Thomas Nelson’s 12-week Session Begins Sept. 18

September 1, 2017

New and returning students still have a chance to take new classes at Thomas Nelson Community College this fall. A 12-week session begins Monday, Sept.18. Day and evening classes are available at the Hampton campus and Historic Triangle campus in Williamsburg.

Students may register online or in person at the Hampton campus in Griffin Hall or at the Historic Triangle campus in room 117. Tuition payment is due at the time of registration.

This session includes courses in business, English, math and more including a new Flight Technician Career Studies Certificate that prepares students to fly and maintain a small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) and earn the FAA Part 107 certificate. The novice pilot will learn manual flight skills and how to legally fly in a commercial operation. Courses in this program can be used as electives in the Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology or the Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology, graduating with an AAS degree and a career studies certificate.

Graduates from the sUAS Flight Technician CSC program are in demand by many industries. The potential commercial uses of unmanned systems include remote sensing of the atmosphere; disaster response, police and fire response; weather forecasting; scientific research; agricultural survey of crops, soils, and livestock; crop dusting; wildfire surveillance; wildlife surveys; power line and pipeline survey; industrial security; oil, gas, and mineral exploration, amog other areas.

For registration information, call the Hampton campus at 825-2800, the Historic Triangle campus at 253-4755 or visit the website at