The Napa Valley College Child Development Center, located in Building 3000, provides early childhood care and education for children ages 2 months to 5.7 years. Two programs are available; a state subsidized program for low-income NVC student families and a full tuition Community Preschool program open to faculty, staff, and the general community. The State subsidized Infant/Toddler, and Preschool classrooms operate from 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Monday- Thursday and 7:45 to 2:15 on Fridays. The tuition based Community Preschool serves children ages 2-5.7 and operates from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. A nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack are provided daily in both programs. The Child Development Center serves as the campus lab school for Napa Valley College students in the Child and Family Studies Department. These students, who are pursuing careers in the teaching field, complete their student teaching hours at the center. We also serve as a child observation site for health occupations and other programs on campus. The center staff consists of specialists certificated in Early Childhood Education. For more information regarding the program, call (707) 256-7041 or visit them in Building 3000.
HSI STEM (Hispanic Serving Institution Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) is focused on strengthening and expanding educational opportunities for all students and striving to close the educational achievement gap in our community. STEM provides specialized STEM tutoring, mentoring and Supplemental Instruction in STEM courses. We also provide academic development, bi-lingual STEM counseling, enhanced student support services, and a Summer Bridge Program for incoming high school students. HSI STEM is located in the lower level of Building 1800, Room 1808. For more information call (707) 256-7286 or visit their website.
The NVC Math Center, located in Room 839 on the main floor of the 800 building, provides instructional math support to current NVC students. Our goal is to serve the needs of current math students by assisting them with assignments and reviewing their math skills. Hours of operation are posted in the Center each semester. For more information call (707) 256-7635.
The Student Health Center is located in Building 2250 in the same building as the Campus Police Office. Student Health Services provides medical services including injuries and illnesses, reproductive health, preventive health, vaccines and TB testing, and health education programs such as stress reduction to registered students. We provide laboratory tests off campus for a small fee. A highly trained and experienced Nurse Practitioner is dedicated to your health and well-being. To contact the Student Health Center or schedule an appointment, call (707) 256-7780.
The Testing and Tutoring Center (TTC), located in the second floor of the McCarthy Library in Rm 1764, offers a variety of assessment and academic testing services to potential and enrolled NVC students and members of the community, with particular emphasis on providing testing accommodations for students with disabilities. Information on assessment tests and practice assessment tests can be found on the TTC website. Additionally, the TTC provides CRLA certified tutors to work with students in the Math and Writing Centers to assist students in becoming successful and independent learners. Tutoring services are free to NVC students. The TTC also offers the General Education Development test battery (GED). This testing is administered several times a year. A fee is charged. Hours are posted on the TTC website or call (707) 256-7434.
The Transfer Center, located in Room 1335, provides friendly, highly informed counseling and advising to our NVC students planning to transition on to a four-year university. The center focuses on helping students transfer to the college of their choice at the junior level by providing the following resources: Transfer advisement for transfer requirements; transfer counseling for decision making; Transfer education plans; Visiting university representatives; Transfer Admission Guarantees (TAGS); Web access to transfer information; Workshops about applications, TAG, and Personal Statements and Educational Plans; Fall Transfer Day with over 50 colleges; Van and bus tours of local colleges; Spring Transfer Celebration; and classroom presentations about transfer options. For additional information on transfer services, call the Transfer Center at (707) 256-7333 and view the Transfer Center website.
The Veterans Resource Center, located in Building 1200, Room 1233, was developed to provide student veterans with the resources they need to achieve success in their educational goals. NVC is coordinating with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and area Veterans Centers to increase services available to veterans on campus. The Veterans Resource Center provides a place for veterans to use the computer lab, study, meet other student veterans, attend workshops, or meet with Veterans support staff for information or services. For more information, visit their website at www.napavalley.edu/va, call (707) 256-7300, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Welcome Center, located in the lobby of the 1300 Building, serves both new and returning students, in addition to current students. Full-time staff and Student Ambassadors are available to provide hands-on assistance with the admissions process and guide students through the setup of their Web Advisor Student Portal Account. Using a comprehensive and personal approach to assist students, Welcome Center staff and Ambassadors provide general information about financial aid and the matriculation processes, guide students through the necessary steps that they need to complete as part of their entry or re-entry to college life. They can also provide information that will connect students with appropriate student support services and answer general questions about the college, it's programs and services; schedule and conduct campus tours; coordinate and conduct outreach activities at area middle- and high schools, college fairs and other events on request; coordinate and host on-campus events that help to raise awareness of campus services. For more information, please call (707) 256-7515.
Students may make 30 minute appointments in the Writing Center, Building 800, Room 832, to get feedback on essays and other writing projects. Those wishing to combine such feedback with more intensive work on their writing skills and on specific areas of grammar, sentence structure, punctuation, spelling, and vocabulary may enroll in the Writing Center class, English 84, a .5 unit credit class which provides self-paced coursework individually tailored to students' needs. The Writing Center's day and evening hours are posted on the door of Room 832.