NVCC 2003-2004 Catalog
    General Information

The College

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    Northern Virginia Community College is an open access, comprehensive community college offering two-year associate degrees, one-year certificates, and career studies certificates as well as continuing education and community services programs. As one of the 23 colleges comprising the Virginia Community College System, NVCC is governed by the Virginia State Board for Community Colleges.
    NVCC serves the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, and Manassas Park. The College consists of the Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, and Woodbridge Campuses, and the Extended Learning Institute (ELIódedicated to offering education at a distance). A new Medical Education Center located in Springfield and dedicated to education in Medical Technologies is planned to open its doors in fall 2003.
    NVCC strives to meet the educational and training needs of people with differing abilities, education, experiences, and individual goals through a variety of curricula and co-curricula programs and community services. Many curricula are available on all campuses although some highly specialized programs are offered on only one or two campuses. Each campus offers a comprehensive array of student services.
    NVCC provides a strong counsELIng program to assist students in making sound decisions regarding occupational, educational, and personal goals. Counselors work with students to guide them to the curriculum that best suits their needs and interests. The College also provides services in pre-college and freshman orientation, career counsELIng, financial aid, testing, veterans affairs, and student activities.
    The College operates on the semester system with 16-week fall and spring semesters and a shorter summer session. Many courses are offered in shorter sessions to meet the needs of business and industry.
    Most offices providing collegewide services are located on or near the Annandale Campus. The president, the vice president of Academic and Student Services, the vice president of Financial and Administrative Services, the vice president of Instructional and Information Technology, the vice president of Workforce Development, and the director of Marketing and Public Affairs are all housed in the Brault Building on Wakefield Chapel Road. Academic Assessment, Affirmative Action/Minority and Legal Affairs, Budget, Curriculum and Enrollment Services, College Planning and Institutional Effectiveness, Controller, Grants Development, Human Resources, Institutional Research, and Public Information and Publications are housed in the Brault Building. The offices of the Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation are located in the Brault Building, as well. Facilities Planning and Support Services, Media Processing Services, Purchasing, and collegewide Information Technology Support Services staff are housed in the Warehouse and TV Technology buildings on the Annandale Campus. The College Financial Aid Office and the Extended Learning Institute are located in the Forbes Office Center, Springfield, Virginia.

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