Category Archives: Certificate Programs

Northern Virginia Community College’s Workforce Development hosts many industry certification programs and certificate programs specific to Virginia’s regional economic market demands.

New Program! Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy Flyer

Therapeutic Massage is a 500-hour course that will instruct students in the field of massage therapy. Topics include but are
not limited to the history of massage, client-therapist relationship,
draping techniques and procedures, business development, ethics,
Western massage modalities, aromatherapy, the indications, and
contra-indications for massage. Students will also have on-the-job
experiential learning in our newly built state-of-the-art Spa Skills
Lab, where you will learn how to work in a fast-paced environment
and provide effective treatment for each individual client. Massage
Lab clients will consist of NOVA faculty, staff, and students, as well
as members of local communities.

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Nurse Aide Preparation (CNA) for Non-Native English Speakers

Nurse Aide Preparation for Non-Native English Speakers
Do you speak a language other than English and want to be a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)?

Nurse Aides play a vital role in the healthcare team and are in critical shortage in our community.

NOVA Workforce’s new courses, ESL Support for Nurse Aide Students and Nurse Aide Preparation (CNA), combine nurse aide training with English language support. You will learn important medical terminology, grammar, and pronunciation. Students are guaranteed at least one interview with a regional employer.

This course is eligible for both FastForward and All Within My Hands grants. These grants could reduce the tuition to $0.

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EPA Section 608 Technician Certification

EPA Technician

HVAC technology is becoming an increasingly popular profession with many in-demand jobs waiting to be filled.

The new NOVA Workforce EPA Section 608 Technician Certification provides essential knowledge for developing skills fundamental to working with residential and commercial systems. You will learn the basics of air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating systems, including tools, fasteners, tubing, copper, soldering/brazing, thermodynamic principles, the relationship of temperature and pressure, system components, refrigerants, service procedures (recovery/recycling, evacuation, leak detection, charging), metering devices, basic troubleshooting, controls, and compressors. After completing the course, students will have the opportunity to test and obtain the EPA Section 608 Technician Certification.

In-person sessions
NOVA Woodbridge Regional Center (WRC)
Saturdays: 3/27/2021, 4/17/2021, 5/8/2021
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Online sessions
Online in real-time via Zoom
Saturdays: 4/3/2021, 4/10/2021, 4/24/2021, 5/1/202
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

To register for this class, please click HERE

FastForward Eligible Program: To qualify for financial assistance for
FastForward programs, you must meet the Virginia domicile requirements. If you qualify, you will pay one-third of the cost of the program. Learn more.

For more information, please contact NOVA Workforce at novaworkforceanswers@nvcc.edu & (703) 503-6300

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