High school-to-college path made simpler

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

An agreement signed Tuesday between New River Community and Technical College and the West Virginia Department of Education is expected to be a first step in making the transition from high school to college more seamless, officials said Tuesday.

The “memorandum of understanding” signed by New River President Dr. L. Marshall Washington and Dr. Kathy D’Antoni, WVDE associate superintendent, at the Advance Technology Center in Ghent, will establish a “career pathway” for automotive technology students and will lead to certifications and an associate degree without requiring that high school graduates duplicate courses once they’re enrolled at the college.

The MOU will allow high school students to earn up to 24 college credits while receiving certifications in maintenance and light repair (MLR) and automotive service technician (AST) in their secondary, or high school, studies.

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