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Accreditation and Recognition


Northern Virginia Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. 

Other agencies that accredit or recognized selected NOVA programs include:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
  • American Bar Association
  • American Culinary Federation
  • American Dental Association
  • American Veterinary Medical Association - Committee on Veterinary Technical Education and Activities
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
  • Commission on Accreditation of Educational Programs for Emergency Medical Service Professions
  • Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
  • HVAC Excellence (Benchmark of Academic Excellence)
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences