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Correctional Officer

Administration of Justice, A.A.S.

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Purpose: The curriculum is designed to provide a broad foundation that will prepare students to enter any of the varied fields in criminal justice or to prepare for professional advancement. Job opportunities for students include local, state, and federal enforcement officers, police officers, private or government investigators, adult/juvenile correction officers, probation/parole officers and counselors, security directors (managers), loss prevention directors, classification managers, and personnel clearance administrators. Most of the ADJ courses in this curriculum are “core courses” that provide a basic entry-level foundation in both criminal justice and security administration. These courses must be taken by ALL STUDENTS in this program. At several points in the curriculum, “course options” are provided for selection by the students.

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Administration of Justice, A.A.S.

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Purpose: The curriculum is designed to provide a broad foundation that will prepare students to enter any of the varied fields in criminal justice or to prepare for professional advancement. Job opportunities for students include local, state, and federal enforcement officers, police officers, private or government investigators, adult/juvenile correction officers, probation/parole officers and counselors, security directors (managers), loss prevention directors, classification managers, and personnel clearance administrators. Most of the ADJ courses in this curriculum are “core courses” that provide a basic entry-level foundation in both criminal justice and security administration. These courses must be taken by ALL STUDENTS in this program. At several points in the curriculum, “course options” are provided for selection by the students.

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Administration of Justice, Certificate

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Purpose: This curriculum is designed for those students who wish to take only those courses that relate directly to the law enforcement field. The occupational objectives are to provide a basic foundation for individuals entering some particular area of the criminal justice field that does not require an A.A.S. or higher degree in criminal justice, or for persons already in the criminal justice field who wish to extend their knowledge/skill, or for those exploring the criminal justice field as a career alternative. Courses taken in the certificate program can be applied to the A.A.S. degree.

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Administration of Justice, Certificate

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Purpose: This curriculum is designed for those students who wish to take only those courses that relate directly to the law enforcement field. The occupational objectives are to provide a basic foundation for individuals entering some particular area of the criminal justice field that does not require an A.A.S. or higher degree in criminal justice, or for persons already in the criminal justice field who wish to extend their knowledge/skill, or for those exploring the criminal justice field as a career alternative. Courses taken in the certificate program can be applied to the A.A.S. degree.

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Criminology and Criminal Justice, A.S.

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Purpose: This program is designed to prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program in criminal justice, criminology, or related fields.

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Criminology and Criminal Justice, A.S.

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Purpose: This program is designed to prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program in criminal justice, criminology, or related fields.

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Police Officer

Administration of Justice, A.A.S.

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Purpose: The curriculum is designed to provide a broad foundation that will prepare students to enter any of the varied fields in criminal justice or to prepare for professional advancement. Job opportunities for students include local, state, and federal enforcement officers, police officers, private or government investigators, adult/juvenile correction officers, probation/parole officers and counselors, security directors (managers), loss prevention directors, classification managers, and personnel clearance administrators. Most of the ADJ courses in this curriculum are “core courses” that provide a basic entry-level foundation in both criminal justice and security administration. These courses must be taken by ALL STUDENTS in this program. At several points in the curriculum, “course options” are provided for selection by the students.

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Administration of Justice, Certificate

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Purpose: This curriculum is designed for those students who wish to take only those courses that relate directly to the law enforcement field. The occupational objectives are to provide a basic foundation for individuals entering some particular area of the criminal justice field that does not require an A.A.S. or higher degree in criminal justice, or for persons already in the criminal justice field who wish to extend their knowledge/skill, or for those exploring the criminal justice field as a career alternative. Courses taken in the certificate program can be applied to the A.A.S. degree.

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Criminology and Criminal Justice, A.S.

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Purpose: This program is designed to prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program in criminal justice, criminology, or related fields.

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Criminal Investigator

Administration of Justice, A.A.S.

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Purpose: The curriculum is designed to provide a broad foundation that will prepare students to enter any of the varied fields in criminal justice or to prepare for professional advancement. Job opportunities for students include local, state, and federal enforcement officers, police officers, private or government investigators, adult/juvenile correction officers, probation/parole officers and counselors, security directors (managers), loss prevention directors, classification managers, and personnel clearance administrators. Most of the ADJ courses in this curriculum are “core courses” that provide a basic entry-level foundation in both criminal justice and security administration. These courses must be taken by ALL STUDENTS in this program. At several points in the curriculum, “course options” are provided for selection by the students.

