2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Mar 03, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


The following are descriptions of courses offered by Naugatuck Valley Community College. It is the responsibility of the students to check their programs of study, and to carefully check the schedule of course offerings prior to each semester, in order to ascertain which courses will be offered for a particular semester.

In the following course descriptions, the number of credit hours for each course is indicated. Also included are numbers of lab and lecture hours.  Students are urged to consult their counselor for information about transferability of courses to four-year institutions.

For additional information regarding the course descriptions please review the

 

 

Digital Arts Technology

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Drug and Alcohol Recovery Counselor

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Early Childhood Education

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Economics

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Electronic Engineering Technology

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Emergency Medical Technician

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Engineering Technology

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Engineering Science

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English

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English as a Second Language

ESL students registered prior to Fall 2015 may use up to 6 credits of intermediate and advanced levels of ESL courses to fulfill the modern language and/or arts and humanities elective requirements. For new students registered in Fall 2015 or onwards, ESL* H169 , ESL* H162  and ESL* H157  only can be used to fulfill the General Education Requirements for Written Communication and Oral Communication respectively. However, transfer of ESL credits from NVCC to other institutions or from other institutions to NVCC are governed by the policies of the receiving institution.

The ESL courses are designed for students whose native language is not English. The sequence endeavors to help students attain a level of proficiency in English that will permit them to succeed in the academic or career programs of the college. The ESL sequence has six levels. The core of the sequence is the 6-credit reading/writing courses which integrate discussion and grammar into the content. There are grammar courses from levels one through five; oral communication courses at levels one, three and five; and one pronunciation course at level three. Placement in ESL courses is determined by the ESL office and is based on the Levels of English Proficiency (LOEP) exam and a writing sample. To be promoted to the next level, students must demonstrate mastery of the respective language learning competencies, which is determined by a grade of “C” or better and completion of all coursework. Students in upper levels of ESL may concurrently take some academic courses, in accordance with course prerequisites.

Students in ESL* H152 - Reading and Writing V  have the option to go to either ESL* H162 - Reading and Writing VI , especially designed for those who received a “C” or “C+” in ESL* H152 . Successful completion of this course with a “C” or better will promote students to ENG* H101 . For those ESL* H152  students who received a B- or higher or for those who received high placement scores, they can take an accelerated class, ESL* H169 - Writing VI  that is taken concurrently with an ENG* H101  ALP, which combined are known as Composition ESL ALP. After successful completion of the ESL ALP sequence, with a “C” or better, students progress to ENG* H102  or a higher ENG course.

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Environmental Science

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Fire Technology and Administration

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