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These programs are for the 2020-2021 catalog year. For past years, see the College Catalog.

  • Radiography, A.A.S.

    The curriculum is designed to prepare students to produce diagnostic images of the human body through safe application of x-radiation. The radiographer is a central member of the health care team and assists the radiologist, a physician specialized in body image interpretation.

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  • Respiratory Therapy, A.A.S.

    The curriculum is designed to prepare students to be effective members of the healthcare team in assisting with diagnosis, treatment, management, and preventive care of patients with cardiopulmonary problems.

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  • Science, A.S.

    The curriculum is designed for persons who are interested in a professional or scientific program and who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program with a major in one of the following fields: agriculture, biology, chemistry, pre-dentistry, forestry, geology, home economics, nursing, oceanography, pharmacy, physics, physical therapy, pre-medicine, science education, or mathematics.

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  • Science: Mathematics Specialization, A.S.

    The curriculum is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree. This curriculum is designed to prepare students to major in one of the following fields: mathematics, mathematics education, statistics, operations research, applied mathematics or computer science.

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  • Social Sciences, A.S.

    This program is designed for individuals who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor of science in one of the social sciences. It also prepares students for some teacher certification programs.

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  • Social Sciences: Deaf Studies Specialization, A.S.

    This program is designed for individuals who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor of science in a program that requires a background in American Sign Language and the Deaf community.

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  • Social Sciences: Geospatial Specialization, A.S.

    This program is designed to prepare students to transfer into baccalaureate programs in the geospatial or social sciences at a four-year institution.

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  • Social Sciences: Political Science Specialization, A.S.

    This program is designed for individuals who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree.

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  • Social Sciences: Teacher Education Specialization, A.S.

    This curriculum prepares students to transfer to a 4-year college or university teacher preparation program. It is specifically designed for students who plan to seek endorsement and licensure as teachers in PK-3, PK-6, middle school, or special education.

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  • Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Counselor, Certificate

    This curriculum is designed to fulfill the Virginia state educational requirements for the certification of substance abuse counselors.

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  • Veterinary Technology, A.A.S.

    Our program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).

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  • Visual Art, A.F.A.

    This studio-arts intensive curriculum is designed for students who seek transfer into a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program or similar baccalaureate program in fine arts at a college or university.

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Want Help Choosing a Path?

At NOVA, we offer 73 degree paths and more than 1000 courses. Our advisors will be happy to discuss your interests so you can choose the right direction.

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