FastForward | Thomas Nelson Community College


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Thomas Nelson campuses and off-site facilities will be closed Monday, Aug. 3, beginning at 5 p.m. through Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 7 a.m., due to anticipated inclement weather from Tropical Storm Isaias.  Essential personnel should report as communicated by your supervisor. 

08/03/2020 - 1:55pm

Credentials for a career that matters

FastForward awards credentials for a career that matters. Take advantage of training in industry recognized, in-demand programs at Thomas Nelson.

More Skills. More Opportunity.

A study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics found these important facts about getting certified:

  • The median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers with a certification were 35 percent higher than those without a credential. 
  • People with a credential or license have a lower unemployment rate than those who do not.
  • Among the employed in 2016, people who work full time were more likely to hold a credential than those who work part-time. 

Find out how earning a credential will change your life. Learn more.

Funding for the FastForward and FastForward Scholarship programs is limited and subject to availability.

To learn more call (757) 825-4070.


Certified Nurse Aide
Clinical Medical Assistant
Cert Medical Office Admin. Assistant
Pharmacy Technician
Phlebotomy Technician

Manufacturing & Construction Trades

Electrical - Level 1
Electrical - Level 2
Facilities Maintenance Tech
HVAC Level 1 
HVAC Level 2
Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
Certified Welder - Stick or Pipe Welding
Manufacturing Specialist (MS)
Manufacturing Technician 1 (MT1)
CNC Machining Level 1: Milling Operations
CNC Machining Level 1: Milling Programming, Setup & Oper.
CNC Machining Level 1: Turning Operations
CNC Machining Level 1: Turning Programming, Setup & Oper.


Certified Ethical Hacker
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
CompTIA A+
CompTIA Network+
CompTIA Security+

Transportation & Licensing

Commercial Driver's License