INFORMATION: NRCC Adult Education, (540)674-3652; toll free, (866)462-6722, extension 3652.
Adult Basic Education classes help adults raise their reading, writing, and mathematics skills to be prepared for GED or Adult High School programs, employment, or college.
In cooperation with area public schools, Adult High School offers coursework so adults can complete their high school diplomas. Participants in Adult High School must have an official copy of their high school transcript sent to New River Community College's Office of Transitional Programs. Students have one year to complete courses in which they are enrolled. Each course costs $75.
The Work Readiness course is designed for adult learners who want to upgrade or gain workforce skills while becoming computer literate. Students who complete this class will be able to identify basic computer hardware components, master basic computer concepts and terminology, create and revise a cover and follow-up letter in business letter format, create, edit and update a resume, perform Internet job searches, access, complete, save and print on-line job applications, navigate the Internet using search engines, read, comprehend, and reply to want ads, and gain and improve interviewing skills.
The Career Education course helps participants explore careers. Skills addressed include deciding who you are and what you want, setting realistic career goals, and putting a plan in motion to attain those career goals. Students identify occupational interests, aptitudes, and abilities, develop a career path for a selected occupation, research the career field to understand the expectations, employment prospects, and student success of this career field, acquire the skills necessary to attain a Career Readiness Certificate, learn the mechanics of acquiring employment, meet the requirements of the College Placement Test, and complete the financial aid and registration processes for New River Community College.