Wednesday, December 22, 2010

New Classified Employees Handbook 2011-2012

The new Classified Handbook 2011-2012 edition is on the NOVA website. You can download it or view the online zmags version.

Human Resources has revised and updated the overall content and look of the Classified Employee Handbook. A detailed Table of Contents guides you quickly to the appropriate section and page(s); the handbook also includes an Index and Appendix D Contact Websites gives you links to a wide range of relevant outside agencies and resources. They also incorporated Web links throughout the handbook for easy access to information.

Human Resources will update the handbook on a yearly basis and if warranted, after the July 1 Commonwealth of Virginia legislative changes go into effect.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Newsworthy Notes About Our Website

The hard work of the WSDM team seems to be paying off...

NOVA Website High on Search List
Northern Virginia Community College is ranked #5 on Google Zeitgeist 2010 for the most searched website in the D.C. region! The rankings are based on the aggregation of billions of search queries people typed into Google in 2010.

NOVA Website Receives a Good Grade
The Virginia State Department of Rehabilitative Services (DRS) ran a website accessibility compliance scan recently on the NOVA website and gave us a score of 98%. Ours was the highest score of any of the public two and four-year institutions of higher education in the state of Virginia!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Call Center Update

We made an improvement to the Call Center Contact Us page. We added a new boxed area containing graphic icons and details on the five easy way you can reach the Call Center directly -- by Phone, Live Chat, Email, Request Form or Snail Mail.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

New Vet Tech Website

Visit our new Veterinary Technology aka Vet Tech website. On this site you'll find everything you need to know about preparing for and pursuing a career as a veterinary technician or related position. NOVA offers two great options to meet your specific needs ... an On-Campus Full-Time Program and an Online Part-Time Program.

On the main page you'll find three buttons leading you to direct information on the two programs and a quiz. There is also a photo gallery demonstrating the amazing and compassionate work being done by students currently enrolled in the program. To the right are additional links to News & Events specific to the program, Contact information, Courses, FAQ, Financial Aid/Tuition and more!