's strategic goals
  • Training when and where you want it - at your facility or on one of our campuses
  • Custom-designed training programs that fulfill your needs

New River has provided customized training for numerous companies and agencies throughout southeastern West Virginia.  Some of our clients include:

  • Brooks Run Coal Company
  • Greenbrier County Schools
  • Monroe County Schools
  • Mountain Heart Community Services
  • Nicholas County Schools

Enhancing employee capabilities is a retention strategy that yields more stability and higher performance, improved reputation and a skilled workforce - all which favorably impact our sustainability.  New River takes pride in offering training for your organization in a cost effective, efficient and convenient way to strengthen your workforce and keep your company on the leading edge.

For more information on Workforce Education, contact a member of the Workforce Education staff.  We are here to serve you. 


Mary Igo
Director of Workforce Education a.i.
830 Northside Drive, Suite 160
Summersville, WV  26651
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Gloria D. Kincaid
Program Specialist
101 Church Street
Lewisburg, WV 24901
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Kenneth R. lester
Program Specialist
527 Odd Road
Ghent, WV 25843
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527 Odd Road

Education To Go

Update your skills, discover a new talent or chart a new career path at your own pace and at your convenience through ed2Go!  The Center for Workforce Education offers a wide range of highly interactive courses that can be completed entirely over the internet. 

With ed2Go:

  • Sessions start monthly
  • Sessions are offered in a convenient six-week format and consist of 12 lessons
  • Courses are led by subect matter experts
  • Courses are delivered in an interactive learning environment
  • Students receive an award of completion with a passing score

These online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient and geared just for you.  View our catalog and register for class today!





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Accreditation Presentations

Makeup sessions have been scheduled for the three Accreditation Self-Study presentations that were cancelled. They will be Monday, Oct. 13, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Advanced Technology Center; Monday, Oct. 13, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Raleigh County Campus; and Friday, Oct. 17, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Nicholas County Campus.