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NOVA Workforce offers continuing education and professional development training for today’s workforce. Learn new, in-demand skills, or prepare for industry credentials, and advance your career. No matter your learning goals, we’re here to help you succeed.

Our programs and courses are offered throughout the year in a wide range of topics. Use the MyWorkforce online registration system for convenient, easy, and secure registration anytime.

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Many of our classes are linked to certification exams, including CompTIA, Certified Ethical Hacker, AWS, and CISSP.

Course topics include:

  • Cybersecurity, CISSP, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), CompTIA Security+
  • Certification prep - CompTIA, CCNP, CCNA, CCENT
  • Application development & programming, Java, SQL, Python
  • Web design & development, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, digital filmmaking
  • Cloud computing, AWS, software testing
  • Networking, CISCO (CCNP and CCNA), CompTIA Network+, Windows Server 2012, Network Security & VPN, Wireless networking
  • MS Office - Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint
Browse current IT & Computer class offerings.

Business and management classes are designed for the emerging professional and the experienced manager. If you’re currently working toward PMP certification or recertification, our project management classes provide PDUs. NOVA is a category B educational provider as designated by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Course topics include:

  • Human Resources
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Project Management
  • Government and Contracting
  • Business Management Practices
  • Proposal Management
  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
Browse current Business & Management class offerings.

Most healthcare programs lead to industry certifications for in-demand, high-growth occupations.

Course topics include:

  • Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS)
  • Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medication Aide (RMA)
  • Nurse Aide (CNA)
  • Advanced Nurse Aide (ACNA)
  • Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)
  • Dental Radiation Safety

Browse current Healthcare & Dental class offerings.


The American Culture & Language Institute (ACLI) offers English as a Second Language (ESL) courses to local residents, visitors to Virginia, and international students. ACLI courses help students achieve their goals of English language proficiency for self-improvement, academic studies, and professional development. 

In addition, ACLI offers customized language training for the workplace with a focus on effective communication and comprehension that will greatly improve students’ career opportunities.  

ACLI offers:

  • Intensive English (IEP)
  • Part-Time ESL
  • Career Readiness ESL
  • TOEFL Preparation

Course topics include:

Browse current Professional Education & Training class offerings.

NOVA Workforce Contacts


Chat with a Workforce team member and get your Workforce or American Culture & Language Institute (ACLI-ESL) related questions answered quickly. Live online chat is available:

  • Monday and Wednesday: 9:00 am - 11:00 am & 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
  • Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm



703.503.6300 during office hours Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm or leave us a message and we will get back to you.


Common questions are answered in our Frequently Asked Questions section

Career Services

For information about career resources and tools available at NOVA, check out the Career Services webpage and Career Connection

Career Connection is NOVA’s career management system where you can search for and apply to jobs, as well as create resumes and cover letters or practice your interview skills.

NOVA Workforce in Numbers

Students Served Classes Offered Industry Credentials Earned Businesses Served
8317 1375 314 1733

Data based on FY18 (July 2017 – June 2018)