Members of the community also serve on curriculum advisory committees for occupational and technical curricula offered at the College. Committee members are selected from occupational fields which are directly related to the career objectives of programs at NVCC. These committees provide the guidance necessary for planning new programs and insuring that courses and programs continue to provide instruction in the skills suited for the job market in Northern Virginia.
The maintenance and operating budget for the College is provided through appropriations made by the Virginia General Assembly. The nine political jurisdictions of Northern Virginia provide local funding for the purchase of sites and site development. The General Assembly approves capital outlay funding for building construction and the initial equipment.