Not a typical student? Don’t worry. Tidewater Community College knows how to help.
Maybe you know you’re ready for college. Perhaps you know exactly what you plan to study. Then again, maybe you don’t.
The Academic Advising Team at Tidewater Community College helps students define and achieve their educational, professional and personal goals. Advisers can help address issues related to career indecision, academic difficulty, time management and other obstacles that can hinder student success. TCC has advisers on all four of its campuses and at the Visual Arts Center.
Students have different needs
Community college students often balance a job, family and other responsibilities with their academic goals. TCC offers several services to help students reach their potential.
Several special services are available to specific populations of TCC students.
Learning Assistance Centers: Students can find one-on-one tutoring support on every campus. While appointments are encouraged, a walk-up component at each of the centers addresses students’ immediate needs. Learning Assistance Centers are open six days a week.
Job Referral Service: TCC provides employment referral services to assist students and graduates in finding jobs. The college offers on-campus recruitment by local employers and assistance with resume writing and interviewing. Every spring, the Advanced Technology Center on the Virginia Beach Campus hosts one of the largest job fairs in Hampton Roads, attracting nearly 100 local businesses and industries.
TCC has two career coaches and two experimental learning job placement coordinators who provide services on each of its four campuses as part of an initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Women’s Center: A leader and resource committed to advocating for equality and social justice, the Women’s Center offers comprehensive, specialized services that range from time management support to leadership training to career resources with an emphasis on the value of networking.
Child care: TCC, in collaboration with the YWCA South Hampton Roads, provides licensed child-development centers on all of its campuses. Students can use the service while they’re in class and at work, and on a drop-in basis. For details, visit www.tcc.edu/childcare.
Center for Military and Veterans Education: The CMVE on the Virginia Beach Campus serves military-associated students and their families. The dedicated staff and advisers at the CMVE help students with admission needs and financial concerns, and counselors on staff strive to ease the transition from the military to civilian life. (See next page for more on military services.)
The federally funded Open Door Project helps participants improve their academic performance, stay in college and graduate and transfer from TCC to a four-year college or university. Eligible students on TCC’s Norfolk and Portsmouth campuses receive free tutoring, study skill workshops and academic, career and cultural counseling.
Great Expectations: TCC is one of 17 colleges among Virginia’s Community Colleges that participate in this program, which helps foster children achieve in higher education.
International Student Services: Immigration advising, admission assistance, new student orientation and other support services are provided by the Office of International Student Services on the Virginia Beach Campus.