NOVA has created a two-year Associate's degree schedule that allows students to take courses on Fridays, weekends, and/or online. The curriculum has been created to offer benchmarks as the student progresses through the courses. First, students can earn professional certifications such as Business Management, Accounting, Information Technology, and Administration of Justice; and lastly, complete a related associate's degree prior to transition to Mason. Coursework is chosen to fit the professional focus for the student and meet general education requirements for Mason. When students have completed the course sequence from NOVA they have acquired 75 transferable credits to finish a bachelor's degree at Mason by completing 45 upper-level course credits.
- Class meeting times that fit into Fridays, weekends, and online.
- Customized selection of courses that fit students' current employment or employment goals.
- Benchmark credentials that attest to students' increased knowledge and skills.
- Earned credits that transfer to Mason and meet general education/core requirements.