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Administration of Justice, A.A.S.

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Purpose: The curriculum is designed to provide a broad foundation that will prepare students to enter any of the varied fields in criminal justice or to prepare for professional advancement. Job opportunities for students include local, state, and federal enforcement officers, police officers, private or government investigators, adult/juvenile correction officers, probation/parole officers and counselors, security directors (managers), loss prevention directors, classification managers, and personnel clearance administrators. Most of the ADJ courses in this curriculum are “core courses” that provide a basic entry-level foundation in both criminal justice and security administration. These courses must be taken by ALL STUDENTS in this program. At several points in the curriculum, “course options” are provided for selection by the students.

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Administration of Justice, Certificate

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Purpose: This curriculum is designed for those students who wish to take only those courses that relate directly to the law enforcement field. The occupational objectives are to provide a basic foundation for individuals entering some particular area of the criminal justice field that does not require an A.A.S. or higher degree in criminal justice, or for persons already in the criminal justice field who wish to extend their knowledge/skill, or for those exploring the criminal justice field as a career alternative. Courses taken in the certificate program can be applied to the A.A.S. degree.

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Administration of Justice, Certificate

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Purpose: This curriculum is designed for those students who wish to take only those courses that relate directly to the law enforcement field. The occupational objectives are to provide a basic foundation for individuals entering some particular area of the criminal justice field that does not require an A.A.S. or higher degree in criminal justice, or for persons already in the criminal justice field who wish to extend their knowledge/skill, or for those exploring the criminal justice field as a career alternative. Courses taken in the certificate program can be applied to the A.A.S. degree.

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Administration of Justice: Advanced Forensic Investigation, C.S.C.

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Purpose: This curriculum is designed as an advanced program in forensic investigation intended to provide training beyond the General Forensic Career Studies Certificate, or to provide continuing training for private investigators, individuals in law enforcement, or persons licensed in various security and/or investigative-related areas.

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Administration of Justice: General Forensic Investigation, C.S.C.

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Purpose: This curriculum is designed to provide an introduction to the forensic investigation aspect of law enforcement and investigation. It provides an overview of forensic evidence, investigation methods, and procedures suitable for persons exploring the field as a career option or in need of training for promotion. The curriculum can be applied toward program electives in the Associate of Applied Science in Administration of Justice.

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Criminology and Criminal Justice, A.S.

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Purpose: This program is designed to prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program in criminal justice, criminology, or related fields.

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Criminology and Criminal Justice, A.S.

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Purpose: This program is designed to prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program in criminal justice, criminology, or related fields.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Development, A.A.S.

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Purpose: The curriculum is designed for individuals who seek employment involving the care and education of young children, or for those persons presently employed in these situations who wish to update and enhance their competencies. Job opportunities include program leaders, supervisors, and/or directors in child development programs.

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Early Childhood Development, C.S.C.

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Purpose: This curriculum is designed to prepare individuals to work with young children in safe and healthy environments that are supportive of children’s individual physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development. Job opportunities include employment as assistant teachers, teachers, group leaders, or family child care providers in programs for young children.

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Early Childhood Development, Certificate

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Purpose: The curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for employment in environments where the care and education of young children is the primary focus. Job opportunities include employment in child development programs and family child care homes and before and after school-age programs.

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Early Childhood Development: Infant and Toddler Care, C.S.C.

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Purpose: The curriculum is designed to prepare individuals to create developmentally appropriate learning environments for infants and toddlers. Job opportunities include employment in child development programs and family child care homes.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Services, A.A.S.

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Purpose: The curriculum is designed to develop the competencies needed to prepare the student to achieve National Registry Paramedic Certification (NRP).

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Paralegal Studies, A.A.S.

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Purpose: The curriculum is designed to provide an individual with a sufficient level of knowledge, understanding, and proficiency to perform the tasks associated with meeting a client’s needs. These tasks can be performed by a trained, non-lawyer assistant working under the direction and supervision of a lawyer. A paralegal or legal assistant will have a basic understanding of the general processes of American law, along with the knowledge and proficiency required to perform specific tasks under the supervision of a lawyer in the fields of civil and criminal law. Occupational objectives include employment in corporate law firms, government agencies, and any of the varied law-related fields. Paralegals or legal assistants are prohibited by law from offering legal services directly to members of the public.

