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Non-Credit Courses and Certificates

Online Learning

Ideal for

Students looking for high quality instruction in a wide variety of subject areas that fit YOUR schedule. Classes are offered in computers, health care, manufacturing, photography, languages and more. Benefits of taking a non-credit online class through Naugatuck Valley Community College include:

  • fast-paced classes focused on the material you want to learn
  • low cost - many classes are only $125 
  • flexible scheduling; take them when you want or need them, study when and where you want, all online 
  • no college application is required 
  • technical support is available on each provider's website.

health care providers and is a pre-requisite to many health care education programs, including those offered at NVCC.

Program Overview

Non-credit Online Learning is offered in collaboration with Ed2go in 2 formats.        

6-week courses are accelerated with 12 lessons.  A lesson becomes available on Wednesday and Friday of each of the 6 weeks. The lessons include interactive quizzes, assignments and tutorials. Online discussion area supplement the lessons.

Online Career Training  courses are designed to provide the workforce skills necessary to enter a new field or advance your current career.  These courses range from 70 -384 hours each and are self-paced so you have the time you need to master the material.  Courses must be completed within 6 – 12 months of registration unless an extension is approved by Ed2go.

When considering an online course, it is important to think about what kind of a learner you are and will your learning environment support your success.  Will you have the time to dedicate to your lessons in your own home environment?  Do you learn better with more structure? A teacher in front of the class? A specific meeting time?  Do you have a reliable computer and internet connection?  Take a moment to participate in a demonstration of an actual Distance Learning course. Go to and click on "Demo" in the top tool bar. 


Program Coordinator:

Cynthia Tolin

Online Career Training with ed2go

Online career training programs are designed to provide the workforce skills necessary to enter a new field or advance your current career. We make it simple to enrich your lives or reach your professional goals in a supportive and engaging environment. Our current offerings include:

Current course offerings include: Cost
Certified Wedding Planner $1595.00
Event Management and Design $1995.00
Fitness Business Management $2595.00
Graphic Design with Photoshop (software included) $2295.00
Microsoft Excel 2019 Certification (voucher included) $825.00
Microsoft Word 2019 Certification (voucher included) $825.00
NASM Certified Personal Trainer (voucher included)   $1995.00
Nutrition for Optimal Health, Wellness, and Sports $2595.00
Preston Bailey's Fundamentals of Floral Design $1695.00
Web Design Professional    $3095.00

These courses range from 70-384 hours each and are self‐paced so you have the time you need to master the material. Courses must be completed within 6-12 months of registration unless approval is received by Ed2go.

Important Information about ed2go

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ed2go Online Learning offers courses in:

  • business, 
  • computers, 
  • education, 
  • non-profit management, 
  • personal development,
  • technology, and much more

Course Registration and Payment Plans

No formal application to the College is required for non-credit/workforce training courses.

Registrations are accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming classes.

Registration Steps

To Register for Online Career Training:
  1. Call the Office of Lifelong Learning at 203-575-8029 to register with a credit or debit card. 
  2. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call Sharon Lutkus, program coordinator, for course information at 203-596-2197. Have prepared: 
    1. your name 
    2. mailing address 
    3. phone number 
    4. email address 
    5. name of the course
To Register for an ed2go course:
  1. Visit our Online Instruction Center
  2. Click courses in the top tool bar. 
  3. Click the department for your course. 
  4. Click on the course. 
  5. Click Enroll Now and follow orientation instructions. 
  6. Once you have completed the online orientation, call NVCC at 203-575-8029 to register and pay for your courses.
Ways to register

Call us: 203-575-8029 for information (Motorcycle registrations cannot be taken by phone)

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

New Secure Fillable Format Workforce Development and Continuing Education Registration Form 

Fax: 203-575-8243 (secure line)

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mail and send with payment (checks or money order made out to NVCC only) to:

Office of Non-Credit Lifelong Learning Registration
Founders Hall, Room F323
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708

Or stop by, we're happy to assist you!

Accepted Forms of Payment:

Money Orders or Checks

Mail-in registrations credit cards or checks only, Please do not mail cash!