Jan 27, 2022  
2021-2022 NOVA Catalog 
    
2021-2022 NOVA Catalog

Catalog Updates


9/7/2021

General Information

Accreditation and Recognition

Northern Virginia Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate degree. Questions about the accreditation of Northern Virginia Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website.

Curricula of the College are approved by the College Board and by the State Board for Community Colleges. Its two-year associate degree programs are also approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). Certain curricula of the College are accredited or otherwise recognized by specialized accrediting organizations. They include

Northern Virginia Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate degree. Questions about the accreditation of Northern Virginia Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website.

Curricula of the College are approved by the College Board and by the State Board for Community Colleges. Its two-year associate degree programs are also approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). Certain curricula of the College are accredited or otherwise recognized by specialized accrediting organizations. They include

Administration

Administrative Council

Anne Kress, Chair
Eun-Woo Chang
Nathan Carter
Dimitrina Dimkova
M. Annette Haggray
Pamela Hilbert
Sam A. Hill
Chad Knights
Julie Leidig
Molly Lynch
M. Beatrice McKeithen
Steve Partridge
Sharon Robertson
Frances Villagran-Glover

Northern Virginia Community College Board

Rosie O’Neil, County of Arlington, Chair  
Zuzana Steen City of Manassas, Vice Chair

Anne Kress, Secretary 
Rick Pearson, Loudoun County
Todd Rowley, County of Fairfax 
John Porter, City of Alexandria  
Julie Felgar, City of Falls Church 
Kerstin Carlson Le Floch, City of Fairfax 
Jennifer McGarey, County of Fairfax 
Alvie Johnson, County of Prince William 
Ron Gill, City of Manassas Park
Christopher Wade, County of Fairfax 

Zuzana Steen City of Manassas, Chair
Ron Gill, City of Manassas Park, Vice Chair
Anne Kress, Secretary
Jennifer McGarey, County of Fairfax
Catherine A. Novelli, County of Fairfax
Rick Pearson, Loudoun County
John Porter, City of Alexandria
M. Siddique Sheikh, County of Prince William
Christopher Wade, County of Fairfax
Joseph Huggins, City of Fairfax
Margaret Chung, Arlington County
Tenzin Lodoe, Student Liaison

8/17/2021

Diagnostic Medical Sonography, A.A.S.

Admission Requirements: Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is competitive. Applicants must do the following:

Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Echocardiography Specialization, A.A.S.

Admission Requirements: Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is competitive. Applicants must do the following:

Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Vascular Specialization, A.A.S.

Admission Requirements: Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is competitive. Applicants must do the following:

Engineering Technology: Data Center Operations Specialization, A.A.S.

2nd Semester


Total 15 credits


3rd Semester


Total 16 15 credits


4th Semester


Total 14-15 15-16 credits

 

9/27/2021

Information Systems Technology: Cloud Computing Specialization, A.A.S.

Offered through AL, AN, LO, MA, NOL, WO

Information Systems Technology: Cloud Computing C.S.C.

Offered through AL, AN, LO, MA, NOL, WO 

 

10/26/2021

General Information

English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs

Students take a placement test to assess their English proficiency prior to enrolling in ESL courses at NOVA. Students who score below 225 on the ACCUPLACER and students in F-1 status who place at College ESL Levels 2 and 3 are referred to the ACLI. Students who score 225 or higher on the ACCUPLACER may place into College ESL or directly into ENG 111 . In-state and out-of-state guidelines apply to the College ESL Program, and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Students take a placement test to assess their English proficiency prior to enrolling in ESL courses at NOVA. More information can be found in the “Placement” section of this catalog and on NOVA’s ESL Website at: https://www.nvcc.edu/nova-esl/college/index.html).

 

Placement

English as a Second Language (ESL) Placement

Students who have English as their second or other language should consider the following courses to support their successful transition into curricular study in English. 

ESL Optional Placement

Students will gain the most benefit from taking all three classes in this level. However, they may select one or more depending on their skill level. Students enrolled in 2 or more years of ESL in U.S. high school will find these courses beneficial. Adult students who have lived in the U.S. for less than three years will find these classes very helpful for long term academic success. 

Courses Description
ESL 41  Students who need work on academic writing from paragraphs to essays, grammar review, and technology skills for writing.
ESL 42  Students who need work on reading comprehension and vocabulary development.
CST 100  Students who need work on speaking, pronunciation, and making presentations.

 

What is the ESL Placement Assessment?

This assessment has four parts and should take less than two hours to complete:

  1. Reading Comprehension section with questions about multiple short reading passages.
  2. Listening Comprehension section with questions about multiple short listening passages.
  3. Reading Response section with a short reading to which you will write a response.
  4. Writing Response section with an open question to which you will write a response.

How do I take the ESL Placement Assessment

Students will gain the most benefit from taking all three classes in this level. However, they may select one or more depending on their skill level. Students enrolled in 2 or more years of ESL in U.S. high school will find these courses beneficial. Adult students who have lived in the U.S. for less than three years will find these classes very helpful for long term academic success.

  • Contact the Testing Center at NOVATesting@nvcc.edu to take the assessment.
  • You can take this assessment only once, so be sure you take it at a time you can do your best.

 

11/16/2021

Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Abdominal Sonography-Extended and Obstetrics and Gynecology Sonography Specialization, A.A.S 

Purpose: To prepare competent entry-level general sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. To prepare competent entry-level abdominal sonographers and obstetrics and gynecology sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains for Abdominal Sonography - Extended and Obstetrics and Gynecology Sonography. This curriculum is designed to prepare students to produce diagnostic images of the human body using special equipment to direct high frequency sound waves into different anatomic structures in a patient’s body. The sonographer is a central member of the healthcare team and assists the radiologist in gathering diagnostic data for interpretation. NOVA’s program emphasizes didactic and “hands-on” practice of sonographic techniques in a well-equipped scanning laboratory at the Medical Education Campus in Springfield, Virginia. Clinical experience is acquired at numerous area hospitals and private medical affiliates.