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NRCC offers early childhood development and human services programs

Aug 18 2021

New River Community College is offering several early childhood development and human services programs, with classes beginning this fall.

NRCC offers two career studies certificates in child development and toddler and infant, a certificate in early childhood development, and an associate degree in early childhood development. The programs are designed to prepare highly-skilled graduates for employment in a variety of early childhood settings and to update and enrich the capacities of those who are presently employed in the child development field.  The associate degree prepares students for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in child development, education, or related field.

The human services degree is designed to prepare highly skilled graduates for employment in a wide variety of human services settings, to update and enrich the capacities of those persons presently employed in the human services field, and to prepare students for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in human services, social work, psychology, counseling, sociology, or other related fields. The college also offers a certificate in human services that prepares students for entry-level employment in the helping fields where the primary focus is on human and social services and for the associate degree program.

Students who enroll in this program may be eligible for free tuition through the Virginia Community College’s new G3 assistance program. The G3 Program is a tuition assistance program for any Virginia resident who qualifies for in-state tuition and whose family income falls below an identified threshold. Eligible students may enroll in designated programs leading to jobs in high-demand fields. For more information on G3 eligibility, visit www.nr.edu/g3.

Classes begin Monday, August 23. Prospective NRCC students may visit www.nr.edu/register for enrollment information. Advisors are available at advising@nr.edu or (540) 674-3609 or in person to assist with registration.

For more information about the early childhood development programs, visit www.nr.edu/ecd, and about the human services programs, visit www.nr.edu/hms, or email Professor Bonnie Graham at bgraham@nr.edu.

Call (540) 674-3600 or toll-free 1-866-462-6722, then you will be prompted to add the extension number to reach any employee.

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