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New River Community College was founded in 1959 as New River Vocational-Technical School. The school became part of the Virginia Community College System in 1966 and in 1969 the name was changed to New River Community College. NRCC provides associate's degrees and certificates and is classified as a public, two-year institution. The school operates with the mission to provide comprehensive higher education and workforce training programs and services of superior quality that are financially and geographically accessible and that meet individual, business, and community needs of the Commonwealth.
Students have a variety of options academically at New River Community College, with a mix of programs within two academic divisions: Arts & Sciences and Business & Technologies. Many associate's degrees can be transferred to four-year institutions. New River Community College offers distance learning options for nontraditional courses. Some degrees and certificates can be completed entirely through these courses.
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