In 1965, Northern Virginia Technical College opened for classes with 761 students in the Carlyn Springs Road warehouse, located in Bailey's Crossroads. In 1966, the College purchased 78 acres in Annandale to build its first campus site and accommodate an ever-growing student body. In 1967, the College purchased three more campus sites in Sterling, Manassas and Woodbridge, followed by a 22.5-acre purchase in Alexandria in 1969.
In the late 1980s, the Loudoun Campus began offering credit and non-credit workforce development classes at South Lakes High School and the Reston Technology Training Center on Roger Bacon Drive. In the summer of 2003, the Loudoun Campus expanded its operation at the Reston Technology Training Center to include five computer labs and seven classrooms. In the spring of 2006, the college opened a second classroom facility on Wiehle Avenue in response to the continued regional demand for high quality affordable education.
The Wiehle Avenue facility forms what is now known as the Reston Center -- an extension of the Loudoun Campus offering 18 classrooms, 12 computer labs and a large multi-purpose room for seminars and training programs. The Center offers a variety of programs for individuals looking to secure a degree, transfer to a four-year college or university, improve their work skills, continue their education or simply learn something new.
- Provost Welcome
- Campus Council
Welcome to the Reston Center, “The Gateway to the American Dream,” where your success is our goal!
The Reston Center, with classrooms located at 1831 Wiehle Avenue, is part of NOVA's Loudoun Campus. We take tremendous pride in the quality instruction, educational programs, services and diverse classes we offer. We believe that our students are our most valuable resource. Therefore, whether you are seeking a technical degree, planning to transfer to a four-year college or university, looking for workforce training, updating your current skills, or developing new ones, the faculty and staff are all here to help you.
With strong articulation agreements with state and private colleges and universities, we are positioned to assure a smooth transition from high school to the community college and then on to a four year college or university. Flexible scheduling and distance learning help us to meet the diverse educational needs of students who are balancing home, work, and familial obligations while continuing their education.
The demand for highly-skilled and educated workers in our region is on the rise. We live in a dynamic area; from information technology to the biosciences to health care and government services and homeland security our region provides the leadership. NOVA’s Reston Center serves as the Reston community’s premier pathway to the educational and career opportunities that exist in the region.
We believe you will have an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding experience at the Reston Center. I encourage you to take advantage of all that we have to offer.
Our theme: “Gateway to the American Dream,” is more than just a slogan. It is our promise of continuing commitment to meet the needs of our community in ways that foster the best opportunities to succeed in every aspect of life. Our job is to help make your visions and dreams reality, and we intend to do that better than ever before.
Join us and let us bring your dreams to life.
Julie Leidig, Ph.D.
Office: LR 252
The purpose of the Campus Council is to serve as an instrument for the formulation and expression of faculty, student and staff points of view on each campus. The Council usually considers questions relevant to its respective campus and its constituencies. It advises and seeks advice from the Provost of the campus and, through the Provost, to the President of the College. It also communicates with and makes recommendations to campus committees, college committees and/or the College Senate.
- Diane Mucci TF, Chair
- Scott Matthews TF, Vice Chair
- Kathy Briggs TF
- Kyle Cervantes CL
- Timothy Eichers TF
- Randy Fournier AF
- Radina Mileva CL
- Bridget Pool TF
- Laura Siko, Director AF
- William Straight TF
- Jamila Vizcaino - Student