Chesapeake Campus

Chesapeake Campus Student Center at night

Student Center

Chesapeake Campus Academic Building

Academic Building

Chesapeake Campus greenhouse


female student working in the Precision Machining Lab

Precision Machining Lab

performance at the Black Box Theatre on the Chesapeake Campus

Black Box Theatre

The Chesapeake Campus is the college’s “green” campus, sitting on 69 acres in the heart of Chesapeake. The landscape includes protected wetlands and a tributary of the southern branch of the Elizabeth River. You can enjoy the green space from all buildings, especially the Chesapeake Student Center with glass walls that provide views of the open spaces. Students in the sciences enjoy the living laboratories with wildlife and birds, as well as meandering walking trails. The campus is a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

Signature programs


Master the skills needed to thrive in the industry. You'll learn to operate, maintain and repair “smart” devices and systems that incorporate sensors, actuators, instrumentation, process control and automation.


The curriculum at the Regional Automotive Center is based on standards set by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)

Interior Design

TCC's interior design program is an affordable alternative to expensive private design schools. Learn to create spaces that are practical and inviting, using the latest in computer software and design techniques.


On stage or behind the scenes, learn how to bring a production to life. Participate in fall, spring and the summer Shakespeare in the Grove productions. 

Marine & Diesel

Focusing on the repair of semis, marine vessels, construction equipment and other diesel equipment, the curriculum in marine and diesel is also taught at the Regional Automotive Center


The roots of the TCC’s Horticulture program are in science, technology and business, as you learn about intensive plant cultivation for human use

Hello from Dr. Lisa Rhine, Provost

photo of Dr. Lisa Rhine TCC Chesapeake Provost

Welcome to the Chesapeake Campus of Tidewater Community College. Our accomplished and dedicated faculty and staff are eager to support you in achieving your academic goals. As a visitor, prospective or returning student, community partner, returning alumna or alumnus, or as a friend, we invite and welcome you to our community.

Campus services & resources

Academic divisions

Find contacts in academic divisions and and faculty members on the Chesapeake Campus and at the Regional Automotive Center

Student Center

Relax, study, socialize, eat, work out, or just chill between classes. Check out our student organizations and become an involved TCC student! Licensed child care is also available.

New parking garage!

Our new garage will open in 2016. Meanwhile, please:

  • be patient when trying to find a space
  • avoid peak hours (Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
  • carpool or get a ride to campus
  • Use HRT. Bus route 14 comes here
Academic advising

Academic advisors address issues related to career, academic difficulty, time management and other obstacles that hinder student success

Financial aid

Questions about paying for TCC? You can contact the 24/7/365 hotline or visit the office in the Pass Building. Hours and location

Textbooks & supplies

The Barnes & Noble Distribution Store is in the Student Center. Order books, request refunds, get supplies and sell back your books.

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