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Greetings from the director;

Welcome to

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The Distance Ed program:

  • is a major part of NRCC's effort to increase educational access and student success.
  • is for students who need to pursue education outside the traditional classroom.
  • enables committed and self-motivated students to achieve academic goals.

Get started Today in Distance Ed!

  1. Visit Register for Classes to sign up for classes.
  2. Buy books (
  3. Start coursework on the first day of classes.
  4. Ask questions. Student support is available through the Distance Ed department or call the Distance Ed office 540-674-3614 (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., - Monday – Friday)
  5. Once class starts, stay connected with your instructor. 
    Visit, click on employee directory.

Wishing you continued success,

Linda Capone Claussen
Director of Distance Education/Off-Campus Services
540-674-3600 ext. 4364 (main campus)
540-674-3610 (off-campus)

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New River Community College has been approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).