Registration for Spring Classes Underway at TNCC

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Registration for spring classes at Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC)  is underway through January. Spring classes begin Saturday, January 8. Holiday closures at the College during the registration time frame include November 25-28 in observance of Thanksgiving, and December 24 through January 2 for winter break.

Students can register online at www.tncc.edu, or in person on the Hampton campus in the Welcome Center, room 221-I, Griffin Hall. Service hours for registration are:

  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
  • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Thursday

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College Closed, Friday, September 3, 2010 – Classes for Thursday, September 2, 2010, operate on regular schedule

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Thomas Nelson Community College will be closed on Friday, September 3, 2010 in anticipation of tropical storm conditions associated with Hurricane Earl. All classes and activities are cancelled, and College offices will remain closed on Friday, Sept. 3 through Monday, Sept. 6. This includes the Hampton and Historic Triangle Campuses and the Southeast Higher Education Center.

Essential personnel required to secure, prepare and maintain the campus before, during and after the storm will be notified by their appropriate supervisor to report for work as needed. Classes for Thursday, September 2, 2010 will be held as scheduled. Visit www.tncc.edu for updates as may be required.

Gatortation: TNCC’s New Pre-Enrollment College Orientation Session

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As of June 1, 2010, all New TNCC Students have been required to attend a Gatortation session in preparation for advising, registration and college success (Please see the definition of New Students below). These mandatory sessions provide each new student with an academic plan, college orientation and the opportunity to register for Fall classes. Students cannot register for courses until they have completed the Gatortation session. Students must complete their Placement Tests before attending the Gatortation session.

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TNCC Student Attended Class in Real-time From Middle East

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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – When Navy Reservist David Fraley received orders to go to Kuwait, he wasn’t ready to stop attending class at Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC). With help from Assistant Professor of English Diana Martin, Fraley  interacted in real-time with TNCC students in ENG 262: Creative Writing, a class held at the Historic Triangle campus in Williamsburg. When the class convened at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, it was 3 a.m. on Wednesday in Kuwait.

Fraley is one of the many students at TNCC who employ distance learning tools. The College delivers distance education through several means including podcasting, Blackboard and Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro, a software that allows instructors and students to interact live and facilitate distance classes in real-time. The software permits the use of Microsoft PowerPoint slides, application sharing, as well as live and recorded video, among other things.

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TNCC’s Nursing Program to Triple in Size at Historic Triangle Campus

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) will triple the size of its Nursing program at the Historic Triangle campus in Williamsburg during the spring 2010 semester. The College will welcome 30 students into the program normally limited to 10 new students. The increased admission is attributed to the larger facilities at the College’s newest campus. Opened in July, the Historic Triangle campus is a 120,000 square-foot facility that sits on more than 74 acres of land next to Warhill High School at 4601 Opportunity Way in Williamsburg.

“The classrooms are state-of-the-art with Smartboards and high-tech sound. The Nursing lab is very spacious with a large nurse’s station, seven complete hospital beds with mannequins and examination equipment, computer stations, and a simulation mannequin,” said Associate Professor of Nursing Pam Biernacki.

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TNCC Expands Computer Arts Offerings at its Historic Triangle Campus

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) will introduce an array of new opportunities for Computer Arts students at the Historic Triangle campus in Williamsburg. The spring 2010 semester will include expanded course offerings and partnerships that will enable students to work with artists in the Williamsburg community.

Cece Wheeler, Professor of Art and Computer Arts Department Head at TNCC, hopes to provide community exposure for TNCC’s Computer Arts students through a relationship with the Williamsburg Symphonia which has numerous performances annually and boasts an extensive patron/subscriber list. “They have asked my video students to edit short clips of movies to be played at the Symphonia Movie Night concert in February at the historic Kimball Theatre,” Wheeler said.

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