Company:Northern Virginia Community College
Current Opportunities (29)
Location(s):4001 Wakefield Chapel Road
Industry:Education / Training
Size:500 or more
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is an open access, comprehensive community college offering two-year associate degrees, one-year certificates, and career studies certificates as well as continuing education and community services programs. NOVA, as one of the 23 colleges comprising the Virginia Community College System, is governed by the Virginia State Board for Community Colleges. NOVA offers a wide range of programs meeting standards for transfer to baccalaureate degree programs in 4 year colleges and universities. We also offer developmental courses to assist students in developing skills to insure their success at the college, and community service/continuing education courses which serve to meet personal development needs and the needs for business/industry training and retraining. During the academic year, we serve over 65,000 students in credit courses, and over 250,000 students in non-credit courses and public service activities. NOVA offers more than 160 associate degree and certificate programs to over 65,000 students from 180 countries. Our international student population and students who already have college degrees, including doctorates, make our student body unique.
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) was established in 1964 as Northern Virginia Technical College to serve the eighth planning district. A statewide technical college system was established with 23 regions under legislation enacted by the Virginia General Assembly.
The College opened for classes in the fall of 1965 in a single building in Bailey's Crossroads. Enrollment was 761 students who were served by a faculty and staff of 46. Robert W. McKee was the first president.
The College was renamed Northern Virginia Community College in 1966 when the General Assembly changed the name of the technical college system to the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). College transfer curricula were added to the existing occupational/technical curricula for a more comprehensive program.
In 1966, the College bought 78 acres in Annandale, which became the first of five permanent campus sites. The first building was constructed there and opened in 1967. That same year 100-acre sites were purchased for campuses in Sterling, Manassas, and Woodbridge. In 1969, a campus site was purchased for Alexandria.
Classes were first offered in Loudoun, Manassas, and Woodbridge in the fall of 1972. Classes moved from Bailey’s Crossroads to the Alexandria Campus in 1973. The Extended Learning Institute (ELI) began offering home study courses in January 1975 and has developed into a leader in distance education, serving more than 100,000 students since its inception.
Dr. Richard J. Ernst became the second president of the College in September 1968 and served for thirty years. Dr. Belle S. Wheelan became the third president of the College in July 1998. During her tenure, Northern Virginia Community College purchased a site that would become the Medical Campus in 2000 and opened educational centers in Arlington and Reston, Virginia.
The College has grown rapidly in enrollment and programs. By 1970, enrollment was more than 10,000 students. By 1973, NOVA became the largest institution of higher education in Virginia with 17,260 students. During 2007, the College served 65,000 students in credit courses and over 250,000 students in non-credit courses and public service activities.
The college board performs such duties with respect to the operation of a community college as may be delegated to it by the State Board. In general, a college board is responsible for assuring that the community college is responsive to the needs existing within its service region within the statewide policies, procedures, and regulations of the State Board for Community Colleges.
Dr. Emma Violand-Sanchez
Dr. Jerome Barrett
City of Falls Church
City of Alexandria
Major General (Ret) Robert C. Gaskill, Sr.
Prince William County
David Miller, J.D.
Dr. Diane Tuininga
City of Fairfax
H. Patrick Walters
Dr. James White
City of Manassas
View the board's responsiblities by clicking here. View the board's schedule for 2007 by clicking here.
The role of the Department of Human Resources is to support the overall mission of the College. We are dedicated to helping create the optimal work environment, by attracting a highly qualified and diverse workforce.
Brault Building - Room 203
4001 Wakefield Chapel Road
Annandale, VA 22003 - 3723
The Human Resources department serves all six campuses of Northern Virginia Community College. The office is divided into four service area teams to better serve our employees:
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action
To Alexandria Campus - The campus is located near the intersections of Route 7 (Leesburg Pike), Beauregard Street, and Seminary Road. From the Capitol Beltway (I-495), take I-395 North to Exit 4, Seminary Road West. Go west on Seminary Road for three traffic lights (closely spaced). Turn right on Beauregard Street. Take the first left on Fillmore Avenue, then turn right into the college.
To Annandale Campus - From the Capital Beltway, I-495, take Exit 6 (Route 236, Little River Turnpike) West toward Fairfax. Continue approximately one mile to the campus on the left.
To Loudoun Campus - From the Capital Beltway, I-495, take Exit 10 (Route 7, Leesburg Pike) West. The Loudoun Campus is located on the right at the intersection of Route 7 and State Route 637 in Loudoun County.
To Manassas Campus - From the Capital Beltway, I-495, take Exit 9 (I66) West. Take Exit 47B, 234 North. Merge into traffic going north on Rt. 234 (Sudley Road). Go through the traffic light on Battleview Parkway. Turn right at the NVCC marquee.
To Medical Education Campus - From the Capital Beltway, I-495, take I-395 towards Richmond. Merge onto I-95. Take the VA-644 E/I S exit towards Franconia Road/ Franconia. Keep right onto Loisdale Road. Turn left onto Springfield Center Drive. The MEC will be on your left in approximately 1/4 mile.
To Woodbridge Campus - From the Capital Beltway (I-495), take exit 4, I-95 South. Take Exit 156 (Rippon Landing to the east). At the first traffic light turn right. Follow the road for about one half mile to the Woodbridge Campus entrance.