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Workforce Development - Arlington

Explore the variety of non-credit courses on and off campus to help you meet your Workforce Development needs. We look forward to working with you!

Register for our classes online or in person. Check our Current Catalog of Classes.

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION: If you have never taken a credit or non-credit class at Northern Virginia Community College or any other Virginia Community College, you must complete the Application for Admission and get a Student ID number, also called an EMPL ID number. If you prefer, you may also fill out the application on line at

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and remains open until the class maximum is met. In the event a class is filled, contact the CE Office at 703.845.6280 for assistance. Students are not allowed to audit or sit in classes for which they have not paid.

QUESTIONS ABOUT CLASSES: If you have questions about Continuing Education classes, please call us at 703.845.6280, before you register. Check out Alexandria's Workforce Development and Continuing Education site.

WEB REGISTRATION: You may now register for most Continuing Education classes on the Web. You must first get your NOVAConnect ID (also called Empl ID) by going to, clicking on the My NOVA tab, and following the directions under “Students”. You must pay for your classes by credit card before leaving the website. If you attend a class without paying you will be held financially responsible for the tuition.

IN-PERSON REGISTRATION: If you prefer or need to register in person, the Continuing Education Office is open Monday & Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. and Tuesday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. - 7:15 p.m. Bring your completed registration form to Room 213, Engineering Building, Alexandria Campus.

Payment for Continuing Education courses is due at the time of registration. Payment must be made by using your credit card (MasterCard or Visa) via NOVAConnect or by paying with check or cash at the Alexandria Campus Business Office during their regular hours of operation. They are located in AA 230. Their normal hours of operation are Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. During in-person registration for credit classes at the beginning of each semester, they will have extended evening hours. They can be reached at 703.845.6211.