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Study at Northern Virginia Community College

Northern Virginia Community College, or NOVA, is a public community college in Virginia. The college is a part of the Virginia Community College System. The college has more than 60, 000 students and comprises of more than 2, 000 staff and faculty members. More than 160 certificate degrees are offered at the associate levels at NOVA. NOVA was established in 1965, and has campus locations in:
  • Annandale Campus
  • Extension of the Alexandria Campus
  • Extension of the Loudoun Campus
  • Loudoun Campus
  • Manassas Campus
  • Medical Education Campus
  • Woodbridge Campus
The college has facilities like fitness centres and weight rooms. College sports include volleyball, softball, soccer, flag football, bowling, basketball and badminton.

Profile of Northern Virginia Community CollegeNorthern Virginia Community College can be found in Annandale, VA (a large suburb). The school is a public institution. The Associate's degree is the highest degree at Northern Virginia Community College.

Course Topics

The school has a tighter focus on specific Course Topics than most colleges its size. The most common majors at Northern Virginia Community College are in drama and performing arts and business and management.

Northern Virginia Community College Selectivity

The school is welcoming, and offers open admission to students who meet its minimum qualifications.

A tenure system is one way Northern Virginia Community College works to keep a high-quality staff. Instructors at the school are well-paid.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 41, 266 students were enrolled in Northern Virginia Community College. Northern Virginia Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts1, 150general studies, liberal arts and sciences, social services
Business and Management810business management, business, MIS
Therapy and Counselling225mental and social health services, physical therapy
Science157biological and physical sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine138registered nursing, EMT paramedic
Medical Support and Technology98dental hygienist, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, medical lab tech, surgical tech, allied health and medical assisting
Security and Law Enforcement86security and protective services
Computer Science and Engineering66computer and info science, information technology
Engineering Technician55architectural engineering tech, environmental control tech, engineering technician, electrical/electronic tech, mechanical engineering related tech, industrial tech, civil engineering tech
Agricultural Science and Management48agricultural business, agricultural management
Media42printing equipment operation, radio and TV tech
office and Administration38administrative assistant
Mechanics and Repair33vehicle maintenance
Education and Teaching29special Education
Drama and Performing Arts29various performing arts
Design14interior design, design and applied arts
Art Studies9visual and performing arts
Medical administration7medical records tech
Transportation0transportation and materials moving
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0parks and recreation management
Family and Social Work0social service professions
Contact: Northern Virginia Community CollegeNorthern Virginia Community College

4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd

Annandale, VA 22003-3796

General Phone: (703) 323-3000


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