Mar 31, 2020  
2020-2021 College Catalog 
    
2020-2021 College Catalog

Degrees and Programs


Programs of Study

Student Outcomes and Assessments

Transfer Agreements

Degrees

 


Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), and Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) Degrees:

In selecting courses, students are expected to follow the curriculum outline for their major and specialization. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university are urged to acquaint themselves with the requirements of the institution and major department to which they intend to transfer. With careful planning, students may be able to meet both general education requirements and prerequisites for the major with the same course(s), allowing greater flexibility in selecting electives. It is strongly recommended that students considering transferring seek assistance from our Academic Advising/College Transfer team, information available at http://tncc.edu/advising.transfer. Many Thomas Nelson courses are transferable as general electives even if they do not fulfill core requirements. Students completing these programs usually enter the transfer college or university with junior status.

Associate of Applied Arts (AAA) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degrees:

In selecting courses, students are expected to follow the curriculum outline for their major and specialization. Where appropriate, students may select from lists of approved courses provided by their division office to meet requirements in the major. AAS/AAA degrees generally are not designed for transfer, but students can increase the transferability of selected applied degree programs by substituting transfer courses where appropriate to meet program requirements. Programs with the AAA or AAS designation are normally designed for students seeking training and will move directly into the workforce.

Certificates and Career Studies Certificates

Certificates and Career Studies certificates serve various purposes. In some instances, they are offered at the request of local business and industry as a training tool to enhance employee knowledge and/or skills. Certificates take less time to attain but may also be used as the first step towards completion of a two- or four-year degree. 

 

 

Accounting & Finance

Dental Hygiene

Graphic & Media Design

Nursing

Administration of Justice & Paralegal Studies

Digital Video

Health Science

Performing Arts

Administrative Support Technology

E-Campus

Heating, Ventilation, AC & Refrigeration

Photography

Aircraft Systems

Early Childhood Education

Historic Triangle

Science

Art & Photography

Education

Human Services

Social Science

Automotive Technology

Electronics Technology

Industrial Technology

Technical Supervision

Business Administration & Management

Emergency Medical Services & Fire Science Technology

Liberal Arts

Teacher Preparation

College Transfer Programs

Engineering

Manufacturing Technology

Theatre

Computer-Aided Drafting & Design Technology

Fine Arts

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Video

Computer Science

General Education

Mechatronics & Machining

Visual Art

Computer Technology

Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

Music

Welding

Cybersecurity

     

Transfer Agreements
Christopher Newport University   
ECPI University    
Old Dominion University     
Virginia Commonwealth University   
Virginia Wesleyan University   

College Transfer Programs
Business Administration (213) Associate of Science Degree  
Information Technology (340) Associate of Science Degree 
Engineering (831) Associate of Science Degree 
Health Science (620) Associate of Science Degree  
Liberal Arts (648) Associate of Arts Degree 
Liberal Arts, Specialization in Music (648-04) Associate of Arts Degree  
Liberal Arts, Specialization in Theatre Performance (648-05), Associate of Arts Degree 
Science (880) Associate of Science Degree 
Science, Specialization in Computer Science (880-01) Associate of Science Degree 
Science, Specialization in Education (880-02) Associate of Science Degree 
Science, Specialization in Math Education (880-03) Associate of Science Degree 
Social Science (882) Associate of Science Degree 
Social Science, Specialization in Education (882-01) Associate of Science Degree  
Visual Arts (561) Associate of Fine Arts Degree  

E-Campus Programs (web-based virtual campus)
Business Administration (213) Associate of Science Degree  
Business Management (223) Certificate 
Business Principles (221-212-04) Career Studies Certificate  
Cybersecurity for Enterprise (221-732-15) Career Studies Certificate  
Cybersecurity for Local Area Networks (LAN) (221-732-16) Career Studies Certificate  
Fire and Emergency Medical Services Leadership (221-427-54) Career Studies Certificate  
Fire Science Technology (427) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
General Education (695) Certificate  
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Technician (221-719-71) Career Studies Certificate  
Health Science (620) Associate of Science Degree   
Human Services (480) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Information Systems Technology (299) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Liberal Arts (648) Associate of Arts Degree  
Management (212) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Management, Specialization in Marketing (212-02) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Science, Specialization in Computer Science (880-01) Associate of Science Degree  
Social Science (882) Associate of Science Degree  
Web Design Specialist (221-352-02) Career Studies Certificate  

Accounting & Finance
Accounting (203) Associate of Applied Science Degree 
Accounting (221-203-02) Career Studies Certificate  
Accounting and Financial Analytics I (221-203-08) Career Studies Certificate  
 

 Administration of Justice & Paralegal Studies
Administration of Justice (400) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Administration of Justice (PENDING VCCS APPROVAL) Career Studies Certificates  
Foundations of Criminal Justice (PENDING VCCS APPROVAL) Career Studies Certificate  
Legal Assistant (261) Certificate  
Legal Office Specialist (221-260-01) Career Studies Certificate  
Paralegal Studies (260) Associate of Applied Science Degree  


