Initially, New River Community College (NRCC) was created as New River Vocational-Technical School. It came under the jurisdiction of Virginia Community College System (VCCS) in 1966. And the school's name was changed to its present name in late 1969.
New River Community College is a comprehensive community college where you can prepare for the future with any of our various occupational programs or college transfer courses. NRCC has earned a reputation for first-class instruction. With our wide selection of courses, you can explore your interests, prepare for a career, or increase your job skills.
At the same time, at New River you'll find small classes and instructors who care about their students, along with a variety of services to help students, from counseling to career planning. And if you're interested in extracurricular activities, you'll find many opportunities to get involved.
New River Community College offers a variety of financial opportunities for students who need financial assistance. The philosophy of the Financial Aid Office is that no qualified student shall be denied the privilege of attending college because of the lack of finances, if funds are available.
New River Community College's Distance Education program is part of the college's effort to increase educational access by bringing education to people instead of people to education. It is designed for those students who are unable to travel to the college or who need to pursue academic goals outside the traditional classroom setting. The main advantage of the Distance Education is that it a flexible, convenient alternative to courses taught on campus, providing the same quality and content of on-campus courses. Students can students to set their own schedule (within certain parameters) to complete course work.
Distance Education takes advantage of a variety of delivery for delivery formats including: telecourses, telelectures, audio, mixed media, computer/software, Internet/Web based, and live two-way interactive instruction. The delivery format used depends on the individual course. It enables you to achieve your educational goals by delivering academically sound courses and educational support services that are flexible, responsive, and innovative.