Program Advising

Articulation and Transfer Agreements

New River has negotiated a number of articulation agreements with partner institutions so that our graduating students can make a smooth transition into a four-year degree program.  This page provides a list of those partner institutions.

Articulation Area Name of Baccalaureate Institution Total Credit Hours Articulated Original Agreement
Business Admin./Management Glenville State College 64  pdf
Elementary Education K-6/Early Education PreK-K Glenville State College 64  pdf
Elementary Education  Bluefield State College 71   pdf
Management University of Phoenix 60  pdf
Criminal Justice Administration Bluefield State College 72
Studio Arts
Interdisciplinary Studies
Recreation/Tourism Management
Board of Governors
Concord University 60 pdf 
Course Articulation Marshall University 72  pdf
General Education University of Charleston 60  pdf
Kaplan University   pdf

Student Resources

Student Information Directory (List of important departments and phone numbers)

Special Services

Technology Services

Student Handbook

Community Resource Guides

SGA

There is a Student Government Association on each campus which can provide a forum for opinions as well as a calendar of cultural and fun events throughout the academic year. There are Halloween parties and Christmas functions geared for children of students as well as dances, gaming activities, and opportunities for community service.

Beckley Campus

Greenbrier Valley Campus

Developmental Courses

The college provides developmental foundation courses in Reading, English, Arithmetic, and Algebra (ENGL 098, ENGL 099, MATH 098, MATH 099) for students scoring below the benchmark scores on ACT, SAT, ASSET, or COMPASS assessment instruments. Successful completion of developmental course(s) is a prerequisite for many college-level courses. Developmental studies courses are not counted toward meeting graduation requirements and are not used in the calculation of the graduation grade point average; however, they are covered by financial aid.

Academic Support Center

The mission of the Student Resource Center is to provide students with a comprehensive range of services and resources to enable students to reach their educational, lifelong learning, and career goals. The New River goal is to provide services to help all students achieve academic success. The expanded mission is to coordinate quality tutoring programs through a variety of delivery systems to meet the needs of traditional and nontraditional students. Upon student request, each campus provides support services at no additional cost. 

Any New River student is eligible for up to three hours of tutoring per class per week by completing an application. Walk-in services are also available. Please contact your campus contact person for academic support.

The following services may be available:

  • Writing Center
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Career Counseling
  • Secure, make-up testing (by appointment only)
  • Mentoring
  • Study Groups
  • E-tutoring through synchronous and asynchronous learning
  • Multimedia computer labs and prescriptive software programs

Educational Opportunity Center - Admissions, Career, and Financial Aid Counseling

Prospective and current students should contact the Educational Opportunity Center if they would like help with the admissions and financial aid process.  The EOC not only helps students apply for admissions and financial aid but also helps them find out what programs are available, decide on a career, and select a degree program.  The EOC’s main goal is to help students enroll in post-secondary educational programs by providing information on GED classes, adult basic education, vocational/technical schools, colleges, and graduate schools.  The EOC also provides services that help students stay enrolled, such as career assessments, academic advising, and financial aid counseling.  Through counseling and referrals to other programs, the Educational Opportunity Center helps students deal with educational barriers, including financial difficulties, time constraints, lack of family support, and fear of failure.  The EOC is a federally-funded TRIO program through the U.S. Department of Education.  All services are free and confidential.

Off-Campus Courses

New River Community and Technical College offers courses at various off-campus locations through the service region.  For availability of courses, check the schedule published each term.

Testing

New River Community and Technical College provides testing services through Bluefield State College, which is an approved testing center (selected examinations) for the American College Testing Program (ACT), the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and the National League for Nursing (NLN).

CLEP

To earn credit by CLEP examination, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • A student must be enrolled in New River Community and Technical College or have been accepted by the College. Freshman, transfer, and recently accepted students must enroll in and pass at least 3 credit hours at any of the New River campuses to be eligible for CLEP credit from NRCTC.
  • A student must meet the prerequisites for the equivalent course(s) for any CLEP test(s) taken.
  • A student may not receive CLEP credit for equivalent courses for which he/she has already earned credit.
  • CLEP credit will not be accepted for the purpose of overcoming deficient grades.
  • A student is not eligible to take the CLEP test if he/she is currently enrolled in an equivalent course.
  • A maximum of 31 hours of credit will be granted for successful completion of the five tests within the General Examinations.
  • A waiting period of six months is required to repeat the same test(s). Scores on test(s) repeated earlier than six months will be canceled by NRCTC.
  • Requests for official transcript copies of the CLEP score report(s) should be directed to the Office of Student Services.

Accuplacer

Accuplacer is a suite of computerized tests that determines your knowledge in math, reading and writing as you prepare to enroll in college-level courses. The results of the assessment, in conjunction with your academic background, goals and interests, are used by academic advisors and counselors to place you into a college course that meets your skill level. Scores are normally available immediately after testing is completed. The Accuplacer test can be taken in lieu of the ACT or SAT. A composite score cannot be obtained by taking this test. Anyone needing a composite score for Nursing, Radiological Technology, Medical Assisting, or NCAA purposes MUST take the National ACT or SAT. A minimum of 60 days must have elapsed before retesting is allowed with Accuplacer.

EDGE

The West Virginia EDGE initiative allows students to take high school courses for community and technical college credit. Students who take the EDGE courses available in high school or at a Career and Technical Center could earn an Associate Degree earlier. Find out more

NLN

New River Community and Technical College offers the NLN Pre-Admission Exam-LPN.  All students seeking admission to the Licensed Practical Nurse Certificate program must take the Pre-Admission Exam-LPN. Contact the Student Services office regarding additional testing restrictions and registration information.

