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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.

Courses

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 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.

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

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

Course topics include:

Browse current Professional Education & Training class offerings.

Course topics include:

  • Motorcycle Training – Program discontinued as of Summer 2020

Browse current Personal Interest & Enrichment class offerings.

NOVA Workforce Contacts

Chat

Chat with a Workforce team member and get your Workforce or American Culture & Language Institute (ACLI-ESL) related questions answered quickly. Live online chat is available:

  • Monday and Wednesday: 9:00 am - 11:00 am & 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
  • Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Email NOVAWorkforceAnswers@nvcc.edu
Phone 703.503.6300 during office hours Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm or leave us a message and we will get back to you.
FAQ Common questions are answered in our Frequently Asked Questions section

Career Services

For information about career resources and tools available at NOVA, check out the Career Services webpage and Career Connection

Career Connection is NOVA’s career management system where you can search for and apply to jobs, as well as create resumes and cover letters or practice your interview skills.

NOVA Workforce in Numbers

Students Served

8317

Classes Offered

1375

Industry Credentials Earned

314

Businesses Served

1733

Data based on FY18 (July 2017 – June 2018)

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