FastForward is a short-term workforce training program to train Virginians for industry credentials and certifications for in-demand jobs. FastForward programs are offered at Germanna to help you fast-track your career.

What is FastForward Tuition Assistance?

FastForward tuition assistance is a program helping Virginians get the jobs they want and the salaries they need.

How does it work?

  1. You pay the first 1/3 of the class tuition when registering
  2. The Commonwealth of Virginia pays 1/3 when you complete the class
  3. The final 1/3 is paid by the Commonwealth of Virginia when you earn a high-demand industry credential

How to apply

  1. Go to Germanna Courses & Registration page and create a student profile (new students only).
  2. Complete all prerequisites based on the program of your choice. Prerequisites are listed in the course description.
  3. Register and pay for your course. The FastForward agreement and residency form will be part of your registration process. Tuition payment is due at the time of registration.

Eligible Programs

  • Asphalt Field Level 1 & Level 2
  • Asphalt Plant Level 1 & 2
  • Asphalt Slurry Surfacing
  • Asphalt Surface Treatment
  • Backflow Prevention Device Certification
  • Carpentry Level 1 & Level 2 – NCCER
  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals
  • Core Craft Skills- NCCER
  • CNC Milling Level 1:  Programming & Setup Operations – NIMS
  • Electrical Level 1,2,3 & 4 – NCCER
  • HVAC Level 1,2,3 & 4 – NCCER
  • Heavy Equipment Operator Level 1 & Level 2 – NCCER
  • Welding Level 1 & 2 – NCCER
  • Intermediate Work Zone
  • Industrial Machining Level 1:  Manual Milling Skills I – NIMS
  • Industrial Machining: Turning Between Centers – NIMS
  • Industrial Technology Maintenance: Basic Hydraulic Systems – NIMS
  • Industrial Technology Maintenance: Basic Mechanical Systems – NIMS
  • Industrial Technology Maintenance: Basic Pneumatic Systems – NIMS
  • Industrial Technology Maintenance: Electrical Systems – NIMS
  • Industrial Technology Maintenance: Maintenance Operations – NIMS
  • Industrial Technology Maintenance: Maintenance Piping – NIMS
  • Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Level 1 – NCCER
  • Machining Level 1:  CNC Milling Operations – NIMS
  • Machining Level 1:  Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout – NIMS
  • Machining Level 1:  Measurement, Materials & Safety – NIMS
  • Plumbing Level 1,2,3 & 4 – NCCER

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