Catalog

A Message from the President

Welcome to the vibrant institution that is Norwalk Community College (NCC). Whatever brings you to this catalog; whether it is the desire to earn an associate degree and transfer to a baccalaureate institution, acquire a marketable career credential, or just simply take courses for personal enjoyment, I believe that your quest will be fulfilled.

As one of the 17 colleges in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (ConnSCU) system, NCC takes great pride in offering lifelong educational opportunities. NCC offers numerous degree and certificate programs, countless credit and non-credit courses, while providing many support services to ensure every student succeeds.

NCC is a multicultural campus with a diverse student body, representing 87 countries and speaking 54 different languages. We are proud to be one of only four community colleges worldwide to participate in the United Nations Academic Impact initiative. This initiative aligns colleges and universities worldwide with the U.N. in actively supporting 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, literacy, sustainability and conflict resolution.

NCC has several recent achievements for which to be especially proud. We are an Achieving the Dream Leader College attributed by our outstanding success in helping students reach their academic goals; we are the first college in Connecticut to be named to The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s Community Engagement Classification for NCC’s community involvement; and, NCC is a third-time United States President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll college, acknowledging the strength of our Service Learning Program providing opportunities for earning academic credit while volunteering.

NCC is the home of an outstanding Child Development Laboratory School, College for Kids summer academic camps for children, an Extended Studies and Workforce Education Division offering several workplace educational opportunities, and a robust Lifetime Learner’s Institute.

Many of our students aspire to be a part of Alpha Iota Nu, our award-winning chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa academic honor society for two-year colleges. Similarly, we offer an outstanding Honors program and Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) courses which will challenge your intellect and broaden your horizon. And on a lighter side, we also have dozens of student clubs which allow you to meet with fellow students with similar interests.

Please take the time to peruse our offerings; I am sure you will agree that NCC is the place to be!

Sincerely,

David L. Levinson, Ph.D.

David L. Levinson, Ph.D.

President

About the NCC College Catalog

This catalog contains academic data, general information and statements of policy currently in effect at the College. Students will be governed by the rules and regulations presented in this catalog.

Students who have maintained continuous registration* since the date of their initial** enrollment at the College must follow one of the following two guidelines in order to complete academic graduation requirements:

  • Students must satisfactorily complete all program requirements as stated in the catalog in use at the time of their initial enrollment, or
  • Students must satisfactorily complete all program requirements as stated in a catalog more recent than the one in use at the time of their initial enrollment.

Students who have not registered for four or more consecutive semesters, excluding summer and winter sessions, must apply for re-admission to the College. The catalog in effect at the time of re-admission, or any subsequent catalog, governs their academic status and academic graduation requirements.

*A student is considered continuously registered if he/she has not been absent from the College for four or more consecutive fall and spring semesters. If no credits are earned in a semester; however, even if the student attended, the semester is considered an absence under this policy.

**Graduation requirements in restricted programs (Nursing, Respiratory Care, Medical Office Management, Honors, Physical Therapist Assistant or Legal Assistant) will be determined by the course requirements stated in the catalog under which the student was officially admitted into the restricted program.

Please note: The information contained in this catalog is subject to change without notice.