Military, Veterans, & Families | Thomas Nelson Community College

Military, Veterans, & Families

Summer Schedule Change at Fort Eustis,

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.


You Commute to Work.  You Shouldn’t Have to Commute to Class

Enroll in our convenient, flexible courses at Fort Eustis.  Knock out requirements in English, Psychology, IT, Biology and other fields—many available in accelerated, eight-week terms.  Check out our on-base schedule for the Summer and Fall Tems.

Fall Term 2019 @ Fort Eustis
16 Week Term, 21 August-14 December
BIO 141 Human Anatomy & Physiology I TU 7:30-10:30 pm*
8 Week 1 Session, 21 August – 15 October
ENG 112 College Composition II MO-WE 5:00-7:30 pm
ITN 109  Internet and Network Foundation TH 5:00-7:30 pm+
ITE 120 Principles of Information Sysems TU 5:00-7:30 pm+
8 Week 2 Session, 16 October-14 December
ENG 111 College Composition I MO-WE 5:00-7:30 pm
ITN 260 Network Security Basics TU 5:00-7:30 pm+

*Students must take corresponding lab at either the Hampton or Historic Triangle Campus
+ Classes taught in hybrid format; meets in classroom one night a week, all other instruction on-line; ITN 109 and ITE 120 are part of the three-course Career Studies Certificate in Cyber-Security for Local Area Networks, offered at Fort Eustis

(Ret) Air Force Major Gary Pounder, Director of Military Affairs at Thomas Nelson, administers the oath of enlistment to Iyana Howard, one of the newest members of the Air Force Reserve.  TNCC is enhancing its partnership with the National Guard and Reserve with expanded outreach and new programs for members of those components.

Military Spouses: Don't Miss Out on an Important Benefit

Only seven percent of eligible military spouses took part in the My Career Advancement (MyCAA) program last year.  MyCAA offers up to $4,000 for spouses of service members in grades E-1 through E-4; W-1 through W-2 and O-1 through 0-2 (with a $2,000 annual limit).  Benefits can be used for a wide range of education and training programs.  Don't pass up this tremendous benefit.  Contact our MyCAA representative today.

Transitioning Soldiers Prepare for What’s Next

Transitioning Soldiers Prepare for What’s Next
Leaving the military this year?  Need to add a new skill before your separation or retirement date?  Then our CSP welding program may be your answer.  Complete an entry-level welding class in only three weeks, with the opportunity to earn a nationaly-recognized credential and screen for employment at Newport News Shipbuilding. Read More

Sergeant Robert Scott, Specialist Jeremy Phillips and Captain Nate Blackford are surrounded by representatives from partners that are making the CSP at Thomas Nelson a reality.


Earn a Cyber-Security Credential in Less Than a Year

Impossible, right?  Think again.

Thomas Nelson is the only area college or university to offer a cyber-security certificate on base, and you can finish it in less than a year.  Our Career Studies in Cyber-Security for Local Area Networks will be offered at Fort Eustis again this fall.  Gain the knowledge you need for your Network + and Security + certifications, foundational credentials for anyone interested in a cyber career.  You will 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


Need to add to your skills, or train for a new career?   

Thomas Nelson Workforce Development has a wide range of classes that can enhance your existing skill set, or prepare you for a new job.  Check out their offerings in healthcare, IT, manufacturing & trades, business and entrepreneurship and transportation.  These courses are affordable and our on-line registration system is fast and easy.  Many of these classes lead to nationally-recognized credentials and may complement training your gained in the military.  Classes for the summer and fall are now forming; see the complete list of offerings here.


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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.

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.

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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.

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