- High school diploma or GED.
- Minimum of 18 years of age.
- Students with criminal convictions may have difficulty finding employment in health care and may be denied clinical placement. All students are required to have a background check prior to clinical participation. Felony or misdemeanor offenses may preclude you from participating in clinical and mandate withdrawal from the program. No course refunds are available. Please consult the program coordinator prior to registration if you have any concerns.
- A health screening, up-to-date immunizations and flu vaccine are required 4 weeks prior to the start of any clinical experience. Documentation must be in the form of a completed NVCC Health Form signed by a licensed health care provider. Appointments for health screening can sometimes take several weeks so please schedule early.
- Maintain personal medical insurance coverage.
- Have transportation to clinical sites and daytime availability
Textbook and Educational Materials
- Students will be required to wear scrubs to class and abide by a dress code designed to provide safety in the lab and clinical settings.
- No need to make a trip to the bookstore, all required textbooks, and materials will be provided in class and are included in the cost of the course. (Unless otherwise advised in the course description).
- Students should expect reading and assignments from each class. Plan on spending as much time on homework as you do in the classroom.
- Federal and State mandated attendance requirements must be met.
- Due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances, some variations in dates and time may occur in course schedules.
- Meet the minimum attendance requirement.
- Please review the course calendars carefully for all sessions to be sure you will not have conflicts. Missed time may mandate unsuccessful course completion.
- Clinical schedules are daytime hours, typically 7:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday for 2-3 consecutive weeks. Clinical hours and days may vary with the location assignment. Clinical schedules and sites are assigned at the discretion of the program coordinator. Requests may be made but are not guaranteed. You should anticipate host facilities to be within 45-50 minutes drive time from the Waterbury or Danbury Campus.
Refund Policy, Changes and Cancellations
- Withdrawal and refund requests must be received three business days (72 hours) prior to the beginning of class unless stated otherwise in the course description. Refunds are not granted after this deadline. Telephone: 203-575-8029 Fax: 203-575-8243 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mail: Non-Credit Refunds, Room F323, Naugatuck Valley Community College, 750 Chase Pkwy., Waterbury, CT 06708 If there is a course cancellation due to insufficient enrollment, students will be notified by phone, mail and/or email. Please make sure when registering that your contact information is up-to-date. We would like to offer you the opportunity to transfer to another section, if available, or to another class of your choosing. If we have not heard from you within 7 business days, a refund will automatically be processed. Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing. The person registered in our records system is the person who will receive the refund. The College reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or other reasonable causes. Full refund is made if the College cancels the course.
- College closings due to inclement weather are announced over local AM/ FM radio/TV stations, on the college website (nv.edu), on the college’s main phone line (203-575-8000) and a text message is sent to everyone who is registered through the myCommNetAlert System. Likewise, in the event of an early closing, the same communication will occur. If the college has a delayed opening, all classes that begin before the delayed opening time will not be held that day and will be rescheduled at another time. Danbury and off-site cancellations: If NVCC cancels or delays classes, this applies to Waterbury and Danbury Campuses as well as all off-site locations.
Students with Special Needs - ADA
- Students with Special Needs-ADA: Students who may require academic adjustments on the basis of a disability are encouraged to contact the Counselor for Students with Disabilities (Terry Latella K519C) at the Waterbury and Danbury Campuses. After providing documentation and completing the disability disclosure process, students are then encouraged to meet with their instructor(s) to discuss the adjustments approved by the appropriate disabilities contact and to complete the Adjustments Agreement form. Students are therefore encouraged to meet with the Disabilities Counselor and their instructor(s) at the beginning of each semester. Adjustments are not retroactive. Instructors, in conjunction with appropriate college personnel, will provide assistance and/or adjustments only to those students who have completed the disability disclosure and academic adjustments process.