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Online courses

Want to enjoy the convenience of online learning without worrying about grades or the commitment of a semester-length course?

New River Community College Workforce Development partners with nationally-known online learning providers to provide you a wide range of options.

Click on the links below to browse online course offerings and follow registration instructions.

Workforce and Professional Development

NRCC ed2go

students The online courses offered in partnership with ed2go are instructor-facilitated. These courses are informative, fun, convenient and highly interactive. The instructors are known for their ability to create warm and supportive communities of learners. All courses run for six weeks. Courses are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links and more. Students have the option of completing these courses entirely from home or work and at any time of the day or night.

JER Online

pick up courses onlineIn collaboration with JER Online (JER), NRCC Workforce Development offers online career training courses designed to provide the skills necessary for today’s high-demand occupations. The JER Online program features high-quality instructor-led as well as self-directed online courses and certificate programs. Choose a course of study from over 45 different subject areas from our online course catalog and take your learning needs to a new level. Enroll today—start anytime or choose from a fixed start date. All that is needed to take our courses is an e-mail address, web browser and reliable Internet access.


Professional Technical Writing Certificate Training--Are you interested in enrolling in technical writing classes that come with an accredited university credential upon successful completion? Here is what you need to know about techwriter-certification technical writing courses. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of technical writers is expected to grow 18 percent, or faster than the average for all occupations, from now to 2018 (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics: Enroll in any of the following courses; Basic Certificate in Technical Writing; Certificate in Technical Writing for Current Technical Writers; Technical Communication Industry Certificate - Mastery Level; Advanced Certificate Course in Structured Writing for Technical Documentation; Certificate in Professional Technical Communication (Portfolio); Writers at Work Certificate Program; Certificate course in Writing for a Global Market; Certificate in Technical Communication with Emphasis in Project Management. You do not need to enroll in multiple courses. Just pick the title that best fits your interest area.

Go Pro - SPECIALIZED Professional Training and Certificate Programs

NRCC ProTrain

 students NRCC’s partnership with ProTrain provides you with access to courses and certifications in subjects ProTrain ranging from accounting and financial services to healthcare and allied health.

NRCC Income Tax School


The Income Tax School’s online courses address the new IRS tax preparer regulation and the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirements for the tax and finance professional.

Personal Development and Enrichment

ed2go Personal Development

student What about something just for you? ed2go’s convenient, online personal development courses can help you enrich your life with instruction in topics like growing your own edible garden, digital photography and starting a small business.


NRCC Online Application Instructions