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Construction Industry

HVAC Technician

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, A.A.S.

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Purpose: This curriculum is designed to prepare students for jobs in the air conditioning and refrigeration field. The second year provides students with skills that lead to leadership positions in the HVACR industry. Occupational objectives include industry licensing, advanced critical thinking skills, and state tradesman licenses in HVACR. Occupational objective includes preparing graduates with the knowledge and skills to become industry certified technicians, as well as meeting the educational requirements to be licensed as a HVACR Tradesman in Virginia.

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Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Certificate

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Purpose: This program is intended to prepare students for jobs in the air conditioning and refrigeration field. Upon successful completion of the program, the student is prepared for full-time employment. The occupational objectives include service, maintenance, repair, and installation of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment.

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Air Conditioning and Refrigeration: HVAC-R and Facilities Services Technology, C.S.C.

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Purpose: This program is designed to prepare the student for entry-level positions in the air conditioning, refrigeration and facilities maintenance industry. Students receive entry-level instruction in the principles, service, maintenance, repair, and installation of air conditioning, refrigeration, heating, plumbing, and electrical systems.

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Architectural Drafter

Architecture Technology, A.A.S.

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Purpose: This curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment. Students must see their Architecture Technology advisor to satisfy individual goals. The graduates may find employment in the field of architecture, construction, and urban design utilizing their construction knowledge, graphic communication, and problem solving skills.

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Architecture Technology: Site Development, C.S.C.

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Purpose: The curriculum is designed to prepare students for either employment in civil engineering or the construction industry, or to prepare for continuing education in civil engineering technology, urban and landscape planning, or construction management. Job opportunities may include CAD operation, entry-level land planning or land development technician, and civil or construction engineering technician.

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Engineering Technology: Computer Aided Drafting and Design, C.S.C.

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Purpose: This program of study is structured to enable students to improve their skills in computer application for drafting and design in their respective fields. It is important that students confer with a drafting advisor or counselor to better acquaint themselves with the selection of classes in the curriculum.

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Carpenter

Construction Management Technology, A.A.S.

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The curriculum is designed to qualify personnel in both engineering technology and management for employment in many areas of a construction firm. Job opportunities include engineering aide, construction project manager, construction supervisor, estimator, and facilities planning and supervision.

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Welder

Welding: Basic Techniques, C.S.C.

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Purpose: 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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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Automotive Technology, A.A.S.

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Purpose: This curriculum is designed to train technicians for the automotive field. Students completing this program will be ready for full-time employment as automotive technicians. Job opportunities include line technician, new car make-ready, and customer service representative.

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Automotive Technology: Automotive Diagnosis and Repair, C.S.C.

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Purpose: This program will provide an opportunity for student success by offering a Career Studies Certificate which will lead to a credential and gainful employment. It will create a seamless informed pathway for students to achieve their career goal, or, as an exit point to employment.

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Automotive Technology: Emissions Specialization, A.A.S.

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Purpose: This curriculum is designed to train technicians for the automotive field. Students completing this program will be ready for full-time employment as automotive technicians. Job opportunities include line technician, new car make-ready, and customer service representative.

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Automotive Technology: Maintenance and Light Repair, C.S.C.

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Purpose: This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as light repair technicians in new car dealerships and after-market service outlets.

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Auto Body Technician

Automotive Technology: Collision Repair Technology, C.S.C.

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Purpose: This program prepares students for entry-level positions as collision repair technicians. The curriculum provides experience in evaluation, repair, and refinishing of automotive body damage.

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Diesel Mechanic

Automotive Technology: Diesel Basic Repair, C.S.C.

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Purpose: This program is designed to introduce the fundamentals of diesel equipment repair and provide instruction in hydraulic systems, diesel engine overhaul and tune-up, hydraulic and braking systems.  The curriculum provides practical training and the option of on-the-job experience through cooperative education. Graduates will gain a basic background in diesel equipment technology principles. Graduates will be prepared for employment as an entry-level diesel technician in the following areas: diesel equipment repair, diesel truck repair, supervisor, shop foreman, heavy duty repair, purchasing agent, salesperson, power train repair, fuel injection repair, diesel engine repair, automotive diesel repair, and marine diesel repair.

