NOVA offers more than 1,000 courses for which students receive grades. Most of the courses can be applied to at least one degree or certificate program, while others are designed to prepare students for college-level work. Course credits are measured in semester hours at NOVA.
In addition to college credit courses, NOVA offers many Community Education courses that include short courses, workshops and training to meet the needs of the local community. These courses are not for college credit, but in many cases Continuing Education Units (CEU) are awarded.