President's Message

Welcome to Our College!

It is a joy to welcome you to Naugatuck Valley Community College, a caring and dynamic institution where students always come first. Surrounded by splendid gardens and grounds and served by talented and credentialed faculty, staff and administrators at both our Waterbury home campus and our Danbury Center, the College offers comprehensive educational opportunities for both those who are just beginning and those who are continuing their personal journey to a better future.

Our catalog presents prospective students with a rich and diverse array of career and academic programs, including allied health, aviation, dance, digital arts, early childhood education, engineering technology, manufacturing, horticulture, hospitality management, human services, liberal arts and sciences and many more.  In addition, we participate in multiple transfer and articulation agreements designed to facilitate student transfers to the State Universities and beyond.

Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) takes pride in its historic role as an engine for change in the lives of our students and in the communities we serve through its strong relationships with Connecticut agencies that promote support for educational, labor, economic and community development initiatives. To that end, we offer programs designed to inspire and promote engagement both on campus and in our communities.  Our students benefit from the evening bus service which their predecessors helped bring to the citizens of Waterbury, from having a Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence for academic year 2013-14, from the federal GEAR UP grant funding for college preparation and from the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center which supports local workforce needs.

Our varied degree, certificate and non-credit program offerings make Naugatuck Valley Community College the place to be. A new academic year brings the promise of exciting new opportunities for students. In Waterbury, our learning commons along the 5th floor afford students quiet places to study or socialize, and our Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) offers mentoring, counseling and tutoring services for all students. These services are replicated on a smaller scale in our growing Danbury Center. Whether on our main campus or at our Danbury Center, NVCC is alive with cultural activities for students, their families and the communities we serve.

I am joined by the faculty, staff and administrators in welcoming you to what will surely be a challenging and rewarding experience.


Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D.