Virginia Peninsula Community College

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Construction Industry

HVAC Technician

AC and Refrigeration Certificate

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Thomas Nelson’s certificate program offers courses in heating systems, planning and estimating, mechanical codes and more. This program also satisfies the classroom requirement for Journeyman licensing.

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AC and Refrigeration Studies Certificate

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Thomas Nelson offers courses in circuits and controls, heating systems, mechanical codes, AC and DC circuits and more. This is also the perfect way to start your journey toward an associate degree in a related field.

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HVAC Technician Certificate

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Jump into a cool career. This 160-hour course is designed to give students the knowledge and skills needed to work in the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) industry.

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Architectural Drafter

Computer Aided Drafting Certificate

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In addition to core courses in English and math, students in the program benefit from courses in engineering drawing, advanced technical drawing, parametric solid modeling and much more. Thomas Nelson offers real-word experience with state-of-the-art equipment and instructors who have a passion for the industry.

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Computer Aided Drafting Studies Certificate

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With all classes offered online, this career studies certificate will help you become familiar with AutoCAD and Inventor software and includes advanced technical drafting, parametric solid modeling, engineering drawing fundamentals and more.

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Computer Aided Drafting, A.A.S

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Kick start your Computer-Aided Drafting career. Your hands-on experience with computer-aided drafting and design technology can start with Thomas Nelson’s exciting associate degree curriculum that includes lessons in drafting, modeling and prototyping.

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Civil Engineering Technician

Technical Studies: Engineering Technology, A.A.S

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Created with help from business and industry representatives, the curriculum will equip you with the necessary skills to become a successful engineering technician.

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Electrician

Trades Electrician Certificate

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The Trades Electrician program is based on the National Center for Construction Education & Research, NCCER, certifications for Levels 1 and 2. Designed to train basic electrical skills that are used in the home building and maintenance industries, the program is a combination of classroom and hands-on instruction, with an emphasis on hands-on practice while installing and hooking up electrical circuits using 110 and 220 voltages.

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Welder

Welding Technology Advanced Certificate

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Open doors to greater possibilities in a welding career. Industries such as shipbuilding, construction, automotive, manufacturing and aviation depend heavily on highly-trained welders.

Working in various building and construction industries, welders primarily join metal parts together. Their work impacts daily life affecting bridges, pipelines, power-plants, refineries and much more. Welders also maintain the machinery and equipment with which they work.

Thomas Nelson brings an Advanced Welding Career Studies Certificate to meet the short-term training needs of many adults in our service region. Providing additional knowledge and skills, this advanced CSC will teach you how to weld proficiently enough to earn AWS certifications.

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Welding Training

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Become a precision welder at one of the top training facilities in the Mid-Atlantic region. Competitively priced, Thomas Nelson’s welding program offers small, interactive classes, allowing welding instructors to provide individual attention to trainees.

Qualify for a high paying welding career in a few weeks (average starting wages $13-$14 per hour with rapid increases to over $20)
Receive concentrated hands-on welding training in an accelerated learning environment from the region’s best welding instructors
Qualify for employment with manufacturing and welding companies throughout the region
Job placement support is provided
A Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) is on staff for those seeking certification in welding
Instructors normally work with up to 8 students.

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Public Service Industry

Criminal Investigator

Administration of Justice, A.A.S

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The associate degree program will prepare you to pursue various careers in the law enforcement field with courses in juvenile justice, criminal law, legal evidence, law enforcement and more.

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Administration of Justice, A.A.S

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The associate degree program will prepare you to pursue various careers in the law enforcement field with courses in juvenile justice, criminal law, legal evidence, law enforcement and more.

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Correctional Officer

Administration of Justice, A.A.S

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The associate degree program will prepare you to pursue various careers in the law enforcement field with courses in juvenile justice, criminal law, legal evidence, law enforcement and more.

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Administration of Justice, A.A.S

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The associate degree program will prepare you to pursue various careers in the law enforcement field with courses in juvenile justice, criminal law, legal evidence, law enforcement and more.

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Police Officer

Administration of Justice, A.A.S

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The associate degree program will prepare you to pursue various careers in the law enforcement field with courses in juvenile justice, criminal law, legal evidence, law enforcement and more.

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Preschool Teacher

Childhood Development Certificate

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Equip yourself to provide stellar care for children with a Child Development Career Studies Certificate.

