May 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Catalog

General Information


Mission Statement

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College provides our diverse student population with life-changing education, training, and services that drive economic development within the communities we serve.

Vision Statement

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is the first choice for higher education that drives career growth and economic development in our region and surrounding communities.

Core Values:

Stewardship:
  • Put student access, learning, and success first.
  • Support a safe, collaborating, and engaging environment for employees and students.
  • Provide an optimum learning environment for students.
  • Use College resources responsibly.
  • Demonstrate care for facilities.
Integrity:
  • Engage and actively contribute to the overall success of the College.
  • Think creatively and develop solutions.
  • Act honestly and ethically.
  • Provide accurate and thorough information.
  • Be courageous to be even better.
Civility:
  • Communicate with respect, trust, and care.
  • Respect differences.
  • Listen actively.
  • Be aware of your impact on others.
  • Discuss differences and resolve conflicts.
Entrepreneurship:
  • Embrace our business partners.
  • Think proactively and innovatively.
  • Be adaptable and flexible for shifting priorities.
  • Identify areas for continuous improvement.
  • OWN enrollment.
  • Take calculated risks wisely.

Policy of Nondiscrimination

Blue Ridge CTC is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture by promoting diversity, inclusion, equality, and intercultural and intercommunity outreach. Accordingly, the College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, marital or family status, pregnancy, veteran status, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression in the administration of any of its educational programs, activities, or with respect to admission or employment. This advertisement is for informational purposes only. Printed and/or electronic documents produced by the College do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, between an applicant or student. For important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students enrolled in Certificate Programs at Blue Ridge CTC, visit: www.blueridgectc.edu/GEinfo

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is required by Section 904, Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972, not to deny admission on the ground of blindness or severely impaired vision; by 45 CFR 84, Subpart E, Section 84.42, and by Section 504 Rehabilitation Act of 1973, nor to deny admission on basis of handicap; by 45 CFR 90, 91 not to discriminate on basis of age; and by 45 CFR 86, Subpart C, Section 86.21, not to deny admission on basis of sex. By Title Vl of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the ground of race, color, or national origin. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, West Virginia Human Rights Act, Title IX (Education Amendments of 1972), Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, American with Disabilities Act, and other applicable laws and regulations.

ADA Coordinator:
Christine Colwell, Student Access Coordinator
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
13650 Apple Harvest Drive
Martinsburg, WV 25403
304.260.4380 ext 2117
ccolwellccolwell@blueridgectc.edu

EEO Coordinator:
Human Resources
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
13650 Apple Harvest Drive
Martinsburg, WV 25403
304.260.4380 ext. 2231
hr@blueridgectc.edu

Title IX Coordinator:
Christine Colwell, Student Access Coordinator
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
13650 Apple Harvest Drive
Martinsburg, WV 25403
304.260.4380 ext. 2117
ccolwell@blueridgectc.edu

Academic Calendars

The academic year consists of two 15-week semesters offered in the fall and spring of each year. Additionally, a 10-week summer session is offered. (Dates listed in the academic calendar are subject to change. Please check the website for updated information).

Fall 2023

08/18/2023

Fri

Add/Drop and Late Registration (Late Fee Applies) via BRIDGE

08/21/2023

Mon

Classes Begin

08/28/2023

Mon

Last Day to Add/Drop or Late Register via BRIDGE - ends @ 11:00 pm

09/01/2023

Fri

Last Day to Change a Course from Credit to Pass/Fail Status via Bridge

09/04/2023

Mon

Labor Day Holiday – College Closed

09/04/2023

Mon

Last Day to Change a Course from Credit to Audit Status via Bridge

09/18/2023

Mon Mid-Term Grades Due at 9am for First Half Semester Courses

10/06/2023

Fri

Last Day to Withdraw from First Half Semester Courses

10/09/2022

Mon

First Day of Mid-Term Exams (Full Semester)

10/14/2022

Sat

Last Day of Mid-Term Exams (Full Semester) 

10/16/2023

Mon

Mid-Term Grades due at 9:00 am for Full Semester Courses
Final Grades due at 9:00 am for First Half Semester Courses
Second Half Semester Courses Begin
First Day of Academic Advisement for Continuing Students for Spring

