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NOVA Workforce offers in-demand, accelerated training options for new and current professionals. Learn more!

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NOVA Workforce offers continuing education and professional development training for today’s workforce. Learn new, in-demand skills, or prepare for industry credentials, and advance your career. No matter your learning goals, we’re here to help you succeed.

Our programs and courses are offered throughout the year in a wide range of topics. Use the MyWorkforce online registration system for convenient, easy, and secure registration anytime.


IT & Computer Skills, Cybersecurity

IT & Computer Skills, Cybersecurity

Many of our classes are linked to certification exams, including CompTIA, Certified Ethical Hacker, AWS, and CISSP.

Course topics include:

  • Cybersecurity, CISSP, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), CompTIA Security+
  • Certification prep - CompTIA, CCNP, CCNA, CCENT
  • Application development & programming, Java, SQL, Python
  • Web design & development, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, digital filmmaking
  • Cloud computing, AWS, software testing
  • Networking, CISCO (CCNP and CCNA), CompTIA Network+, Windows Server 2012, Network Security & VPN, Wireless networking
  • MS Office - Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint
Browse current IT & Computer class offerings.
Business & Management

Business & Management

Business and management classes are designed for the emerging professional and the experienced manager. If you’re currently working toward PMP certification or recertification, our project management classes provide PDUs. NOVA is a category B educational provider as designated by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Course topics include:

  • Human Resources
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Project Management
  • Government and Contracting
  • Business Management Practices
  • Proposal Management
  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
Browse current Business & Management class offerings.
Healthcare & Dental

Healthcare & Dental

Most healthcare programs lead to industry certifications and are for in-demand, high-growth occupations.

Course topics include:

  • Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS)
  • Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
  • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Nurse Aide (CNA)
  • Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) – coming soon
  • Dental Radiation Safety
  • Veterinary Assistant

Browse current Healthcare & Dental class offerings.

Student Resources & Handbooks

American Culture & Language Institute (ESL)

American Culture & Language Institute (ESL)

The American Culture & Language Institute (ACLI) offers English as a Second Language (ESL) courses to local residents, visitors to Virginia, and international students. ACLI courses help students achieve their goals of English language proficiency for self-improvement, academic studies, and professional development. 

In addition, ACLI offers customized language training for the workplace with a focus on effective communication and comprehension that will greatly improve students’ career opportunities.  

ACLI offers:

  • Intensive English (IEP)
  • Part-Time ESL
  • Career Readiness ESL
  • TOEFL Preparation
Professional Training, Teaching & Education (TESOL)

Professional Training, Teaching & Education (TESOL)

Course topics include:

Browse current Professional Education & Training class offerings.

Personal Interest, Motorcycle Training

Personal Interest, Motorcycle Training

Advising and Career Coaching

Workforce advising and career coaching can answer questions and assist you with the following programs:

  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Certified Cisco Entry Network Technician (CCENT)
  • Certified Cisco Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS)
  • Nurse Aide Preparation (Certified Nurse Aide – CNA)
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician

Find information on the Career Services site to learn more about exploring your strengths and career options, as well as learn about developing your job search skills, including building a resume or interview skills. 

Career Connection is also available to students to search for jobs and internships.

NOVA Workforce in Numbers

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Data based on FY18 (July 2017 – June 2018)