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General Business: Accounting AS

The Associate of Science Degree in General Business, with an emphasis on Accounting, is career-oriented and designed to provide academic training for entry-level accounting positions. Students learn to perform such duties as maintaining journals and ledgers, preparing financial statements and special reports, conducting financial analyses, preparing cost data, and summarizing financial information. Graduates might assume positions in the areas of general accounting, auditing, payroll, credit, and other specialized fields.

 REQUIRED COURSES

General Business: Accounting

Total Degree Hours: 61

First Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

ACCT 101

Principles of Accounting I

3

BUSN 130

Microsoft Word & the Internet

3

ENGL 101

Composition

3

MATH 101

General Math (or higher)

3

Restricted Social Science Elective choose from:

3

POSC 200  American Government/Economy
PSYC 103  General Psychology
SOCI 210  Principles of Sociology

Total Semester Hours

15

 


Second Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

ACCT 102

Principles of Accounting II

3

BUSN 245

Microsoft Excel

3

MGMT 110

Principles of Management

3

Restricted English Elective: choose from

3

ENGL 102

Research

ENGL 103

Technical Writing

Natural Science and Lab:

4

BIOL 101/103L

General Biology and General Biology Lab

CHEM 101/ 103L

General Chemistry and General Chemistry Lab

PHSC 101/103L

Physical Science Survey and Physical Science Survey Lab

 

Total Semester Hours

16

 


Third Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

ACCT 211

Intermediate Accounting I

3

ACCT 215

Managerial Accounting

3

BUSN 210

Business Law/Legal Environment

3

ECON 211

Principles of Economics I (Macroeconomics)

3

BUSN 232

Business & Prof Communications

3

Total Semester Hours

15

 

Fourth Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

ACCT 212

Intermediate Accounting II

3

ACCT 250

Tax, Pers/Bus Dec Making

3

ACCT 270

Advanced Computer Applications

3

ECON 212

Principles of Economics II (Microeconomics)

3

SPCH 208

Fundamentals of Speech

 

Total Semester Hours

15

 

Evaluation Sheet

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

 

 

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; communicat¬ing 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 are eligible for licensure based on terms and conditions of the state in which they intend to apply. 

Physical Therapist Assistant

Total Associate Hours: 70

First Semester

Number

Title

Hrs.

ENGL 101

Composition

3

PSYC 103

General Psychology

3

BIOL 231

Anatomy & Physiology I

3

BIOL 233L

Anatomy & Physiology I Lab

1

MATH 101 or Higher

General Math or Higher

3

COSC 101
or
BUSN 130

Microsoft Office Application
or
Word Processing & Internet

 

3

 

Total Semester Hours

16

 

Second Semester

Number

Title

Hrs.

ENGL 102

Research

3

BIOL 232

Anatomy & Physiology II

3

BIOL 234L

Anatomy & Physiology II Lab

1

BIOL 205

Kinesiology

3

BIOL 206L

Kinesiology Lab

1

HLTH 203

Introduction to Physical Therapy

3

 

Total Semester Hours

14

Third Semester (Technical Component)

Number

Title

Hrs.

PTHA 220

Patient Care Skills

2

PTHA 220L

Patient Care Skills Lab

1

PTHA 222

Observations & Measurements

2

PTHA 222L

Observations & Measurements Lab

1

PTHA 226

Therapeutic Modalities

2

PTHA 226L

Therapeutic Modalities Lab

1

PTHA 230

Pathologic Conditions

3

PTHA 232

Clinical Education I

3

 

Total Semester Hours

15

Fourth Semester (Technical Component)

Number

Title

Hrs.

PTHA 234

Neurology & Pediatrics

2

PTHA 234L

Neurology & Pediatrics Lab

1

PTHA 236

Orthopedics

2

PTHA 236L

Orthopedics Lab

1

PTHA 238

Rehabilitation

2

PTHA 238L

Rehabilitation Lab

1

PTHA 240

PTA Seminar

3

 

Total Semester Hours

14

 

Fifth Semester (Technical Component)

Number

Title

Hrs.

