Course Syllabus

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Course Description and Prerequisites | Course Objectives | Course Requisite Technical Skills | Time Expectation | Textbooks and Materials | Course Grading | Course Policies | Student Rights & Responsibilities | Overview of Assignments | Taking Proctored AssessmentsYour Email Account | Student ResourcesAccommodation Policy and Statements | NOVA Online Policies and Procedures | Course Summary (Assignment Schedule and Critical Dates)

Course Title: SDV - COLLEGE SUCCESS SKILLS (1 credit)

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Course Description and Prerequisites


Course Objectives


Time Expectation


Course Requisite Technical Skills

In order to succeed in this online course, you must be comfortable working with technology. At a minimum, you must possess the following technical skills:

  • Ability to use the Internet in an effective and efficient manner, including installation and management of browser plug-ins and add-ons.
  • Basic knowledge about the operation of a computer, file management, and software installation.
  • Working knowledge of the Canvas learning management system.
  • Proficient searching the web for information
  • Able to download and print information from websites
  • Able to download, view, and/or print PDF files


Textbooks and Materials

Required Textbooks


Course Grading


Course Policies

Assignment Submission

You are expected to retain an electronic copy of all work submitted. If transmission of the work fails, you are expected to "resend" the document under our directions. Assignments will be submitted in Canvas either through the Discussions or Modules feature. You are expected to verify your own responses by returning to the appropriate place in Canvas after the work has been posted.


Attendance Policy

There is no official "attendance policy" for this course. However, it is expected that students are checking Canvas and their NVCC email at least once per week to stay current with the course, stay informed about announcements, and submit work on time.


Grading Turnaround Time

All completed assignments will be graded no later than seven days from the submission date, and sooner when possible.


Late Work Policy

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Incomplete Policy

Withdraw from the Course


Student Rights & Responsibilities


Overview of Assignments


Taking Proctored Assessments


Your Email Account


Student Resources


Accommodation Policy and Statements


NOVA Online Policies and Procedures


Course Summary:

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