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Historic Preservation Certificate

NOVA's Certificate Program in Historic Preservation is designed to help students acquire a solid foundation in the theories, methods, and skills used in the fields of historic preservation, museum studies, and archaeology. Ours is the only such program at the graduate or undergraduate level in Northern Virginia and is one of the only a handful of community college-based Historic Preservation programs in the country.

The eight-course curriculum was designed by nationally-known preservation professionals and prominent local government and community leaders, and inspired by Northern Virginia's wealth of historic structures, archaeological sites and battlefields. Students don't just sit in the classroom -- they get out into our region's broader historical community. Field work and professional internships are vital components of our program, and our students receive a genuinely "hands-on" introduction to historic preservation.

NOVA's Historic Preservation Certificate Program is an ideal place to begin if you're interested in training to become a historic preservation professional or just want to deepen your own appreciation of Northern Virginia’s historic heritage.

Historic Preservation News
    For your perusal, the following program will be held in October at the American Institute of Architects: Women in Preservation Special Event: Architect Barbie: The Debate and Discussion 3 Years Later A program and networking opportunity with the Co-Creators of … Continue reading
    Greetings Preservation Enthusiasts, This is just a quick reminder that NOVA’s Fall semester begins on Wednesday, August 20 and that we’re offering Prof. Clark’s HIS 180- Historic Archeology, Prof. Gillespie’s HIS 187- Interpreting Material Culture, and Prof. Kincheloe’s HIS 281- … Continue reading
    This Spring marked the publication of our own John Sprinkle’s latest book, Crafting Preservation Criteria: The National Register of Historic Places and American Historic Preservation by Routledge.  This work examines the evolution of the criteria used by the federal government … Continue reading
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