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/



   •  MTT 3 Developmental Mathematics (Technology‐Based) III

Mechanical Engineering Technology

   •  MEC 122 3D Printing for Engineering Design
   •  MEC 155 Mechanisms
   •  MEC 161 Basic Fluid Mechanics - Hydraulics/Pneumatics
   •  MEC 298 Seminar and Project in Mechanical Engineering Technology


   •  MUS 08 Fundamentals of Music
   •  MUS 121 Music Appreciation I
   •  MUS 122 Music Appreciation II
   •  MUS 221 History of Music I
   •  MUS 222 History of Music II
   •  MUS 225 The History of Jazz

Natural Science

   •  NAS 125 Meteorology


   •  NSG 100 Introduction to Nursing Concepts
   •  NSG 106 Competencies for Nursing Practice
   •  NSG 115 Healthcare Concepts for Transition
   •  NSG 130 Professional Nursing Concepts
   •  NSG 152 Health Care Participant
   •  NSG 170 Health/Illness Concepts
   •  NSG 200 Health Promotion and Assessment
   •  NSG 210 Health Care Concepts I
   •  NSG 211 Health Care Concepts II
   •  NSG 230 Advanced Professional Nursing Concepts
   •  NSG 252 Complex Health Care Concepts
   •  NSG 270 Nursing Capstone
   •  NUR 27 Nurse Aide I
   •  NUR 221 Second Level Nursing Principles and Concepts I
   •  NUR 222 Second Level Nursing Principles and Concepts II
   •  NUR 236 Principles of Pharmacology III
   •  NUR 237 Principles of Pharmacology IV
   •  NUR 255 Nursing Organization and Management


   •  PHI 100 Introduction to Philosophy
   •  PHI 220 Ethics


   •  PHT 164 Introduction to Digital Photography
   •  PHT 264 Digital Photography II

Physical Education and Recreation

   •  PED 109 Yoga
   •  PED 111 Weight Training I
   •  PED 112 Weight Training II
   •  PED 116 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
   •  PED 118 Baseball Fundamentals I
   •  PED 119 Baseball Fundamentals II
   •  PED 120 Yoga II
   •  PED 133 Golf I
   •  PED 134 Golf II
   •  PED 152 Basketball
   •  PED 154 Volleyball
   •  PED 173 Rock Climbing and Rappelling
   •  PED 187 Backpacking
   •  PED 188 Freshwater Fishing


   •  PHY 131 Applied Physics I
   •  PHY 132 Applied Physics II
   •  PHY 201 General College Physics I
   •  PHY 202 General College Physics II
   •  PHY 231 General University Physics I
   •  PHY 232 General University Physics II

Political Science

   •  PLS 135 American National Politics
   •  PLS 136 State and Local Politics

Practical Nursing

   •  PNE 145 Trends in Practical Nursing
   •  PNE 155 Body Structure and Function
   •  PNE 158 Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing
   •  PNE 161 Nursing in Health Changes I
   •  PNE 162 Nursing in Health Changes II
   •  PNE 163 Nursing in Health Changes III
   •  PNE 173 Pharmacology for Nurses
   •  PNE 290 Coordinated Internship in Practical Nursing


   •  PSY 116 Psychology of Death and Dying
   •  PSY 120 Human Relations
   •  PSY 126 Psychology for Business and Industry
   •  PSY 200 Principles of Psychology
   •  PSY 215 Abnormal Psychology
   •  PSY 216 Social Psychology
   •  PSY 230 Developmental Psychology
   •  PSY 235 Child Psychology
   •  PSY 245 Educational Psychology
   •  PSY 270 Psychology of Human Sexuality

Real Estate

   •  REA 100 Principles of Real Estate
   •  REA 216 Real Estate Appraisal

Recreational Vehicle Motorcycle Maintenance

   •  RVH 130 Motorcycle Rider Safety - Beginner


   •  REL 200 Survey of the Old Testament
   •  REL 210 Survey of the New Testament
   •  REL 230 Religions of the World
   •  REL 233 Introduction to Islam
   •  REL 246 Christianity


   •  RUS 101 Beginning Russian I
   •  RUS 102 Beginning Russian II


   •  SAF 126 Principles of Industrial Safety
   •  SAF 127 Industrial Safety
   •  SAF 199 Supervised Study in Safety

Science Technology

   •  SCT 198 Seminar and Project in Science Technology
   •  SCT 298 Seminar and Project in Science Technology


   •  SOC 200 Principles of Sociology
   •  SOC 211 Principles of Anthropology I
   •  SOC 212 Principles of Anthropology II
   •  SOC 215 Sociology of the Family
   •  SOC 266 Race and Ethnicity
   •  SOC 268 Social Problems


   •  SPA 101 Beginning Spanish I
   •  SPA 102 Beginning Spanish II

Student Development

   •  SDV 100 College Success Skills
   •  SDV 101 Orientation to Health Sciences
   •  SDV 104 Study Skills

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