Succeed Beyond the Classroom

At NOVA, your success is our success. With nine Areas of Study, you can be confident in your future.

Management skills are evergreen – they never go out of style. Do you have what it takes to be a business leader?

  • Transfer is not always the goal, but transfer resources are available for students interested in applying to senior institutions.

  • NOVA’s Business & Hospitality Management courses serve students at all stages of their careers: high school graduates, those who are just starting out and experienced management professionals.

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Math and computers can be intimidating for a lot of people. But, for the right person, they can be fun. If you have a mind for numbers, NOVA is the place to get started.

  • Mathematics & Computer Science is designed for transfer to four-year colleges with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program.

  • Broaden your education with electives in English, History, Fine Arts, etc.

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Take on big questions, and discover big truths. If you love research, experimentation, and testing a hypothesis – then a career in science may be just what you’re looking for.

  • Transfer is not always the goal, but transfer resources are available for students interested in applying to senior institutions.

  • Although general requirements may be transferred from other institutions, specific math and science requirements must be fulfilled at NOVA.

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Maybe you’ve heard that Liberal Arts degrees are impractical. Don’t believe it. Learn to think critically and communicate effectively – those skills can boost any career trajectory.

  • Liberal Arts, Languages and Social Sciences is designed for transfer to four-year colleges with Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) programs.

  • The diversity of programs offers students an enriched knowledge of humanities while teaching students how to think and communicate.

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Art doesn’t just have to be a hobby. Plenty of companies are looking for creative thinkers who love to solve problems. Does that sound like you?

  • Transfer is not always the goal, but transfer resources are available for students interested in applying to senior institutions.

  • NOVA offers programs in digital media, as well as traditional media like ceramics and printmaking.

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Engineering is a mindset, as much as it is a skillset. You learn to understand complex processes, and thus how the world works. And then, you gain the ability to change it.

  • Transfer is not always the goal, but transfer resources are available for students interested in applying to senior institutions.

  • Although general requirements may be transferred from other institutions, specific math and science requirements must be fulfilled at NOVA.

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Do you want to feel good about your career? Of course, you do. Nothing is more rewarding than nurturing young minds or otherwise serving your community.

  • Transfer is not always the goal, but transfer resources are available for students interested in applying to senior institutions.

  • In addition to the AAS in Early Childhood Development, one-year certificate programs are also available.

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IT professionals are the engines for technology-driven businesses. Choose from varied career paths, and solve difficult challenges. Oh… and the pay isn’t bad either.

  • Transfer is not always the goal, but transfer resources are available for students interested in applying to senior institutions.

  • NOVA’s IT curriculum is designed for both newcomers to the field, as well as mid-career professionals seeking to enhance their skills.

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Nurses and allied health professionals serve a vital role and save lives. The unique qualities of caregivers are in high demand in the health care industry.

  • Transfer is not the primary goal of an AAS degree, but transfer resources are available for students interested in applying to senior institutions.

  • The NOVA Nursing curriculum is fully approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing.

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