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,
Manassas, and Manassas Park. The College consists of the Alexandria,
Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Medical Education, and Woodbridge
Campuses, and the Extended Learning Institute (ELI—dedicated
to offering education at a distance). The Medical Education
in Springfield and dedicated to education in Allied Health and
Nursing Programs opened its doors in fall 2003.
NVCC strives to meet the educational and training needs of
people with differing abilities, education, experiences,
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
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.
are offered in shorter sessions to meet the needs of business
Most offices providing college-wide services
are located on or near the Annandale Campus. The president, the
of Academic and Student Services, the vice president
of Financial and Administrative Services, the vice president
and Information Technology, the vice president of Workforce
and the director of Marketing and Public Affairs are
housed in the Brault Building on Wakefield Chapel Road.
Affirmative Action/Minority and Legal Affairs, Budget,
Academic Services, Controller, Enrollment and Student
Services, Grants Development, Human Resources, Institutional
Research, Planning and Assessment, and Public Information
and Publications are housed in the Brault Building. The offices
Community College Educational Foundation are located
in the Brault Building, as well. Facilities Planning and
Services, Media Processing Services, Purchasing, and
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
located in the Forbes Office Center, Springfield, Virginia.