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G3 Eligible 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. For more information, visit www.nr.edu/g3.
Purpose: The career studies certificate program is a response to the non-conventional short-term program of studies needed by many adults within the college’s region. It offers a series of specialized program options which represent a wide variety of adult career and academic interest course areas. The options within this program are intended to represent the minimum amount of college course work considered representative of these fields of study. Each of the program options is designed as a distinct “mini-curriculum” within a broader range of adult educational possibilities.
Admission Requirements: Applicants should meet the general requirements for admission to the college. Placement tests may be required in some areas.
The program is designed to prepare individuals to perform as a medical office assistant. Occupational Objectives: Office assistant in a private medical practice, in a hospital setting, and in other health care organizations. In addition to the general admission requirements established for the college, students will be required to take an English placement test. Students whose test scores are deficient will be required to correct their deficiencies in the Developmental Studies Program.