Post Secondary Programs
Most post secondary classes at James Rumsey are 11 months in length; classes begin approximately August 10 and end approximately June 20.
There are two exceptions to the 11-month programs:
- The LPN class begins one month earlier.
- The truck driving program is 12 weeks in length, and a new class begins approximately every six weeks.
Adults who attend the high school programs follow the secondary schedule, which is 10 months in length. Not all high school programs are open to adult enrollment, and prior approval must be awarded by the Assistant Principal or the Coordinator of Student Services. Some programs have specific enrollment requirements. James Rumsey Technical Institute does not allow adult students to transfer between programs. For additional information, contact the school at 304.754.7925.
Financial aid is available to qualified applicants. College credit may be awarded in many of our classes through articulation agreements between JRTI and several institutions of higher education.
JRTI is in compliance with the regulations outlined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, which was designed to protect the privacy of education records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their education records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings. Please see the attached document for more information on the JRTI FERPA Policy.
Transfer Between Programs: James Rumsey Technical Institute does not transfer students between programs within the institution. There is no limit on the number of programs a student may take at the institute.
Transfer of students from other institutions: As a certificate only institution, James Rumsey Technical Institute does not accept transfer students from other institutions.
Transfer of credits from other institutions: Due to the short duration of programming at James Rumsey Technical Institute, the institute does not accept transfer credits from other institutions other than the Licensed Practical Nursing program. Refer to the LPN program site for information on LPN transfer of credits.
Articulation is the process of giving college credit for coursework that can be transferred between postsecondary institutions, usually formed through partnerships between community colleges and other post-secondary institutions. Students use an articulation to fulfill requirements for a specific degree. For example, James Rumsey has articulated credit for approved post-secondary programs with Blue Ridge Community and Technical College that transfers to the Associate of Applied Technology degree. The post-secondary students can transfer 30 credits to the Technical Electives core, which is half of the total credits needed. This articulation provides the students in CTE program with an opportunity to earn an Associate’s degree that is related to their field of study, when an individual program degree is not available through the college.
**Application should be made early to ensure placement in desired programs as space is limited.**