American Welding Society

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  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.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

A.  Cumulative Grade Point Average and Attempted Hours

1.  A student receiving federal aid must maintain an overall 2.0 cumulative grade point average and complete at least   67% of all hours attempted.

2.  Any financial aid recipient failing to meet the required grade point average and/or complete 67% of attempted hours will be notified in writing.

B.  Warning Status

1.  An extension of one semester of WARNING will be granted.

2.  Students attending on WARNING status must complete all classes for which they are registered and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

3.  During the warning status, a student may receive the Pell Grant.  All other financial aid will be suspended.

C.  Suspension Status

The period of ineligibility for financial aid (SUSPENSION STATUS) will extend until the student meets the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.  While in SUSPENSION STATUS, the student will not be able to receive financial assistance.

D.  Time Limitations

Students who have already attempted the equivalent of 150% of program credit hours will not be able to receive financial assistance.

E.  Appeal Process

If there are special circumstances that causes a student to need more than the allotted number of semesters to complete an Associate Degree or a Certificate program, the student may appeal. If there are extenuating circumstances that have caused a student not to meet the progression requirement after a semester of WARNING, the student should submit a Financial Aid Appeal form. Forms are available online at newriver.edu under Financial Aid Forms. If a student has been placed on Financial Aid Suspension, they may appeal. Students are referred to the Coordinator of the Student Success Center for an Academic Plan of Improvement. If the Academic Plan of Improvement and subsequent appeal is approved, they will be placed on probation. If the Academic Plan of Improvement is not followed during the probationary semester, the student will be placed on financial aid suspension and will not be eligible for financial aid.


Revised 05-05-15

Practice 29

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. 

Community Partners

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.

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Practice 30

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.

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.

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
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Book buyback for fall will be held Wednesday, December 13 at the campus in Beaver and Thursday, December 14 at the campus in Lewisburg from 10 am to 6 pm. Books can also be sold back online through the Bookstore.