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Degrees & Certificates

NOVA offers two-year associate degrees, one-year certificates and short career studies certificates to help you reach your goals.

Programs of Study 

The term program refers to an associate degree with its own curriculum code and all related specializations, certificates, and career studies certificates. Browse our alphabetical list of all programs with their degrees and certificates offered at NOVA to find the area of study that interests you.

Degrees and Certificates

Degrees Designed to Prepare Students for Transfer

  • Associate of Arts Degree (A.A.) – designed to transfer to a four-year, degree-granting institution for the completion of a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree.
  • Associate of Science Degree (A.S.) – designed to transfer to a four-year, degree granting institution for the completion of a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.

Degrees and Certificates Designed to Prepare Students for Work

  • Associate of Applied Arts Degree (A.A.A.)
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
  • Certificate (C.)
  • Career Studies Certificate (C.S.C.)

College Catalog and Schedule of Classes

  • Search the current Nova Catalog for information about credit instructional programs, degrees and certificates, policies and procedures and student services.
  • Search the current Schedule of Classes for course information, times, locations, faculty and prerequisites for credit courses.
College Catalog Schedule of Classes