2020-2021 NOVA Catalog
2020-2021 NOVA Catalog
NOVA’s online catalog is the official catalog of the College. The Catalog includes information about admission to the College, enrollment, degrees and certificates and academic policies.
Programs of Study & Course Descriptions
Programs of Study refer to an associate degree with its own curriculum code and all related specializations, certificates and career studies certificates.
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NOVA is committed to preparing students for today’s workforce and recognizes computers to be an extension of the learning tools needed to be globally competitive. To attend NOVA, students are expected to have a laptop (or a desktop with webcam and microphone) that meets the minimum requirements for their major and internet access at home or through a mobile device hot spot. (NOTE: Chromebooks and iPads are useful but insufficient to replace a laptop. They will not run all the software typically needed at NOVA). Students can find the required specifications for their computers Student Computer Specifications document.
All students must register prior to the start of their course. Registration in SIS ends at 11:59 p.m. the day before a session begins. Students who register after that day and time must come to campus in person to sign up for a course that has open seats and has not started yet. Once students register, they have until 5:00 p.m. the next business day to pay for the course. Students cannot register for a class that already started and cannot add/swap a class once it has begun. Any schedule adjustment needed after a course has begun requires permission from the academic dean.
It is the policy of both Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) to maintain and promote equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, sex or age (except where sex or age is a bona fide occupational qualification), religion, disability, national origin, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. Inquiries concerning affirmative action and equal opportunity policies should be addressed to the College’s Office of the Assistant Attorney General, 4001 Wakefield Chapel Road, Annandale, Virginia 22003 (703-323-3266). Statement of Non-Discrimination: Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution
Northern Virginia Community College provides its Catalog, handbooks, website, and any other printed materials or electronic media for general guidance. The College does not guarantee that the information contained within them, including, but not limited to, the contents of any page that resides under the Domain Name System (DNS) registration of www.nvcc.edu is up-to-date, complete, and accurate, and individuals assume any risks associated with relying upon information without checking other credible sources, such as a student’s academic advisor. In addition, a student’s or prospective student’s reliance upon information contained within these sources, or individual program catalogs or handbooks, when making academic decisions does not constitute, and should not be construed as, a contract with the College. Further, the College reserves the right to make changes to any provision or requirement within these sources, as well as changes to any curriculum or program, whether during a student’s enrollment or otherwise.
Links or references to other materials or websites provided in the above-referenced sources are also for information purposes only and do not constitute the College’s endorsement of products or services referenced.