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Automotive Technology: Diesel Preventative Maintenance, C.S.C.

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Purpose: This certificate is designed to enhance the skills necessary to service and repair diesel equipment. The courses included in this program will train students in the servicing and repair of diesel engines, electrical systems, transmissions, and preventative maintenance inspection (PMI).  The curriculum provides practical training and the option of on-the-job experience through cooperative education. Graduates will have a background in advanced diesel equipment technology principles and some business skills. The program prepares graduates for employment in the following areas: diesel equipment repair, diesel truck repair, supervisor, shop foreman, heavy duty repair, purchasing agent, salesperson, power train repair, fuel injection repair, diesel engine repair, automotive diesel repair, and marine diesel repair. Students should ideally complete the Diesel Repair Technology career studies certificate prior to enrolling in this program.

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Information Technology Industry

Information Security Analyst

Cybersecurity, A.A.S.

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Purpose: This curriculum is designed for those who seek employment in the field of Cybersecurity (information assurance), for those who are presently in IT or a security field and who desire to increase their knowledge and update their skills, and for those who must augment their abilities in other fields with knowledge and skills in information security. The curriculum is mapped to the NSA/DHS Knowledge Units necessary for NOVA’s designation as a Center of Academic Excellence.

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Cybersecurity, C.S.C.

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Purpose: This program is designed as an enhanced competency module to provide expertise in security to networking specialists. This curriculum will prepare networking specialists for employment as network security specialists or Internet security specialists. This program also helps prepare students for the Security+ and the CISSP certification exams.

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Information Systems Technology, A.A.S.

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Purpose: This curriculum is designed for those who seek employment in the field of information technology, for those who are presently in that field and who wish to increase their knowledge and update their skills, and for those who must augment their abilities in other fields with knowledge and skills in information technology.

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Information Systems Technology, A.A.S.

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Purpose: This curriculum is designed for those who seek employment in the field of information technology, for those who are presently in that field and who wish to increase their knowledge and update their skills, and for those who must augment their abilities in other fields with knowledge and skills in information technology.

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Database Administrators

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

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Purpose: This program is designed to prepare students for employment in data centers or companies that support data center function as a technician, operator and/or technologist. Coursework will prepare students to earn BICSI Installer 1, Installer 2 (Copper) and Installer 2 (Fiber Optic) industry credentials.

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Engineering Technology: Data Center Operations, C.S.C.

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Purpose: This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in data centers or companies that support data center function as a technician, operator and/or technologist. Coursework will prepare students to earn the DICSI Installer 2 (Fiber Optic) and OSHA 10 industry credentials.

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Information Systems Technology, A.A.S.

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Purpose: This curriculum is designed for those who seek employment in the field of information technology, for those who are presently in that field and who wish to increase their knowledge and update their skills, and for those who must augment their abilities in other fields with knowledge and skills in information technology.

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Information Systems Technology, A.A.S.

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Purpose: This curriculum is designed for those who seek employment in the field of information technology, for those who are presently in that field and who wish to increase their knowledge and update their skills, and for those who must augment their abilities in other fields with knowledge and skills in information technology.

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

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Purpose: This curriculum is designed for those who seek employment in the field of cloud computing, for those who are presently in that field and who desire to increase their knowledge and update their skills, and for those who must augment their abilities in other fields with knowledge and skills in cloud computing.

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

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Purpose: This curriculum is designed for those who seek employment in the field of cloud computing, for those who are presently in that field and who desire to increase their knowledge and update their skills, and for those who must augment their abilities in other fields with knowledge and skills in cloud computing.

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

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Purpose: This curriculum is designed for those who seek employment in the field of cloud computing, for those who are presently in that field and who desire to increase their knowledge and update their skills, and for those who must augment their abilities in other fields with knowledge and skills in cloud computing.  

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

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Purpose: This curriculum is designed for those who seek employment in the field of cloud computing, for those who are presently in that field and who desire to increase their knowledge and update their skills, and for those who must augment their abilities in other fields with knowledge and skills in cloud computing.  

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Information Systems Technology: Database Specialist, C.S.C.

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Purpose: This program is designed to provide students with skills that support the newest capabilities and advances in database technology. These new features in database technology enable databases to increase in scale and provide higher security and greater reliability. This program focuses on training database technologists who can provide these advantages to their employers and stay on the leading edge of database technology. Upon completion, graduates are prepared to study for some of the exams for the Oracle Database Administrator Certified Associate.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Information Systems Technology, A.A.S.

