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Software, accounting and Spanish courses offered in new Business Friday training program

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (June 28, 2004) – Tidewater Community College initiates a Business Friday training program at its Chesapeake Campus this fall. The business-friendly program offers five courses geared to enhance skills of area workers in a convenient timeframe.

“TCC has the important mission of serving its diverse community of citizens and businesses in as many ways as possible,” says Theresa Bryant, TCC vice president for Workforce Solutions. “Business Friday will help the region’s firms be more competitive and skill-savvy in today’s market.”

“Understanding the demands on today’s businesses, we designed this program to be as accommodating as possible for student needs,” says Provost Linda Rice, TCC Chesapeake Campus, where the classes are offered.

TCC’s Business Friday classes – designed for and offered specifically on Fridays – feature Accounting for Small Business, Beginning Windows, Spreadsheets, Database Management, and Spanish for Business. The courses range from four to eight weeks and are held Friday mornings to allow businesses a convenient way to expand personnel training options in a short time period during work hours.

The class times and schedules are as follows:

Aug. 20 to Sept. 10 Microcomputer Software: Beginning Windows 8 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.
Aug. 20 to Oct. 8 Spanish for Business 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Sept. 17 to Oct. 8 Microcomputer Software: Spreadsheets 8 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.
Oct. 15 to Nov. 5 Microcomputer Software: Database Management 8 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
Oct. 15 to Dec. 13 Accounting for Small Business 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

For more information, call 822-1122.


Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater 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 nationís 1,600 community-college network, TCC ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. Founded in 1968 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, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-three percent of the regionís residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC.