Students in New River Community and Technical College’s diesel service technology programs have five additional trucks to work on thanks to a donation from R.T. Rogers Oil Company.
“This donation of trucks provides our students with more opportunities for hands-on experience,” explained Interim Dean of Workforce, Technical and Community Education Brian Sampson. “The generosity of R.T. Rogers is greatly appreciated. This is the second truck donation that R.T. Rogers has made to New River CTC. The company has donated a total of ten trucks to the college for student use.”
New River CTC offers a certificate of applied science and an associate degree in diesel service technology. The programs meet current NATEF accreditation standards and are offered at the college’s Advanced Technology Center in Ghent. The diesel certificate program prepares students to work as light/medium truck maintenance and repair technicians in a year. The diesel associate degree program builds on the certificate adding classes in welding, electronic systems, alternative fuel systems, hydraulics and heating, ventilation and air. Both programs prepare students for employment and are eligible for free tuition through the WV Invests Grant program.