Fastforward Credentials

FastForward | Credentials for a Career that Matters

FastForward is the most affordable, achievable option in higher education in Virginia. We'll help you complete training and earn credentials in weeks - not years!

Pay only 1/3 of the class tuition for FastForward classes!

If you have been a resident of Virginia for the past 12 months, then you are eligible for FastForward.

  1. You pay one third of the fee when you register for one of the approved classes.
  2. When you complete the class, the Commonwealth of Virginia pays the second third.
  3. When you earn the credential, the Commonwealth of Virginia pays the final third.

Contact G3 Student Success Advisor Adrianna Culbertson,, (276)964-7562 or visit the Advising Center in Buchanan Hall for more information.
Contact Fastforward Career Coach Tim Salyers, ,(276)964-7355 or visit Tazewell Hall Room 104 for more information.

SWCC FastForward Approved Programs

Medical Science Sector

  • Certified Nurse Aide
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Registered Nurse Return to Training

IT Sector

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+

Heavy Equipment Operations Sector

  • NCCER Heavy Equipment Operations Level 1 & 2
  • Work Zone Flagger



Skilled Trades Sector

  • NCCER Carpentry I & II
  • Contractor's License
  • NCCER Core
  • NCCER Masonry I & II

Welding/Manufacturing Sector

  • MS & MT1
  • Six Sigma Green Belt

ASE Diesel Repair & Maintenance Sector

  • ASE Entry-Level Medium/Heavy Truck Brakes
  • ASE Entry-Level Medium/Heavy Truck Diesel Engines
  • ASE Entry-Level Medium/Heavy Truck Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • ASE Entry-Level Medium/Heavy Truck Inspection Maintenance & Minor Repair
  • ASE Entry-Level Medium/Heavy Truck Suspension & Steering