This program is designed for those striving for entry-level positions in the field and those hoping to upgrade their skills. The curriculum includes courses about behavior, health and nutrition, language arts and teaching music and movement for children.

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Early Childhood Development, A.A.S

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Thomas Nelson offers an associate degree in this field as well as an Early Childhood Development Assistant certificate and Child Development career studies certificate. Many of these courses can be used to upgrade job skills and renew teaching licenses. Students benefit from a research-based curriculum and internships at Virginia Star-rated childcare facilities and area military child development centers. Graduates are prepared to provide the highest level of quality care and instruction that meets Virginia Star standards as well as the standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and Smart Beginnings.

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Managing Early Childhood Programs Certificate

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Thomas Nelson’s Managing Early Childhood Programs is designed for aspiring and current directors of early childhood programs.

The seven-course curriculum includes small business management, introduction to early childhood education, guiding the behavior of children and more.

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Teacher Assistant

Early Childhood Development Assistant Certificate

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end a helping hand in childcare and preschool classrooms with an Early Childhood Development Assistant certificate. The curriculum includes courses in behavior; health, safety, and nutrition; art, music and movement for children; and more.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Services Intermediate Certificate

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This career studies certificate prepares currently certified Virginia EMT-Intermediate providers with the knowledge and skills to become competent, entry-level paramedics.

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Emergency Medical Services, A.A.S

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The Thomas Nelson Community College Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

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Firefighter

Fire Science Technology, A.A.S

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The associate degree curriculum focuses on fire suppression, fire science management, prevention, arson investigation and the mitigation of hazardous material accidents.

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Social Services Assistant

Human Services, A.A.S

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Tailored to fit the Virginia Peninsula’s needs, this two-year program is designed for those who desire to help others with prevention and remediation services in a variety of settings, including community, residential care and institutional settings. This program includes courses in basic counseling, problem solving, substance abuse, psychology, sociology and more. The curriculum also offers an internship that provides hands-on training. In addition to the associate degree, Thomas Nelson offers Benefits Program Specialist, Substance Abuse Counselor Assistant and Youth Development career studies certificates.

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Substance Abuse Counselor Certificate

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Help fulfill the industry demand by enrolling in Thomas Nelson's Substance Abuse Counselor Assistant career studies certificate program. Tailored to fit the Virginia Peninsula’s needs, the curriculum will introduce you to group dynamics, case management, counseling and more. You'll also gain hands-on experience during a coordinated internship.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Legal Assistant Certificate

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The curriculum includes courses in business law, real estate law, family law, legal research and trial preparation. If you have your sights set on earning an associate degree and becoming a paralegal, the Legal Assistant program is a great place to start. These courses will lay the foundation you need to complete Thomas Nelson’s Paralegal Studies program.

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Paralegal Studies, A.A.S

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Thomas Nelson can prepare you to excel in the field with courses in criminal law, business, constitutional law, family law, legal research and more. You’ll even get hands-on experience during an internship.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Automotive Technology Certificate

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The curriculum includes courses in fuel and ignition systems, automotive suspension and braking systems, steering, alignment, climate control and more. Thomas Nelson’s garage on the Hampton campus offers these lessons in an exciting and hands-on environment.

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Automotive Technology, A.A.S

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Thomas Nelson’s Automotive Technology program offers an associate degree curriculum that introduces the basics of vehicle repair and covers new trends in automotive technology, including advances in hybrid technology and alternative fuel systems.

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Truck Driver

Commercial Driver License

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Receive training from the industry leader in tractor-trailer driver training. This comprehensive program will provide you with the skills needed to be successful. The nationwide job placement assistance program is a lifetime FREE benefit to our graduates. And by the way, don’t worry about making it through the course, we’ll continue to train you as long as necessary at no additional cost.

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Information Technology Industry

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Cisco Networking Certificate

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This program will help you maximize your investment in foundational networking knowledge and increase the value of your employer’s network. The CCNA Routing and Switching certification validates your ability to install, configure, operate and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks.

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Network+ Certificate

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The Network+ certification is targeted for individuals with at least 9 months of experience in network administration, support, implementation and troubleshooting.

Earning the Network+ certification shows that you possess the knowledge needed to configure and operate a variety of networking products. Job responsibilities include basic network administration, support, implementation and troubleshooting. This course prepares you for the CompTIA Network+ Exam. Notice: All CompTIA certifications acquired spring 2011 or later are no longer good for life and will require recertification on annual basis.

