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Programs of Study

Programs of Study refers to an associate degree with its own curriculum code and all related specializations, certificates, and career studies certificates. The following is an alphabetized list of all NOVA programs with their degrees and certificates along with details of each program, including the purpose of the program, campuses where the program is offered, course completion requirements by semester, course content summaries for each course in the program, general transfer information and advising sheets. Each certificate also has gainful employment information.

Accounting A.A.S.
    Accounting Career Studies Certificate
    Bookkeeping Certificate

Administration of Justice A.A.S.
    Administration of Justice Certificate
    General Forensic Investigation Career Studies Certificate
    Advanced Forensic Investigation Career Studies Certificate
    Security Management Career Studies Certificate
    National Security Career Studies Certificate
    Homeland Security Specialization

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration A.A.S.
    Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Certificate
    HVAC-R and Facilities Services Technology Career Studies Certificate

American Sign Language to English Interpretation A.A.S.
    American Sign Language Career Studies Certificate

Architecture Technology A.A.S.
    Architectural Drafting Certificate

Automotive Technology A.A.S.
    Emissions Specialization
    Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Career Studies Certificate
    Collision Repair Technology Career Studies Certificate
    Diesel Mechanics Technology Career Studies Certificate

Biotechnology A.A.S.
    Biotechnology Lab Technician Career Studies Certificate

Business Administration A.S.

Business Management A.A.S.
    Administrative Support Technology Specialization
    Healthcare Administration Specialization
    International Business Specialization
    Public Management Specialization
    Small Business Management Certificate Discontinued FA 2013
    Business Information Technology Career Studies Certificate
    Business Management Principles Career Studies Certificate Discontinued FA 2013
    Desktop Publishing Career Studies Certificate Discontinued FA 2013
    Entrepreneurship Career Studies Certificate
    International Business Career Studies Certificate Discontinued FA 2013
    Leadership Development Career Studies Certificate

Communication Design A.A.S.
    Interactive Design Specialization
    Multimedia Design Certificate
    Web Design Specialist Career Studies Certificate

Computer Science A.S.

Construction Management Technology A.A.S.
    Construction Supervision Career Studies Certificate

Contract Management A.A.S.
    Contract Management Certificate

Dental Hygiene A.A.S.
    Dental Assisting Certificate

Diagnostic Medical Sonography A.A.S. (Degree program still active)
    Echocardiography Specialization NOVA is not currently accepting students into this degree specialization
    Vascular Sonography Specialization NOVA is not currently accepting students into this degree specialization

Driver Education Career Studies Certificate

Early Childhood Development A.A.S.
    School-Age Child Specialization
    Early Childhood Development Certificate
    Infant and Toddler Care Career Studies Certificate
    Paraprofessional Teacher Assistant Career Studies Certificate
    Early Childhood Development Career Studies Certificate

Emergency Medical Services A.A.S.
    Emergency Medical Technician – Basic Career Studies Certificate
    Emergency Medical Technician – Intermediate Career Studies Certificate
    Paramedic Career Studies Certificate

Engineering A.S.
    Electrical Engineering Specialization

Engineering Technology A.A.S.
    Civil Engineering Technology Specialization
    Drafting Specialization
    Mechanical Engineering Technology Specialization
    Computer Aided Drafting and Design Career Studies Certificate
    Electronic Media in Design Rendering and Animation Career Studies Certificate
    Land, Planning, Survey and Development Career Studies Certificate

Fine Arts A.A.

Fine Arts A.A.A.
    Photography Specialization

Fire Science Technology A.A.S.

Fitness Career Studies Certificate

General Education Certificate

General Studies A.S.
    Recreation, Parks & Leisure Studies Specialization
    Outdoor Recreation and Resource Management Career Studies Certificate
    Recreation Programming and Administration Career Studies Certificate

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Career Studies Certificate

Health Information Management A.A.S.
    Clinical Data Coding Career Studies Certificate
    Medical Transcription Career Studies Certificate

Health Information Technology Career Studies Certificate

Health Science Career Studies Certificate

Historic Preservation Career Studies Certificate

Horticulture Technology A.A.S.
    Landscape Design Specialization

Hospitality Management A.A.S.
    Food Service Management Specialization
    Hotel Management Specialization
    Nutrition Management Specialization
    Culinary Arts Certificate
    Meeting, Event and Exhibition Management Certificate

Information Systems Technology A.A.S.
    Application Programming Career Studies Certificate
    Database Specialist Career Studies Certificate
    IT Technical Support Career Studies Certificate
    Network Administration Career Studies Certificate
    Network Engineering (Specialist) Career Studies Certificate
    Cyber Security Career Studies Certificate
    Web Design and Development Career Studies Certificate

Information Technology A.S.

Interior Design A.A.S.

Liberal Arts A.A.
    Art History Specialization
    International Studies Specialization
    Psychology Specialization
    Communication Studies
    African-American Studies Career Studies Certificate
    Chinese Studies Career Studies Certificate
    Japanese Studies Career Studies Certificate
    Latin American Studies Career Studies Certificate
    Theatre Career Studies Certificate

Marketing A.A.S.
    E-Commerce Specialization
    International Marketing Specialization
    Public Relations Specialization
    E-Commerce Career Studies Certificate
    Marketing Career Studies Certificate
    Promotion & Public Relations Career Studies Certificate
    Retail Management Career Studies Certificate

Massage Therapy Career Studies Certificate

Medical Laboratory Technology A.A.S.

Music A.A.

Music A.A.A.
    Jazz/Popular Music Specialization
    Music Recording Technology

Nursing A.A.S.

Occupational Therapy Assistant A.A.S.

Paralegal Studies A.A.S.

Phlebotomy Career Studies Certificate

Photography and Media A.A.S.

Physical Therapist Assistant A.A.S.

Professional Writing for Business, Government, and Industry Certificate

Radiation Oncology A.A.S.

Radiography A.A.S.

Real Estate Brokerage Certificate Discontinued SP 2013
    Real Estate Brokerage Career Studies Certificate Discontinued SP 2013
    Real Estate Residential Appraisal Career Studies Certificate Discontinued SP 2013

Respiratory Therapy A.A.S.

Science A.S.
    Mathematics Specialization

Social Sciences A.S.
    Deaf Studies Specialization
    Political Science Specialization
    Social Sciences Psychology Specialization
    Teacher Education Specialization
    Geospatial Specialization

Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Counselor Certificate

Veterinary Technology A.A.S.

Welding- Basic Techniques Career Studies Certificate