College Classes

Students may begin taking college courses second semester of their freshman year, upon meeting eligibility requirements. NOVA Academy covers the cost of tuition, books, and fees so that our students may enroll in these courses free of charge. We also provide transportation! This saves students both time and money as they begin creating pathways to college and career success—while still in high school.

NOVA Academy’s College Opportunity Program offers two avenues for participation in dual enrollment programming: 1) University-Transfer Pathways and 2) Career Education Pathways.

CollegeMinimum GPALocation of Class
Santa Ana College2.0 (For students enrolling only in approved Career Education courses.)All classes at SAC, except CNSL 116 (held at NOVA Academy)
Santa Ana College2.7 (For students enrolling in any college courses other than the approved Career Education classes.)All classes at SAC, except CNSL 116 (held at NOVA Academy)
Concordia University3.3NOVA Academy
UC Irvine3.3NOVA Academy

Here are some of the FREE college classes taken recently by students at NOVA Academy:

FALL 2022

Advanced Medical Terminology; Advanced Voice; American Sign Language I; American Sign Language II; Argumentation and Debate; Beginning and Intermediate Algebra; Beginning Photography; Beginning Sewing; Beginning Voice; Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens; Career/Life Planning & Personal Exploration; Child Growth and Development; Classic Piano I; College Learning Skills; College Level Algebra; College Study Skills; Contemporary Art History; Elementary French I; Elementary Italian I; Elementary Spanish I; Elementary Spanish I Honors; Fashion Illustration Technique; Film Music Appreciation; Financial Accounting; Food Safety and Sanitation; Fundamentals of Biology; Fundamentals of Business; History of Film to 1945; Intermediate Voice; Introduction to Baking and Pastry; Introduction to Art Concepts; Introduction to Biotechnology; Introduction to Chicana/Chicano Studies; Introduction to Criminal Justice; Introduction to Culinary Arts; Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; Introduction to Digital Media; Introduction to Engineering; Introduction to Programming; Introduction to Psychology; Introduction to the Solar System; Introduction to Women’s Studies; Introductions to Corrections; Jazz Ensemble; Jazz in America; Kinesiology-Related Occupation; Launch Your Freelance Business; Law and Society; Marketing to Attract Customers; Mass Media and Society; Mexican and Chicano Art History; Mexican-American History; Music Appreciation; Nutrition; Nutrition and Fitness; Opportunities in Freelancing; People Skills for the Freelancer; Principles of Marketing; Principles of Small Business; Reasoning and Problem Solving; Solidworks Advanced Solid Mode; Sports Nutrition; Stress Management; String Methods; Survey of Western Art History; The Child as a Victim; The Computer and Society; The United States Since 1865; Theatre History; Watercolor Painting; World Civilizations Since the 16th Century; World Civilizations to the 16th Century

SUMMER 2022

American Sign Language I; Beginning Medical Terminology; Beginning Sewing; Elementary Spanish I; Elementary Spanish II; History of Photography; Introduction to Criminal Justice; Introduction to Psychology; Introduction to the Solar System; Law and Society; Math for Liberal Arts Students; Personal Fitness Training; Sports and Society; Statistic and Probability; World Civilizations to the 16th Century

SPRING 2022

American Sign Language I; American Sign Language II, Automotive Electrical Operation; Beginning Voice; Calculus I; Career/Life Planning and Personal Exploration; Child Growth and Development; Class Piano I; College Algebra; College Study Skills; Computer Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy Development; Elementary Japanese I;  Elementary Spanish I; Ethics; Freshman Composition; Fundamentals of Biology; Fundamentals of Biology Laboratory; Fundamentals of Business; History of Animation; History of Film to 1945; Human Anatomy and Physiology; Humanities through the Arts; Introduction to Anthropology; Introduction to Art Concepts; Introduction to Culinary Arts and Hospitality; Introduction to Deaf Studies; Introduction to Digital Media Arts; Introduction to Ethnic Studies; Introduction to Interpersonal Communication; Introduction to Keyboarding; Introduction to Legal Studies; Introduction to Lifespan Psychology; Introduction to Philosophy; Introduction to Psychology; Introduction to Sport Medicine; Introduction to the Solar System; Introduction to Theatre; Introduction to Women’s Studies; Introductory Sociology; Legal Environment of Business; Legal Terminology; Mexican American History in the United States; Microsoft Office; Microsoft Outlook; Music Appreciation; Music Theory and Musicianship II; Natural Sciences; Principles of Marketing; Principles of Retailing; Public Speaking; Stress Management; The Business of Music; Watercolor Painting; Women in United States History; World Civilizations to the 16th Century; World Regional Geography

SPRING INTERSESSION 2022

Freshman Composition; Introduction to Art Concepts; Introduction to Lifespan Psychology; Introduction to Psychology; Physical Geography; Principles/Macro, Public Speaking

FALL 2021

American Sign Language; Beginning Sewing; Beginning Voice; Beginning Walking/Jogging for Fitness; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid; Career/Life Planning & Personal Exploration; Child Growth and Development; Class Piano I; College Algebra; Concepts of Criminal Law; Financial Accounting; Freshman Composition; Fundamentals of Biology; Fundamentals of Biology Laboratory; History of Animation; Honors Introduction to Philosophy; Honors Introduction to Psychology; Introduction to Anthropology; Introduction to Art Concepts; Introduction to Earth Science; Introduction to Physical Anthropology; Introduction to Programming; Introduction to Stars and Galaxies; Introduction to Women’s Studies; Introductory Sociology; Living and Teaching in a Diverse Society; Managerial Accounting; Mexican American History in the United States; Native Americans in the U.S.; Personal Finance; Physical Geography; Principles of Marketing; Principles of Small Business Management; Solidworks Intermediate Solid Modeling; Survey of Western Art History I: Prehistory Through the Middle Ages; Public Speaking; The Computer and Society; The United States Since 1865; World Civilizations Since the 16th Century