NVCC 1996-1997 Catalog

The College

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Northern Virginia Community College serves the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William, and the cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas Park and Manassas. 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 community services.

Northern Virginia Community College consists of the Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas and Woodbridge campuses, and the Extended Learning Institute. All of the campuses provide classrooms, laboratories, student services, counseling, faculty and administrative offices, a Learning Resource Center, a cafeteria, and a student lounge.

Offices for college-wide services are on the Annandale Campus. These include the President's Office, Academic and Student Services, Academic Assessment, Affirmative Action and Minority Affairs, Budget, College Relations and Development, Computing and Information Services, Curriculum Services, Educational Foundation, Facilities Planning and Support Services, Financial and Administrative Services, Fiscal and Auxiliary Services, Grants Development, Human Resources, Institutional Research, Media Processing Services, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness, Public Information and Publications, and Student Benefits and Support Services. These offices provide services to all five campuses and the Extended Learning Institute.

The College operates on the semester system with 16-week fall and spring semesters and a shorter summer session.

Credit, non-credit and community services courses of the College are designed to help meet the requirements for trained manpower in Northern Virginia by cooperating with local industry, business, professions and government. Certificate and associate degree programs in occupational and technical curricula are designed to help meet this need by preparing you for the types of employment generally available in Northern Virginia.

College transfer curricula are designed for those planning to work toward a bachelor's degree. These associate degree programs offer freshman and sophomore courses in the arts and sciences for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The developmental studies program offers courses to meet the prerequisites needed for admission to certificate and degree curricula.

Many of the curricula at NVCC are available on any campus. Some of the highly specialized programs are offered on only one or two campuses.

NVCC provides a strong counseling program to assist you in making sound decisions regarding occupational, educational and personal goals. A counselor will help you find the curriculum best suited to your interests and needs. The College also provides services in pre-college and freshman orientation, job placement, financial aid, testing, veterans affairs, and student activities.

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