TNCC Workforce Development Now Enrolling for Certified Fitness Trainer Program

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Thomas Nelson Community College Workforce Development, in partnership with World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.), will offer a one-day-a-week, fast paced Certified Personal Fitness training program at the new Historic Triangle campus located at 4601 Opportunity Way.

Classes for this affordable, six-week program are offered only on Saturdays, making it ideal for busy adults seeking to start their own business as a private fitness trainer or those seeking a quick entry into a new career field. The program begins March 20.

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An important update for Student Loan Borrowers

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The U.S. Department of Education has information available about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program that may be of interest to you when you begin repayment of your student loans. The Question and Answer section details which loans, payments, and employers are required to be eligible. Visit the Federal Student Aid website for more information.

The Health Resources and Services Administration has extended the application deadline for the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program to March 11, 2010. Registered nurses (who have completed training), working at least 32 hours a week in certain non-profit health care facilities may be eligible to have some of their qualifying student loans repaid in exchange for their service.  Visit the Health Resources and Services Administration website for more information.

Hot Career: TNCC Clinical Medical Assistant Program Prepares Students in 2 Months

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Medical Assisting is the sixth fastest growing job in the United States, according to the Department of Labor.  Individuals wishing to enter this exciting field can do so quickly with the fast-track Clinical Medical Assistant program at Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC). Classes are now enrolling.

The program takes approximately 2 months to complete. “Most of the students in the first spring class had jobs before completing the program,” says Denise Siegfeldt, TNCC Director of Continuing and Professional Education.

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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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H1N1 awareness presentation Wed., Oct. 28 @ MTCA

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Thomas Nelson Community College invites the public to a presentation about H1N1 on Wednesday, October 28 from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall, Hampton campus.

TNCC’s own health and safety experts, along with representatives from the Virginia Department of Health and Sentara, will discuss facts as well as prevention and treatment to raise public awareness about H1N1.

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TNCC Takes Proactive Measures to Protect Against H1N1

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To protect the health, safety and welfare of students and employees, Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) is taking proactive measures to combat the spread of the H1N1 flu virus. The College’s plan includes distributing information about prevention and guidelines to protect the campus community in the event of reported cases of the virus.

Prior to the start of fall semester, TNCC distributed hand sanitizers to all faculty and staff members and encouraged them to take extra precautions to protect themselves against the virus. Students also received personal hand sanitizers as well as a list of tips on healthy practices when the new semester began. The College complemented these efforts with an updated emergency preparedness plan specifically for pandemic flu, in addition to print and electronic advisories and tips to educate the campus community at-large about good hygiene, H1N1 symptoms and preventative measures. In the coming weeks, TNCC will offer flu vaccines for the College community.

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