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College Credit

College Credit at the Career Center

Arlington Public School juniors and seniors who take "dual-enrollment (DE)" classes at the Career Center can earn college credit at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA).  The following programs and courses qualify:

Academic Courses

CAREER CENTER PROGRAM CAREER CENTER CLASS NOVA DUAL-ENROLLED CLASS CREDITS
English English 12

College Composition I (ENG111)
College Composition II (ENG112)

3 credits
3 credits

Math Advanced Math

Math for the Liberal Arts I (MTH151)
Math for the Liberal Arts II (MTH152)

3 credits
3 credits


Technical Courses

CAREER CENTER PROGRAM CAREER CENTER CLASS NOVA DUAL-ENROLLED CLASS CREDITS
Automotive Technology Automotive Technology I (28509)

Introduction to Auto Mechanics I (AUT130)

3 credits

  Automotive Technology II (28507) Automotive Brakes (AUT265) 4 credits
  Automotive Technology III (28508) Auto Alignment, Steering & Suspension (AUT266) 4 credits
Computer-Assisted Drawing (CAD) Architectural Drawing (28435) Engineering Graphics (EGR115)
Architectural Blueprint Reading (CAD165)
3 credits
3 credits
  Engineering Drawing (28436) Engineering Graphics (EGR115)
Architectural Blueprint Reading (CAD165)
2 credits
3 credits
Digital Media Television/Multimedia II (28690) Video I (PHT130)
Video II (PHT131)
3 credits
3 credits
Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Education II (28236)

Intro to Early Childhood Education (CHD120)
Early Childhood Observation (CHD165)

3 credits
3 credits

Emergency Medical Technician Emergency Medical Technician (28334) EMT/Basic (EMS111)
EMT/Basic Clinical (EMS120)
7 credits
1 credit
Information Technology IT Advanced Topics (26645)

Web Page Design I (ITD110)
Web Page Design II (ITD210)
Structured Query Language (ITD132)
Data Science (ITD295)
Software Design (ITP100)
Client-Side Scripting: JavaScript (ITP140)
Python Programming (ITP195)
Multimedia Software (ITE170)

3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
4 credits
4 credits
3 credits

*All Career Center elective classes merit 2 high school Practical Arts credits (or 1 Practical Arts and 1 Science credit in the case of EMT), in addition to the college credits shown.


For dual-enrolled credits, students first take the NOVA placement exam, which is given on-site and free-of-charge at the Career Center. When they pass at the level required for college work, they are able to register for dual-enrolled classes, which will begin their college transcripts.

For more information about the "dual-enrollment" or "college-validated credit" programs, please contact:

  • Nancy Opsut, Principal -- 702-228-5730; mailto: nancy.opsut@apsva.us

  • Deirdre Magro, NOVA Counselor -- 703-228-5794; mailto: dmagro@nvcc.edu

Last Modified on January 9, 2014