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Changing careers or looking to advance? TCC has what you need

Changing careers in today’s economy often means going back to college to learn new skills. Community colleges are usually the first place to which career changers turn, and not just because they’re a good value.

Community colleges have served adult learners for decades. We understand the challenges faced by older students, who often have family and job responsibilities.

With its affordable tuition, evening and online courses, and experience serving older students, Tidewater Community College is your best choice for gaining the skills and credentials you need to advance your career and enrich your life.

TCC offers many two-year degree programs to prepare you for immediate entry into a new career or for transfer to a four-year school. Many programs also offer one-year certificates and even shorter term career study certificates. (See page 12 for the full list.)

In addition to TCC’s for-credit programs, the Regional Workforce Development Center offers multiple ways to enter a new career or advance in your current one. Here’s a sampling of some of the non-credit programs TCC Workforce Development offers:

Information technology

Courses and programs range from industry recognized certifications to basic software-specific user courses.

Industry and construction trades

TCC offers programs to obtain a contractor’s license, continuing education and courses on state-of-the-art construction techniques and practices.

Business and management

Professionals from all levels will find management credentialing and business licensing programs, as well as courses for professionals and entrepreneurs.

Health care

EMT and pharmacy technician training is available, as well as a range of non-clinical support programs for in-demand health care careers.

Non-profit management

The Academy for Non-Profit Excellence offers professional development programs focused on the latest trends and best practices for nonprofits.

Maritime and automotive

Transportation focused programs at TCC include certifications and training for maritime and automotive careers and truck driving.

TCC’s Regional Workforce Development Center also serves South Hampton Roads employers with customized employee training solutions. For more information on employer services or any of the Workforce Development programs, call 757-822-1234 or email [email protected]. The offices are at 7000 College Drive, Suffolk, 23435, or visit

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