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NOVA Is Training Tomorrow's Workforce Today

Named the most digital community college in the United States 2014-2015, NOVA understands that as the pace of technology and innovation continue to accelerate, regional businesses need skilled professionals who can anticipate change and prosper. We are a technology driven community college, investing in leading edge educational resources and interactive curriculum in growing industries including information technology, biotechnology, healthcare and STEM technologies.

NOVA continues to play a vital role in educating Virginia’s workforce as the second-largest community college in the U.S., and is the number two producer of IT associate degree graduates in the nation. Our technology footprint strives to positively impact student outcomes and the community at large. Providing high-tech simulation labs, experiential learning platforms and adaptive learning technology, NOVA is an institution on the move. 

Doctor Scott Ralls

"NOVA is a tech fluent college serving one of America's most high tech regions. Opportunities for students and employers abound in programs ranging from IT and cybersecurity, to creative technologies, to life sciences and healthcare. We invite you to find out why NOVA was recently selected as the most digital large community college in the country, and how your gateway to a world of opportunity may be found at a campus that's right around the corner."
—Scott Ralls, President, Northern Virginia Community College

To contact NOVA, call 703.323.3000. You can also contact NOVA by email and chat.

NOVA is tech fluent. Take advantage of our great open educational resources, eBook collection, open computer labs and cutting-edge technologies. We offer flexible classroom, blended and online learning environments, whether you attend a campus or learn online. Our courses teach skills and knowledge that employers want. NOVA delivers innovations and industry aligned programs to meet tomorrow's challenges today.

For more information on participating in workforce development at NOVA please visit: http://www.nvcc.edu/workforce/index.html

Recent News

Former ESL student  earns Nursing degree at NOVA

Amina Amisi is a spring 2016 graduate from NOVA’s Medical Education Campus (MEC). With plans to pursue a career in nursing, Amisi graduated summa cum laude, with two associate degrees—one in nursing and the other in general studies.

NOVA students named to PTK Top Ten and All-Virginia Academic Team

Northern Virginia Community College student Abigail Allen was selected as a member of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Top Ten All-Virginia Academic Team. She received the award at a ceremony and luncheon held April 20 at the Double Tree by Hilton in Richmond.

NOVA graduate thrives despite health challenges

In May, approximately 7,600 students will graduate from Northern Virginia Community College and each has a story about his or her educational journey. One of these students is Nana Adwoa Ofori at NOVA’s Manassas Campus.

NOVA-Woodbridge students organize nationwide inNOVAtion hackathon

Students from various colleges and universities across the county gathered on the Woodbridge Campus of Northern Virginia Community College to participate in a hackathon event organized by five NOVA cybersecurity and information technology students. The event was held at the Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training (RCWET) on April 8-10.

Automotive Industry Requires Tech Savvy Employees

NOVA provides students with the technical skills and knowledge necessary to enter this demanding – and rewarding – profession. Many of the program’s instructors are NOVA graduates with advanced training and years of real-world experience in the automotive field.

MEC Supplements Education with Virtual Anatomy Table

With the new Anatomage Table, instead of standing in front of a table with an actual human cadaver, students can trade the smell of formaldehyde for a digital anatomy library full of over 120 pathological examples.

High-Tech Music Recording Studio with First-Rate Instruction

The Higher Education Center at NOVA’s Loudoun Campus includes a state-of-the-art recording studio for NOVA’s Music Recording Technology program. The new studio contains the industry standard SSL console that records in high definition to software-based recorders.

NOVA Year Up Student Shifts Career Focus from FBI Profiling to Cybersecurity

Second-year NOVA student Christian Galvan said he hadn’t considered a career in cybersecurity. Having moved with his family from El Salvador to the U.S. when he was 8 years old, Galvan said he had dreams of becoming a professional soccer player. His aspirations eventually evolved to wanting to study psychology so he could be a profiler for the FBI.

NOVA’s Medical Campus: Bridging Current and Emerging Technologies

The Medical Education Campus at Northern Virginia Community College is the only specialized community college campus in the Commonwealth of Virginia. NOVA’s state-of-the-art Medical Education Campus was built in the summer of 2003 and is home to all of the college’s Nursing and Allied Health Programs—ten in all.