River Valley Community College, based in Claremont, is launching two new programs in computer science and information technology. The move is an attempt by the college to better tailor its offerings to the needs of local employers.
"There are actually companies that are very, very concerned about not finding the right talent in the state," said Ali Rafieymehr, interim president and vice president of academic affairs at RVCC.
Rafieymehr, a former software engineer, helped develop a computer science curriculum at Manchester Community College before launching this program, computer science and global innovation, at RVCC. Both offer associate degrees.
RVCC will hold open houses on the new programs Monday and Wednesday evening at its Claremont campus.