NVCC Spring 1999 Class Schedule
    General Information

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    Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) is a two-year comprehensive community college offering college-transfer and occupational-technical programs. NVCC has five campuses (Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, and Woodbridge) conveniently located throughout Northern Virginia, and an Extended Learning Institute (ELI) offering courses for home study and distance learning.
    NVCC is a part of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033-4097, telephone number 404/679-4501) to award associate degrees, and certificates in selected occupational areas. It is the policy of VCCS and NVCC to maintain and promote equal employment and educational opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, political affiliation, or other non-merit factors in the provision of any program or activity operated by the VCCS and NVCC. Inquiries concerning affirmative action policy should be addressed to the College's director of Affirmative Action, Minority and Legal Affairs, whose office is located in the Brault Building at the Annandale Campus.


Alexandria Campus
3001 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311-5097
(703) 845-6200, (703) 845-6046 (FAX)
(703) 845-6016 (Hearing Impaired Only)
Manassas Campus
6901 Sudley Road
Manassas, VA 20109-2399
(703) 257-6600, (703) 257-6569 (FAX)
(703) 368-3748 (Hearing Impaired Only)

Annandale Campus
8333 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003-3796
(703) 323-3000, (703) 323-3367 (FAX)
(703) 323-3744 (Hearing Impaired Only)
Woodbridge Campus
15200 Neabsco Mills Road
Woodbridge, VA 22191-4099
(703) 878-5700, (703) 670-8433 (FAX)
(703) 878-5790 (Hearing Impaired Only)

Loudoun Campus
1000 Harry Flood Byrd Hwy.
Sterling, VA 20164-8699
(703) 450-2500, (703) 450-2536 (FAX)
(703) 450-2548 (Hearing Impaired Only)
Extended Learning Institute
(Mailing Address Only)
8333 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003-3796
(703) 323-3368, (703) 323-3392 (FAX)
(703) 323-3717 (Hearing Impaired Only)

NVCC College Financial Aid Office
Forbes Office Center
Annandale, VA 22003-3796
(703) 323-3199, (703) 323-3494 (FAX)

    You are encouraged to purchase a College Catalog from any campus bookstore for $1.50, or call the bookstore at the Annandale Campus, (703) 323-3185, to request one by mail for $2.75. NOVA’s Catalog and Schedule of Classes are available on the World Wide Web at http://www.nvcc.edu.

    The admissions forms, registration forms, and the Directory of Services may be found at the back of this Schedule of Classes.

    If you have a high school diploma or the equivalent, or are at least 18 years old, and are able to benefit from enrollment, you are eligible for admission to NVCC. You must complete an Application for Admission and submit it to the campus of your choice. This campus will become your home campus where your records will be maintained. You may change your home campus at the Admissions and Records office. It is to your advantage to complete and submit your application early. You will be unable to register until this form has been processed and you have been admitted to the College.
    If you are claiming entitlement to in-state tuition rates, you must also complete an Application for Virginia In-State Tuition Rates. Eligibility for in-state tuition rates will be determined on review of this completed form at your home campus prior to registration for classes.

    Restricted Programs. If you plan to apply to any of the Health Technology Programs or the Veterinary Technology program, you must meet the special admission requirements outlined in the "Instructional Programs" section of the College Catalog. Also, in this schedule, see "Off Campus Class Locations and Campus Specific Information" for details about Health Technology Programs at Annandale and Veterinary Technology at Loudoun.

    International Students. If you are an international student applicant requiring an I-20 form for a student visa, and/or your native language is not English, you should see the College Catalog for admission requirements.

    Basic skills assessment and placement testing are intended to assist you in selecting courses and designing an academic program in which you will most likely be successful. THESE TESTS ARE NOT ADMISSIONS TESTS. Prior to testing, you must have submitted an Application for Admission to the College. A picture identification is required when you come to the Testing Center to take the tests.
    For information about testing, contact the Counseling or Testing Center at your home campus.

    Basic Skills Assessment. Assessment of your strengths and weaknesses in reading, writing, and mathematics will help you determine the appropriate courses to select. This assessment is accomplished through a group of basic skills assessment tests administered through the Testing Center at each campus.
    If you are a degree-seeking student, you are encouraged to take basic skills tests in reading, writing, and mathematics before you register for classes.

