Your Future Matters


A hashtag in today’s world can be a powerful thing. It can bring a nation to its knees or lift a forgotten cause to the forefront of our minds. To us you are more than a hashtag. You are a complex individual with hopes and dreams. You want a good job and a comfortable life. You also care about other people and see yourself as not only a caretaker for your family, but to others in need.

Your future matters to us. At NOVA we have made it our mission to act as the vehicle for your success. NOVA has been there for you and your family for fifty years. Whether it be at the Medical Education Campus pursuing one of our Allied Health or Nursing degrees, or studying electrical engineering at Annandale NOVA has given you the tools to succeed

NOVA has not stood still. As the economy has evolved so have our programs and campuses. At the MEC we have added Occupational Therapy Assistant and Diagnostic Medical Sonography programs to our offerings.

Our MEC graduates are armed with degrees with starting salaries in the $50,000* range. On average an associate at NOVA cost around $15,000** with books and tuition. This means that the bulk of your cost is covered by the average financial aid package and scholarships. When compared to similar four year bachelor’s programs, it is easy to recognize that a degree from NOVA has a much higher rate of return. Especially considering the large loans that are often required to complete a bachelor’s degree that may have the same earning potential as an Allied Health or Nursing Degree.


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We simply ask that you take a moment and review the information session for any of the programs you may be interested in. Send us an email at, or visit our office to discuss your options and the necessary steps to apply.


We will be hosting an Open House at the MEC Campus on October 17. Join us to explore the programs that the MEC campus has to offer. Register by October 2nd and get entered to win an iPad Mini. 
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#YourFutureMatters to us.


*BLS: May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

** This is assuming a 72 credit hour associate charged at the prevailing instate rate $171.25 per credit hour and accounting for the average cost of text books and other materials. Some programs will be less than $15,000 while others may coast more.

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MEC Open House

Have you ever wondered what the MEC is like, and what to expect in your courses here? Come and find out. Northern Virginia Community College’s Medical Education Campus will be hosting an Open House, featuring interactive demonstrations by every department and campus tours. Those that register by October 2nd are eligible to win an iPad Mini! Register Now at:



Employee Spotlight

Life Matters have attended our past job fair. They have made many connections with NOVA Students.  We will be chatting with them online today. Stay tuned for the video chat! Please visit their website for more information:

Founded in 2004, Lifematters has grown into the largest employee-based home care agency in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C.  We employ more than 1,000 people that provide care for more than 600 clients each month. As a still growing company we are always looking for dedicated, compassionate, trustworthy and experienced CNA’s, LPN’s and RN’s to join our organization.

We offer benefits and flexible schedules (day, night, weekend, and live-in shifts).  Staff always have the ability to choose whether or not to accept a case and we strive to always match a staff member whose skills and experiences are best suited to provide each client with the highest quality care possible.  Our staff includes a variety of working professionals who work full-time, part-time, or PRN schedules.  All of our clients receive one on one care, allowing maximum client interaction and providing a comfortable environment in which to work.

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Resume Workshop

Graduation will sneak up before you know it. Do you need help creating or updating your resume? We will be holding a workshop on September 15th from 2:30-3:30 at the Medical Education campus in room 256. You will learn basic resume writing for the healthcare professions. Be prepared early. Once you have been to a workshop, you may make an appointment with us to review your resume. Please email  with any questions. Register for the event with Eventbrite.

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Free Shuttle Service To and From the Franconia Springfield Metro

Getting to and from campus can be a chore. Especially when you have test to prep for. Grab a shuttle to campus from the Franconia Springfield Metro. Study and relax on the short ride from the metro. Need to grab lunch at the Mall? No worries the shuttle runs all day and has mid day stops at the Mall Food Court.


For a full list of Shuttle Schedules Visit


Route E: Medical Education / Franconia-Springfield Metro / Springfield Mall

NOVA Shuttle Schedule for Route E

Franconia Springfield Metro Springfield Town Center
Food Court
Medical Education Campus
Morning Service
7:30 7:40
7:50 8:00
8:10 8:20
8:30 8:40
8:50 9:00
9:10 9:20
9:30 9:40
9:50 End
11:10 11:20
11:30 11:40 11:50
Afternoon Service
12:00 12:10 12:20
12:30 12:40 12:50
1:00 1:10 1:20
1:30 1:40 1:50
2:00 2:10
2:20 2:30
2:40 2:50
3:00 3:10
3:20 3:30
3:40 3:50
4:00 4:10
4:20 4:30
4:40 4:50
5:00 5:10
5:20 5:30
5:40 5:50