Information concerning registration and administration of the above examinations can be obtained from the Office of Student Services.

Smarthinking Tutoring

Smarthinking provides online tutoring and writing services for its students.  A division of SMARTHINKING, StraighterLine, offers introductory college classes that are transferable to other institutions. SMARTHINKING also offers an online writing lab for assistance with essays.

Horticulture AAS

The Associate of Applied Science in Horticulture can be used to give the student the skills to open their own business, or work for a business in the horticultural field. These businesses could be in nursery, greenhouse management, landscape management or landscape design.


REQUIRED COURSES

Horticulture

Total Degree Hours: 60

First Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

BIOL 101

General Biology

3

BIOL 103

General Biology Laboratory

1

ENGL 101

Composition

3

HORT 150

General Horticulture

3

HORT 201 Floral Production and Design

3

HORT 205 Vegetable Production

3

Total Semester Hours

16

 

Second Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

ENGL 102 Research

3

MATH 109 Algebra 3
AGRI 201 Agribusiness Management and
Marketing
3
BIOL 102 General Biology 3
BIOL 104L General Biology Lab 1
SPCH 208 Fundamentals of Speech

Total Semester Hours

15

 

Third Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

CHEM 101

General Chemistry 3

CHEM 103L

General Chemistry Lab

1

HORT 210 Principles of Plant Science 3
HORT 212L Principles of Plant Science Lab 1
AGRI 107 Computers in Agriculture 3
HORT 260 Woody and Herbaceous Plant
Materials
3

Total Semester Hours

14

 

Fourth Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

CHEM 102 General Chemistry

3

CHEM 104L General Chemistry Lab

1

AGRN 202 Principles of Soil Science

3

AGRN 204L Principles of Soil Science Lab

1

HORT 280

Landscape and Lawn
Development

3

HORT 270 Greenhouse Management

3

Total Semester Hours

15

 

Evaluation Sheet

2014-2015

 

 

 

 

 

Residential Energy Management AAS

This program was discontinued as of Fall 2013. This means that it will no longer be accepting new students.
Current students already enrolled into this program will have until the end of the Spring 2015 term to complete all required course work.

The Associate of Applied Science in Weatherization Technology is designed to provide the skills necessary for individuals to enter and climb within the green building technologies industry. The capstone course prepares individuals for certification as a building analyst and careers in quality assurance and post work inspection.

REQUIRED COURSES

Residential Energy Management

Total Degree Hours: 60

First Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

BCON 101

Fundamentals of Building Construction Safety

3

BCON 103

Finish Carpentry

3

GBTC 110

Weatherization Fundamentals

3

GBTC 112

Lead Safety

1

GBTC 114

Weatherization Installation

3

GBTC 115

Weatherization of Manufactured Housing

2

Total Semester Hours

15

 

Second Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

MATH 100

Technical Math

3

ENGL 101

Composition

3

COSC 101

Microsoft Office Applications

3

BCON 102

Foundations and Framing

3

BCON 104

Blueprint Reading

3

Total Semester Hours

15

 

Third Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

ENGL 103

Technical Writing

3

GBTC 120

Building Energy Codes

2

GBTC 220

Diagnostic Approaches to Weatherization

3

GBTC 222

Advanced Weatherization Diagnostics

3

GBTC 224

Baseload Auditing

3

GBTC 226

Lead Renovation

1

 

Total Semester Hours

15

 

Fourth Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

GBTC 251

Residential Heating Systems

3

GBTC 253

Combustion Analysis and Retrofit

3

GBTC 255

Home Energy Auditing

3

GBTC 261

Building Analyst

3

MATH 101

General Mathematics (or higher)

3

Total Semester Hours

15

Evaluation Sheets 

2014-2015

2012-2013

2011-2012

Agriculture

The Associate of Applied Science in Agriculture can be used to teach the student the skills that can be used in their own agricultural enterprise, work for a business in the field, or continue on for a four-year degree. These businesses could be farms, farm supply companies, nurseries, landscape maintenance companies, or other agricultural service area.


REQUIRED COURSES

Agriculture

Total Degree Hours: 60

First Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

BIOL 101

General Biology

3

BIOL 103

General Biology Laboratory

1

ENGL 101

Composition

3

AGRM 120

Basics of Agriculture Mechanization

3

MATH 109

Algebra

3

AGRI 107 Computers in Agriculture

3

Total Semester Hours

16

 

Second Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

ENGL 102 Research

3

AGRI 110 Professions in Agriculture 2
BIOL 102 General Biology 3
BIOL 104L General Biology Lab 1
 AGRI/HORT Electives 6

Total Semester Hours

15

 

Third Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

CHEM 101

General Chemistry 3

CHEM 103L

General Chemistry Lab

1

HORT 210 Principles of Plant Science 3
HORT 212L Principles of Plant Science Lab 1
AGRI/HORT Electives 6

Total Semester Hours

14

 

Fourth Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

CHEM 102 General Chemistry

3

CHEM 104L General Chemistry Lab

1

AGRN 202 Principles of Soil Science

3

AGRN 204L Principles of Soil Science Lab

1

ANSC 261

Principles of Animal Science

4

SPCH 208

Fundamentals of Speech

3

Total Semester Hours

15

 

Evaluation Sheet

2014-2015

 

 

 

 

 

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College Closed Monday

New River CTC will be closed Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.  Classes will resume and offices will re-open on Tuesday.