This program offers a solid foundation into information and technology, while providing valuable insight to determining your area of focus and next steps. With courses like JAVA or C++ Programming, Advanced Database Management and PC Hardware and OS Architecture, you’ll gain the knowledge and exposure to guide your future. NOVA has a growing list of four-year colleges accepting our Information Technology A.S. degree for transfer.
Satisfactory completion of the following high school units or equivalent: 4 units of English; 4 units of mathematics (Algebra I-II, geometry and precalculus); 1 unit of laboratory science; and 1 unit of social studies is recommended for program preparation.
Since four-year colleges can vary in their course and GPA requirements, please consult a counselor or academic advisor regarding specific requirements and course selection.
Credit for Prior Learning
Northern Virginia Community College accepts industry-standard certifications, credentials and/or professional courses for credit. Broadly, licenses, credentials and/or certifications must be current and valid for consideration. For more information regarding the status of the certification and its eligibility for credit, please see an advisor or faculty members in the discipline area that awards CPL credit.
The most current information can be found here for CPL: Certifications and Credentials.
CPL examples: AWS – AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, CompTIA - A+ Software/Hardware, CompTIA - Linux +, CompTIA - Network+, CompTIA - Security+, ISC2 – CISSP, CompTIA - Cybersecurity Analyst, Oracle - Oracle Certified Associate
Program Degrees and Certificates
Specific program courses provide the knowledge and skills to test for industry certifications. The IET Division strongly recommends that students take a preparatory or review course prior to setting for an exam. Exam fees are not included in the course fees or tuition. Possible industry certifications: AWS – AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, CompTIA - A+ Software/Hardware, CompTIA - Linux +, CompTIA - Network+, CompTIA - Security+, CompTIA - Cybersecurity Analyst, Oracle - Oracle Certified Associate
IT professionals continue to be one of the highest demand career fields and are essential to just about every modern business model. If a company relies on phones and emails, chances are that there’s an IT professional behind it all. NOVA has a growing list of four-year colleges accepting our Information Technology A.S. degree for transfer. Graduates from this program can find employment opportunities in a number of areas like programming, programming analysis or systems analysis.
Want to get started with this program? Speak with an adviser to start shaping your educational journey at NOVA.