Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, located in Martinsburg, West Virginia, is a public two year educational institution that became an independent entity in 2005. The school was originally part of Shepherd College and was known as the Community and Technical College of Shepherd, and after separating took on its current name.
BRDTC is dedicated to providing academic and other opportunities and services to residents of its service area. School administration constantly review academic offerings to ensure they meet and exceed the standards set forth locally, by the state and nationally.
A comprehensive community and technical college, the school offers over forty program options in order to ensure that a wide variety of possibilities are available for students. Academic transfer options provide a low cost alternative for individuals seeking four year degrees. This can be accomplished by first allowing individuals to complete the first two years locally before transferring to a college or university to complete a bachelor's degree.
Career training programs provide education and training in a high demand field or industry in order to prepare individuals seeking long term employment with the skills necessary to obtain employment. Programs typically take between one and two years to complete and result in an associate degree or certificate.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College will admit any individual at least eighteen years of age or having earned a high school education as long as they complete an application and pay all associated fees. Students are asked to provide transcripts and test scores if possible.
Participation in new student orientation and meeting with a counselor prior to the first semester are highly encouraged. Financial aid is offered in the form of loans, grants and scholarships, which are awarded based on need as determined by one's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,100. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $25 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $290-$350
- Out-of-State: $620-$749
- Part-time students are charged:
- State Residents: $150-$180 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $280-$330 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||88%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||73%||$5,444|
|Receiving Student Loans||54%||$4,527|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College may provide student services including:
- Distance learning
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Work study style employment
- Assistance to find work
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares this school against community colleges in West Virginia.
|Blue Ridge Community and Technical College||Berkeley County||West Virginia|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1981)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in West Virginia
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Blue Ridge Community and Technical College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Blue Ridge Community and Technical College.
- Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College in Moorefield, WV (67 miles away)
- Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, MD (107 miles away)
- West Virginia Northern Community College in Wheeling, WV (152 miles away)
- Kent State University at East Liverpool in East Liverpool, OH (160 miles away)
- Richard Bland College of the College of William and Mary in Petersburg, VA (162 miles away)