10/18/2023

Wed

Grades Available on BRIDGE – Tentative

10/23/2023

Mon

First Day of Spring BRIDGE Registration for Continuing Students
Spring Booklist Available (Tentative)

11/01/2023

Wed

Last Day to Apply for December Graduation for Associate Degrees via Bridge

11/13/2023

Mon Mid-term Grades Due at 9am for Second Half Semester Courses

11/15/2023

Wed

Last Day to Apply for December Graduation for a Certificate Degree (See Advisor)

11/17/2023

Fri

Deadline for Administrative Withdraws

11/20/2023

Mon

First Day of Thanksgiving Recess

11/27/2023

Sun

Last Day of Thanksgiving Recess

12/01/2023

Fri

Last Day to Withdraw from Full Semester or Second Second Half Semester Course

12/04/2023

Mon

First Day of Last Week of Class/First Day of Final Exams

12/09/2023

Sat

Last Day of Semester/Last Day of Final Exams

12/11/2023

Mon

Grades Due at 9:00 am

12/13/2023

Wed

Grades Available on BRIDGE - Tentative

 

Spring 2024 

1/12/2024

Fri

Add/Drop and Late Registration (Late Fee Applies) via BRIDGE

1/15/2024

Mon

Martin Luther King Jr Day, College Closed

1/16/2024

Tue

Classes Begin

1/22/2024

Mon

Last Day to Add/Drop or Late Register via BRIDGE – ends @ 11:00 pm

1/29/2024

Mon

Last Day to Change a Course from Credit to Pass/Fail Status via Bridge

2/05/2024

Mon

Last Day to Change a Course from Credit to Audit Status via Bridge

2/12/2024

Mon

Mid-Term Grades due at 9:00 am for First Half Semester Courses

3/01/2024

Fri

Last Day to Withdraw from First Half Semester Course

3/04/2024

Mon

First Day of Mid-Term Exams (Full Semester)

3/09/2024

Sat

Last Day of Mid-Term Exams (Full Semester)

3/11/2024

Mon

Mid-Term Grades due at 9:00 am for Full Semester Courses 
Final Grades due at 9:00 am for First Half Semester Courses
Second Half Semester Courses Begin
First Day of Academic Advisement for Continuing Students Summer & Fall

3/13/2024

Wed

Grades Available on BRIDGE - Tentative

3/18/2024

Mon

First Day of Summer BRIDGE Registration for Continuing Students
Summer Booklist Available (Tentative)

3/20/2024

Wed

First Day of Fall BRIDGE Registration for Continuing Students
Fall Booklist Available (Tentative)

4/01/2024

Mon

Mid-Term Grades due at 9am for Second Half Semester Courses 

4/05/2024

Fri

Last Day to Apply for May Graduation for Associate Degrees or Certificate (See advisor)

4/08/2024

Mon

First Day of Spring Recess                               

4/14/2024

Sun

Last Day of Spring Recess                            

4/26/2024

Fri

Deadline for Administrative Withdraws

5/03/2024

Fri

Last Day to Withdraw from Full Semester or Second Half Semester Course

5/06/2024

Mon

First Day of Last Week of Class/esFirst Day of Final Exams

5/11/2024

Sat

Last Day of Semester/Last Day of Final Exams

5/13/2024

Mon

Grades Due at 9:00 am

5/15/2024

Wed

Grades Available on BRIDGE - Tentative

5/24/2024

Fri

Commencement (Tentative)

Summer 2024

5/24/2024

Fri

Add/Drop and Late Registration (Late Fee Applies) via BRIDGE

5/27/2024

Mon

Memorial Day, College Closed

5/28/2024

Tue

Classes Begin

6/03/2024

Mon

Last Day to Add/Drop or Late Register via BRIDGE – ends @ 11:00 pm

6/03/2024

Mon

Last Day to Change a Course from Credit to Pass/Fail Status via Bridge

6/05/2024

Wed

Last Day to Change a Course from Credit to Audit Status via Bridge

6/21/2024

Fri

Last Day to Withdraw from First Half Semester Course

7/01/2024

Mon First Half Semester Courses End

7/01/2024

Mon Last Day to Apply for August Graduation for Associate Degrees or Certificate (See advisor)

