New River CTC helps WVUP student reach goal

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New River CTC helps WVUP student reach goal

[BEAVER, W.Va.] When one class stood between West Virginia University at Parkersburg (WVUP) student William “Bill” Bell and student teaching, he began looking for options of taking the course over the summer.

“If I wasn’t able to take the biology class during the summer, I would have to wait to do my student teaching and graduate a semester later than planned,” he explained. “New River Community and Technical College was the only community college to offer the course I needed online.”

New River CTC offers over 60 certificate and degree programs, including general education classes at campus locations and online.


“We see a lot of students who are enrolled at other colleges and universities take classes through New River CTC over the summer,” said Registrar Janelle Schofield.

During the 2017 summer terms the college saw over 120 transient students.

“I had looked at taking the class from an out-of-state school, but then learned that it wouldn’t transfer,” Bell said. “It’s important to research the school and talk to your school’s record’s department before taking a class with the goal of transferring.”

Students attending another college or university wanting to take classes at New River CTC to transfer should first check with their school’s Registrar’s Office and obtain a signed transient course permission form.

Bell has a passion for education and the state of West Virginia. He served as WVUP student body president for two years, president of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Sigma Omega chapter and on the West Virginia State Advisory Council of Students.  He will graduate in December 2017 with a bachelor of arts in elementary education with a specialization in social studies.

For information on classes offered at New River CTC, call 866-349-3739 or visit

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/Beckley).

Last updated on: Aug 1, 2017