Jun 20, 2019  

2018-2019 NRCC Catalog - Course Descriptions

NRCC students

 Course Number

Courses numbered 01-09 are courses for developmental programs. The credits earned in these courses do not apply toward associate degree programs; but if the Vice President for Instruction and Student Services approves, some developmental courses may provide credit which may apply to basic occupational, diploma, or certificate programs.

Courses numbered 10-99 are freshman courses for diploma and certificate programs. The credits earned in these courses will apply toward diploma and certificate programs but will not apply toward an associate degree.

Courses numbered 100-199 are freshman courses which will apply toward an associate degree and/or certificate and diploma programs.

Courses numbered 200-299 are sophomore courses which will apply toward an associate degree and/or certificate and diploma programs.

Course Credits

The credit for each course is shown after the title in the course description. One credit is equal to one college semester hour.

Course Hours

The number of lecture hours in class each week (including lecture, seminar, and discussion hours) and/or the number of lab hours in class each week (including lab, shop, supervised practice, and cooperative work experience) are shown for each course in the course description. The number of lecture hours and lab hours in class each week are also called “contact” hours because the time is spent under the direct supervision of a faculty member. Besides the lecture and lab hours in class each week, students must also spend out-of-class time on assignments. Usually each credit per course requires an average of three hours of in-class and out-of-class study each week.

Course Co-requisites

Occasionally, courses numbered 195 or 199 are required as co-requisites for other courses.

Course Prerequisites

If any prerequisites are required before enrolling in a course, these prerequisites will be identified in the course description. Courses in special sequences (usually identified by the numerals I-II-III) require that prior courses or their equivalent be completed before enrolling in the advanced courses in the sequence. When co-requisites are required for a course, the co-requisites must be taken at the same time. The prerequisites or their equivalent must be completed satisfactorily before enrolling in a course unless special permission is obtained from the Dean and the instructional department.

Prerequisites for English 111

English placement tests will be given. Students who do not have adequate proficiency will be placed in developmental English courses. Students should keep in mind that most textbooks are written on or above tenth grade reading levels; therefore, those who score low on the English placement test should take a developmental English course before taking courses which require intensive reading such as social science courses or higher level English courses. In addition to proficiency tests, the student must be able to demonstrate an understanding of writing and be able to adequately support the controlling idea in an essay. The student must use appropriate word choice and coherent sentence structure. The student’s eligibility for ENG 111  will be determined by proficiency test and a writing sample.

Mathematics Course Changes Fall 2018

As of fall semester 2018, all mathematics course offerings will change across the Virginia Community College System. To view previous courses and descriptions, go to the archived catalog 2017-2018 or before. http://catalog.nr.edu/



   •  BIO 146 Human Heredity
   •  BIO 150 Introductory Microbiology
   •  BIO 220 Immunology
   •  BIO 253 Biotechnology Concepts
   •  BIO 285 Biological Problems in Contemporary Society


   •  BLD 110 Introduction to Construction
   •  BLD 125 Introduction to Carpentry Trades
   •  BLD 126 Basic Carpentry Principles
   •  BLD 135 Building Construction Carpentry

Business Management and Administration

   •  BUS 100 Introduction to Business
   •  BUS 111 Principles of Supervision I
   •  BUS 112 Principles of Supervision II
   •  BUS 116 Entrepreneurship
   •  BUS 165 Small Business Management
   •  BUS 200 Principles of Management
   •  BUS 201 Organizational Behavior
   •  BUS 205 Human Resource Management
   •  BUS 216 Probability and Statistics for Business and Economics
   •  BUS 226 Computer Business Applications
   •  BUS 236 Communication in Management
   •  BUS 241 Business Law I
   •  BUS 265 Ethical Issues in Management
   •  BUS 290 Coordinated Internship in Business Management
   •  BUS 297 Cooperative Education in Business Management


