[SUMMERSVILLE, W. VA.] New River Community and Technical College will host an Open House at its Nicholas County Campus from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, July, 1. The campus is located at 6101 Webster Road in Summersville, W. Va.
Prospective students, parents, family members and friends are invited to drop by for an old-fashioned cookout (weather permitting) and tours of the campus.
Representatives from Admissions, Financial Aid and the faculty will be available to answer questions, and attendees can register for a chance to win a $250 or $500 scholarship to attend New River.
Representatives from the Office of Student Services will be available to discuss support services available to help students succeed, including free tutoring. Career assessment testing will be available free of charge.
Programs offered at the Nicholas County Campus include Practical Nursing, Medical Assisting, EMT-Paramedic, Corrections, Health Information Technology, Law Enforcement, Computer Science, Administrative Office Technology and Business. A new Computer Science degree in Healthcare IT Technician has been added this year.
Through a cooperative effort of New River CTC and Glenville State College, students can earn a certification in Paraprofessional Education from New River CTC and then transfer and complete a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education (K-6) or Early Education (PreK-K) by taking classes taught by Glenville State at the Nicholas County Campus.
Through a similar agreement with Bluefield State College, students can take two years of general education courses at New River CTC and transfer into the Regents Bachelor of Arts program at Bluefield State, with the third and fourth year classes can be taken at the Nicholas County Campus.
New River CTC offers both two-year associate degrees and certificate programs that can be completed in a year or less. Many students save money by living at home and taking the first two years of general studies classes at New River before transferring to a four-year college or university.
Students in degree and certificate programs are eligible for financial aid, and the New River CTC Foundation provides a number of scholarships to assist students in pursuing their education. Scholarships are still available for the 2014-15 academic year, and applications are being accepted through June 30. Information about programs and scholarships can be found at www.newriver.edu.
Fall classes at the Nicholas County Campus will begin on Aug. 18. The last day to register for fall classes is Aug. 8. Students are encouraged to apply and register now to allow time for processing of financial aid and purchasing of textbooks.
For further information, call the Nicholas County Campus at (304) 872-1236.