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About the Arlington Center

In 1965, Northern Virginia Technical College opened for classes with 761 students in the Carlyn Springs Road warehouse, located in Bailey's Crossroads. To accommodate an ever-growing student body, the college purchased 78 acres in Annandale in 1966 to build its first campus site. In 1967, the college purchased three more campus sites in Sterling, Manassas and Woodbridge, followed by a 22.5-acre purchase in Alexandria in 1969.

In the spring of 2006, the college opened the Arlington Center. An extension of the Alexandria Campus, Arlington is within walking distance of the Ballston-MU Metro Station -- making it ideally suited for commuters and community members alike. The center offers degree and certificate programs, as well as personal interest and continuing and business education courses.

The campus features nine state-of-the-art classrooms, four computer labs, and a comprehensive Wi-Fi-equipped library. The Arlington Center offers courses in Business Administration, English as a Second Language, Construction Management, Arabic, Japanese, Web Design, English, Math, Public Speaking, Criminal Justice and more. For additional information, check out the College Catalog and Schedule of Classes.