NRCC spring semester begins Feb. 1

NRCC spring semester begins Feb. 1 2Registration is still open for the spring semester at New River Community College, which begins Monday, Feb. 1.

The spring semester offers more than 500 classes with options including art, automotive, creative writing, early childhood development, history, human services, medical coding, paralegal administrative support, personal finance, and police & forensic science. The semester will be offered online with the exception of some career/technical and workforce development programs that require hands-on or clinical experiences.

Some specific courses of interest in the spring semester include:

“ART 243: Watercolor I” is an online course that presents abstract and representational painting in watercolor with a focus on design, color, composition, technique and value.

“AUT 136: Automotive Vehicle Inspection” is an evening course that helps you prepare for the Virginia Safety Inspector’s License test.

“ENG 211: Creative Writing I” introduces students to the fundamentals of writing imaginatively, with students writing in forms such as poetry, fiction, drama and essays.

Several childhood development courses are offered as online classes this semester and are part of the early childhood development programs. Those include: Introduction to Early Childhood Education, Guiding the Behavior of Children and Introduction to Exceptional Children.

“HIS 266: Military History of the Civil War” is an online course that analyzes military campaigns of the Civil War, including factors contributing to the defeat of the Confederacy and problems created by the war.

Human services courses are offered online this semester and are part of the human services programs.

The medical coding program prepares students to take the Certified Coding Associate exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association. The courses needed for the program are offered all online this spring.

Several courses that are part of the Paralegal Administrative Support Specialization program are offered online this spring.

“FIN 107: Personal Finance” is an online course that presents a framework of personal money management concepts, including establishing values and goals, determining sources of income, managing income, preparing a budget, developing consumer buying ability, using credit, understanding savings and insurance, providing for adequate retirement, and estate planning.

Several administration of justice courses are offered this spring with mostly online options. These administration of justice courses can be taken as part of the police science or forensic science programs.

Re-Employing Virginians funding is available for individuals who lost a job due to COVID-19. Recipients of REV funds must be pursuing classes in a high-demand area such as early childhood education, health care, information technology, manufacturing, public safety or skilled trades.

The spring class schedule is available at Current NRCC students may register for classes online by visiting their student accounts. Prospective NRCC students may visit for enrollment information.

Staff are available online at and by telephone at 540-674-3600 to assist with registration or other matters.