Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 10:52 | Written by Ayersman, David J. | | | Hits: 3368
Dr. David J. Ayersman, Vice President for Technology and Library Services(RCC)
Ms. Amanda S. Sauchuck, Visiting Instructor of Accelerated Programs (RCC)
Dr. David J. Ayersman, Vice President and Chief Information Officer (ex officio) (RCC) Mrs. Karen Carter-Harvey, Instructor of Psychology (RCC) Dr. Shirley Davis, Associate Professor of Mathematics (RCC) Mr. Chris Fink, Visiting Instructor of Business (GVC) Mrs. Anna M. Fuda, Instructor of Medical Assisting (MCC) Mr. Roger Griffith, Dean (ex officio) (GVC) Ms. Frances Hash, Director of Online Medical Assisting (RCC) Mrs. Donna Lewis, Registrar (ex officio) (GVC) Mr. Ralph Payne, Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence (ex officio) (RCC) Mrs. JoAnna L. Perry, Instructor of Practical Nursing (NCC) Mrs. Amanda Sauchuck, Visiting Instructor of Accelerated Programs (RCC) Mr. Bruce Sneidman, Faculty Senate President (ex officio) (MCC) Mr. Brian Testerman, Assistant Professor of Business and Computer Science (MCC)
The Distance Education Advisory Committee is appointed by the President and charged to advise the Vice President for Technology Services regarding periodic review of New River's online and distance education programs to ensure that quality standards are established and met. The committee also provides advice and recommendations to the Vice President for Technology Services regarding continuous improvement of New River's distance education program and online student services to better meet the needs of students, businesses, and the community. The committee participates in annual updates to the technology plan and ensures that appropriate strategic objectives are addressed by way of establishing priorities and providing the services and equipment that are needed for the delivery of New River's rapidly growing distance education program. Voting members serve a two-year stint on this committee and replacement members will be nominated by the committee and appointed by the President.
As needed during the spring and fall academic terms. Note: Dates are listed for meetings that have been held but if minutes were not kept, then a link to them is not available.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 13:47 | Written by Meador, Michael G. | | | Hits: 2142
The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is an intensive 5 semester program designed to provide the student with the technical education required to sit for the National Occupational Therapy Assistant Certification Examination. Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA) work under the direction and supervision of an occupational therapist. Duties of an occupational therapy assistant 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 occupational therapy assistants find employment opportunities in such settings as hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, rehabilitation centers, school systems, mental health facilities, and private practices. Persons with a felony conviction are eligible for licensure based on terms and conditions of the state in which they intend to apply.
Occupational Therapy Assistant Total Associate Hours: 76 Hover over class names to see class descriptions and prerequisite information
Please contact Tamara Rahal, Administrative Assistant at 304-929-3324 for an advising appointment.
Program Application and Admission
The occupational therapy assistant program is selected enrollment, meaning that students must apply to and be accepted before enrolling in any course with an OTHA prefix. Acceptance to New River and meeting the program application requirements do not guarantee admission. Potential students will undergo an interview process and written essay to establish their rapport with staff and writing skills.
When applying to the program, students must have completed or be enrolled in the program’s 33 semester hours of prerequisites with all completed courses graded C or better and an overall GPA of 2.50 for all college-level work. All prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of the traditional fall semester to be considered for the entering of the spring class. The application process also includes submission of an OTA program application, documentation of at least 8 volunteer hours under the direction of a licensed occupational therapist or certified occupational therapy assistant. All program application materials are due to the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program and must be hand delivered or mailed and postmarked on or before October 31st of the prior year in which applying to the program. E-mailed or faxed information will not be considered for application into the program.
Students must take all courses with an OTHA prefix in sequence, with a minimum grade of C in all courses while maintaining a 2.50 GPA in program coursework. The program’s pass mark is 70 percent. The program includes a series of four academic fieldwork experiences. Students are required to work during the program to become a competent entry-level occupational therapy assistant. Expenses, including travel, food and housing are the responsibility of the student days and hours of operation of their assigned facility. The primary purpose of the clinical experiences is to ensure that each student gains the variety of experience required.
