Oct 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/


Unmanned Systems

   •  UMS 107 Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Remote Pilot Ground School
   •  UMS 177 Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Components and Maintenance


   •  WEL 100 Fundamentals of Welding
   •  WEL 123 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Basic)
   •  WEL 124 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Advanced)
   •  WEL 130 Inert Gas Welding
   •  WEL 141 Welder Qualification Tests I
   •  WEL 142 Welder Qualification Tests II
   •  WEL 145 Welding Metallurgy
   •  WEL 150 Welding Drawing and Interpretation
   •  WEL 160 Gas Metal Arc Welding
   •  WEL 190 Coordinated Internship
   •  WEL 199 Supervised Study in Welding
   •  WEL 299 Supervised Study in Welding

Other Courses

   •  ACC AAS Alternating Online Courses
   •  ACC AAS Evening Courses
   •  ACC AAS Online Courses Offered Every Semester
   •  ACC Certificate Alternating Online Courses
   •  ACC Certificate Evening Courses
   •  ACC Certificate Online Courses
   •  ADJ Admin. of Justice Elective(s)
   •  ADJ Health/Physical Ed. Elective(s)
   •  ADJ Police Science Elective(s)
   •  ADJ Social Science Elective(s)
   •  AST/ BUS Elective(s)
   •  AST/ BUS/ HIM Elective(s)
   •  AST/ HIM/ HLT Elective(s)
   •  AUT Technology Elective(s)/Coop
   •  Business Administration Elective(s)
   •  Business Management Elective(s)
   •  Childhood Development Elective(s)
   •  Cyber Health/Physical Ed. Elective(s)
   •  EDU Education Elective(s)
   •  EGR Social Science Elective(s)
   •  EGR Humanities/ Fine Arts Elective(s)
   •  Foreign Language I-II Elective(s)
   •  Gen. Studies CS IT Elective(s)
   •  Gen. Studies CS MTH Elective(s)
   •  General Studies AA&S Transfer Elective(s)
   •  Health/ Physical Ed. Elective(s)
   •  Human Services/ Child Development Elective(s)
   •  Humanities/ Fine Arts Elective(s)
   •  Math - Elective(s)
   •  Math - Science CALS Elective(s)
   •  Natural Science I with Lab Elective(s)
   •  Natural Science II with Lab Elective(s)
   •  Nursing - Electives
   •  Nursing - ODU School of Nursing General Education Credits
   •  Science AA&S Math Elective(s)
   •  Science AA&S Transfer Elective(s)
   •  Social Science Elective(s)
   •  Sociology - Elective(s)
   •  Summer Term Business Management Online Courses
   •  Technology - Elective(s)
   •  Transfer - Elective(s)

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