New River CTC offers Board of Governors degree for adult students

[BEAVER, W.Va.] Adults interested in completing an associate degree can benefit from the Board of Governors program offered at New River Community and Technical College.

“I changed degree focuses several times and had completed a hodgepodge of college courses,” shared program graduate Judy Hedrick. “The day I asked the college to do a credit evaluation for me, I had no idea that I would be eligible for the Board of Governors degree. That was one of the happiest days of my life. Earning a Board of Governors degree enabled me to enroll in the WV Rocks RBA program, and now I am on a fast track to a Regents Bachelor of Arts degree.”

The Board of Governors Associate of Applied Science is a flexible, degree completion program designed for busy adults. This nontraditional program for adult learners helps students complete their degree, whether their goal is a personal one, an occupational goal or an employment requirement.

“We are always looking for opportunities to help students attain their dream of completing a college degree,” explained Coordinator of Adult and Veteran Student Services Donna Lewis.

“Often a student starts college, changes their major, transfers to another college or just experiences a life change that delays degree completion. The Board of Governors degree is an excellent fit for those students because of the flexibility and uniqueness of the degree.” 

The Board of Governors degree requires 60 credit hours, including a general education core of 21 credit hours and 39 credit hours of general electives. Students are eligible for admission to the program two years after graduation from high school.

The degree program is structured to allow students to complete an educational degree plan by combining previously earned college credits, credit earned for work and life experiences, credits awarded through standardized testing and credits for learning experiences (licenses, certificates, military duty and other non-collegiate sources).

For information on the Board of Governors degree offered at New River CTC, visit, email or call 304-647-6566.

New River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeastern West Virginia from the Greenbrier Valley Campus (Lewisburg), Mercer County Campus (Princeton), Nicholas County Campus (Summersville) and Raleigh County Campus (Beaver).