PTHA 250

Clinical Education II

5

PTHA 251

Capstone

1

PTHA 252

Clinical Education III

5

 

Total Semester Hours

11

Evaluation Sheet

2014-2015

2013-2014

Program Faculty

Stephanie Dotson, BS, PT
Interim Director, Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Office: 304-929-5036
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Ron Moreland, BS, PT
Instructor, Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Office: 304-929-3319
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Program Application and Admission

The Physical Therapist Assistant program is selected enrollment, meaning that students must apply to and be accepted before enrolling in any course with a PTHA prefix. Acceptance to New River and meeting the program application requirements do not guarantee admission.

Students must complete 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 by the end of the traditional fall semester prior to the start of a new class. Students must have an overall GPA of at least 2.75 for all college-level work. The application process also includes submission of a program application, documentation of at least 40 volunteer hours under the direction of a licensed physical therapist or physical therapist assistant. All program 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 5pm on October 31st. Students are not permitted to submit application materials to any other New River office. Faxed or e-mailed information will not be accepted.

Students must take all courses with a PTA prefix in sequence, with a minimum grade of C in all courses. The program includes a series of three off-campus clinical education 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 clinical experiences is to ensure that each student gains the variety of experience required to become a competent entry-level physical therapist assistant. Expenses, including travel, food, and housing (if necessary), are the responsibility of the student.

Graduation from a physical therapist assistant education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical therapy Education (CAPTE), 111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone 703-706-3245; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

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.

Student Advising

Students interested in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program are strongly encouraged to schedule an advising appointment with Gina Brown, Program Director. Advising is essential to assuring accuracy of information, clarification of questions, and for scheduling required pre-requisite courses. Please call or e-mail to schedule an advising appointment.

Forms and Information

Physical Therapist Assistant Program Volunteer Form
PTA Program Application
Estimated Program Cost 2014-2015
Program Overview
Program Curriculum

Assessment

Information coming soon.

Licensed Practical Nurse CAS

The Practical Nursing program is an intensive eleven month certificate program designed to prepare students to practice as Licensed Practical Nurses in a variety of healthcare settings. The curriculum provides students with classroom and clinical experiences in the areas of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Maternal-Child Nursing, Geriatrics and Mental Health Nursing in a variety of acute care, extended care, and outpatient facilities and includes courses in pharmacology and nutrition. The program also is designed for career laddering, awarding appropriate transfer credit allowing for seamless transfer into more advanced nursing programs of study. Upon completion of the Practical Nursing program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council License Examination – Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). Successful completion of this examination is required for practical nursing licensure.

Admission to the School of Practical Nursing is dependent upon successful completion of the following requirements.

• Prerequisite College Courses to include:

English 101 - minimum grade of "C"

Math 101 or higher – Intermediate Algebra (MATH 102) preferred
Biology 231 - Anatomy and Physiology I Biology 233L - Anatomy and Physiology I
Biology 232 – Anatomy and Physiology II Biology 234L – Anatomy and Physiology II

• Completion of the HESI Pre-Admission – PN Examination within established standards.

• Participation in an interview with faculty.

• Submission of a completed New River School of Practical Nursing Medical History and Physical Examination, including documentation of all required immunizations and laboratory tests.

• Negative Drug Screen

• Acceptable Criminal Background Check

Applications for admission to the School of Practical Nursing must be submitted to the Director of the School of Practical Nursing prior to the end of the semester preceding program entry. You can email the application below to the program office by hitting "Email Completed Form" at the bottom of the second page.  Potential Practical Nursing students are encouraged to meet with the practical nursing faculty for academic advising while taking the prerequisites courses.

