Social Services AAS

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Social Services is designed for students who want to prepare for careers with social service agencies. This program meets the immediate need for trained service personnel to more than fifteen agencies in a fifty-mile radius. Upon completion of the program, students can go to work at a higher rate of pay in direct service jobs or choose to continue their education.

Holding an associate's degree in social services may enable the student to work as an assistant to professionals in the field, who hold more advanced degrees. Some examples of positions for which a student might qualify include case management aide, social work assistant, community outreach worker, youth worker, gerontology aide, client advocate or psychologist's aide. Students will be assessed against the Social Work Code of Ethics and the Council for Social Work Education. Students will be provided with hands on curriculum and assess their skills based on the above standards. Students will complete an internship the last semester prior to graduation. This internship will be inclusive of all skills learned throughout the program. Students must pass a background check prior to field placement.  For further information, contact Kelli White at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 304-929-5010.

REQUIRED COURSES

Social Services

Total Degree Hours: 60

 

First Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

ENGL 101

Composition

3

COSC 101

Microsoft Office Applications

3

PSYC 103

General Psychology

3

SOCS 161

Introduction to Social Work

4

SOCS 162

Social Work Organization

1

 

Total Semester Hours

14

 

Second Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

ENGL 102

Research

3

SOCI 210

Principles of Sociology

3

SOCS 170

History of Social Welfare Policy

3

MATH 101 or MATH 109

General Mathematics or Algebra

3

PSYC 240

Theories of Personality

3

 

Total Semester Hours

15

 

Third Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

COMM 208

Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3

SOCS 236

Human Behavior & Social Env I

3

POSC 218

State and Local Government

3

SOCS 260

Research Methods in Social Work

3

SOCS 245

Case Management

3

 

Total Semester Hours

15

 

Fourth Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

SOCS 230

Application of Group Dynamics

3

SOCS 246

Human Behavior & Social Env II

3

SOCS 255

Fundamentals of Social Work Practice

3

SOCS 280

Internship

4

HUMN 150

Inroduction to Fine Arts

3

 

Total Semester Hours

16

 

Evaluation Sheet:

2016-2017

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

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Physical Therapist Assistant

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program is an intensive 5 semester program designed to provide the student with the technical education required to sit for the Physical Therapist Assistant National Physical Therapy Examination. Physical Therapist Assistants work under direction and supervision of a physical therapist. Their duties include instructing patients in exercises and activities of daily living; administering therapeutic modalities, utilization of assistive equipment, and other patient care procedures; communicating with patients, families, caregivers, physicians, and other health care workers; and documenting the patients' status. Licensed physical therapist assistants find employment opportunities in such settings as hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, rehabilitation centers, school systems, sports medicine facilities, and private practices.

Students enrolling in this program are subject to background and/or drug screening. Persons with a felony conviction may not be eligible for licensure based on terms and conditions of the state in which they intend to apply. For further information, contact Stephanie Dotson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 304-929-5036.

Accreditation

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Printable Information Packet (including application material)

Evaluation Sheets

2016-2017

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

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Policies & Procedures Manual (student)

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College Mission, Values & Vision

Data for graduation rates, licensure and employment rates will be available in July 2016 for the graduating May 2015 class.

Members of the public who would like to submit comments and/or feedback about New River Community & Technical College’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program may send written comments to the Department Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Medical Laboratory Technician

Medical Laboratory Technician

What does a Medical Laboratory Technician do?

The Medical Laboratory Technician program prepares graduates for immediate entry into a technician-level position in a clinical laboratory environment. The curriculum includes prerequisite courses in general biology and chemistry along with advanced classes preparing students to provide clinical information for disease prevention, medical diagnosis, and treatment of patients. The Medical laboratory Technician program integrates traditional classroom instruction and laboratory experience with clinical rotations. After successfully completing all academic and clinical requirements of the program, students are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for Medical Laboratory Technicians. After achieving national certification, students can apply for state licensure.  For further information, contact Diane Tyson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 304-929-5038.

Learning by Doing

Curriculum AAS

Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT) or Clinical Laboratory Technicians (CLT) work under the supervision of a Medical Laboratory Scientist. They perform phlebotomy and tests on tissues, blood, and body fluids to help physicians diagnose and treat diseases or monitor a patient’s health status. MLTs are trained to identify parasites and other micro-organisms; analyze the chemical content of fluids; quantitate and identify blood cells; test blood for compatibility before transfusion; and test for drug levels in the blood to show how a patient is responding to treatment. Graduates can build a career as a Medical Laboratory Technician or continue their education at a four-year institution to become a Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS).

Persons with a felony conviction may not be eligible for licensure based on terms and conditions of the state in which they intend to apply.

Community/Employee Partners

  • Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital
  • Summers County Appalachian Regional Hospital
  • Veterans Administration Medical Center
  • Raleigh General Hospital
  • Summersville Regional Medical Center
  • Greenbrier Valley Medical Center
  • Princeton Community Hospital
  • Bluefield Regional Medical Center
  • Welch Community Hospital
  • Montgomery General Hospital
  • Plateau Medical Center
  • Webster County Memorial Hospital
  • Pocahontas Memorial Hospital
  • Lewis Gale Hospital Allegheny
  • Dabney S. Lancaster Community College
  • Raleigh Regional Cancer Center

Accreditation

The New River Community and Technical College Medical Laboratory Program has been approved by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. New River CTC will be seeking accreditation of the new Medical Laboratory Technician program from the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) after the start of the program (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N. River Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018, (773-714-8880). The Committee on Allied Health and Accreditation and NAACLS accredit all Medical Laboratory Technician programs. The self-study report will be submitted to NAACLS after the first cohort of students begin the program, per NAACLS guidelines. Serious candidacy status should be obtained before the first cohort of students graduate, thus allowing for the students to be eligible for applying for the national certification examination upon graduation. Graduates of the New River MLT program will be eligible to take any one of the three national certification examinations for MLT immediately following graduation from the program. All three of these accrediting organizations are recognized by the state of West Virginia for MLT licensure.

