Zachary Wood, studying information technology at Northern Virginia Community College, received a full scholarship to attend George Washington University through its CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service Program.
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.
"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
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.
Northern Virginia Community College graduate Kevin Baisden was raised in Maryland and graduated high school at the age of 16. He attempted college twice before coming to NOVA where he has excelled in his studies.
Nooshin Bashiri has received Georgetown University’s Community College Preferred Consideration Program as one of only three NOVA students recommended by President Scott Ralls. She also received the prestigious 2016 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
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.
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.
Leonardo O’Gilvie began his college career at Northern Virginia Community College quite by accident. O’Gilvie found his niche at NOVA’s Manassas Campus through participation in several organizations.
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.
Todd Rowley is in his 50’s, with a long and successful career behind him. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, a graduate degree in Banking Finance and an MBA.
Northern Virginia Community College’s Society of Physics Students is a prime example of NOVA students applying what they learn in the classroom to future careers. The SPS, advised by Dr. Walerian Majewski, recently received the 2015-16 SPS Chapter Research Award.
Local homeschoolers are utilizing state-of-the-art lab facilities at Northern Virginia Community College’s Woodbridge Campus to meet high school chemistry curriculum requirements.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.