A heads-up on financial aid

Headache-saving changes are coming Changes are coming to the financial aid process that will make it easier to apply and plan ahead for college. Beginning Oct. 1, 2016, students will be able to file a Free Application

Student success at TCC comes from every direction

Meet a few Tidewater Community College graduates who defined their career pathways at TCC. Some knew where they wanted to go. Others explored their interests and found new opportunities. One of them may surprise you: Comedian Jay

Go to college and get paid for it?

Yes, it’s possible – if you take the apprenticeship path. Apprenticeships may have first been developed during the Middle Ages, but today they provide a 21st century path to higher education and a good career. “Earn while

Power up or reboot with an IT certification

Just 1 or 2 courses may be all you need If you want to get into the information technology field, or advance in your current IT career, an industry credential can be your ticket to success. No

Study wherever and whenever you want

Online programs offer flexibility As a full-time flight attendant, Michael Bounds can’t always predict his schedule from week to week. But he will be graduating from Tidewater Community College with associate degrees in business administration and accounting,

[QUIZ] On campus or online?

Online programs are a convenient option, but not for everyone What do students like most about online programs? The overwhelming majority agree that convenience makes online programs attractive. The ability to study at a time and place

Hello from President Kolovani

During busy periods just before the start of the semester, Tidewater Community College staffers – myself included – help answer phones in our Information Center. Here are two things I’ve learned from this experience. First, students wait

Student Success Story: Jay Pharoah

Jay Pharoah: “TCC was a great experience. I’m glad I did it.” Long before “Saturday Night Live,” comedian Jay Pharoah was Jared Antonio Farrow, an unsure 17-year-old graduate of Indian River High School. Without a clear direction,

Student Success Story: Elissa Sanford

Elissa Sanford: TCC education is paving her way to medical school Elissa Sanford’s 4.5 high school GPA and ridiculously high test scores made her a candidate for just about any college in the nation. Instead the Hickory High

Student Success Story: Jerry Barthelemy

Jerry Barthelemy: “All I have is an associate degree, and I make a great living.” An Associate of Applied Science in Civil Engineering Technology from Tidewater Community College was all Jerry Barthelemy needed to land a dream

Student Success Story: Eli Stacy

Eli Stacy: TCC gives you “the building blocks to go wherever you want to go.” Eli Stacy never thought he’d graduate from college, let alone the University of Virginia. But on May 21, 2016, he is walking

Student Success Story: Kerry Tebow

Kerry Tebow: In mechatronics, “I knew I had found my niche.” Kerry Tebow of Chesapeake was at Western Branch High School when she began working in food service. “By the time I was in my 20s, I

TCC student Jessica Dunlap

“Once you’re an apprentice, the opportunities are endless.” Holding a bachelor’s degree in physics but saddled with student debt, Jessica Dunlap became frustrated with her fruitless job search. Fortunately, she was accepted in 2012 into Newport News

Cybersecurity: Combating computer crimes, protecting national security

As computer criminals become more adept at tampering with critical data in government agencies and businesses, cybersecurity has become one of the fastest growing career areas. Tidewater Community College trains security professionals to recognize and prevent threats

“Leap-frogging” into a great job: TCC student Tim DeBusk

Tim DeBusk, 24, came to Tidewater Community College with no experience in information technology. Less than two years later, the Salem High School graduate holds a position as a systems analyst with a local firm. “Most people

Behind the badge

Criminal justice combines law enforcement, corrections and forensic science The criminal justice field needs disciplined individuals to work as police officers, legal experts and corrections professionals. Careers with good pay and job security await those with strong

TCC: One good decision

The road to success starts with one good decision.  You don’t have to do it all at once, you just have to start. Each year thousands start at Tidewater Community College before going on to Virginia’s best

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Academic calendars Summer Session 2016 Through May 22: New and returning students register for classes May 5: Tuition due May 23: 10-week and first 6-week classes begin July 6: Second 6-week classes begin Fall Semester 2016 Through