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Workforce Development - Reston

Explore the variety of non-credit courses on and off campus to help you meet your Workforce Development needs. Feel free to contact us with any questions. We look forward to working with you!
Check our Current Catalog of Classes.

Register for our classes online or in person.

Registration Information

Phone: 703.450.2551
Continuing Education staff can accept registration requests Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Use the Continuing Education shopping cart to select courses and complete the registration and payment process online.

You may register in person at the Workforce Development Office (LR 252), Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

1000 Harry Byrd Highway, Sterling, VA 20164
Mail a completed Registration Form and, if necessary, a completed Application for Admission.

Application for Admission
If you have never taken a credit or non-credit class at Northern Virginia Community College (or any other college within the Virginia Community College System), you must fill out an Application for Admission to the College. Once you have submitted an application you will receive an EMPLID number; this is used as your NovaConnect ID number and you will use this number to register for classes and for all future transactions. There are three ways you can submit an application:

  • The shopping cart at the Workforce Development website contains a link to the College’s online application.
  • Fill out the Application on page 43 of the flyer and bring it to the Workforce Development office, or fax it to us at 703.450.2669.
  • Click on Apply for Admission Online at the College website

If you have questions about Continuing Education classes, please call us at 703.450.2551 or TDD# 703.450.2548 before you register.

If a student's tuition is to be paid by a third party (employer, government agency, foreign embassy, etc.), the student must register in person and present a letter of authorization or purchase order from the third party at the time of registration, with the understanding that the student accepts responsibility for full payment of the tuition if the third party does not. A student may not register using one form of payment and then switch to third party payment for that class at a later date.

You will receive prompt notification of course changes and cancellations by telephone. In the unlikely event that your course is canceled, you will automatically receive a full refund. If you are unable to attend a course that has not been canceled, you are eligible to receive a full refund if you cancel your registration on the web or by calling our office a minimum of 4 days before the starting date of the first scheduled class meeting. There will be no refund after this time. (To receive a refund for a motorcycle class, you must provide at least 2 weeks notice prior to the start date of the class. To receive a refund for a summer youth institute, you must notify us of cancellation by May 14.) Refunds for payments made in person using cash, check or credit card will be processed through Richmond. A check will be sent to your mailing address within four to six weeks. Refunds for credit card payments made over the web will appear on your credit card statement.

Senior Citizen Registration Information

Residents of Virginia who are 60 years of age or older are welcome to participate tuition-free in most non-credit courses, on a space-available basis as determined by the College.

Such students are limited to three courses per semester including any credit course(s) that they may be auditing.

Senior Citizens must come in person to campus and apply to the college, present proof of age and fill out a Senior Citizen Certification of Eligibility for Free Tuition form, which may be obtained from the Office of Continuing Education.

Once the necessary paperwork has been submitted, seniors must call one working day before the class meets to determine if space is available. In courses with limited space and large demand, the order in which telephone calls are received on that day determines admission to the course.

To guarantee a place in a class, payment is required. A senior who has already made payment for a particular course may not reverse that registration to free tuition at a later time.