Expand Your Horizons

Learn to use cutting-edge medical technology, explore the fundamentals of graphic design, or draft a business plan for your new venture.

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

Click here to explore the six ways to learn at NOVA for the Fall 2020 semester.

  • 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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  • Welding: Basic Techniques, C.S.C.

    This curriculum is designed for individuals wishing to obtain fundamental skills for immediate entry-level positions in the welding trade as welding apprentices or welding laboratory assistants.

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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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