Nicholas County Campus

Board Of Governors AAS

The Board of Governors Associate of Applied Science Degree is a nontraditional program specifically devised for adult learners to meet occupational goals and employment requirements, to establish professional credentials, or to achieve personal goals. This degree program provides the opportunity for adult learners to gain credit for earlier learning experiences via licenses, certificates, military duty, and other non-collegiate sources, while assuring maximum credit transferability.

Through the Board of Governors Associate of Applied Science Degree program, adult students can establish deserved credentials, achieve a personal sense of accomplishment, and position themselves for advancement into a baccalaureate program. The degree program also provides educational access and degree opportunities for adults who have deferred or interrupted their educational plans. This program provides the base level of the educational ladder for adults to accomplish educational advancement, as well as to develop self-confidence and to gain an incentive to move toward the completion of a baccalaureate degree. This associate degree program is designed to articulate with the West Virginia Board of Regents Bachelor of Arts Degree.

The Board of Governors Associate of Applied Science requires 60 credit hours, which include a general education core of 21 credit hours and 39 credit hours of general electives. Optional features include a capstone experience and a defined area of emphasis selected from a broad range of content areas. Prospective students should talk with college advisors regarding NEW RIVER COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE's specific requirements to earn this degree. Students are eligible for admission to the program two years after graduation from high school. In the case of those passing a high school equivalency examination, admission must be two years after their high school class has graduated.

General Education

Title Hours
Communications Courses 6
Mathematics & Science Courses* 6
Computer Literacy Course 3
Social Science Courses 6
Total General Education Hours 21

*One must be a Math course

General Electives

Course work distributed among general education courses, including (if applicable) credit hours for optional area of emphasis, portfolio course, and capstone course



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New River CTC is offering online Winter Session courses from Dec. 21 through Jan. 15.  Earn three credit hours in four weeks - courses in English, History, Math, Political Science, Humanities and Psychology.  Pre-register by Dec. 18.  For more information, call 1-866-349-3739.