Releases @ TCC
Media Contact: Laurie White,
Chief Communications Officer
for the Workplace
classes offered at TCC, designed for communication at work
CHESAPEAKE, Va. – (Dec. 18,
2003) – Tidewater Community College has initiated workplace Spanish-speaking
courses this year, with new offerings in the spring semester, starting
Jan. 12 at the Chesapeake campus.
Brand new to the Spanish-at-work
courses – Spanish for Health Professionals
– is a 15-week, three-credit class geared to medical careers. Along
with another new course, Spanish for Business
– a 12-week, two-credit class – it joins a set of TCC classes that
address workplace needs for conversational Spanish.
~ Spanish for
the Green Industry (horticulture), which began
last year; offered in two parts, with part 2 offered in spring;
each 12-week, two credits
~ Spanish for
Everyday Life , begun this fall; 8-week, one credit
TCC also launched Conversational
Japanese , new this fall, as a two-part, two-credit
class. Part 2 is offered in spring semester.
These TCC language classes
are for practical, conversational use in the workplace; they are
not accredited for college transfer.
“We identified a need for
people in the workplace to acquire skills in Spanish or Japanese,”
explains Kathy O’Connor, assistant professor. The courses offer
a vocabulary suited to the professions described in the title of
Spring classes start Jan.
12. For program information, call the Language Office, 822-5150.
To enroll, go to online enrollment at www.tcc.edu
and click on SIS (student information system) and follow the
guide to online enrollment.
Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges
in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 34,000 students
annually. The 37th largest in the nation's 1,600 community-college
network, TCC ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community
colleges. Founded in 1958 as a part of the Virginia Community College
System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses
in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as
the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater
district in downtown Norfolk and a regional Advanced Technology
Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-three percent of the region's residents
attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled
For more information, visit www.tcc.edu.
Laurie White, Chief Communications Officer