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Joyce K. Taylor
Phone: (540) 674-3600 Ext. 4245
Fax: (540) 674-3663
Edwards Hall 250

Kelly H. Kaiser
Phone: (540) 674-3600 Ext. 4301
Fax: (540) 674-3663
Edwards Hall 252
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For Immediate Release

GED preparation class registration begins August 6 at NRCC


Registration for GED preparation classes offered through the New River Community College Office of Transitional Programs will begin on Monday, August 6.

The registration procedure is new to the GED preparation program this year, with classes having been available on an open-enrollment basis in the past.

“We wanted to get the word out to the community about this important change,” says Jenny Bolte, director of Transitional Programs. “Having each of our students working on the same time schedule in four-week increments will allow a more consistent approach to our teaching and learning.”

The first fall session begins Monday, August 13 and runs through Friday, September 7. Classes are available at multiple locations in Montgomery, Floyd, Giles and Pulaski Counties and the city of Radford.

Classes are led by a classroom instructor and make use of both online content and textbook materials. Students are encouraged to work together to develop an in-class community while the classroom teacher helps facilitate the learning process. Subject areas covered in these courses include social studies, math, reading, writing and science. Additionally, some “soft skills” such as interpersonal communication, are also covered.

Life coaches will also be available to students throughout the course to assist them with staying on track and developing goals.

These free GED preparation class sessions run in four-week increments and students must register through the NRCC Office of Transitional Programs in order to participate. Students may attend more than one session based on their goals and course of study.

Fall Registration and Class Session Dates are as follows:

Student Registration/Orientation for Fall Session 1:
August 6-10
Fall Session 1:
August 13 – September 7
Student Registration/Orientation for Fall Session 2:
September 10-14
Fall Session 2:
September 17-October 12
Student Registration/Orientation for Fall Session 3:
October 15-19
Fall Session 3:
October 22 – November 16
Student Registration/Orientation for Fall Session 4:
November 19-23
Fall Session 4:
November 26-Deceomber 21

Those interested in registering or with questions may contact the NRCC Office of Transitional Programs by phone at 540-674-3682 or by e-mail at .

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