Programs of Study


Programs of Study refers to an associate degree with its own curriculum code and all related specializations, certificates, and career studies certificates. The following is an alphabetized list of all NOVA programs with their degrees and certificates including the purpose of each program.


Accounting A.A.S.
Accounting Career Studies Certificate
Bookkeeping Certificate

Administration of Justice A.A.S.
Administration of Justice Certificate
General Forensic Investigation Career Studies Certificate
Advanced Forensic Investigation Career Studies Certificate
Security Management Career Studies Certificate
National Security Career Studies Certificate

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration A.A.S.
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Certificate
HVAC-R and Facilities Services Technology Career Studies Certificate

American Sign Language to English Interpretation A.A.S. (Degree program still active)
American Sign Language Career Studies Certificate
American Sign Language Interpreting Career Studies Certificate Discontinued FA 2012(Career Studies Certificate only)

Architecture Technology A.A.S.
Architectural Drafting Certificate

Automotive Technology A.A.S.
Emissions Specialization
Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Career Studies Certificate
Collision Repair Technology Career Studies Certificate
Diesel Mechanics Technology Career Studies Certificate

Biotechnology A.A.S.
Biotechnology Lab Technician Career Studies Certificate

Business Administration A.S.

Business Management A.A.S.
Administrative Support Technology Specialization
Finance Specialization
Healthcare Administration Specialization
International Business Specialization
Public Management Specialization
Small Business Management Certificate
Business Information Technology Career Studies Certificate
Business Management Principles Career Studies Certificate
Desktop Publishing Career Studies Certificate
Entrepreneurship Career Studies Certificate
Information Processing Career Studies Certificate
International Business Career Studies Certificate
Leadership Development Career Studies Certificate
Word Processing Career Studies Certificate

Communication Design A.A.S.
Interactive Design Specialization
Multimedia Design Certificate
Web Design Specialist Career Studies Certificate

Computer Science A.S.

Construction Management Technology A.A.S.
Construction Supervision Career Studies Certificate

Contract Management A.A.S.
Contract Management Certificate

Dental Hygiene A.A.S.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography A.A.S. (Degree program still active)
Echocardiography Specialization NOVA is not currently accepting students into this degree specialization
Vascular Sonography Specialization NOVA is not currently accepting students into this degree specialization

Drivers Education Career Studies Certificate

Early Childhood Development A.A.S.
School-Age Child Specialization
Early Childhood Development Certificate
Infant and Toddler Care Career Studies Certificate
Paraprofessional Teacher Assistant Career Studies Certificate
Early Childhood Development Career Studies Certificate

Emergency Medical Services A.A.S.
Emergency Medical Technician – Basic Career Studies Certificate
Emergency Medical Technician – Intermediate Career Studies Certificate
Paramedic Career Studies Certificate

Engineering A.S.
Electrical Engineering Specialization

Engineering Technology A.A.S.
Civil Engineering Technology Specialization
Drafting Specialization
Mechanical Engineering Technlogy Specialization
Computer Aided Drafting and Design Career Studies Certificate
Electronic Media in Design Rendering and Animation Career Studies Certificate
Land Planning, Survey and Development Career Studies Certificate

Fine Arts A.A.

Fine Arts A.A.A.
Photography Specialization

Fire Science Technology A.A.S.

Fitness Career Studies Certificate

General Education Certificate

General Studies A.S.
Recreation, Parks & Leisure Studies Specialization
Outdoor Recreation and Resource Management Career Studies Certificate
Recreation Programming and Administration Career Studies Certificate

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Career Studies Certificate

Health Information Management A.A.S.
Clinical Data Coding Career Studies Certificate
Medical Transcription Career Studies Certificate

Health Information Technology Career Studies Certificate

Health Science Career Studies Certificate

Historic Preservation Career Studies Certificate

Horticulture Technology A.A.S.
Landscape Design Specialization

Hospitality Management A.A.S.
Food Service Management Specialization
Hotel Management Specialization
Nutrition Management Specialization
Culinary Arts Certificate
Meeting, Event and Exhibition Management Certificate

Information Systems Technology A.A.S.
Application Programming Career Studies Certificate
Database Specialist Career Studies Certificate
IT Technical Support Career Studies Certificate
Network Administration Career Studies Certificate
Network Engineering (Specialist) Career Studies Certificate
Cyber Security Career Studies Certificate
Web Design and Development Career Studies Certificate

Information Technology A.S.

Interior Design A.A.S.

Liberal Arts A.A.
Art History Specialization
International Studies Specialization
Liberal Arts Psychology Specialization
Speech Communication Specialization
African-American Studies Career Studies Certificate
Chinese Studies Career Studies Certificate
Japanese Studies Career Studies Certificate
Latin American Studies Career Studies Certificate
Theatre Career Studies Certificate

Marketing A.A.S.
eCommerce Specialization
International Marketing Specialization
Public Relations Specialization
eCommerce Career Studies Certificate
Marketing Career Studies Certificate
Promotion & Public Relations Career Studies Certificate
Retail Management Career Studies Certificate

Massage Therapy Career Studies Certificate

Medical Laboratory Technology A.A.S.

Music A.A.

Music A.A.A.
Jazz/Popular Music Specialization
Music Recording Technology

Nursing A.A.S.

Occupational Therapy Assistant A.A.S.

Paralegal Studies A.A.S.

Phlebotomy Career Studies Certificate

Photography and Media

Physical Therapist Assistant A.A.S.

Professional Writing for Business, Government, and Industry Certificate

Radiation Oncology Certificate

Radiography A.A.S.

Real Estate Brokerage Certificate Discontinued SP 2013
Real Estate Brokerage Career Studies Certificate Discontinued SP 2013
Real Estate Residential Appraisal Career Studies Certificate Discontinued SP 2013

Respiratory Therapy A.A.S.

Science A.S.
Mathematics Specialization

Social Sciences A.S.
Deaf Studies Specialization
Political Science Specialization
Social Sciences Psychology Specialization
Teacher Education Specialization

Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Counselor Certificate

Travel and Tourism Certificate Discontinued Program FA 2012
Tour Guiding Career Studies Certificate Discontinued Program FA 2012

Veterinary Technology A.A.S.

Welding- Basic Techniques Career Studies Certificate