Community Colleges

Thomas Nelson Community College

Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) is a two-year institution of higher education established as a part of a statewide system of community colleges. The college provides financially accessible, high quality, comprehensive educational programs and services to meet the educational needs of citizens of all ages and to support the economic development of the Commonwealth. To this end, the college offers:

  • Associate’s degree programs for technical and paraprofessional workers
  • Associate’s degree programs to prepare individuals for transfer, as upper-division students, to baccalaureate degree programs at four-year institutions
  • Diploma and certificate programs to prepare individuals for careers as technicians and as skilled and semi-skilled workers
  • Developmental courses to prepare individuals for further instructional programs
  • Student development services to assist individuals with decisions regarding occupational, educational, and personal goals
  • Industrial training programs for new or expanding businesses, industries, and professions
  • Continuing education programs, including credit and non-credit courses, seminars and workshops for individuals who wish to continue or expand their learning experiences

An educational partnership with a variety of local businesses, including Jefferson Lab, NASA Langley, and Siemens

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