Program Advising

Student Resources

Student Information Directory (List of important departments and phone numbers)

Special Services

Technology Services

Student Handbook

Community Resource Guides

SGA

There is a Student Government Association on each campus which can provide a forum for opinions as well as a calendar of cultural and fun events throughout the academic year. There are Halloween parties and Christmas functions geared for children of students as well as dances, gaming activities, and opportunities for community service.

Mercer County Campus

Nicholas County Campus

Greenbrier Valley Campus

Raleigh County Campus

Developmental Courses

The college provides developmental foundation courses in Reading, English, Arithmetic, and Algebra (ENGL 098, ENGL 099, MATH 098, MATH 099) for students scoring below the benchmark scores on ACT, SAT, ASSET, or COMPASS assessment instruments. Successful completion of developmental course(s) is a prerequisite for many college-level courses. Developmental studies courses are not counted toward meeting graduation requirements and are not used in the calculation of the graduation grade point average; however, they are covered by financial aid.

Academic Support Center

The mission of the Student Resource Center is to provide students with a comprehensive range of services and resources to enable students to reach their educational, lifelong learning, and career goals. The New River goal is to provide services to help all students achieve academic success. The expanded mission is to coordinate quality tutoring programs through a variety of delivery systems to meet the needs of traditional and nontraditional students. Upon student request, each campus provides support services at no additional cost. 

Any New River student is eligible for up to three hours of tutoring per class per week by completing an application. Walk-in services are also available. Please contact your campus contact person for academic support.

The following services may be available:

  • Writing Center
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Career Counseling
  • Secure, make-up testing (by appointment only)
  • Mentoring
  • Study Groups
  • E-tutoring through synchronous and asynchronous learning
  • Multimedia computer labs and prescriptive software programs

Educational Opportunity Center - Admissions, Career, and Financial Aid Counseling

Prospective and current students should contact the Educational Opportunity Center if they would like help with the admissions and financial aid process.  The EOC not only helps students apply for admissions and financial aid but also helps them find out what programs are available, decide on a career, and select a degree program.  The EOC’s main goal is to help students enroll in post-secondary educational programs by providing information on GED classes, adult basic education, vocational/technical schools, colleges, and graduate schools.  The EOC also provides services that help students stay enrolled, such as career assessments, academic advising, and financial aid counseling.  Through counseling and referrals to other programs, the Educational Opportunity Center helps students deal with educational barriers, including financial difficulties, time constraints, lack of family support, and fear of failure.  The EOC is a federally-funded TRIO program through the U.S. Department of Education.  All services are free and confidential.

Off-Campus Courses

New River Community and Technical College offers courses at various off-campus locations through the service region.  For availability of courses, check the schedule published each term.

Testing

New River Community and Technical College provides testing services through Bluefield College, which is an approved testing center (selected examinations) for the American College Testing Program (ACT), the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and the National League for Nursing (NLN).

CLEP

To earn credit by CLEP examination, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • A student must be enrolled in New River Community and Technical College or have been accepted by the College. Freshman, transfer, and recently accepted students must enroll in and pass at least 3 credit hours at any of the New River campuses to be eligible for CLEP credit from NRCTC.
  • A student must meet the prerequisites for the equivalent course(s) for any CLEP test(s) taken.
  • A student may not receive CLEP credit for equivalent courses for which he/she has already earned credit.
  • CLEP credit will not be accepted for the purpose of overcoming deficient grades.
  • A student is not eligible to take the CLEP test if he/she is currently enrolled in an equivalent course.
  • A maximum of 31 hours of credit will be granted for successful completion of the five tests within the General Examinations.
  • A waiting period of six months is required to repeat the same test(s). Scores on test(s) repeated earlier than six months will be canceled by NRCTC.
  • Requests for official transcript copies of the CLEP score report(s) should be directed to the Office of Student Services.

Accuplacer

Accuplacer is a suite of computerized tests that determines your knowledge in math, reading and writing as you prepare to enroll in college-level courses. The results of the assessment, in conjunction with your academic background, goals and interests, are used by academic advisors and counselors to place you into a college course that meets your skill level. Scores are normally available immediately after testing is completed. The Accuplacer test can be taken in lieu of the ACT or SAT. A composite score cannot be obtained by taking this test. Anyone needing a composite score for Nursing, Radiological Technology, Medical Assisting, or NCAA purposes MUST take the National ACT or SAT. A minimum of 60 days must have elapsed before retesting is allowed with Accuplacer.

EDGE

The West Virginia EDGE initiative allows students to take high school courses for community and technical college credit. Students who take the EDGE courses available in high school or at a Career and Technical Center could earn an Associate Degree earlier. Find out more

NLN

New River Community and Technical College offers the NLN Pre-Admission Exam-LPN.  All students seeking admission to the Licensed Practical Nurse Certificate program must take the Pre-Admission Exam-LPN. Contact the Student Services office regarding additional testing restrictions and registration information.

