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.
The credit for each course is shown after the title in the course description. One credit is equal to one college semester hour.
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.
Occasionally, courses numbered 195 or 199 are required as co-requisites for other courses.
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
The student’s eligibility for ENG 111 may be determined by high school transcripts, SAT and/or ACT scores, and GED scores; all of which are valid for five years. Students who do not satisfy ENG 111 placement based upon these multiple measures must take the Virginia Placement Test (VPT) to determine ENG 111 eligibility. 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.
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. http://catalog.nr.edu/