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Purpose: This curriculum is designed for those who seek employment in the field of information technology, for those who are presently in that field and who wish to increase their knowledge and update their skills, and for those who must augment their abilities in other fields with knowledge and skills in information technology.

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

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Purpose: This curriculum is designed for those who seek employment in the field of cloud computing, for those who are presently in that field and who desire to increase their knowledge and update their skills, and for those who must augment their abilities in other fields with knowledge and skills in cloud computing.

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

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Purpose: This curriculum is designed for those who seek employment in the field of cloud computing, for those who are presently in that field and who desire to increase their knowledge and update their skills, and for those who must augment their abilities in other fields with knowledge and skills in cloud computing.  

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Information Systems Technology: Network Administration, C.S.C.

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Purpose: This program provides the student with a broad background in networking technologies, administration, and support. The material presented in the certificate provides the basic knowledge covered in the Windows Server, Security+, Linux+ and Network+ Certification. It is recommended that students complete the A+ Certification before the Network+ Certification.

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Information Systems Technology: Network Engineering (Specialist), C.S.C.

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Purpose: This program is designed to provide the student with the training necessary to obtain several different CISCO certifications as outlined below. These certifications prepare the student to install and/or configure networks, including wide area networks (WANs) and local area networks (LANs). They prepare students to optimize WANs through internet access solutions that reduce bandwidth and lower WAN costs, and provide remote access by integrating remote dial-up access with remote LAN to LAN access, as well as supporting higher levels of performance required for new applications such as internet commerce and multimedia. This career studies certificate also prepares the student to sit for the CISCO Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) certification exam.

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IT Support Specialist

Information Systems Technology, A.A.S.

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Purpose: This curriculum is designed for those who seek employment in the field of information technology, for those who are presently in that field and who wish to increase their knowledge and update their skills, and for those who must augment their abilities in other fields with knowledge and skills in information technology.

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Information Systems Technology, A.A.S.

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Purpose: This curriculum is designed for those who seek employment in the field of information technology, for those who are presently in that field and who wish to increase their knowledge and update their skills, and for those who must augment their abilities in other fields with knowledge and skills in information technology.

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Information Systems Technology: IT Technical Support, C.S.C.

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Purpose: This program is designed for individuals seeking employment in a technical support center and for those persons employed who wish to update their skills in the help desk field. This curriculum will prepare students for employment as help desk specialists/technicians, desktop support specialists, and technical support specialists. Upon completion, graduates are prepared to study for the A+ Software, A+ Hardware, Network+, Security+ and AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exams.

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Software Developer

Information Systems Technology: Application Programming, C.S.C.

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Purpose: This program prepares the student to design and implement traditional/legacy stand-alone and client-server applications using procedural and object-oriented development techniques. Upon completion, graduates are prepared to study for one of the following industry certifications: MCP-Programming or the Sun Certified Programming for Java 2.

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Healthcare Industry

Dental Hygienist

Dental Assisting, Certificate

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Purpose: This curriculum is designed to prepare students to perform chairside assisting, minor laboratory, and basic office procedures. Students learn the theory and skills to assist in the dental operatory through course work in the areas of chairside assisting, radiology, dental materials, dental and biomedical sciences, as well as clinical practice. Graduates can perform certain additional tasks allowing them to become productive and valued members of the dental health team. Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to sit for the Dental Assisting National Board Examination (DANB). After successful completion of this examination, the credential Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) is awarded.

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Dental Hygiene, A.A.S.

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Purpose: The program is designed to prepare students to serve in a dynamic and growing health profession as members of the dental health team. After successful completion of the program, the student will be eligible to take the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination and professional licensure examinations. Upon successful completion of the licensing process, the title “Registered Dental Hygienist” (R.D.H.) is awarded.

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Medical Sonographer

Diagnostic Medical Sonography, A.A.S.

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Purpose: The curriculum is designed to prepare students to produce diagnostic images of the blood and blood flow. The vascular sonographer uses special equipment to direct high frequency sound waves into areas of the patient’s body. The vascular sonographer is a central member of the health care team and assists the radiologist in body image interpretation. Upon successful completion of degree requirements, the student will be eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography examinations leading to credentials as a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS®), Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS®) and Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT®).

