Education Archive

A Message from the President

I ask that you consider New River Community and Technical College (New River CTC) as you explore your educational options. New River CTC is a great college with wonderful people who are eager to help you attain

Make Sparks Fly!

Students completing New River CTC’s welding programs have the opportunity to receive five certifications through the American Welding Society. The welding programs at New River CTC are built around industry certification standards. Students are tested each step

‘One Room University’ Reaches Rural Students

New River Community and Technical College is taking part in an innovative public/private partnership to help expand educational opportunities in one of the most rural counties east of the Mississippi. New River CTC serves nine rural counties

The Medical Assisting Program

The Medical Assisting program at New River Community and Technical College is offered on all four campuses: Greenbrier Valley Campus, Mercer County Campus, Nicholas County Campus, and Raleigh County Campus. This two-year program prepares students for work

The Outlook for Jobs and the Value of a Degree

In choosing a career, it’s important to know your personal interests and talents, the job outlook for occupations matching your interests and talents, the education required, and the earnings you can expect—annually and over a lifetime. Resources

The Electric Distribution Engineering Technology Program

The Certificate of Applied Science in Electric Distribution Engineering Technology (EDET), formerly called Line Service Mechanic program, provides the technical skills that are applicable to a wide variety of career opportunities within organizations such as electric, cable

Overcoming Barriers to Attending College

People consider attending college for different reasons. Some know from their youth that attaining a college degree is expected of them from their family. Others attend college for a retraining program, while others attend college because of