2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 16, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Lifelong Learning, Non-credit Certificates and Programs

The mission of the Naugatuck Valley Community College Community and Economic Development Unit is to support community and economic development by affecting positive change in our communities. We collaborate with community partners to respond actively to the changing workforce needs of our region. We empower individuals and businesses through quality education and training. We enrich lives with lifelong learning, personal, and professional development opportunities. Some of these opportunities include:

Bartending Hospitality Phlebotomy Technician
Basic Life Support & AED Manufacturing QuickBooks
Boating Safety Medical Administrative Assistant Real Estate
Bookkeeper Medical Coding and Billing Specialist Security Guard
Business Motorcycle Rider Education Wedding Planner
Central Sterile Processing Technician MS Office Essentials Welding - SMAW (STICK)
Certified Nurse’s Aide (CNA) OSHA 10 General Welding - GMAW (MIG)
Certified Wedding Planner Patient Care Technician Welding - GTAW (TIG)
Events Management Personal Fitness Trainer  
Grant Writing Pharmacy Technician  

Programs of Study

The college offers a variety of non-credit lifelong learning activities to meet the career and professional development needs of our communities. Our programs serve the specialized needs of the people and industries in the State of Connecticut.

Classes are offered days, evenings, and weekends at our main campus in Waterbury and at the Danbury Campus, 190 Main Street, Danbury. At Naugatuck Valley Community College you can find classes to improve your computer skills, prepare for a new career, earn a required license or certification, or master the art of riding a motorcycle safely.

Courses are offered year round and provide either a Completion or Proficiency Certificate.

  • Completion Certificate: confirms attainment of a specific subject or skill.
  • Proficiency Certificate: verifies significant subject-matter content has been obtained and prepares the student in direct alignment with industry standards and/or State or professional certification or licensure.

Our staff in the Office of Non-credit Lifelong Learning is available to answer your questions and provide additional program information.

Please visit nv.edu/nc for a listing of our programs.

Non-Credit Lifelong Learning
(203) 575-8029


Customized Training

In today’s competitive global market, the difference between growth and stagnation lies in the quality of the team. Enhancing the knowledge and skills of employees with experts from Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) can create that high performance environment. Our cost-effective, customized training solutions provide assessment and training that focuses on the needs of business, industry, healthcare, government, and professional associations in the areas that address skills to improve job performance and productivity including: technical skills, management and supervision, employability skills, workplace literacy, and English-as-a-Second Language. NVCC recognizes that training programs need to accommodate employee work schedules and time lines; so we will deliver training where and when needed. Days, evenings, or weekends, your site or ours, we will be there when you need us.

Lifelong Learning Registrations

Learners taking non-credit certificates or individual courses should refer to the most current Learn2Earn course schedule and program web pages for up-to-date information, registration methods, and dates. Please visit nv.edu/nc.

Duplicate Non-credit Certificates

Official non-credit transcripts are not available. Naugatuck Valley Community College issues initial non-credit certificates at no cost to you upon successful completion of all your program requirements. You are responsible for the safekeeping of this certificate. A duplicate or replacement certificate may be obtained for a processing fee of $15. To comply with FERPA laws, all requests must be in writing and signed by the student to whom the certificate was issued. The following information must be included:

  • Full name
  • Name at the time of the course
  • Current mailing address
  • Current phone number
  • Student ID or Social Security number
  • Course or program name
  • Semester and year course or program was completed
  • Signature (original, not electronic) and current date

This process requires verification of successful program completion and may take up to three weeks. Mail the requests to:

Naugatuck Valley Community College
Founders Hall, Room F323
750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708
Attention: Duplicate Certificate Request