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

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Purpose: The curriculum is designed to prepare students to produce diagnostic images of the blood and blood flow. The vascular sonographer uses special equipment to direct high frequency sound waves into areas of the patient’s body. The vascular sonographer is a central member of the health care team and assists the radiologist in body image interpretation. Upon successful completion of degree requirements, the student will be eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography examinations leading to credentials as a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS®), Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS®) and Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT®).

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Health Information Management, A.A.S.

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Purpose: The curriculum is designed to provide training in the management of systems to collect, store, process, retrieve, analyze, disseminate, and communicate information related to the research, planning, provision, and evaluation of healthcare services. It provides students with a unique blend of courses in information technology, business management, and clinical knowledge. Students who possess an interest in studying diseases and therapies but who prefer not to work in a direct patient care setting find this career very rewarding. An interest in using computers to manage data is also important. Health information management professionals are experts on patient data that doctors, nurses, and other providers rely on to perform their jobs. Employment opportunities exist in all types of healthcare delivery organizations (hospitals, ambulatory care centers, home health services, and long-term care facilities) plus managed care, consulting firms, claims and reimbursement companies, and research firms. Graduates of the program are eligible to take a national certifying examination. The Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Certification is recognized nationwide as proof of proficiency in health information management.

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Health Information Management: Clinical Data Coding, C.S.C.

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Purpose: The curriculum is designed for persons who seek entry-level employment as clinical data coding specialists in healthcare organizations by providing them with knowledge in anatomy and medical terminology, skill development in ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT coding classification systems, database management, and clinical data abstracting processes, prospective payment systems, and reimbursement strategies. Clinical data coding specialists are in demand across the spectrum of healthcare organizations including hospitals, physician offices, insurance companies, managed care organizations, contracting groups, and accounting firms. Graduates of the certificate program are eligible to take one of two national certifying examinations administered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) to become a Certified Coding Associate (CCA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), or Certified Coding Specialist-Physician Office setting (CCS-P).

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Health Information Technology, C.S.C.

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Purpose: This curriculum is designed to produce students competent in all aspects of workflow process analysis and redesign, as it relates to the adoption, implementation, maintenance, and optimization phases of the transition to the use of an electronic health records system.

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Laboratory Technician

Medical Laboratory Technology, A.A.S.

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Purpose: The curriculum is designed to prepare students to perform essential laboratory testing on blood and body fluids that is critical to the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. In a medical laboratory, the medical laboratory technician (MLT) is part of a team of highly skilled pathologists, technologists, and phlebotomists working together to determine the presence, extent or absence of disease, and helping to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment. This program emphasizes “hands-on” practice of laboratory methods in a state-of-the-art laboratory at the Medical Education Campus in Springfield, followed by clinical experience at various affiliating healthcare organizations.

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Medical Laboratory Technology: Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA), C.S.C.

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Purpose: The program is designed to prepare personnel who collect, process, and perform selected tests on samples for medical laboratory analysis. Medical Laboratory Assistants (MLAs) work in hospitals, medical clinics, and reference laboratories. The curriculum includes learning experiences: on-campus, online, and, in partnership, with affiliated clinical laboratories. Graduates are eligible to sit for the American Society for Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) national examination to become certified as a Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA).

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Phlebotomist

Medical Laboratory Technology: Phlebotomy, C.S.C.

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Purpose: The program is designed to prepare personnel who collect and process blood and other samples for medical laboratory analysis. Phlebotomists work in hospitals, medical clinics, commercial laboratories, and in other settings where blood is collected from patients. The curriculum includes learning experiences in both on-campus laboratories and affiliated clinical laboratories. Graduates are eligible to sit for the national examination to become certified as a phlebotomy technician.

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational Therapy Assistant, A.A.S.

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Purpose: The program is designed to provide students with the philosophical, theoretical, and clinical knowledge necessary to provide quality occupational therapy. This curriculum is designed to prepare students to assist and collaborate with occupational therapists in providing occupational therapy treatments and procedures. Students will participate in classroom and fieldwork experiences in this program. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates must take and pass a national board exam and complete the licensing process in order to begin a career as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. Graduates may, in accordance with state laws, assist in development of treatment plans; carry out routine functions, direct activity programs, and document the progress of treatments.

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Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant, A.A.S.

