Rising seniors and those who are graduating can take college classes for free this summer.
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is offering online courses for about 70,000 students through JumpStart, according to a release from NOVA.
The opportunity is available for individuals who attend public schools — and certain private schools — in the following cities and counties: Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church City, Fairfax City, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Manassas, Manassas Park and Prince William County.
“At a time when many members of our community are struggling with the COVID-19 fallout, NOVA has an obligation to ensure our future workforce is prepared for success,” NOVA President Anne Kress said in a release. “The current downturn in our economy does not solve our region’s critical skills gap in information technology, healthcare and skilled trades. When our economy bounces back, our students must be ready.”
Participants may take up to two classes that are being offered between 1 to July 15.
Here are the college classes they can choose from:
- ITN 257 — Cloud Computing: Infrastructure and Services
- MTH 154 — Quantitative Reasoning
- ART 101 — History and Appreciation of Art
- CST 110 — Introduction to Communication
- ENG 111 — College Composition I
- HIS 112 — World Civilization II
Applicants must apply to NOVA, fill out the JumpStart application, and — for those under 18 years old — get permission from their parent or guardian.
JumpStart applications, which become available on May 1, are due by May 15.
Additional details can be found on NOVA’s website. Email JumpStart@nvcc.edu to learn more.