Military, Veterans, & Families

Your experience counts. At Thomas Nelson, we believe that military experience, education and training should translate, whenever possible, into academic credit that can help you achieve your educational goals.

Take Advantage of Changes in Tuition Assistance

Learn a New Skill—Before You Leave the Military

Service members who are leaving the military can acquire an in-demand skill before they hang up their uniforms, under a new partnership between Thomas Nelson Community College, the U.S. Army, Newport News Shipbuilding and the Greater Peninsula Workforce Development Board and Virginia Career Works - Greater Peninsula Region. Read More

Earn your Cybersecurity certification On-Base

Three classes.  Two terms.  Just one night a week.
Once again, we're offering the Cyber-Security for Local Area Networks career studies certificate, on-base at Fort Eustis this fall.  The first two classes in the sequence, ITE 120 and ITN 109, will be offered during our first eight week term, beginning on 21 August.  The third class, ITN 260, is scheduled for our second eight week fall term, which starts on August 16th.  This program prepares students for their Network + and Security + certifications, foundational credentials for anyone embarking on a cybersecurity career.

Knock Out a Class Where You Work or Live.  At Fort Eustis, This Fall

Need to take English Composition this fall?  Or maybe you’d like to get starred on a certificate or degree in Information Technology.  Either way, the class you need may be as close as our Fort Eustis location.  Thomas Nelson will be offering ENG 111 and ITN 260 on base during our Second Eight Week Fall Term, which begins on October 15th.  Registration for both classes is now open.

And if you don’t have a DoD ID card for base access—no problem.  Our Fort Eustis office can help you obtain a long-term pass to attend classes on base.  It’s a great option for students who work at Fort Eustis, or live on/near the base, and don’t want to drive to our Hampton or Historic Triangle locations.  Many of our on-base classes are taught in a hybrid format, so you’ll spend less time in the classroom and more time working on-line.

For more information, contact our Fort Eustis office at (757) 878-5344.

Need to Take the Virginia Placement Test?

Need to take the VPT by appointment, but don't have time to travel to our Hampton or Historic Triangle locations? Take the placement test on base, at  the Fort Eustis Education Center.  Just contact our site office (757) 878-5344 for details.


We're excited to announce Credits2Careers, Virginia's Community Colleges' academic and career portal for evaluating and awarding credit for military experience.

Locations: On Campus

On Campus

Locations in Hampton, Newport News, and Williamsburg are located in close proximity to the many bases on the peninsula.

Locations: On Base

On Base

We provide quality academic instruction and resources to our military at Fort Eustis and the Coast Guard Training Center at Yorktown.

Locations: Online


Learn on your own time. With quality classes available online, we provide what you need, when you need it.

Serving those who serve

For nearly 50 years, Thomas Nelson has proudly served military students, their families, and our country's veterans. Learn more about classes and programs available on base, on campus, and online created to serve those who serve.

Military Friendly

Best for Vets

Active Duty

Active Duty

Resources our active duty military need to further their education and career.



Resources for our veterans to support their goals and aspirations.



Top tier support for our military families that ensure a smooth course to success.

College Transfer Programs

College Transfer Programs

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Career Programs

Career & Technical Programs

Expedite your transition into the civilian workforce through fast certificate programs or two-year Associate degree programs.