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Distance Education


Greetings from the Director

Hello and Welcome to Distance Education!


New River Community College's distance education program:

Linda Claussen Director of DE
  • is part of the college’s effort to increase educational access and student success.
  • is for students who need to pursue academic goals outside the traditional classroom setting.
  • takes advantage of a variety of delivery formats including: telelectures, mixed media, computer/software, Internet/Web-based, and live two-way interactive instruction. The delivery format depends on the individual course and instructor.
  • enables you to achieve your educational goals if you are committed and motivated.

You can earn the following degrees and/or certificates through distance education courses:

  • Associate of Arts and Sciences in General Studies
  • Associate of Arts and Sciences in Liberal Arts
  • Associate of Arts and Sciences in Science
  • Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration
  • Associate of Applied Science in Business Management
  • Associate of Applied Science in Business Management with a Specialization in Marketing Management
  • Associate of Applied Science in Administrative Support Technology
  • Associate of Applied Science in Administrative Support Technology with a Specialization in Medical Administrative Support
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Studies
  • Associate of Applied Science in Administrative Support Technology with a Specialization in Paralegal Administrative Support
  • Accounting/Keyboarding Career Studies Certificate
  • Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable Career Studies Certificate
  • Administrative Assistant Career Studies Certificate
  • Cost Accounting Clerk Career Studies Certificate
  • Health Information Management Career Studies Certificate
  • Human Resource Practices Career Studies Certificate
  • Medical Office Assistant Career Studies Certificate
  • Medical Coding Career Studies Certificate
  • Paralegal Assistant Career Studies Certificate
  • Payroll Clerk Career Studies Certificate
  • Accounting Certificate
  • General Education Certificate
  • Word Processing Certificate

How to get started in distance education?

ENROLL TODAY!

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

In addition to the college’s distance learning programs and support services, New River Community College's Distance Education department also manages our off-campus location at the New River Valley Mall in Christiansburg.  Several full-time programs are housed there in addition to an array of college transfer courses.  If you have any questions, e-mail the off-campus site at ocas@nr.edu.

Wishing you continued successes,

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