   •  CHM 5 Developmental Chemistry for Health Sciences
   •  CHM 111 College Chemistry I
   •  CHM 112 College Chemistry II
   •  CHM 241 Organic Chemistry I
   •  CHM 242 Organic Chemistry II
   •  CHM 243 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
   •  CHM 244 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

Childhood Development

   •  CHD 118 Language Arts for Young Children
   •  CHD 120 Introduction to Early Childhood Education
   •  CHD 125 Creative Activities for Children
   •  CHD 164 Working with Infants and Toddlers in Inclusive Settings
   •  CHD 166 Infant and Toddler Programs
   •  CHD 205 Guiding the Behavior of Children
   •  CHD 210 Introduction to Exceptional Children
   •  CHD 270 Administration of Childcare Programs
   •  CHD 290 Coordinated Internship in Childhood Development

Communication Studies and Theatre

   •  CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking
   •  CST 131 Acting I
   •  CST 132 Acting II
   •  CST 136 Theatre Workshop
   •  CST 137 Oral Interpretation
   •  CST 141 Theatre Appreciation I
   •  CST 142 Theatre Appreciation II

Computer Aided Drafting and Design

   •  CAD 111 Technical Drafting I
   •  CAD 120 Introduction to Graphic Representation
   •  CAD 127 Introduction to Geometric Dimensions and Tolerancing
   •  CAD 140 Technical Drawing
   •  CAD 151 Engineering Drawing Fundamentals I
   •  CAD 152 Engineering Drawing Fundamentals II
   •  CAD 155 Fundamentals of Architectural Drafting
   •  CAD 161 Blueprint Reading I
   •  CAD 197 Cooperative Education in Computer Aided Drafting and Design
   •  CAD 198 Seminar and Project Engineering Design Technology
   •  CAD 199 Supervised Study in Engineering Design Technology
   •  CAD 202 Computer Aided Drafting and Design II
   •  CAD 203 Computer Aided Drafting and Design III
   •  CAD 211 Advanced Technical Drafting I
   •  CAD 231 Computer Aided Drafting I
   •  CAD 239 Computer Aided Modeling and Rendering II
   •  CAD 241 Parametric Solid Modeling I
   •  CAD 242 Parametric Solid Modeling II
   •  CAD 243 Parametric Solid Modeling III
   •  CAD 250 3D Game Level Design
   •  CAD 280 Design Capstone Project
   •  CAD 297 Cooperative Education in Engineering Design Technology
   •  CAD 298 Seminar and Project in Engineering Design Technology
   •  CAD 299 Supervised Study in Engineering Design Technology

Computer Science

   •  CSC 110 Introduction to Computing
   •  CSC 200 Introduction to Computer Science
   •  CSC 201 Computer Science I
   •  CSC 202 Computer Science II
   •  CSC 205 Computer Organization


   •  DSL 111 Introduction to Diesel Engine


   •  ECO 120 Survey of Economics
   •  ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
   •  ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics


   •  EDU 156 Single Parent Families
   •  EDU 200 Introduction to Teaching as a Profession

Electrical Technology

   •  ELE 111 Home Electric Power I
   •  ELE 112 Home Electric Power II
   •  ELE 113 Electricity I
   •  ELE 114 Electricity II
   •  ELE 127 Residential Wiring Methods
   •  ELE 130 Electricity
   •  ELE 138 National Electrical Code Review I
   •  ELE 148 Power Distribution Systems
   •  ELE 149 Wiring Methods in Industry
   •  ELE 157 Electricity Fundamentals
   •  ELE 176 Introduction to Alternative Energy Including Hybrid Systems
   •  ELE 177 Photovoltaic Energy Systems
   •  ELE 178 Wind Turbine Technology
   •  ELE 201 Applications and Instruments I
   •  ELE 211 Electrical Machines I
   •  ELE 212 Electrical Machines II
   •  ELE 217 Electric Power Utilities
   •  ELE 225 Electrical Control Systems

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