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AdmisSion into the Automotive technology Program

Interested in Becoming an Automotive Student?

General requirements for admission to Tidewater Community College include but are not limited to:

  • high school diploma or the equivalent  or 18 years of age and able to benefit from a program of instruction. 
  • special provisions for high school students are in place and require completion of the 10th grade, parental/guardian signature and an ‘exception to general admission’ form signed by the high/home school principal. Contact Holly Estrada, 822-5116, for more information.

In addition to the college's general admission requirements, students interested in a degree program are required to complete the Student Assessment Program (placement) tests in reading, composition, and mathematics. Students in the automotive curriculum should possess a valid driver's license and a driving record free of serious violations.


Beno Rubin
Director, Regional Automotive Center
Tidewater Community College
600 Innovation Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320