Published On: Fri, Jul 19th, 2013

New River GVC gearing up for fall semester; Application deadline August 9

A total of 316 classes in more than 40 courses of study will be offered on the Greenbrier Valley Campus of New River Community and Technical College in Lewisburg, beginning Aug. 19.

New River is celebrating its tenth anniversary of providing accessible, affordable, quality educational opportunities for this region. The Greenbrier Valley Campus, located in downtown Lewisburg, is one of five New River campuses serving nine counties in southeastern West Virginia.

GVC Campus Dean Roger Griffith is proud of the variety of classes being offered in the Greenbrier Valley area. He noted that business is one of the most popular programs offered at the campus, with tracks available in accounting, marketing, management and general business. 

The campus offers a variety of degree and certificate programs in allied health fields including practical nursing, medical assisting, EMT-Paramedic, health information technology, medical billing and coding, medical transcription and phlebotomy. Most of these programs are now being offered at New River’s Lee Street Complex located at the former Lewisburg Elementary School property.

There are two programs in the criminal justice field: corrections and law enforcement. The GVC is also offers New River’s associate degree in fine arts, the only such degree offered by a community and technical college in West Virginia.

Classes in the early childhood, elementary, and middle school education programs transition into the Bluefield State College junior and senior level classes offered at the Greenbrier Valley Campus. Through an articulation agreement with Bluefield State, a New River student can earn a bachelor’s degree almost entirely at the GVC.

The One Room University on the second floor of the City National Bank building in downtown Marlinton offers Pocahontas County students 17 classes in 11 fields of study without having to leave the county.

New River students in Greenbrier, Monroe and Pocahontas counties can take advantage of the reciprocity agreement between New River and Dabney S. Lancaster Community College in nearby Clifton Forge, VA, as can DSLCC students in Alleghany and Bath counties. The agreement allows students enrolled in certain areas of study to pay in-state tuition to take classes on the other campus.

The Greenbrier Valley Campus also offers students varied social and cultural experiences through student organizations, informational and entertainment programs offered during the year and special ticket prices offered for programs hosted by Carnegie Hall and the Greenbrier Valley Theatre.

“We look forward to welcoming students from throughout the Greenbrier Valley and Alleghany Highlands to the fall semester Aug. 19 as New River begins its second decade,” Griffith concluded.

Applications for fall semester will be accepted through Aug. 9.  Anyone planning to apply for financial aid should apply immediately so that aid can be processed in a timely manner.

For information and to make an appointment to discuss admission for the fall semester classes, telephone 304-647-6560, or visit the GVC offices 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday on the second floor of Greenbrier Hall at 101 Church Street, Lewisburg. A full list of programs available and an updated schedule of fall classes can be found at www.newriver.edu.