School of Practical Nursing Application Form  

 

REQUIRED COURSES

Licensed Practical Nurse

Total Certificate Hours: 49

 

First Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

LPNU 105

Foundations of Nursing

4

LPNU 115

Nursing Foundations Clinical Lab

3

LPNU 116

Geriatrics

2

LPNU 117

Geriatrics Clinical Lab

2

LPNU 118

Introduction to Practical Nursing

3

LPNU 124

Prin of Nursing Pharmacology

2

LPNU 126

Prin of Nutrition for Nursing

1

Total Semester Hours

17

 

Second Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

LPNU 120

Adult Medical-Surgical Nursing I

4

LPNU 121

Adult Med-Surgical Nursing I Lab

5

LPNU 122

Maternal-Child Nursing

2

LPNU 123

Mat-Child Nursing Clinical Lab

2

LPNU 125

Clinical Pharmacology/Nursing

2

LPNU 127

Clinical Nutrition for Nurses

2

Total Semester Hours

17

 

Third Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

LPNU 130

Adult Medical-Surgical Nursing II

4

LPNU 131

Adult Medical-Surgical Nursing II Lab

4

LPNU 132

Mental Health Nursing for PN

2

LPNU 133

Mental Health Clinical Lab

2

LPNU 138

PN: Practice, Issues, & Trends

3

Total Semester Hours

15

Evaluation Sheets

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

Gainful Employment Information

Licensed Practical Nursing (CP)

COST

Q.           How much will this program cost me?

A.            Tuition and fees:                                                              $6,160.00

                Books and supplies:                                                        $2,286.00

                On-campus room & Board:                                          Not offered

FINANCING

Q.           What are my financing options to pay for the program?

A.            In addition to an grant and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, 85.3% of graduates (2010-2011) used loans to finance their education (tuition and fees, books and supplies and funds including educational costs allowed for living expenses, transportation/personal allowance). The median debt* for program graduates was by year:

                2010-2011                                                                            $2,766.00

                *Median loan debt from Title IV only-No completers had private loans or institutional financing during this time period.

SUCCESS

Q.           How long will it take me to complete this program?

A.            The program is designed to take 12 months to complete. The percent of graduates from this program that finished in this time by year are:

                2010-2011                                                                            100%

Q.           What are the chances of getting a job when I graduate?

A.            The job placement rate** for students who complete the program is by year:

                2010-2011                                                                            Data calculation will be provided by The National Center for Educational Statistics at a future date

Click on these links for more information on jobs related to this program:

SOC CODE: 29-2061.00

Program Advising

Each degree-pursuing student, upon entrance to the College, is assigned a faculty advisor in his/her major field of study, when possible. The advisor renders academic assistance by aiding in the preparation of course schedules, explaining academic regulations, indicating degree requirements and maintaining cumulative academic records on each advisee.

Students may find their advisor in myNewRiver.
1. Log in to myNewRiver
2. Click on Student Services in the left menu.
3. Click on Student Advisor. (if prompted, login to Self-Service Banner)

Students are expected to consult with their advisors during faculty office hours.  Advisors are expected to give students careful guidance in the pursuit of their studies at the College.

The method for changing an advisor is to consult with the current and newly identified advisors and submit the “Change of Advisors” form to the campus Office of Admissions.  Ordinarily, students may not change advisors without also making a change of major or program.  Special attention is given to provide career exploration for undecided students.

Articulation and Transfer Agreements

New River has negotiated a number of articulation agreements with partner institutions so that our graduating students can make a smooth transition into a four-year degree program.  This page provides a list of those partner institutions.

Articulation Area Name of Baccalaureate Institution Total Credit Hours Articulated Original Agreement
Business Admininstration/Mgt Glenville State College 64 pdf

Elementary Education

K-6/Early Education PreK-K

Glenville State College 64 pdf
Elementary Education Bluefield State College 71 pdf
Criminal Justice Administration Bluefield State College 72  
Studio Arts
Interdisciplinary Studies
Recreation/Tourism Management
Board of Governors
Concord University 60 pdf 
Course Articulation Marshall University 72 pdf
General Education University of Charleston 60 pdf
  Kaplan University   pdf
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