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 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 students, business