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About the Reston 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 late 1980s, the Loudoun Campus began offering credit and non-credit workforce development classes at South Lakes High School and the Reston Technology Training Center on Roger Bacon Drive. In the summer of 2003, the Loudoun Campus expanded its operation at the Reston Technology Training Center to include five computer labs and seven classrooms. In the spring of 2006, the college opened a second classroom facility on Wiehle Avenue in response to the continued regional demand for high quality affordable education.

The Wiehle Avenue facility forms what is now known as the Reston Center---an extension of the Loudoun Campus offering 18 classrooms, 12 computer labs and a large multi-purpose room for seminars and training programs. The Center offers a variety of programs for individuals looking to secure a degree, transfer to a four-year college or university, improve their work skills, continue their education or simply learn something new.