TNCC’s New Dental Hygiene Program Earns Accreditation

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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Dental Hygiene Program has been accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and granted “initial accreditation” status. A specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education, CODA conducted an on-site review at TNCC in March, and as required, has scheduled its next on-site evaluation for spring 2012 before the program’s first class graduates.

The College added the Associate Degree Program in Dental Hygiene to complement its Allied Health offerings. Occupying 5,000 square-feet on the second floor of TNCC’s Historic Triangle campus facility, the program starts its first classes this month.

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TNCC Job Fair Offers Free Help to Job Seekers and Prospective Entrepreneurs

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Thomas Nelson Community College Workforce Development offers Peninsula job seekers the opportunity to find jobs with more than 30 hiring employers at its annual spring job fair on Thursday, April 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center (PWDC) located at 600 Butler Farm Road in Hampton.

In addition, the job fair features workshops on starting a business, writing resumes, interviewing, finding federal jobs and more. Last year, over one thousand people attended this event. (more…)

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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Workforce Development Launches New Information Security Certificate Program

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In this tough economy, workers need quick  training for high-paying jobs. For those looking to enter computer related fields with less than a bachelor’s degree, computer certifications are ideal. With this in mind, Thomas Nelson Community College Workforce Development recently launched a new Information Security Professional Certificate program to train workers for in-demand computer jobs in just a few months.

This innovative program prepares students and transitioning workers to take industry-recognized skill certification exams that lead to high paying jobs. The certificate is designed for adult students entering the field, those who want to change careers and IT professionals who want to advance their career. Classes include A+ Certified Professional, Network+ Certified Professional, and Security+ Certified Professional.

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TNCC Expands Accounting Curriculum with New Fraud Investigation Course

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Thomas Nelson Community College has expanded its Accounting curriculum to include ACC 240: Fraud Examination. New to Virginia’s Community Colleges (VCCS), the three-credit course introduces students to occupational fraud and abuse. Associate Professor of Accounting/Business Gwen Young created the course to enhance the Accounting curriculum at TNCC and statewide. “In the Accounting Department, we think that individuals in today’s world must have an understanding of the extent of occupational fraud and abuse that takes place in organizations. This aspect of business was missing from the VCCS curriculum, so we decided to go through the process of having this new course approved,” Young said.

The introductory level course gives students their first look at the wide range of occupational fraud and abuse techniques that are used to victimize organizations and the techniques available to organizations to protect them from becoming victims. The students use case analysis to explore the principles and methodology of fraud detection and deterrence in private industry, nonprofit organizations, schools and other organizations. “We want [the students] to be able to translate this awareness into the ability to help organizations protect themselves from potential fraud and abuse,”

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Workforce Development to Host Community Resource Fair

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People struggling to survive today’s economic turbulence may find some support at a Community Resource Fair scheduled Thursday, February 18 at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center (PWDC), 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton.

The Empowering the Community Resource Fair sponsored by Thomas Nelson Community College Workforce Development and Peninsula Worklink will feature a variety of community vendors and employers on site to answer questions and provide helpful information to attendees.

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