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Northern Virginia Community College, comprising six locations in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., is the nation's second largest multi-campus community college and the largest educational institution in the state of Virginia. In Canada and the United States, a community college, sometimes called a junior college, is an educational institution providing post-secondary education and lower-level tertiary education, granting certificates, diplomas, and associates degrees. ...


Since its establishment at the Annandale Campus in 1965, NVCC has added five additional locations: Alexandria Campus; Manassas Campus; Woodbridge Campus; Loudoun Campus (in Sterling); and the Medical Education Campus (in Springfield). In 2003-2004, the college enrolled 63,000 students in credit courses and some 250,000 more in non-credit offerings. The student body is economically and ethnically diverse, and a quarter of enrollees are international students. The school offers a wide variety of courses, and encourages students to enroll in four-year colleges after completing their NVCC education. To do so, it fosters a system of preferred transfers into public colleges and universities located in the Commonwealth. The name Annandale refers firstly to Annandale, Scotland in the valley of the River Annan. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Antiquity and modernity stand cheek-by-jowl in Egypts chief Mediterranean seaport Located on the Mediterranean Sea coast, Alexandria (in Arabic, الإسكندرية — al-Iskandariyah) is the chief seaport in Egypt, and that countrys second largest city, and the capital of the Al Iskandariyah governate. ... Manassas is an independent city located in the state of Virginia. ... Woodbridge is the name of four places in the United States of America: Woodbridge, California Woodbridge, Connecticut Woodbridge, New Jersey Woodbridge, Virginia It is also a placename in the United Kingdom: Woodbridge, Suffolk It is also a placename in Canada: Woodbridge, Ontario None of the above should be confused with... Loudoun is an area of East Ayrshire, Scotland, near Kilmarnock. ...


Locally, the college is referred to as "NOVA."


NVCC is part of the Virginia Community College System. The college's president is Dr. Robert G. Templin, Jr. Its fundraising arm, established in 1979, is the NVCC Educational Foundation. The NVCCEF has a Board of Directors, chaired by Patrick J. Dexter, and its Executive Director is John Ruffino. Largely through the foundation's efforts, NVCC has been able to fund an increasing number of scholarships, and in 2001 completed the Rachel M. Schlesinger Center Concert Hall and Arts Center on the Alexandria Campus.


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Northern Virginia Community College - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (295 words)
Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC), comprising several locations in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., is the second largest multi-campus community college in the United States and the largest educational institution in the state of Virginia.
Since its establishment at the Annandale Campus in 1965, NVCC has added additional locations: Alexandria Campus; Manassas Campus; Woodbridge Campus; Loudoun Campus (in Sterling); a Medical Education Campus (in Springfield); an extension of the Alexandria Campus in Arlington, called the Arlington Center; and an extension of the Loudoun Campus in Reston, called the Reston Center.
Its fundraising arm, established in 1979, is the NVCC Educational Foundation.
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In August of 1989, Dr. Wheelan assumed the position as the provost of the Portsmouth campus of Tidewater Community College in Portsmouth, Virginia.
Northern Virginia Community College provides training in diagnosis and repair of vehicles that fail the emissions inspection, and conducts testing of applicants to be certified as emissions repair technicians.
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