FastForward | Thomas Nelson Community College


Important Message

Thomas Nelson campus offices in Hampton and Williamsburg remain closed to the public through June 12, reopening June 15. Classes have resumed through virtual, or alternative delivery, and the College has moved to a telework environment. Student services are available online. Registration is now open online for summer and fall classes. Visit for more information.

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Credentials for a career that matters

FastForward awards credentials for a career that matters. Take advantage of training in industry recognized, in-demand programs at Thomas Nelson.

More Skills. More Opportunity.

A study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics found these important facts about getting certified:

  • The median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers with a certification were 35 percent higher than those without a credential. 
  • People with a credential or license have a lower unemployment rate than those who do not.
  • Among the employed in 2016, people who work full time were more likely to hold a credential than those who work part-time. 

Find out how earning a credential will change your life. Learn more.

Funding for the FastForward and FastForward Scholarship programs is limited and subject to availability.

To learn more call (757) 825-4070.


Certified Nurse Aide
Clinical Medical Assistant
Cert Medical Office Admin. Assistant
Pharmacy Technician
Phlebotomy Technician

Manufacturing & Construction Trades

Electrical - Level 1
Electrical - Level 2
Facilities Maintenance Tech
HVAC Level 1 
HVAC Level 2
Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
Certified Welder - Stick or Pipe Welding
Manufacturing Specialist (MS)
Manufacturing Technician 1 (MT1)
CNC Machining Level 1: Milling Operations
CNC Machining Level 1: Milling Programming, Setup & Oper.
CNC Machining Level 1: Turning Operations
CNC Machining Level 1: Turning Programming, Setup & Oper.


Certified Ethical Hacker
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
CompTIA A+
CompTIA Network+
CompTIA Security+

Transportation & Licensing

Commercial Driver's License