The program includes a series of two off-campus academic fieldwork experiences. Students are required to work during the days and hours of operation of their assigned facility. Every effort is made to place students in facilities that disrupt their domestic arrangements as little as possible, but the primary purpose of the academic fieldwork experiences is to ensure that each student gains the variety of experience required to become a competent entry-level occupational therapy assistant. Expenses, including travel, food, and housing (if necessary), are the responsibility of the student.
The occupational therapy assistant program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449.ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its
The occupational therapy assistant program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org. Once accreditation of the program has been obtained, its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure. Students must complete Level II fieldwork within 18 months following completion of the didactic portion of the program.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 July 2014 14:03 | Written by Meador, Michael G. | | | Hits: 2327
The mission of the Office of Career Services at New River Community and Technical College is to empower students/alumni to identify and actualize their career goals. In partnership with staff, faculty and employers, Career Services facilitates the career development process by providing career advising/counseling, career information, employment services, further educational planning and experiential education.
Programs and Services
Individual career advising including career assessments, resume writing and interview preparation
Access to occupation information including job growth, salary and education requirements
Job postings including full-time, part-time, internships, and seasonal employment
Job referrals to individuals that register with Career Services
Workshops and class presentations on a variety of career related topics
Career/job fairs and on-campus recruiting
Job Search Prep
Career Services Guide – The Career Services Guide is a comprehensive handbook to the Office of Career Services. Inside the guide you will find information about online services provided by the college as well as tips on resumes, cover letters, interviewing, and much more. Printed copies are available at the Career Services office or you may view the Digital Version Here
Resume Writing Guide—Tips on selecting a resume style, formatting, showcasing your education/skills and much more!
Ace Your Interview—Tips on preparing for your interview. This includes what to wear, types of interviews, possible questions, and how to follow-up after the interview!
Career Planning and Job Search Services
Kuder Journey—Career Planning System is a free online career planning system with access to career assessments, occupational information and tools to plan your career. Contact the Office of Career Services for the access code.
College Central—Career Management System is a free online career management system with access to job posting as well as an online career document library with podcasts and videos. Need help? Here is a Guide to Using College Central
Workforce WV--Search for open positions and career related information.
Employer Information—Posting Jobs for New River Students & Alumni, Send a copy of the job announcement to
For more information, contact Candice Stadler, Director of Career Services
Last Updated on Friday, 23 May 2014 11:08 | Written by Maxwell, Scott D. | | | Hits: 20353
Temporarily located on the Greenbrier Campus, the Office of the Registrar is charged with keeping the permanent academic records of all New River Community and Technical College students. Our purpose is to ensure accuracy, integrity and security of student records at New River Community and Technical College.
We provide student record services, in accordance with FERPA, to students, faculty, administration, alumni and proper agencies.
Use the links below for the services provided by the Registrar's Office. If you are unsure of the service you need, or have a question that is not answered by this page, please use the FAQ link below.The contact information for the Registrar's Office is listed below.
If you would like to learn more about the Self Study conducted by New River CTC in preparation for the Higher Learning Commission site visit Oct. 27-29, click here to view a video of the presentation by Libby Rogers.
OTA/PTA Application Deadline is October 31
The deadline to apply for the Spring 2015 Occupational Therapy Assistant and Physical Therapist Assistant cohorts is Oct. 31. Students who will have completed all prerequisites by the end of fall semester are required to have all application materials on file by that date. If you have any question, or to check the status of your application materials, please call 304-929-3324.
Business After Hours
The Mercer County Campus will host a joint Business After Hours for the Bluefield and Princeton-Mercer County Chambers of Commerce on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the new campus located at 1001 Mercer Street in Princeton.