Thomas Nelson Teaches Spanish to Emergency Response Personnel

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Thomas Nelson Community College is offering the first of several eight-week courses in Spanish for EMT, EMS and firefighter professionals in the College’s Historic Triangle campus . The course is made possible due to a grant received by Thomas Nelson Community College from the Williamsburg Community Health Foundation.

There are seven participants in the first offering, all firefighters and EMTs from the Williamsburg and James City County fire departments. The next group of students started a similar program tailored to nursing staff on August 27 and they are volunteer workers at the Olde Towne Medical Center. Each week consists of two hours in class and at least two hours’ time outside of the class including online and CD instruction at the student’s convenience during the week for the eight weeks. The course is offered free of charge since the expenses are covered by the Williamsburg Community Health Foundation grant.

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New Degree, Certificate Programs at TNCC Prepare Students for Careers in Assorted Fields

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Thomas Nelson Community College has expanded its offerings to include an array of new degree and certificate programs.  The added programs give students an opportunity to earn the academic credentials necessary for several career fields ranging from teaching and engineering to fire science and emergency medical technology.

The Associate in Science with a specialization in Math Education prepares students for teaching careers in secondary mathematics.  Qualified students become eligible to apply for the Seamless Teacher Education Program, a dual enrollment opportunity with Old Dominion University.  Another new degree program, the Associate in Applied Science in Electronics with a specialization in Electrical Engineering Technology, prepares students for transfer to a four-year university program in Electrical Engineering Technology.  In addition to coursework in electronics, it includes courses in fiber optics, physics and calculus.

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