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Distinctive Programs - Alexandria

Explore the many areas of study, certificates, degrees and distinctive programs offered at Northern Virginia Community College's Alexandria Campus.

Enter the world of architecture, construction and urban design with a degree in architecture technology or architectural drafting.

Enter the high-tech field of automotive technology with advanced training and a college degree. 

Learn a language identified by the U.S. Government as one of the most critical languages. Proficiency in Chinese can open many doors for you no matter what your profession.

Civil Engineering Technology
Our Engineering Technologies program prepares you for employment and/or continuing education in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction.

Communication Design
Work in the media industry with a specialization in graphic design or interactive design.

Construction Management Find a job as a construction supervisor, estimator or facilities planner with training in construction and engineering technology.

NOVA's Cybersecurity program is designated as a NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence 2-Year Education (CAE2Y). Learn about our transferable AAS IT and Cybersecurity CSC degrees, cybersecurity scholarship and internships.

Database Specialist Certificate
Earn a Database Specialist certificate that teaches standard SQL language applicable to any database, to include PL/SQL language for Oracle database, and Data Modeling and Design, and more.

Early Childhood
Develop a professional résumé for working with or preparing to work with young children.

Environmental Studies
Explore the horizon. Look to the future. Interested in the intersection between society and science? Biology faculty are now offering new Environmental Studies courses.

Fitness and Dance
Alexandria has on-site Fitness facilities. Experience yoga, ballet, Pilates, jazz or modern dance classes; take strength training and aerobic fitness classes right here on campus.

Motorcycle Rider Training Program
Learn to ride a motorcycle or take your riding to the next level with one of the most popular programs from the Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development.

A vibrant and energetic program designed to meet the needs of a diverse student body to gain entrance to a four-year music program, obtain an associate degree in music, further your own musical abilities and knowledge of music, and take private music lessons or participate in an ensemble.

Paralegal Studies
Work in the legal field under the supervision of an attorney. Courses will prepare you for the NALA or NFPA exam.

Pre-Med and Pre-Dental
Maximize your preparation for medical/dental school, or dental hygiene programs with the support of an advisor in the Biology department. 

Real Estate
We offer several courses, including the course needed to take the Virginia Licensing Exam (REA 100), which meets the 60-hour classroom requirement.

Prepare for an exciting career in a cutting edge field by designing, building and programming robots. From small prototypes to industrial machines, learn via hands-on experience how robots work.

View the college catalog  to learn more about these and other programs. Contact the Division Offices or the Workforce Development/Continuing Education Office for additional information.