Administrative Support Technology
Administrative Support Technology (298) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Administrative Support Technology, Specialization in Communications Management (298-01) Associate of Applied Science Degree 
Administrative Support Technology, Specialization in Medical Office Administration (298-02) Associate of Applied Science Degree 
Administrative Support Technology: Medical Office Assistant (221-285-01) Career Studies Certificate  

Aircraft Systems
small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Flight Technician (DRONES) (221-810-05) Career Studies Certificate  

Art & Photography
Digital Video (221-512-04) Career Studies Certificate  
Graphic and Media Design (506) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Visual Arts (561) Associate of Fine Arts Degree  

Automotive Technology
Automotive Technology (909) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Automotive Technology (902) Certificate  

Business Administration & Management
Business Administration (213) Associate of Science Degree  
Business Management (223) Certificate 
Business Principles (221-212-04) Career Studies Certificate 
Fundamentals of Organizational Leadership (221-212-13) Career Studies Certificate 
Management (212) Associate of Applied Science Degree 
Management, Specialization in Marketing (212-02) Associate of Applied Science Degree 
Project Management (PENDING VCCS APPROVAL) Career Studies Certificate  
Supervision (221-212-25) Career Studies Certificate   

Computer-Aided Drafting & Design Technology
Computer-Aided Drafting & Design Technology (729) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Computer-Aided Drafting & Design Technology (727) Certificate  
Computer-Aided Drafting & Design Technology (221-729-01) Career Studies Certificate  

Computer Science
Science, Specialization in Computer Science (880-01) Associate of Science Degree  

Computer Technology
Application Development for Mobile Devices (221-299-45) Career Studies Certificate 
CISCO Networking (221-732-10) Career Studies Certificate 
Information Systems Technology (299) Associate of Applied Science Degree   
Information Systems Technology, Cybersecurity Pathway (299) Associate of Applied Science Degree      
Information Systems Technology, Mobile Application Development Pathway (299) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Information Systems Technology, Web Design Specialist Pathway (299) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Information Technology (340) Associate of Science Degree 
Introduction to Cloud (PENDING VCCS APPROVAL) Career Studies Certificate  
Programming Applications and Gaming (221-299-70) Career Studies Certificate     
Web Design Specialist (221-352-02) Career Studies Certificate 

Cybersecurity  
Cybersecurity for Enterprise (221-732-15) Career Studies Certificate  
Cybersecurity for Local Area Networks (LAN) (221-732-16) Career Studies Certificate   
Information Systems Technology, Cybersecurity Pathway (299) Associate of Applied Science Degree  

Dental Hygiene
Dental Hygiene (118) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Dental Assisting (Dental Assistant I) (PENDING VCCS APPROVAL) Certificate  
Dental Assisting Expanded Function (Dental Assistant II) (PENDING VCCS APPROVAL) Career Studies Certificate  
Pre-Dental Hygiene (221-118-02) Career Studies Certificate  

Digital Video
Digital Video (221-512-04) Career Studies Certificate  

Early Childhood Education
Child Development (221-636-04) Career Studies Certificate 
Early Childhood Development (636) Associate of Applied Science Degree 
Early Childhood Development Assistant (632) Certificate 
Managing Early Childhood Programs (221-636-61) Career Studies Certificate  

 Education
General Education (695) Certificate  
Science, Specialization in Education (880-02) Associate of Science Degree  
Science, Specialization in Math Education (880-03) Associate of Science Degree  
Social Science, Specialization in Education (882-01) Associate of Science Degree  

Electronics Technology
Electronics Technology (981) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
 

Emergency Medical Services & Fire Science Technology
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) (221-146-08) Career Studies Certificate   
Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (PENDING VCCS APPROVAL) Career Studies Certificate   
Clinical Medical Assistant (PENDING VCCS APPROVAL) Career Studies Certificate  
Critical Care Education (221-146-10) Career Studies Certificate  
Emergency Medical Services (146) Associate of Applied Science Degree 
Emergency Medical Technician (221-146-01) Career Studies Certificate 
Emergency Medical Services - Intermediate to Paramedic (221-146-05) Career Studies Certificate  
Fire Science Technology (427) Associate of Applied Science Degree 
Fire Alarm Systems (212-427-10) Career Studies Certificate  
Fire and Emergency Medical Services Leadership (221-427-54) Career Studies Certificate  
Fire Sprinkler Systems (221-427-11) Career Studies Certificate  
Structural Firefighting (221-427-12) Career Studies Certificate  

 

Engineering
Engineering (831) Associate of Science Degree  
Technical Studies, Specialization in Engineering Technology (718-04) Associate of Applied Science Degree  

Fine Arts
Fine Arts (530) Associate of Applied Arts Degree  
Visual Arts (561) Associate of Fine Arts Degree  

General Education
General Education (695) Certificate  

Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Technician (221-719-71) Career Studies Certificate  

Graphic & Media Design
Graphic and Media Design (506) Associate of Applied Science Degree  

Health Science
Health Science (620) Associate of Science Degree  

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration 
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (903) Certificate 
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (221-903-10) Career Studies Certificate  
Technical Studies, Specialization in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology (718-02) Associate of Applied Science Degree  

