Spring semester to start Feb. 1 at New River Community College

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(WFXR) — New River Community College is not only waiting until Feb. 1 to start the spring semester, but the majority of the classes will be offered in a virtual format.

According to New River Community College’s (NRCC) announcement on Tuesday, Jan. 12, the spring semester is set to offer more than 500 classes that cover a wide variety of subjects. Examples of these classes include art, automotive, creative writing, early childhood development, history, human services, medical coding, paralegal administrative support, personal finance, and police and forensic science.

School officials say they will be offering classes online for the semester, except for with the exception of some career/technical and workforce development programs that require hands-on or clinical experiences.

You can read more details about the course offerings for the spring semester in Tuesday’s statement from NRCC:

“ART 243: Watercolor I” is an online course that presents abstract and representational painting in watercolor with a focus on design, color, composition, technique and value.

“AUT 136: Automotive Vehicle Inspection” is an evening course that helps you prepare for the Virginia Safety Inspector’s License test.

“ENG 211: Creative Writing I” introduces students to the fundamentals of writing imaginatively, with students writing in forms such as poetry, fiction, drama and essays.

Several childhood development courses are offered as online classes this semester and are part of the early childhood development programs. Those include: Introduction to Early Childhood Education, Guiding the Behavior of Children and Introduction to Exceptional Children.

 “HIS 266: Military History of the Civil War” is an online course that analyzes military campaigns of the Civil War, including factors contributing to the defeat of the Confederacy and problems created by the war.

Human services courses are offered online this semester and are part of the human services programs.

The medical coding program prepares students to take the Certified Coding Associate exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association. The courses needed for the program are offered all online this spring.

Several courses that are part of the Paralegal Administrative Support Specialization program are offered online this spring.

“FIN 107: Personal Finance” is an online course that presents a framework of personal money management concepts, including establishing values and goals, determining sources of income, managing income, preparing a budget, developing consumer buying ability, using credit, understanding savings and insurance, providing for adequate retirement, and estate planning.

Several administration of justice courses are offered this spring with mostly online options. These administration of justice courses can be taken as part of the police science or forensic science programs.

NRCC says Re-Employing Virginians funding is available for people who lost their job due to the pandemic. However, the recipients of these funds are required to pursue classes in a high-demand area such as early childhood education, healthcare, information technology, manufacturing, public safety, or skilled trades.

You can check out the spring class schedule by following this link. While current NRCC students just need to visit their student accounts to register for classes online, prospective NRCC students should click here for information about enrollment.

If you need any assistance with registration or other issues, you can contact staff either online or by calling (540) 674-3600.

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