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The New River Community and Technical College AWS accredited welding lab is located at the Greenbrier Valley Campus in Lewisburg, WV. It is accredited by the American Welding Society as one of only approved testing sites in the world.
Welding is among the fastest growing technical program at New River. Welding includes pipefitting, pipe welding, technical math and blueprint reading. The facility housing these programs is located on Houfnagle Road a few miles south of the campus.
For further information, call Brad Veneri at telephone (304) 929-3301. New River is also offers welding at the Advanced Technology Center in Ghent. For further information on that program, call (304) 929-3300. For test pricing click here. A full schedule of New River classes can be found at www.newriver.edu.
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Medical Laboratory Technician
What does an 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.
Learning by Doing
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.
Summers County ARH
VA 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
Webster County Memorial Hospital
Pocahontas Memorial Hospital
Lewis Gale Hospital Allegheny
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College
Raleigh Regional Cancer Center
The New River CTC MLT 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 Community & Technical College 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 accreditation 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.
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Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic Program
What does an Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic do?
The EMT-Paramedic Program prepares students to become a highly skilled health care provider. An Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic, through performance of patient assessments and provision of emergency medical care, strives to meet the goals of preventing and reducing mortality and morbidity due to illness and injury. Paramedics primarily provide care to emergency patients in and out of hospital settings. The Paramedic certificate program prepares the graduate for a career as a certified Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic. Graduates of the Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic Program can find a career in several areas such as ambulance services, air ambulances, fire service, military medics, tactical Emergency Medical Technician, Park Ranger/Search and Rescue, and Overseas Paramedic.
Learning by Doing
New River CTC's Paramedic programs are offered at the Raleigh County Campus in Beaver, WV, the Lee Street Complex in Lewisburg, WV, and the Workforce Building located near the Nicholas County Campus, in Summersville, WV. The programs are structured to incorporate a large amount of hands-on learning opportunities. Students participate in a variety of laboratory skills to learn and refine patient assessment and treatment skills as well as community outreach activities. Students have the opportunity to sit for National Registry of EMT’s (NREMT’s) paramedic certification skill examination at New River CTC, and the written examination at any participating Pearson Vue testing center.
The facilities include mobile laboratory skill stations, and Fixed-Position High Fidelity Simulation Stations at the Raleigh County and Nicholas County campus locations. The mobile skill lab hosts both low and medium fidelity patient simulators that prepare the practitioner to perform advanced level procedures including, but not limited to: Patient Assessment, Intubation and Ventilation management, IV establishment, Cardiac Arrest simulation through ECG monitoring and electrical therapy.
The success of the EMT/Paramedic program is in part by the input and direction of the EMT/Paramedic advisory board members and employer partners/supporters. For a full list of Community Partners, please click here.
New River CTC's Bookstore is now open for the fall semester! Financial aid funds for books for eligible students will be available through the bookstore beginning July 28.
Be sure to register for fall by August 12! Classes start August 22. Additional registration events will be held during the first week of August: Monday, Aug. 1 Mercer County Campus: Aug. 2 Greenbrier Valley Campus; Wednesday, Aug. 3 Raleigh County Campus; and Thursday, Aug. 4 Nicholas County Campus.
New River Community and Technical College will be closed on Fridays beginning the week of June 6, 2016, and continuing through the week of July 25, 2016 with the exception of the week of July 4. The College will be open Tuesday through Friday July 5-8.
To view the College's 10-Year Facilities Master Plan, click here.
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