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Military, Veterans, & Families

Evening classes at Fort Eustis cancelled (5 December)

Fort Eustis is closed today as part of a National Day of Mourning for former President George H.W. Bush. Consequently, our office at the post education center is also closed and tonight’s classes at Fort Eustis are cancelled. We will resume our normal operations at the base tomorrow, 6 December. Please note the closure of federal facilities has no impact on our campuses in Hampton and Williamsburg, which are operating on a normal schedule. For more information, contact (757) 825-2938

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

Tired of the cross-town dash (or crawl) to an evening class on campus?

Make an easy trip to the Fort Eustis Education Center for one of our on-base offerings. Thomas Nelson is offering a number of classes on-post this spring, including courses leading to our Career Studies Certificate in Cyber-Security for Local Area Networks and pre-requisites required for entry into our nursing program. Our on-base classes are convenient, affordable and open to all Thomas Nelson students. Check out our spring schedule below, or contact our Fort Eustis office for more information at (757) 878-5344.

16 Week Session, 7 January – 6 May
BIO 142 Human Anatomy and Physiology II TU 7:30-10:00 pm

Note: Lecture at Fort Eustis; students must register for required lab at Hampton or Historic Triangle campus

8 Week Session I, 7 January – 2 March
ENG 111 English Composition I MW 5 - 7:30 p.m.
ITE 120* Principles of Information Systems M 5 - 7:30 p.m.
ITN 109* Internet and Network Foundations W 5 - 7:30 p.m.

*Note: ITE 120 and ITN 109 are taught via hybrid format; one class session per week, all other instruction on-line; these classes (plus ITN 260, taught during second eight-week session, satisfy requirements for Career Studies Certificate in Cyber-security for Local Area Networks

8 Week Session II, 17 March – 4 May
ENG 112 English Composition II MW 5 - 7:30 p.m.
ITN 260** Network Security Basics M 5 - 7:30 p.m.

 **Final class in Career Studies Certificate in Cyber-Security for Local Area Networks (LAN); taught via hybrid format; one class session per week, all other instruction on-line


Earn a Cyber-Security Credential—in Only 16 Weeks

Sound impossible?  Think again. 

Once again, we're offering the Cyber-Security for Local Area Networks career studies certificate, on-base at Fort Eustis during the Spring 2019 term.  The first two classes in the sequence, ITE 120 and ITN 109, will be offered during our first eight week term, beginning on 7 January.  The third class, ITN 260, is scheduled for our second eight week spring term, which starts on 2 March. This program helps students prepare for their Network + and Security + certifications, foundational credentials for anyone embarking on a cybersecurity career.  Graduates also earn nine semester hours of credit, which can be applied to our IT degrees at Thomas Nelson.  Learn more by contacting our Fort Eustis office at (757) 878-5344 or


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


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.

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