The National Technical Honor Society is open to eligible students from certificate, diploma or Associate in Applied Science degree programs. “The purpose of this organization shall be to promote academic excellence among vocational and technical students at Blue Ridge Community College and to promote the ideals of honesty, service, leadership, skill development and the attainment of educational goals within America’s future workforce.”
To qualify, a student must have successfully completed one semester of associate degree, diploma or certificate work with a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Eligible students must exhibit good character, good mentality, credible achievement and leadership and plan to pursue a career in their field of study. They will receive a letter of invitation, attend an information meeting, complete the membership application and obtain two recommendations from College faculty or staff verifying all eligibility requirements. Students are inducted into the organization during a special ceremony and reception held in the spring. Members will receive a membership certificate, card and pin. They will also receive three letters of reference from the national organization. Graduating members will wear the NTHS honor stole and will have the NTHS seal attached to their degree, diploma or certificate.