Nov 21, 2019  

2019-2020 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

As of fall semester 2018, all mathematics course offerings changed across the Virginia Community College System. To view previous courses and descriptions, go to the archived catalog 2017-2018 or before.



   •  ACC 124 Payroll Accounting
   •  ACC 198 Seminar and Project in Accounting
   •  ACC 199 Supervised Study in Accounting
   •  ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I
   •  ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II
   •  ACC 215 Computerized Accounting
   •  ACC 221 Intermediate Accounting I
   •  ACC 222 Intermediate Accounting II
   •  ACC 231 Cost Accounting I
   •  ACC 241 Auditing I
   •  ACC 261 Principles of Federal Taxation I
   •  ACC 290 Coordinated Internship in Accounting
   •  ACC 297 Cooperative Education in Accounting
   •  ACC 299 Supervised Study in Accounting

Administration of Justice

   •  ADJ 100 Survey of Criminal Justice
   •  ADJ 105 The Juvenile Justice System
   •  ADJ 107 Survey of Criminology
   •  ADJ 110 Introduction to Law Enforcement
   •  ADJ 111 Law Enforcement Organization & Administration I
   •  ADJ 116 Special Enforcement Topics
   •  ADJ 120 Introduction to Courts
   •  ADJ 133 Ethics and the Criminal Justice Professional
   •  ADJ 140 Introduction to Corrections
   •  ADJ 171 Forensic Science I
   •  ADJ 172 Forensic Science II
   •  ADJ 177 Digital Evidence and Forensics
   •  ADJ 190 Coordinated Internship in Administration of Justice
   •  ADJ 199 Supervised Study in Administration of Justice
   •  ADJ 211 Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedures I
   •  ADJ 212 Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedures II
   •  ADJ 228 Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs
   •  ADJ 229 Law Enforcement and the Community
   •  ADJ 234 Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism
   •  ADJ 236 Principles of Criminal Investigation
   •  ADJ 237 Advanced Criminal Investigation
   •  ADJ 248 Probation, Parole, and Treatment
   •  ADJ 288 Capstone Course in Police Science
   •  ADJ 298 Seminar and Project in Administration of Justice

Administrative Support Technology

   •  AST 101 Keyboarding I
   •  AST 102 Keyboarding II
   •  AST 107 Editing/Proofreading Skills
   •  AST 117 Keyboarding for Computer Usage
   •  AST 132 Word Processing I-Microsoft Word
   •  AST 133 Word Processing II-Microsoft Word
   •  AST 134 Word Processing III-Microsoft Word
   •  AST 137 Records Management
   •  AST 141 Word Processing I-Word
   •  AST 142 Word Processing II-Word
   •  AST 147 Presentation Software- PowerPoint
   •  AST 232 Microcomputer Office Applications
   •  AST 236 Specialized Software Applications
   •  AST 243 Office Administration I
   •  AST 244 Office Administration II
   •  AST 253 Advanced Desktop Publishing I
   •  AST 290 Coordinated Internship in Administrative Support Technology
   •  AST 297 Cooperative Education in Administrative Support Technology
   •  AST 299 Supervised Study in Administrative Support Technology

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

   •  AIR 121 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration I
   •  AIR 122 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration II
   •  AIR 235 Heat Pumps


   •  ARC 123 Architectural Graphics I


   •  ART 100 Art Appreciation
   •  ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art I
   •  ART 102 History and Appreciation of Art II
   •  ART 121 Drawing I
   •  ART 122 Drawing II
   •  ART 131 Fundamentals of Design I
   •  ART 132 Fundamentals of Design II
   •  ART 140 Introduction to Graphic Skills
   •  ART 231 Sculpture I
   •  ART 232 Sculpture II
   •  ART 241 Painting I
   •  ART 242 Painting II
   •  ART 250 History of Design
   •  ART 271 Printmaking I
   •  ART 272 Printmaking II
   •  ART 283 Computer Graphics I
   •  ART 284 Computer Graphics II


   •  AUT 101 Introduction to Automotive Systems
   •  AUT 111 Automotive Engines
   •  AUT 112 Automotive Engines II
   •  AUT 126 Auto Fuel and Ignition Systems
   •  AUT 136 Automotive Vehicle Inspection
   •  AUT 141 Auto Power Trains I
   •  AUT 190 Coordinated Internship in Automotive
   •  AUT 197 Cooperative Education in Automotive Technology
   •  AUT 199 Supervised Study in Automotive
   •  AUT 215 Emissions Systems Diagnosis and Repair
   •  AUT 216 High Efficiency Fuel Systems
   •  AUT 235 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning
   •  AUT 241 Automotive Electricity I
   •  AUT 242 Automotive Electricity II
   •  AUT 251 Automatic Transmissions
   •  AUT 265 Automotive Braking Systems
   •  AUT 266 Auto Alignment, Suspension and Steering


   •  ARO 121 Private Pilot Ground School


   •  BIO 101 General Biology I
   •  BIO 102 General Biology II
   •  BIO 141 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
   •  BIO 142 Human Anatomy and Physiology II

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