Human Services
Benefits Program Specialist (221-480-14) Career Studies Certificate 
Human Services (480) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Substance Abuse Counselor Assistant (221-480-30) Career Studies Certificate 
Youth Development (221-480-62) Career Studies Certificate 

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts (648) Associate of Arts Degree  
Liberal Arts, Specialization in Music (648-04) Associate of Arts Degree 
Liberal Arts, Specialization in Theatre Performance (648-05), Associate of Arts Degree  

Manufacturing Technology
Advanced Integrated Manufacturing Technology (736) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Advanced Integrated Manufacturing Technology (AIM-T) (221-736-03) Career Studies Certificate 
Manufacturing Technology (221-990-50) Career Studies Certificate  
Technical Studies, Specialization in Engineering Technology (718-04) Associate of Applied Science Degree  

Mechanical Engineering Technology
Mechanical Engineering Technology (956) Associate of Applied Science Degree 
Mechanical Engineering Technology, Specialization in Marine Engineering (956-01) Associate of Applied Science Degree 
Mechanical Engineering Technology, Specialization in Mechanical Design (956-02) Associate of Applied Science Degree  

Mechatronics & Machining
Advanced Mechatronics Technology (221-736-05) Career Studies Certificate  
Mechatronics Technology (221-736-01) Career Studies Certificate  
Precision Machining Advanced Computer Numerical Controls (CNC) Technology (221-883-14) Career Studies Certificate 
Precision Machining Computer Numerical Controls (CNC) Technology (221-883-13) Career Studies Certificate  

Music
Liberal Arts, Specialization in Music (648-04) Associate of Arts Degree  

Nursing
Professional Nursing (156) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Nurse Aide (Healthcare Technician) (PENDING VCCS APPROVAL) Career Studies Certificate  
Practical Nursing (PENDING VCCS APPROVAL) Certificate  
Practical Nursing to Professional Nursing (221-156-07) Career Studies Certificate  
Pre-Nursing Studies (221-156-02) Career Studies Certificate  

Performing Arts
Liberal Arts, Specialization in Music (648-04) Associate of Arts Degree  
Liberal Arts, Specialization in Theatre Performance (648-05), Associate of Arts Degree  

Photography
Photography (PENDING VCCS APPROVAL) Career Studies Certificate  

Science
Science (880) Associate of Science Degree  
Science, Specialization in Computer Science (880-01) Associate of Science Degree 
Science, Specialization in Education (880-02) Associate of Science Degree 
Science, Specialization in Math Education (880-03) Associate of Science Degree  

Social Science
Social Science (882) Associate of Science Degree  
Social Science, Specialization in Education (882-01) Associate of Science Degree  

Teacher Preparation
General Education (695) Certificate  
Science, Specialization in Education (880-02) Associate of Science Degree  
Science, Specialization in Math Education (880-03) Associate of Science Degree 
Social Science, Specialization in Education (882-01) Associate of Science Degree  

Technical Supervision
Technical Studies, Specialization in Technical Supervision (718-08) Associate of Applied Science Degree  

Theatre
Liberal Arts, Specialization in Theatre Performance (648-05), Associate of Arts Degree  

Video
Digital Video (221-512-04) Career Studies Certificate  

Visual Arts
Fine Arts (530) Associate of Applied Arts Degree  
Visual Arts (561) Associate of Fine Arts Degree  

Welding
Welding Technology: Advanced (221-995-02) Career Studies Certificate  
Welding Technology: Basic (221-995-01) Career Studies Certificate  

Historic Triangle Programs   (some courses may be taken online)
Business Administration (213) Associate of Science Degree  
Cybersecurity for Local Area Networks (LAN) (221-732-16) Career Studies Certificate  
Dental Hygiene (118) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Emergency Medical Services (146) Associate of Applied Science Degree 
Emergency Medical Technician (221-146-01) Career Studies Certificate 
Emergency Medical Services - Intermediate to Paramedic (221-146-05) Career Studies Certificate  
Information Systems Technology (299) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Information Technology (340) Associate of Science Degree  
Liberal Arts (648) Associate of Arts Degree  
Management (212) Associate of Applied Science Degree  
Pre-Dental Hygiene (221-118-02) Career Studies Certificate   
Pre-Nursing Studies (221-156-02) Career Studies Certificate   
Science (880) Associate of Science Degree  
Social Science (882) Associate of Science Degree  
Social Science, Specialization in Education (882-01) Associate of Science Degree  
*Courses offered within these programs at Historic Triangle vary by semester, some courses may be offered online through e-campus. Please check with your advisor for more information.

 

Student Outcomes Assessment Requirements

It is Th­omas Nelson’s responsibility to measure the effectiveness of academic services, which makes it necessary for students to take part in assessment activities such as exit interviews, surveys, licensure examinations, prepare portfolios, or complete an activity that demonstrates the achievement of program and/or general education competencies. In some instances, the College may select a group of students to participate in an assessment activity, while others may be assessed as part of course requirements. Assessment information becomes part of the institution’s requirement for graduation; all information remains confidential and may only be used by the College for the purpose of institutional improvement.

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