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Choose a New River Community College Program That Matches Your Personality

Research shows that students who choose a college major or career that matches their personality get better grades, graduate on time, and have greater job success and satisfaction.

Four Steps to a Good Match and Decision

  1. Take The Career Key® test using New River Community College's code and identify your strongest Holland personality types.
    Don't have a code? Contact the Counseling and Advising Center at 540-674-3600 ext 3609 or or
  2. Come back to this page to explore NRCC's programs below for your top two personality types identified by The Career Key® test.
  3. Learn as much as you can about the programs that interest you. Visit the New River Community College website. For help choosing or changing majors contact one of the Academic Advisors in the Counseling and Advising Center (540-674-3600 ext 3609). For additional information on degrees, diplomas, certificates or class options, refer to the direct link on the NRCC home page.
  4. Make a good decision using the ACIP method – it is simple and effective.

Click on or scroll down to explore the NRCC majors that match your personality
Read how they were scientifically grouped.



Agriculture & Natural Resources
Alternative Energy (CSC)
Renewable Energy Basics (CSC)

Safety & Law Enforcement
Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate (CSC)
Forensic Science
Police Science

Computer Aided Drafting (CSC)
Computer Aided Drafting and Design
Electrical Engineering Technology
Electricity (CSC)
Industrial Maintenance (Cert)
Industrial Operator (CSC)
Preparation for Makers in Advanced Manufacturing (CSC)



Laboratory & Medical Technology
Laboratory Technician - Advanced (CSC)
Laboratory Technician (CSC)

Computer Science & Technology
Engineering Computer Science
General Studies Computer Science
Health Information Management (CSC)
Information Technology
IT Game Design
IT Mobile and Web Applications Development
IT Network and Technical Support





Visual Arts
Game Design, Web Design and Animation (CSC)



Social Services
Early Childhood Development
Human Services
Human Services (Cert)

Nursing, Therapy & Health Promotion

Child & Adult Care
Child Development (CSC)
Early Childhood Development (Cert)
Nurse Aide (CSC)
Practical Nursing (Cert)

Educational & Library Services
General Education (Cert)
General Studies
Liberal Arts
Science (Associate of Arts & Science)




Legal Practice & Support
Paralegal Assistant (CSC)
Paralegal Studies

Business Administration
Business Administration (Associate of Arts and Sciences)
Business Management
Fiscal Practices (CSC)
Human Resource Practices (CSC)
Marketing Management
Small Business Management (CSC)
Supervision and Leadership (CSC)

Accounting (Cert)
Accounting/Keyboarding (CSC)
Accounts Receivable/Payable (CSC)
Cost Accounting Clerk (CSC)
Payroll Clerk (CSC)




Materials & Records Processing
Medical Coding (CSC)
Pharmacy Technician (CSC)

Administrative Detail
Administrative Assistant (CSC)
Administrative Support Technology
Medical Administrative Support
Medical Office Assistant (CSC)
Paralegal Administrative Support
Word Processing (Cert)