Military, Veterans, & Families | Thomas Nelson Community College

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.

Get up to date information for Veterans, dependents, survivors, and federal employees during shutdown at:
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Take Advantage of Changes in Tuition Assistance

Tired of the cross-town crawl for an evening class on campus?

It’s not too late to sign up for one of our convenient, on-base courses at Fort Eustis.  Below are our on-post offerings for the second, eight-week spring term, which starts next month:

*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.

 **ITN 260 is one of three classes required for our Career Studies Certificate in Cyber-Security for Local Area Networks.  Begin working towards an entry-level position in the cyber field.   The CSC classes are taught in a convenient hybrid format, which means you spend only one night a week in the classroom—all other instruction is on-line.  And with discounted tuition for all active duty, guard and reserve members, our program is highly affordable


Earn a Cyber-Security Credential in Less Than a Year

Impossible, right?  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


Is Nursing School in Your Future?  Start Preparing Now.

Nursing remains one of the hottest fields around, and many military students and vets want to enter our RN program.  You can get a head start on your education by completing required prerequisite classes at Fort Eustis.  We’ll be offering those classes during the Summer and Fall Terms.  Check our term schedules for dates/times.


Get Ready for a New Career—Before You Hang Up the Uniform

In partnership the U.S. military, Newport News Shipbuilding and Virginia Career Works, Thomas Nelson Community College is offering a three-week course in Shielded Metal Arc Welding for transitioning military personnel.  There is no cost to service members, and the program is a hiring pipeline for Newport News Shipbuilding. 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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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.

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



Resources for our veterans to support their goals and aspirations.



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