Political Science at Northern Virginia Community College - Alexandria Campus

Political Science Information

Jack's Office Hours

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Fall 2017

Up to Fall Break (mid-October):

Mondays: 12:00pm-2:00pm (virtual: by email, phone, or e-chat)

Wednesdays: 11:00am-2:00pm (by appointment)

Wednesdays: 2:00pm-4:00pm (walk-in)

Fridays: 11:00am-2:00pm (walk-in)

After Fall Break (mid-October):

Mondays: 12:00pm-2:00pm (virtual: by email, phone, or e-chat)

Tuesdays: 2:10pm-3:10pm (walk-in)

Tuesdays: 3:10pm-3:40pm (by appointment)

Wednesdays: 12:00pm-2:00pm (by appointment)

Wednesdays: 2:00pm-5:00pm (walk-in)

Thursdays: 2:10pm-3:10pm (walk-in)

Thursdays: 3:10pm-3:40pm (by appointment)

Contact me if the above hours don’t work with your schedule.  Other times are possible.

- I may be available beyond those times by appointment.  

- Students are always allowed to drop in during the above stated hours.  However, I HIGHLY recommend that you email me prior to stopping by to make sure I am free - I may have scheduled an appointment with someone else.  For advisement, appointments are mandatory.

- To make an appointment, please email Dr. Lechelt at jlechelt@nvcc.edu.

My office located in Bisdorf Building (AA), room AA-427, which is the office for the Division of Social and Professional Sciences (SPS).

NOTE: No appointments during the last week of classes or during final exam week, and limited availability the week before the last week of classes.  

Political Science Course Information

Here is the Schedule of Classes page at NOVA.  It's pretty easy to find what you're looking for: 

For more information, please contact Jack Lechelt at jlechelt@nvcc.edu.

Like the PLS at NOVA-AL Facebook PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/PoliticalScienceNOVAAlexandria

Great way to keep up with the goings on at NOVA-AL.

My webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/jlechelt/

Spring 2017 has a 14 Week class that you don't want to miss:
PLS 136, State and Local Politics

Political Science Announcements and Events

A few places to check for important dates and upcoming events:


Contact Jack Lechelt at jlechelt@nvcc.edu if you want to have an event posted here.      

Political Science Specialization under the Social Sciences AS Degree:
On Thursday, January 28, 2010, the NOVA Curriculum Committee approved of a new Political Science Specialization under the Social Sciences AS Degree. This will provide students who are interested in political science with a framework to prepare for transferring to four year universities. 
Here is the official NOVA College Catalog description of the Political Science Specialization.

The plan code is 8824. 

Bookstore Information

Click here for NOVA-Alexandria Bookstore Website.
(The website allows students to find out what books are assigned for each course.)
Alexandria Campus Bookstore Hours:

Monday - Tuesday: 9:00 am to 7:30 pm
Wednesday - Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: ClOSED

Some tips for saving money on textbooks.


Links to other Politics and Political Science Webpages

Jack's Education

Ph.D: University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)

Political Science courses offered at NOVA

Political Information

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My Gems