College Catalog

The college catalog contains general information about the college, including its history, mission statement and policies. It also has information on admissions, registration, financial aid, along with requirements for all of our degree and certificate programs. The catalog is your guide to the school, and we encourage you to check it out if you have any general questions about the college or any process you need carried out while attending New River.

College Catalog 2014-2015

College Catalog 2013-2014

College Catalog 2012-2013

College Catalog 2011-2012

College Catalog 2010-2011

College Catalog 2009-2010

College Catalog 2008-2009

College Catalog 2007-2008

Financial Aid

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Our goal is to help students finance their education through all available means – federal, state, local and institutional funds. If you don’t find the answers to your questions, contact any of us for help with your financial aid, regardless of the campus where you attend. You may also e-mail the Financial Aid Office at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Under FERPA guidelines, Financial Aid can only respond with specific account information to email accounts. 


Apply for Financial Aid:

The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). View our Quickstart Guide to Financial Aid for a brief walkthrough. When completing your application you will need to:

  • Select 2013-2014 school year
  • Use your 2012 tax information to complete application
  • New River's School Code is 039603


Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Types of Financial Aid Financial Aid Contacts
Loan Information Financial Aid Forms
Financial Aid Refunds Financial Aid 101
Drug Offenses and Financial Aid Financial Aid Application Process
Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy Net Price Calculator

Overview of Financial Aid

Wondering what all this talk of Financial Aid is? Financial aid is a grant, loan, or scholarship that is awarded on a needs basis. Some financial aid must be paid back with interest and others do not. Watch this short video to give you a better understanding and then head over to our Financial Aid Application Process page for a more detailed walkthrough on how to get started.

FAFSA Overview

What is the FAFSA?  Why should I fill it out?  Here is a great short video to help you understand. Do you need help filling it out?  Visit our Financial Aid Application Process page for a step by step guide. Still having difficulty? Contact the Financial Aid Department.


Degree and Certificate Programs

Advanced Skill Set Certificates | Certificate of Applied Science | Certificate of Applied Science in Technical Studies | Associates of Fine Arts Degree | Associate of Science Degree Program | Associate of Applied Science | Associate of Applied Science, Technical Studies Degree Programs | Accelerated Learning Programs


Accounting Data Entry Clerk

Pipe Fitting

Allied Heath

Pipe Welding

Banking And Financing Fundamentals

Pipe Welding and Pipe Fitting

Certified Customer Service Specialist

Physical Plant Welding Technician

Computer Software Application Specialist

Public Administration



Hardware Specialist

Residential Energy Management Installation (Weatherization Installation)

Industrial Technology (Mechatronics)

Residential Energy Management Diagnostics (Weatherization Diagnostics)

Logistical Management

Retail Department Manager
Medical Machine Transcriptionist Table Games
MIG Welding Technical Sales Specialist
Nail Care Technician

TIG Welding

Phlebotomy Technician Total Quality Management


Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair

Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate Bridge

Diesel Service Technology

Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic


Medical Assisting (this program has been discontinued as of Fall 2013)

Green Entrepreneurship

Paraprofessional Education

Licensed Practical Nurse

Residential Energy Management (Weatherization Technology)


Technical Office Procedures and Skills

Industrial Technology (Mechatronics)

Welding Technology

Machining Technology


Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate


Allied Health

Management & Supervisory Development

Computer Repair and Operating Systems

Medical Insurance Billing and Coding


Public Administration

Legal Office Assistant



Arts Management

Studio Arts




Administrative Office Management

General Education


Law Enforcement

General Business

Legal Assisting


Administrative Office Technology

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Automobile Service Technology

Industrial Technology (Mechatronics)


Medical Assisting

Board of Governors

Occupational Development: Child Care Practitioner

Computer Science: Healthcare IT Technician

Paraprofessional Education

Computer Science: Networking Operating

Physical Therapist Assistant

Computer Science: Programming (This program has been discontinued as of Fall 2013)

Social Services


Weatherization Technology (This program is no longer accepting new students)

Emergency Management

Welding Technology

General Business



Casino Operations

Health Information Technology

Environmental Science

Social Service Management



 Technical Office Procedures and Skills (CAS)

 Administrative Office Technology (AAS)

Academic Calendar

Summer 2014

Fall 2014

Spring 2015

Summer 2015

2014 Summer Fast Track Program

Many students entering New River Community and Technical College require skill development in areas of Reading, English, and Math. Traditionally, these students were directed into semester-long, developmental courses such as ENG 098 and 099 or Math 098 and 099 prior to enrolling in 101 courses for college credit. This summer, a new self-paced online program option is available that provides students the opportunity to build the necessary skills needed to bypass some or all of the developmental courses to achieve faster completion of college goals.

What is the Summer Fast Track Program?

This program is for students who have tested at less than fully successful in Reading, Writing, or Math based on their ACT or Accuplacer Scores. These students can enter the program to build needed skills and possibly attain skill mastery that will allow them to bypass one or more developmental courses.

How does the fast track program benefit the student?

Students will increase subject knowledge and potentially develop mastery in one or more subject areas that will allow them to avoid the associated developmental courses and save time, money, and financial aid dollars.

How does the program work?

Students who enter the program will take online placement tests in the subject(s) they wish to master. Learning paths are identified for each student based on these initial assessments. Personalized content modules are assigned by the program and completed by the student to develop knowledge mastery. Students work on modules at their own pace guided by online support, worked examples, videos, and animations in addition to on-site New River tutors. Progress is automatically scored and tracked.

How do students demonstrate overall subject mastery?

Completion of all learning modules within a subject will demonstrate mastery and allow students to bypass the associated developmental course. If a student does not complete all of the learning path modules, they will be allowed to demonstrate subject mastery by retaking the Accuplacer test.

What are the cost and requirements of the program?

The cost of 10-week access to the MyFoundationsLab program is $18.20. No other costs are associated with the program. Tutor assistance and computer lab access are provided at no charge. Students will be required to sign a contract with the College to devote at least 50 hours of study to program completion over the summer.

When and where will the program be run?

Students can begin the program on June 9th on the Mercer County campus. There will be live tutoring assistance available on campus for up to 20 hours per week through July 25th. Computer labs will be available for Fast Track students whenever the buildings are open. Students should plan to devote at least 50 hours to the program during the summer period. At least 25 hours of work must be completed on campus while additional hours can be performed at home or at any remote location with computer and internet access

For More Information, Please Contact:

Jim Fedders
Instructional Specialist of Developmental Education
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Payment Date for Fall Semester

Every student with a balance due must make a payment on their account by Friday August 8, 2014.  Please note that the August 15 deadline given in some previous communications was incorrect. If you have questions, please contact the Business Office on your campus.