Jun 25, 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/


Information Technology Design and Database

   •  ITD 130 Database Fundamentals
   •  ITD 210 Web Page Design II
   •  ITD 212 Interactive Web Design

Information Technology Essentials

   •  ITE 105 Careers and Cyber Ethics
   •  ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts
   •  ITE 141 Microcomputer Software: Spreadsheets-Excel
   •  ITE 151 Microcomputer Software: Database Management-Access
   •  ITE 200 Technology for Teachers (TSIP)

Information Technology Networking

   •  ITN 101 Introduction to Network Concepts
   •  ITN 106 Microcomputer Operating Systems
   •  ITN 107 Personal Computer Hardware and Troubleshooting
   •  ITN 111 Server Administration -Windows 2012
   •  ITN 170 Linux System Administration
   •  ITN 200 Administration of Network Resources
   •  ITN 260 Network Security Basics
   •  ITN 261 Network Attacks, Computer Crime and Hacking
   •  ITN 262 Network Communication, Security and Authentication
   •  ITN 266 Network Security Layers

Information Technology Programming

   •  ITP 100 Software Design
   •  ITP 134 Visual C++ Programming I
   •  ITP 140 Client Side Scripting
   •  ITP 160 Introduction to Game Design and Development
   •  ITP 200 Data Structure and Algorithms
   •  ITP 225 Web Scripting Languages
   •  ITP 240 Server Side Programming
   •  ITP 251 Systems Analysis and Design
   •  ITP 290 Coordinated Internship in Information Technology
   •  ITP 297 Cooperative Internship in Information Technology


   •  INS 112 Instrumentation Fundamentals
   •  INS 220 Introduction to Fluid Power
   •  INS 230 Instrumentation I
   •  INS 231 Instrumentation II
   •  INS 232 System Troubleshooting
   •  INS 233 Process Control Integration
   •  INS 297 Cooperative Education in Instrumentation
   •  INS 298 Seminar and Project in Instrumentation
   •  INS 299 Supervised Study in Instrumentation


   •  JPN 101 Beginning Japanese I
   •  JPN 102 Beginning Japanese II

Legal Administration

   •  LGL 110 Introduction to Law and the Legal Assistant
   •  LGL 117 Family Law
   •  LGL 127 Legal Research and Writing
   •  LGL 130 Law Office Administration and Management
   •  LGL 216 Trial Preparation and Discovery Practice
   •  LGL 290 Coordinated Internship in Legal Administration
   •  LGL 297 Cooperative Education in Legal Administration
   •  LGL 299 Supervised Study in Legal Administration

Library Technology

   •  LBR 105 Library Skills for Research

Machine Technology

   •  MAC 106 Machine Shop Operations
   •  MAC 107 Technology of Machining
   •  MAC 121 Numerical Control I
   •  MAC 122 Numerical Control II
   •  MAC 127 Advanced CNC Programming
   •  MAC 131 Machine Lab I
   •  MAC 132 Machine Lab II
   •  MAC 181 Machine Blueprint Reading I
   •  MAC 182 Machine Blueprint Reading II
   •  MAC 215 Machining Techniques
   •  MAC 217 Precision Machining Techniques
   •  MAC 250 Advanced Computer Aided Manufacturing
   •  MAC 298 Seminar and Project in Machine Technology


   •  MKT 100 Principles of Marketing
   •  MKT 209 Sports, Entertainment, and Recreation Marketing
   •  MKT 282 Principles of E-Commerce


   •  MTH 3 Bundle 1-3 - Operations with Fractions, Decimals, and Percents and Algebra Basics
   •  MTH 7 Developmental Trigonometry
   •  MTH 111 Basic Technical Mathematics
   •  MTH 130 Fundamentals of Reasoning
   •  MTH 131 Technical Mathematics
   •  MTH 132 Business Mathematics
   •  MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning
   •  MTH 155 Statistical Reasoning
   •  MTH 161 PreCalculus I
   •  MTH 162 PreCalculus II
   •  MTH 165 Finite Math
   •  MTH 167 PreCalculus with Trigonometry
   •  MTH 245 Statistics I
   •  MTH 246 Statistics II
   •  MTH 261 Applied Calculus I
   •  MTH 262 Applied Calculus II
   •  MTH 263 Calculus I
   •  MTH 264 Calculus II
   •  MTH 265 Calculus III
   •  MTH 266 Linear Algebra
   •  MTH 267 Differential Equations
   •  MTH 288 Discrete Mathematics

Mathematics Corequisite

   •  MCR 3 Learning Support for Technical Mathematics
   •  MCR 4 Learning Support for Quant Reasoning
   •  MCR 6 Learning Support for PreCalculus I

Mathematics Essentials Units

   •  MTE UNIT 1 Operations with Positive Fractions
   •  MTE UNIT 2 Operations with Positive Decimals and Percents
   •  MTE UNIT 3 Algebra Basics
   •  MTE UNIT 4 First Degree Equations and Inequalities in One Variable
   •  MTE UNIT 5 Linear Equations, Inequalities and Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
   •  MTE UNIT 6 Exponents, Factoring and Polynomial Equations
   •  MTE UNIT 7 Rational Expressions and Equations
   •  MTE UNIT 8 Rational Exponents and Radicals
   •  MTE UNIT 9 Functions, Quadratic Equations and Parabolas


   •  MTT 1 Developmental Mathematics (Technology‐Based) I
   •  MTT 2 Developmental Mathematics (Technology‐Based) II

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