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Data Security Management

Information Security Professional Certificate

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Earning the Information Security Professional Certificate demonstrates your knowledge of troubleshooting and repairing computers, the essentials of networking, TCP/IP, and security topics, such as communication security, infrastructure security, and cryptography. This program prepares you to sit for the CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+ exams. This program uses the official CompTIA curriculum and is taught by experienced professionals. Notice: All CompTIA certifications acquired spring 2011 or later are no longer good for life and will require recertification on annual basis.

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Security+ Certificate

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Security+ is a CompTIA certification that measures the technical knowledge of networking professionals in the IT industry. The Security+ certification is targeted for candidates with at least two years on-the-job networking experience with an emphasis on security, or students that have passed CompTIA’s A+ or Network+ exams.

Earning a CompTIA Security+ certification demonstrates proof of your expertise in security topics, such as communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, access control, authentication, external attack and operational and organization security. Increasingly, government agencies and contractors in the U.S. are having to comply with new laws or directives that require them to demonstrate that they have skilled workers in place to help counteract the risk of confidential information getting into criminal hands.

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Software Developer

Information Systems Technology, A.A.S

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The Information Systems Technology program prepares students for entry-level positions in the field.

It is also a great fit for people who want to update their computer skills. Students can enroll in day and evening classes and take advantage of distance learning opportunities. The associate degree curriculum includes courses about e-commerce, software design, web design and more.

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Web Design Specialist Certificate

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Hone your web design skills and prepare for the Certified Internet Webmaster Professional certification with Thomas Nelson’s Information Systems Technology: Web Design Specialist career studies certificate. The curriculum will also prepare you for Network+ certification and Certified Internet Webmaster Associate certification.

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IT Support Specialist

Information Technology, A.A.S

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Information Technology is the practical application of technology, including areas such as information security, network architecture, database administration, systems administration and computer support. However, some of these jobs require advanced computer science and programming knowledge, so graduates must enroll in specialized programs or take elective courses. For example, information security requires knowledge of discrete math and algorithms, and database administration requires knowledge of programming. IT degrees usually cover far more topics than Computer Science degrees, which could limit exposure to in-depth programming fundamentals.

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Microsoft Applications Specialist Certificate

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The Microsoft Office Applications Specialist Certification is designed for you to specialize in the Microsoft Office suite of business applications. To achieve this certification, you must demonstrate your ability to utilize the advanced functionality of these Microsoft Office applications. By developing advanced skills with Microsoft's leading business software, you will be qualified, for the modern workplace. To earn the Office Specialist Certification, you must complete all of the classes listed for the program.

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Healthcare Industry

Medical Assistant

Clinical Medical Assistant Certificate

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Health services is one of the fastest growing industries, and medical assisting is the sixth fastest growing job in the U.S. according to the Department of Labor. Working in a doctor’s office or clinic, clinical med-ical assistants help physicians carry out procedures, care for patients, perform simple lab tests, and administer medications.

This course provides students with a comprehensive learning experience, designed to provide, through lecture and clinical instruction as well as online learning, a body systems approach to the role of the medical assistant. Lectures cover the anatomy, medical terminology and medical conditions pertaining to each body system. Clinical instruction provides hands-on training of the procedures associated with each body system. Competency is verified through a skills check-off system. Completion of the course prepares students to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Certification Exam (CCMA).

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Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygiene, A.A.S

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Students enrolled in the associate degree program benefit from small class sizes and hands-on experience in Thomas Nelson’s state-of-the-art facility at the Historic Triangle campus in Williamsburg. The facility isn’t just for students. Under the supervision of expert faculty, students provide affordable dental services for members of the community. Services include routine examination of teeth and soft tissue, scaling and polishing, diagnostic radiographs, oral cancer screening and sealants

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Electronic Health Records Certificate

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The (CEHR) Certified Electronic Health Records certificate program provides specialized training in the use of Electronic Health Record systems among various healthcare organizations and healthcare professionals to support the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009. You can earn a certificate of completion from Thomas Nelson Workforce Development and be qualified for entry-level employment in hospitals, clinics, or physician offices as an electronic health records specialist. This program will also prepare you to take the National Healthcareer Association’s (CEHR) Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist exam. You are encouraged to seek internships or work experience while completing coursework to further your employment opportunities.