Serious candidacy status is not an accreditation status nor does it ensure eventual accreditation. Serious candidacy status is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with NAACLS that indicates the program is progressing toward accreditation.

Program Faculty


Diane Tyson, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM
Director, Medical laboratory Technician Program
Office:304-929-5038
Email:
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Program Mission Statement

Occupational Development Child Practitioner

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Occupational Development—Child Care Practitioner is designed to provide special career training for those individuals who have completed a Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) in Child Development through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship.

Primarily for those working in pre-elementary job positions, this program provides training in basic early childhood education as well as language arts, math, humanities, sciences, and cognate fields. The program is open only to those persons currently working in the specified educational area.  For further information, contact Lucie Refsland at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 304-647-6578.

Permission of the Campus Dean is required prior to registration in the program.


Component I consists of a minimum of 22 college credits taken in the area of General Studies. Based on ACT/SAT or COMPASS scores, developmental courses in English or math may be required.

Component II consists of Technical Core/Occupational Specialty courses delivered by the College, Apprenticeship Program, or designated training program in the occupational area. The College awards 29 hours for this component.

Component III consists of on-the-job training in the occupational area. Clock hours are converted to credit hours for an award up to 13 credit hours.


REQUIRED COURSES

Occupational Development

Child Care Practitioner

Total Degree Hours: 64

Component I

Number

Title

Hrs

BIOL 101

General Biology

3

BIOL 103

General Biology Laboratory

1

ENGL 101

Composition

3

ENGL 102

Research

3

MATH 101

General Math or higher

3

PSYC 103

General Psychology

3

SOCI 210

Principles of Sociology

3

COMM 208

Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3

 

Minimum Semester Hours

22

 

Component II

Number

Title

Hrs

COSC 101

Microsoft Office Applications

3

EDUC 110

Foundations of Education

2

EDUC 160

Diversity and Education

1

EDUC 200

Human Growth & Development

3

 

Registered Apprenticeship Training

20

 

Minimum Semester Hours

29

 

Component III

Number

Title

Hrs

 

Portfolio credit of approved on-the job-training in the occupational area*

13

 

Total Semester Hours

13

 *A portfolio posting fee for Component III is required.

Evaluation Sheet

2016-2017

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

 

 

 

 

 

Medical Assisting AAS

The two-year program in medical assisting prepares students for work in a variety of healthcare settings. Functions may vary from facility to facility, but generally incorporate a mix of clinical and administrative responsibilities. Clinical duties may include; direct patient care, assisting with invasive and non-invasive procedures, and administration of medications as directed by the physician. Administrative duties may include; scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing and coding information for insurance purposes, and precertification’s for procedures and testing.

As a specific feature of the program, students complete an extensive externship in physician’s offices, clinics, hospitals and related health care facilities. Students are under the supervision of a physician during this experience.

Graduates are qualified to accept positions in medical offices, clinics, health maintenance organizations, insurance companies, hospitals, ambulatory care centers or any other healthcare entity where their broad skills are applicable.

Graduates are also qualified to sit for the National HealthCareer Association Certifications Exam. This certification is highly recommended.

Students must maintain a minimum grade of “C” in all required MAST courses in this program and an overall GPA of 2.0 within the institution.

Students are strongly advised and encouraged to follow the course sequence as listed in the college catalog. MAST courses are only offered in the semester listed.

To be eligible for admission into this program, students must:
• Meet the general requirements for admission to New River Community and Technical College.
• Acceptable background and drug screening.

 For further information, contact Karen Tully at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 304-883-2425.

REQUIRED COURSES

Medical Assisting

Total Degree Hours: 60

First Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

ENGL 101 or
ENGL 107

Composition* or
Introduction to Technical Writing and Communication**

3

MATH 103 or
MATH 109

Mathematics for Allied Health or
Algebra

3

MAST 105

Medical Terminology

3

MAST 106

Fundamentals of Medical Assisting

3

PSYC 103

General Psychology

3

 

Total Semester Hours

15

 

Second Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

BIOL 105

Intro to Anatomy & Physiology

3

BIOL 106L

Intro to Anatomy & Physiology Lab

1

ENGL 102 or
ENGL 212

Research* or
Technical Writing**

3

MAST 107

Clinical Procedures for Medical Assisting

3

MAST 108L

Clinical Procedures for Medical Assisting Lab

1

MAST 109

Pharmacology for Medical Assisting

3

 

Total Semester Hours

14

 

Third Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

BICO 101

Medical Diagnosis Coding

3

BICO 103

Medical Coding CPT and HCPCS

3

HLIT 203

Intro to Electronic Helath Records     3

MAST 205

Health Administration for Medical Assisting

3

MAST 207

Diseases of the Human Body

3

MAST 208L

Diseases of the Human Body Lab

1

 

Total Semester Hours

   16

 

Fourth Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

ADOF 201

Office Accounting

3

BICO 105

Medical Insurance Billing

3

MAST 209

Medical Assisting Seminar

3

MAST 220

Externship

3

COMM 212

Interpersonal Communications

3

 

Total Semester Hours

15

*ENGL 101 then ENGL 102
**ENGL 107 then ENGL 212

Evaluation Sheet

2016-2017

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

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