Information concerning registration and administration of the above examinations can be obtained from the Office of Student Services.

Smarthinking Tutoring

Smarthinking provides online tutoring and writing services for its students.  A division of SMARTHINKING, StraighterLine, offers introductory college classes that are transferable to other institutions. SMARTHINKING also offers an online writing lab for assistance with essays.

Paying for College

Financial Aid
Tuition and Fees
Student Accounts and Payment Options


The finance staff of New River Community and Technical College is committed to helping you and your family manage the cost of pursuing your education here. The staff in the Student Accounts Office and the Financial Aid Office work hard to be responsive to the needs of all students and help them along this journey. I encourage you to review the information on these pages to better understand financial aid options, payment requirements and the policies of the college. Our goal is to help make the New River experience possible, so please contact our staff if you have questions or concerns. I am always available to assist in this process if you have questions for me.

Sincerely,

Heike Soeffker-Culicerto

Chief Financial Officer

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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 Admin./Management 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
Management University of Phoenix 60  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

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 

ADVANCED SKILL SET CERTIFICATES

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

Entrepreneurship

Receptionist

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

CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair

Machining Technology

CDL/Heavy Equipment

Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate

Diesel Service Technology

Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate Bridge

Electric Distribution Engineering Technology

Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic

Esthetics

Paraprofessional Education

Green Entrepreneurship

Residential Energy Management (Weatherization Technology)

Horticulture

Technical Office Procedures and Skills

Industrial Technology (Mechatronics)

Welding Technology

Licensed Practical Nurse

CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE
IN TECHNICAL STUDIES

Allied Health

Management & Supervisory Development

Computer Repair and Operating Systems

Medical Insurance Billing and Coding

Gaming

Public Administration

Legal Office Assistant

 

ASSOCIATE OF FINE ARTS DEGREE

Arts Management

Studio Arts

Photography

 

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE PROGRAMS

Administrative Office Management

General Education

Corrections

Law Enforcement

General Business

Legal Assisting

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

Administrative Office Technology

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Agriculture

Industrial Technology (Mechatronics)

Automobile Service Technology

Medical Assisting

Banking

Occupational Development: Child Care Practitioner

Board of Governors

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Computer Science: Healthcare IT Technician

Paraprofessional Education
Computer Science: Networking Operating

Physical Therapist Assistant

Cosmetology

Social Services

General Business

Residential Energy Management

Horticulture

 Welding Technology

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE, TECHNICAL
STUDIES DEGREE PROGRAMS

Casino Operations

Social Service Management

Health Information Technology

 

Residential Energy Management AAS

This program was discontinued as of Fall 2013. This means that it will no longer be accepting new students.
Current students already enrolled into this program will have until the end of the Spring 2015 term to complete all required course work.

The Associate of Applied Science in Weatherization Technology is designed to provide the skills necessary for individuals to enter and climb within the green building technologies industry. The capstone course prepares individuals for certification as a building analyst and careers in quality assurance and post work inspection.

REQUIRED COURSES

Residential Energy Management

Total Degree Hours: 60

First Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

BCON 101

Fundamentals of Building Construction Safety

3

BCON 103

Finish Carpentry

3

GBTC 110

Weatherization Fundamentals

3

GBTC 112

Lead Safety

1

GBTC 114

Weatherization Installation

3

GBTC 115

Weatherization of Manufactured Housing

2

Total Semester Hours

15

 

Second Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

MATH 100

Technical Math

3

ENGL 101

Composition

3

COSC 101

Microsoft Office Applications

3

BCON 102

Foundations and Framing

3

BCON 104

Blueprint Reading

3

Total Semester Hours

15

 

Third Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

ENGL 103

Technical Writing

3

GBTC 120

Building Energy Codes

2

GBTC 220

Diagnostic Approaches to Weatherization

3

GBTC 222

Advanced Weatherization Diagnostics

3

GBTC 224

Baseload Auditing

3

GBTC 226

Lead Renovation

1

 

Total Semester Hours

15

 

Fourth Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

GBTC 251

Residential Heating Systems

3

GBTC 253

Combustion Analysis and Retrofit

3

GBTC 255

Home Energy Auditing

3

GBTC 261

Building Analyst

3

MATH 101

General Mathematics (or higher)

3

Total Semester Hours

15

Evaluation Sheets 

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Accreditation Presentations

Faculty, staff, students and community members are encouraged to attend a presentation about the Accreditation Self-Study Report. Presentations will be held several times at each campus. Click here for details.