Naugatuck Valley Community College
750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708
Waterbury, CT 06708
(203) 575-8040
Accrediting Agency:
New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) is a public community college. It is one of the 17 colleges and universities that make up the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities. NVCC offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate options to its 7,000 students. In addition, it hosts about 120 non-credit and continuing education courses. Full-time and part-time on-campus students can choose from courses offered in the mornings, evenings, and weekends.

Programs Offered

NVCC provides students with the option to earn their Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degrees in subjects ranging from accounting to early childhood education to English. NVCC is unique in that it is the only community college in Connecticut that offers associate degrees in aviation science, digital arts, horticulture, and the visual and performing arts. NVCC has also taken steps to make postsecondary education accessible to students through its Distance Education Office, which makes it possible for students to take online courses. NVCC’s online courses are generally asynchronous, entail weekly assignments, and are offered in either fully online or hybrid format; however, math courses at NVCC require students to go to campus to complete their exams. Online students can also conveniently purchase their textbooks online through the college’s bookstore.


The New England Associate of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) granted NVCC accreditation in 1973. In 2002 during NVCC’s scheduled review, NEASC renewed NVCC’s accreditation for another 10 years.


NVCC admits students in the spring, summer, and fall semesters. Applications for the spring 2013 semester must be submitted to NVCC by January 11, 2013. Submissions for the fall of 2013 semester are due by August 30, 2013. New students must submit an online or physical application along with a $20 application fee by the admissions deadline. They must also either take the Accuplacer placement test or submit ACT/SAT scores in lieu of it. Finally, students must submit proof that they’ve completed high school and undergone immunizations for measles, mumps, rubella, and chicken pox, depending on their date of birth.


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