New Online Course in Japanese among Spring 2012 Classes at TNCC

Published: December 9, 2011

Several new classes join Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) offerings for spring semester 2012. Spring classes begin Saturday, Jan. 7. Students may register and make tuition payments in person on the Hampton and Historic Triangle campuses, or online at

A new distance learning course, Japanese I (JPN 101), is among new classes. The online course is taught by Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) using Blackboard via the Internet. The five-credit course develops the understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Japanese and emphasizes the structure of the language.

Those interested in Japanese I may join TNCC on the Hampton campus for a one-hour orientation session at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4 in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall. For more information, contact TNCC Program Director Karen Althoff at

Also among new classes is Animation I (ART 203). The four-credit course introduces the basic techniques of animation, both traditional and computer generated. Students will learn a variety of animation techniques through lectures, presentations, classroom work and outside assignments.

Another new course, Introduction to Alternative Fuels and Hybrid Vehicles (AUT 230) introduces current trends in alternative fueled vehicles including current alternative fueled vehicles. The three-credit class also covers the safety precautions necessary for working on hybrid vehicles systems. Among new health offerings is Health Care for Athletic Injuries (HLT 156), a three-credit course that covers recognition and management of head and spinal injuries, fracture, strains, sprains and cardiac emergencies. The course also teaches prevention and care of sports-related injuries.

Other spring semester classes include Introduction to Computer Science, Computers and Information Systems, Database Fundamentals, Web Page Design I, Introduction to Engineering Technology, General College Physics I, Algebra I & II and Principles of Accounting I, among many more.

For more information, call the Hampton campus at 825-2800, the Historic Triangle campus at 253-4755 or visit the website at A complete schedule of classes is listed on the web.


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