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Accreditation and Recognition


Northern Virginia Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033–4097, or call 404–679–4500 for questions about the accreditation of Northern Virginia Community College. For other information about the College, please contact NOVA’s Administrative Offices, 4001 Wakefield Chapel Road, Annandale, Virginia 22003–3796 or call 703–323–3000.

Curricula of the College are approved by the College Board and by the State Board for Community Colleges. The two-year associate degree programs are also approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. Other agencies that accredit or recognize selected NOVA programs include:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
  • American Bar Association
  • American Culinary Federation
  • American Dental Association
  • American Veterinary Medical Association – Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
  • Commission on Accreditation of Educational Programs for Emergency Medical Services Professions
  • Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
  • HVAC Excellence (Benchmark of Academic Excellence)
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation
  • Massage Therapy program has been approved by the AMTA, American Massage Therapy Association
  • NCBTMB, National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.