NOVA | Northern Virginia Community College

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What’s Your Path to Success?

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    With 40+ admission agreements with top four-year schools, NOVA can prepare you for long-term success.

    NOVA really guided me through attending a four year university.
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    Make the smart choice

    • Starting at NOVA and transfering to a four-year university can save thousands of dollars in tuition costs.
    • NOVA’s admission agreements make transferring streamlined, within Virginia and in neighboring states.
    • ADVANCE is a partnership between NOVA and George Mason University that gives students guided support to complete their bachelor’s degree.
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  • Career Path

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    For career seekers, NOVA provides much more than just coursework. We’ll help you search for jobs, research local employers, and prepare for interviews.

    If you want to change your life, give NOVA a chance.
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    Start Strong

    • Former NOVA students are sought after by hiring managers in the greater DC area.
    • Job growth in the Greater DC area is projected to increase by 11% between 2012-2021.
    • Greater DC is home to sixteen Fortune 500 companies. More than half of them are in Fairfax County.
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  • Undecided Path

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    Not ready to specialize in a particular area of study? NOVA’s flexible offerings and affordable pricing area ideal for students who are still figuring it all out.

    I was first undecided, but now I can say I'm an entrepreneur.
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    • Take advantage of NOVA’s in-person counseling services, or try our virtual advising option.
    • NOVA offers career assessments to help with your decision-making process.
    • Our Student Development: College Success Skills course is designed to familiarize students with the challenges of higher education.
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  • Continuing Ed Path

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    You don’t have to become a full-time student. NOVA’s offerings in career and Workforce development are ideal for adult learners and mid-career professionals.

    NOVA professors are really engaged to help the students exceed.
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    • NOVA’s Workforce Professional Test Center provides support for certification and exams.
    • The Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training is a state-of-the-art facility that prepares students with real-world instruction.
    • In November 2017, NOVA partnered with Amazon on its first East Coast apprenticeship program.
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Committed to your success

Any college can offer you a degree. But NOVA is uniquely committed to your success: whether you are in mid-career, looking to make a change, or planning to transfer to a four-year college.

Why NOVA

Think you are settling when you enroll at a community college? NOVA offers expert faculty, top-notch facilities and a supportive community. Factor in the cost savings, relative to our four-year peers, and NOVA will make you think again.

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Starting at NOVA is a smart decision. Both traditional and non-traditional learners can select from a wide variety of offerings. Get in touch today.

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