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Bridge Programs in Computer Science/Information Technology and Engineering Technology are FREE summer programs for high school juniors and seniors who are interested in getting into these high-demand, high wage tech fields.

NOVA IET offers free 2-week summer bridge programs to help juniors and seniors get ready for college! During these programs, students will receive an introduction to one of three in-demand technology fields (Computer Science, Information Technology, or Engineering Technology), tour at regional employers, and meet NOVA faculty, students, and staff. Bridge students will gain critical skills and have the opportunity to receive college credit.

Who can apply? Graduating High School seniors/current juniors. The Bridge Program is intended for students who have little or no experience with these fields and would like to learn more.


Key Details

Information Technology & Computer Science (4 days/week):

June 20-29 | NOVA Manassas & Loudoun campuses | 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
July 17-28 | NOVA Annandale & Woodbridge campuses | 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Engineering Technology (4 days/week):

June 20-29 | NOVA Manassas & Loudoun campuses | 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
July 17-28 | NOVA Annandale & Woodbridge campuses | 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


Apply Today or Sign-Up for an Info Session!

Bridge Programs IT/CS, or ET

June through August 2023

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Information Session

Feb 21 and Mar 22, 2023 | 4:30 p.m. via Zoom

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Bridge Program Tracks

See our 2 different Bridge Program tracks below.

Students will get a hands-on introduction to topics in both disciplines. Students will assemble a desktop computer, install an operating system. and configure a local network. Using the hardware setups they create, students will complete introductory exercises in cybersecurity, discuss contemporary topics in artificial intelligence (AI) and learn the principles of object-oriented programming. Industry professionals will visit the Bridge Program to share their backgrounds and experiences during their careers.

Eligible students at all programs will earn 1 college credit as part of participating.

Dates & Locations

June 20-29 (4 days per week)
Week 1 at NOVA Manassas campus
Week 2 at NOVA Loudoun campus
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

July 17-28 (4 days per week)
Week 1 at NOVA Annandale campus
Week 2 at NOVA Woodbridge campus
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


NOVA Information Technology Program
NOVA Computer Science Program

Using NOVA's state-of-the-art equipment, students will receive hands-on instruction to in-demand engineering technology careers in this region. Students will learn about the data center and semiconductor manufacturing industries in Northern Virginia and will visit industry partners Stack Infrastructure and Micron Technology. Students will also have the opportunity to earn their OSHA 10 certification at no cost.

Eligible students at all programs will earn 1 college credit as part of participating.

Dates & Locations

June 20-29 (4 days per week)
Week 1 at NOVA Manassas campus
Week 2 at NOVA Loudoun campus
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

July 17-28 (4 days per week)
Week 1 at NOVA Annandale campus
Week 2 at NOVA Woodbridge campus
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


NOVA Engineering Technology

For more information or questions contact:

Chris Russell at crussell@nvcc.edu or Niki Gordon at nkgordon@nvcc.edu.

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