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Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate

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The Certified Medical Administrative Assistants (CMAAs) certificate program, will qualify you for entry-level employment in hospitals, clinics, or physicians’ offices as a medical secretary, medical office assistant, medical office receptionist, medical services secretary or medical records file clerk. NHA-CMAA study guide book, online practice tests, and NHA-CMAA one exam voucher included.

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Medical Coding and Billing Specialist Certificate

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You are encouraged to seek internships or work experience while completing coursework to further opportunities. To open a small business you may also seek training and assistance from the Small Business Development Center. (757) 825-4078.

Complete the courses below to qualify for entry-level employment in hospitals, clinics or physician’s offices. Prepare for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) national certification exam. For additional information, visit the American Academy of Professional Coders website at www.aapc.com.

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Medical Office Assistant Certificate

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Thomas Nelson’s Administrative Support Technology program offers a specialization in the field that will prepare you for employment with courses in records and database management, medical insurance and coding, medical terminology and more.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Nurse Aide Certificate

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Work in a long-term care setting while providing direct patient care under the supervision of a licensed professional nurse. Become a nurse aide and help long-term care residents meet their physical, social, and psychological needs.

The program features low instructor to student ratio and includes a 40-hour internship at the Williamsburg Landing. Upon successful completion of the course and practice exams, you can qualify for Virginia’s Certified Nursing Assistant Examination (written and manual skills). Exam fees ($94.00) separate from course.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Certificate

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The Phlebotomist or Phlebotomy Technician is a vital member of the clinical laboratory team, whose main function is to obtain patient's blood specimens by venipuncture and micro-collection to produce quality results. This program is designed to familiarize the student, through didactic and clinical instruction, skillful and safe training in venipuncture. Didactic lectures cover the theory, anatomy and terminology pertaining to the cardio-vascular system. Practical instruction provides hands-on training in venipuncture technique verified through a skills check-off system which includes performing live blood draws and working with a training arm.-collection to produce quality results.

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Communications Industry

AV Technician

Digital Video Certificate

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The Career Studies Certificate in Digital Video prepares students to succeed as entry-level professionals in the rapidly growing industries of video, motion graphics, and multimedia design by providing a high quality education with leading edge workforce skills. Students completing this program will be able to work collaboratively with a team, analyze multimedia projects, apply aesthetic judgments and conceptual skills in video production and post-production, and operate digital cameras, lighting for studio and location production, audio for digital video production, and digital video editing hardware and software. Students will be able to execute a creative motion project from conception to completion.

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Graphic Designer

Graphic and Media Design, A.A.S

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Thomas Nelson’s Graphic and Media Design program is packed with an exciting array of courses in animation, video production, motion graphics design, web design and interactive design for mobile devices. The College’s state-of-the-art facilities include green screen and video lighting studios and a visual arts gallery.

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Manufacturing Industry

Industrial Engineering Technician

Mechanical Engineering Technology, A.A.S

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Mechanical engineering technologists participate in the design, development, testing and manufacturing of industrial machinery, consumer products, engines and other equipment. Thomas Nelson’s Mechanical Engineering Technology associate of applied science program emphasizes the application of scientific and engineering principles. The curriculum is grounded in math, science and engineering principles with practical lessons in computer-aided drawing and design, composite materials, hydraulics and other technical areas.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Mechatronics Certificate

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Gain skills in operating complex manufacturing systems that integrate electrical, mechanical, and computer engineering with responsibility for their efficient operation and preventative maintenance.

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Machinist

Precision Machining Advanced CNC Certificate

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CNC Machines create products used everyday such as watches, car parts, tools, bottle openers, weapons and so much more. CNC Machining is a skill that is used in multiple industries, giving you multiple opportunities to find a state of the art career.

Thomas Nelson has partnered with an area manufacturing company to provide CNC Machining training to the Virginia Peninsula. Get quality and affordable training in a real work environment.

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Precision Machining CNC Certificate

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CNC Machines create products used everyday such as watches, car parts, tools, bottle openers, weapons and so much more. CNC Machining is a skill that is used in multiple industries, giving you multiple opportunities to find a state of the art career.

Thomas Nelson has partnered with an area manufacturing company to provide CNC Machining training to the Virginia Peninsula. Get quality and affordable training in a real work environment.

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757-825-2700

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99 Thomas Nelson Drive
Hampton, VA 23666
United States