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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

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

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

Get Started!

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

Are you in the pipeline?

High-growth, high-demand jobs are out there There’s a new generation in town: Generation Z. Born after 1995, you’re just about to finish high school or maybe you recently graduated. You’re hoping to avoid college debt, so you’re

Health care careers still in high demand

As Baby Boomers age, the health care system is facing greater demands, creating more health care career opportunities. According to the Center for Health Workforce Studies at the State University of New York in Albany, jobs in

Open your mind

A liberal arts degree prepares you for transfer, for career, for life Too often parents and students hear the message that a liberal arts degree has no value in the workplace, but that just isn’t true. It

A liberal arts degree from TCC really can take you anywhere

Tidewater Community College’s Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or pursue a bachelor of arts degree. The 61-credit Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts provides

Automotive technology

Career opportunities, economic rewards, emerging technologies. Automotive technology has it all. The Automotive Technology program at Tidewater Community College puts you on track with one of today’s most promising careers. TCC’s Automotive Technology program, accredited by the

TCC’s Z-Degree in business administration means you don’t buy textbooks

With the price of textbooks rising faster than health care, new home prices and even tuition, Tidewater Community College in 2013 pioneered the use of “open educational resources” (OER) for its entire associate in business administration. It

The flexible career choice

How can you go wrong with a business degree? Are you interested in positioning yourself for a better entry-level opportunity, getting your bachelor’s degree in business, or perhaps vying for a promotion in your current job? Tidewater

The perfect college fit

A high school student’s guide to selecting the right college The United States has more than 4,000 colleges and universities, including everything from two-year community colleges to huge state universities, small private liberal arts colleges, and elite

Ask all the right questions

Your honest answers to these questions will help you decide what kind of college is the best fit for you, financially, academically and personally. 1. How much can you afford in tuition, fees and room and board?

TCC programs at a glance

Gainful employment information on all TCC certificates and career studies certificates is at Transfer & Career/Technical Programs Associate Degree Specialization Certificate Career Studies Certificate Arts & Humanities Graphic Design ✓ Advertising Design ✓ Multimedia ✓ Liberal