Special Services (Community, ADA, Veterans)
The following is a list of services, activities and programs, which serve students at New River Community and Technical College.
Community Services encompass the wide range of cultural, economic, environmental, scientific, social, and other activities and programs that involve interaction with individuals, groups, and organizations external to New River Community and Technical College and that contribute to mutual development of the college and the various community parties. Specifically, this involves partnership activities combining continuing education, workforce development and customized training, and service programs that strengthen the relationship between New River and the constituents that it serves.
New River Community and Technical College provides both occupation-specific continuing education programs that fulfill professional development requirements for working adults as certified through various regulatory agencies and community-based, non-credit programs that are offered primarily for enrichment purposes.
The college provides foundation courses in Reading, English, Arithmetic, and Algebra (ENGL 090, ENGL 099, ENGL 100, MATH 090, MATH 099) for students scoring below the benchmark scores on ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer assessment instruments. Successful completion of foundation course(s) is a prerequisite for many college-level courses. Foundation 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.
Students with special needs are encouraged to contact the ADA compliance officer in the Student Success Center on their campus before the start of the semester and request accommodations. Students with documented disabilities are eligible for ADA accommodations if they meet the conditions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Students must self-identify themselves and provide appropriate written documentation of their disability. Students qualifying for services will work closely with the ADA compliance officer to determine potential accommodations afforded to participate in the academic programs and services. Reasonable modifications in policies, practices, and procedures are effected to assure equal access to individuals with disabilities. The ADA compliance officer will prepare the “Notification of Need for Accommodation” letters for the faculty
Should a temporary disability occur during the semester, the student must provide reasonable and timely notice of a need for accommodations and services substantiated by appropriate documentation. Information provided to the ADA Compliance Officer is treated as confidential and is not released to anyone without the student’s prior consent. All inquiries are confidential.
Student Success Center, ADA Compliance Officer Contact Information:
|Advanced Technology Center
P.O. Box 307
527 Odd Road
Ghent, WV 25843
|304-929-5016 or 929-5027
|Raleigh County Campus
280 University Drive
Beaver, WV 25813
Mercer County Campus
Nicholas County Campus
Greenbrier County Campus
|Coordinator of Student Success Centers
Services include assistance with the admissions and enrollment process, academic advising, and referral for help and support both inside and outside of the College.
The College also has a Certifying Official providing support for Military personnel, veterans and their families with a wide range of Veteran’s Administration (VA) Educational Benefits including:
- Post 9/11 GI Bill: Chapter 33
- Montgomery GI Bill: Chapter 30
- Montgomery GI Bill: Chapter 1606
- Montgomery GI Bill: Chapter 1607
- VA Vocational Rehabilitation: Chapter 31
- Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance: Chapter 35
The College website provides a description of these programs here:
For more information on VA educational benefits or to apply, please visit www.gibill.va.gov.
For further information, please visit our Veterans Educational Benefits page.