7/03/2024

Wed

Mid-Term Grades due at 9:00 am for Full Semester Courses
Final Grades due at 9:00 am for First Half Semester Courses
Second Half Semester Courses Begin

7/04/2024

Thur Independence Day, College Closed

7/05/2024

Fri

Grades Available on BRIDGE - Tentative

7/26/2024

Fri

Deadline for Administrative Withdrawals

Last Day to Withdraw from Second Half Semester and Full Semester Courses 

7/29/2024

Mon

First Day of Last Week of Classes/First day of Finals 

8/03/2024

Sat Last Day of Semester/Last Day of Finals

8/05/2024

Mon

Grades due at 9:00 am

8/07/2024

Wed

Grades Available on BRIDGE - Tentative 

Accreditation

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College (BRCTC) serves the West Virginia counties of Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan. As a major economic driver in the region, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College provides all of our students with a firm foundation of knowledge and our graduates the necessary skills to join the workforce as well-prepared professionals. The College has expanded its outreach in numerous areas, including major corporations, high school students, donors, small businesses, and the local legislative delegation.

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College was independently accredited by the Higher Learning Commission in February 2005. During January 2021, the College received reaffirmation from the Higher Learning Commission after a successful comprehensive evaluation.

For more information regarding the institution’s accreditation status, please visit https://www.blueridgectc.edu/accreditation/

About Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College has a headquarters building located on Apple Harvest Drive, Martinsburg, WV. The 55,000 square foot building offers 18 classrooms, additional parking, and Culinary Academy faculty and student led food service. The gorgeous building is a welcomed addition to the scenery and backdrop within Berkeley County, West Virginia and will easily serve the thousands of students to come.

The College leases over 100,000 square feet of space at its Technical Center located in the Berkeley Business Park, Winchester Avenue, Martinsburg, WV. This facility is designed to accommodate new and emerging careers in the region including sectors such as Allied Health, Manufacturing, Electric Utility, and Information Technology and Computer Science.

A partnership with the College, Morgan County Commission, and Procter & Gamble created an opportunity to expand a lease at the Pines Opportunity Center located in Berkeley Springs, WV. This 12,000 square foot space provides the community with opportunity to enroll in high school/early College courses, many degree programs, customized business training, and career advancement. The Pines Opportunity Center is home to the College’s Spring Tech Innovation Lab which serves the area as an innovative business incubator.

Workforce Training Solutions

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is a resource for employers in Berkeley, Morgan, and Jefferson Counties. Its relevant curriculum and educational programs, together with strong business and industry training programs, have created a learning organization whose students and graduates are among the best-prepared citizens and workers in the state.

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College provides educational solutions to the emerging and incumbent workforce that include customized curriculum design and instructional delivery, supports industry certification, internships and apprenticeships, and improves the workplace performance of our customers. For additional information, please visit our website (www.blueridgectc.edu) or contact Amber Butcher at abutcher@blueridgectc.edu, Kim Moss at kmoss@blueridgectc.edu, or Anne Myers at amyers@blueridgectc.edu.

Campus Locations

Headquarters

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Headquarters is located at 13650 Apple Harvest Drive, Martinsburg, West Virginia 25403, and the phone number is (304) 260-4380. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College administrative and faculty offices are at this location.

Technology Center

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College opened its Technology Center in the Berkeley Business Park, located at 5550 Winchester Avenue, Martinsburg, WV 25405. The Technology Center held its ribbon cutting ceremony on June 18, 2008. Governor Joe Manchin, III gave the keynote address. This building was opened with a partnership with Allegheny Energy. The facility has an indoor and outdoor pole park, classrooms, lab classrooms for Culinary Arts, Mechatronics, Physical Therapy Assisting, Medical Assisting, Applied Lab Technician, Environmental Science, Heavy Equipment Technician, Plastics, computer labs, and many office spaces. This site is approved by The Higher Learning Commission and the Department of Education. Please contact the College for more information.

The Pines Opportunity Center

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College began using the Morgan County Center during the Fall of 2012. The Center is located in the Pines Opportunity Center, 109 War Memorial Drive, at the former Berkeley Springs hospital. Currently, there are five standard classrooms along with several smaller rooms that can easily accommodate small groups and meetings. Please contact the College for more information.