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Purpose: The program is designed to prepare students to utilize exercise, specialty equipment, and other treatment procedures to prevent, identify, correct, and alleviate movement dysfunction. The program design provides students with the philosophical, theoretical, and clinical knowledge necessary to deliver high-quality patient care. Ultimately, students are prepared as skilled technical healthcare providers who work under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist to provide selected components of physical therapy treatments. Upon successful completion of the program, students must take and pass a licensing examination to begin their career as a physical therapist assistant (PTA). Students are prepared for employment in a variety of healthcare settings, including acute care hospitals, outpatient clinics, extended care facilities, rehabilitation centers, contract agencies, and schools.

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Radiology Tech

Radiation Oncology, A.A.S.

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Through a collaborative arrangement with Virginia Western Community College (VWCC), NOVA students have access to the VWCC Radiation Oncology Certificate Program. NOVA offers some of the required courses, and students will take the rest of the ROC courses through VWCC. General education and clinical courses are offered through NOVA and clinical affiliations are in Northern Virginia. Didactic classes are offered through distance learning from VWCC. Students must enroll in the program through VWCC and, upon completion, students will be VWCC graduates. For more information, go to www. virginiawestern.edu/academics/health/oncology/index.php or call VWCC Health Professions Office at 540-857-7307.

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Radiography, A.A.S.

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Purpose: 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 healthcare team and assists the radiologist, a physician specialized in body image interpretation. Upon successful completion of degree requirements, the student will be eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) examination leading to certification as a Registered Technologist in Radiography: A.S., R.T.(R).

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Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Therapy, A.A.S.

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Purpose: 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. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the entry-level and advanced practitioner examinations leading to certification as a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and registration as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).

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Vet Technician

Veterinary Technology, A.A.S.

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Purpose: Our program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA). We award an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree and prepare you for the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE), an entry-level national licensing exam.

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Manufacturing Industry

Electro-Mechanical Technician

Engineering Technology: Engineering Technology Technician, C.S.C.

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Purpose: This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in technology companies and related industries that require technicians/technologists trained in engineering technology, mechatronics, automation, electronics and robotics. Coursework will prepare students to earn the BICSI Installer 2 (Fiber Optic) and OSHA 10 industry credentials.

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Engineering Technology: Engineering Technology Technician, C.S.C.

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Purpose: This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in technology companies and related industries that require technicians/technologists trained in engineering technology, mechatronics, automation, electronics and robotics. Coursework will prepare students to earn the BICSI Installer 2 (Fiber Optic) and OSHA 10 industry credentials.

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Engineering Technology: Engineering Technology Technician, C.S.C.

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Purpose: This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in technology companies and related industries that require technicians/technologists trained in engineering technology, mechatronics, automation, electronics and robotics. Coursework will prepare students to earn the BICSI Installer 2 (Fiber Optic) and OSHA 10 industry credentials.

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Engineering Technology: Engineering Technology Technician, C.S.C.

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Purpose: This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in technology companies and related industries that require technicians/technologists trained in engineering technology, mechatronics, automation, electronics and robotics. Coursework will prepare students to earn the BICSI Installer 2 (Fiber Optic) and OSHA 10 industry credentials.

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

Graphic Design, A.A.S.

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Purpose: The curriculum is designed for individuals who seek full-time employment in the graphic design field. Job opportunities include graphic designer, art director, illustrator, production artist, package designer and web content developer, among others in the graphic design marketplace.

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Graphic Design: Interactive Design Specialization, A.A.S.

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Purpose: The curriculum is designed for individuals who seek full-time employment in the communication design profession. Upon completion, an individual would be prepared to work in the field of web-based interactive design including multimedia techniques specific to the web. Job opportunities include web designer, UX designer, web content developer and motion graphic designer, among others in the graphic design marketplace.

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Hospitality Management: Culinary Arts, Certificate

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Purpose: The curriculum is designed for individuals seeking skills for employment in culinary positions and for those presently employed who wish to update their skills for the food service industry.

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Hospitality Management: Food Service Management Specialization, A.A.S.

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Purpose: The curriculum is designed to enable the student to enter executive training and management positions in hotels, resorts, private clubs, or restaurants and food service operations in institutions. The curriculum specializes in the food service management phase of the hospitality industry.

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Contact Phone Number

703-323-3000

Address

4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd
Annandale, VA 22003-3796
United States