Workforce Education

New River Community and Technical College Course Offerings

New River Community and Technical College is committed to bridging the gap between the needs of business and industry and the citizens of our nine-county service area. Interested in partnering with New River CTC? Visit our Workforce and Technical Education Partners page. Interested in training for your employees? Visit our Customized Training page.

Advantages of choosing a workforce career and technical program include:

  • Courses are highly focused in your field of study
  • Programs are offered at an accelerated pace to help you gain technical skills quickly
  • Industry experts are engaged in program development, meaning you will be better trained for your job
  • You are well-prepared to enter the job market because you gain hands-on experience

New River CTC offers Commercial Driver’s License; Emergency Medical Technician training; and other training programs. We work closely with the local Workforce Investment Boards to ensure our program offerings meet the needs of our service area.

Financial Aid: Financial funding is approved for some programs through Workforce WV WIOA, Workforce HEAPS, and WV Vocational Rehab. Qualifying students can complete workforce training programs at no charge.

For more information on Workforce Education, contact a member of the Workforce Education staff. We are here to serve you. You can register to day by filling out a Workforce Education Form!

Gloria D. Kincaid is the Program Specialist and can be reached at 304-793-6101 or by emailing

To see more classes open to everyone, go to our Community Education page.

Course Offerings

Class Location(s) Tuition Details Date
Basics of Composting Class Summersville August 6, 5-8 p.m., $0 August 6, 2024
CDL Class A** Ghent

Beginning on week 1: $4,824

Beginning on week 2: $4,135

All students required to pay $100 to examiner at the time of the driver’s test.

Tuition fees eligible for HEAPS and WIOA funding. Student still required to pay the $100 exam fee.

6 week program that meets Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Week 1:
Learned Prep Class. Test for the CDL Class A learners permit must be taken at the end of the first week.

Weeks 2-6:
For students who already have a CDL Class A learners permit, class will begin on week 2 with the Entry Level Driver Training required by the Federal Motor Carriers.

The driving test will be administered the last week of class. Hours of practice time are available if a retest is needed. Time will be scheduled individually.

CPR/First aid/AED Training and Pediatric Certification Ghent $150 July 19, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., $150 July 19, 2024
CNA Class Raleigh Street Cinema (Bluefield, WV)

June 24-July 15,

Monday and Wednesday: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.,

Orientation: June 21, Clinical start: July 29

June 24-
July 15, 2024
Electrical Retraining Summersville* $50 Fall 2024, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., one-day class Fall 2024
EMT-B** Ghent, Lewisburg, Summersville $750 Lab meets weekly, didactic portion delivered through a hybrid model August 19, 2024
Forklift/Scissor Lift Training Ghent $444 July 15-18, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with one-hour lunch break, $444 July 15-18, 2024
Lineman Training Ghent


Financial funding is available through Workforce WV WIOA and Workforce HEAPS

Comprehensive one-semester training pathway.

ASSC: Credit-bearing program that includes Math and English courses

Non-Credit Workforce Program: A streamlined, workforce-focused option without Math and English course.

August 19, 2024
Machining** Lewisburg $2,560 August 19, 2024 August 19, 2024
OSHA-10 Lewisburg $50 Please contact us regarding scheduling
Peer Recovery Support Specialist Beaver $100 Class meets for five days, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Participants must be in recovery with one year of sobriety. High school diploma or GED required. TBA
Real Estate Pre-Licensing (90 Hour) Princeton $500 + book A 10-week class; Monday-Wednesday at 5:30-8:30 p.m. August 19
Real Estate Pre-Licensing (90 Hour) Lewisburg $500 + book TBA, 10-week class; Tuesday-Thursday from 6-9 p.m. Spring 2025
Welding Ghent & Lewisburg $5,367 August and January August & January
Welding Prep & Test (AWS Certification) Ghent & Lewisburg $375 Call to schedule
Welding Prep & Test (State WV Certification) Ghent & Lewisburg $150 Call to schedule

*additional fees may apply

**Fall and Spring classes reserved for displaced coal miners

***Zoom option available.

Statement of Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action

To register for a Workforce Education Program, fill out the Workforce Education Form Below.