    If you are a student who has not taken the basic skills tests and who has a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of less than 2.00 after the completion of 9 semester hours at NVCC, or are transferring to NVCC with a cumulative GPA of less than 2.00 (regardless of the number of hours completed), you must take the basic skills test in reading and writing. A counselor will determine if it is appropriate for you to take basic skills tests in mathematics as well. For more details about GPA, see "Academic Information," in the Administrative Information section of the College Catalog.

Course Placement Testing. Some courses require that you obtain a minimum score on one or more placement tests before you may enroll in those courses. If your score on the required placement test(s) does not meet the standard, you must complete prescribed courses. The course(s) required will be determined by your score. These requirements apply to all campuses and ELI, unless specifically waived by the responsible division chair.
    The following courses require placement testing. See a counselor to determine the appropriate test to take for each course.

  Aviation: ARO 121, 122
  Chemistry: CHM 101, 111, 241
  Computer Science: CSC 201
  English: ENG 003, 005, 108, 111
  ESL: ESL 002 through 013 through 017
  Mathematics: MTH 003 through 007, 060, 103, 115, 120, 126,150, 151, 157, 163, 166, 173, 181, 213, 241, 271
  Music: MUS 111 (Loudoun only)
  Physics: PHY 201, 241

  Testing Centers Room Telephone
  Alexandria Campus: AA332 845-6035
  Annandale Campus: CG405 323-3149
  Loudoun Campus: LC251 450-2508
  Manassas Campus: MH112 257-6645
  Woodbridge Campus: WC418 878-5616
  Extended Learning Institute: You may take placement tests at any NVCC campus Testing Centers.

    Courses that have prerequisites are identified in the course listing section of the College Catalog. You may not enroll in a course unless you have successfully completed all prerequisites.

    See the College Catalog for information on this policy.


Alexandria Campus
    Walk-In Advising - The Counseling Office is in the Library and counselors are available on a walk-in basis Monday through Thursday, 8:30AM-7:30PM; Friday, 8:30AM-5:00PM.

Annandale Campus
    Advising - Walk-in advising for new students and non-program-placed students is available weekdays during registration. Counseling Center hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30AM-7:30PM, and Friday 8:30AM-5:00PM. Call 323-3200 for information. Continuing students who have been program-placed should contact the instructional division for advice.

Loudoun Campus
    Walk-In Advising - Counselors are available Monday through Thursday 8:30AM-7:30PM and Friday, 8:30AM-5:00PM. It is strongly recommended that new students consult a counselor (Rm. 253) before registering for classes. Continuing students who have been program-placed should contact the instructional division for advice.

Manassas Campus
    Walk-In Advising - Walk-in counseling hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30AM-7:30PM, and Friday, from 8:30AM-5:00PM, except for holidays.

Woodbridge Campus
    Walk-in Advising - Counselors are available Monday through Thursday from 8:30AM-7:30PM, and Friday from 8:30AM-5:00PM. Faculty advisors will be available Thursday, January 14, 9:00AM–3:00PM and 5:00–7:30PM.

Extended Learning Institute (ELI)
    Advising for ELI classes is through your home campus. See schedules above.

    You must meet with your faculty advisor no later than January 22 to review your academic record. Failure to contact your advisor in adequate time may result in late notification of outstanding requirements and ineligibility to graduate at the end of the fall semester. You must submit your application for graduation to your home campus Admissions and Records Office no later than January 29.

    You may inquire about your grades by calling NOVAnet--323-3770 or 330-3770 (Prince William Co.). If you do not wish to have your grades available through NOVAnet, contact your home campus Admissions and Records Office.

    The College provides information on the incidence of crime at the College, as well as safety programs for students. This information is available in the dean of Student Development's Office and the campus Police and Public Safety Office.

    Please refer to the College Catalog and contact the special-needs counselor on your home campus for information and assistance.

    For more information about student health insurance, call 1-800-473-1782.

    In accordance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, NVCC supports efforts to eliminate drug and alcohol abuse through a series of programs and services designed to prevent use of substances which are illegal and harmful, and to assist individuals who suffer from substance abuse. The use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol can imperil your health. The illegal possession, use or distribution of controlled substances may result in legal sanctions including imprisonment and fines. Such conduct on campus can also result in the College taking disciplinary action as stated in the Student Handbook. If you or someone you know needs help, contact the Counseling Center at any of the campuses for information about referral to community agencies.

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