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SUMMER CLASSES KEEP STUDENTS COOL at TCC
(Media opportunity – pick a class or 2 and sit-in for
a chill-out story)
SOUTH HAMPTON ROADS,
Va. – (May 23, 2005) – Cool heads prevail in decisions
for cool classes in summer at Tidewater Community College. The
four-campus college makes the most of summertime - for classes
that fit schedules, career needs and seasonal applications.
Summers offer, for many folks, a bit more time to pursue interests
for personal and career betterment. With that in mind, TCC designs
and specially offers classes that range from souping up your compact
car to designing an arbor garden to learning dance production
or French for the Tourist. Not to mention Feng Shui for life,
healthcare for athletic injuries (coaches, rejoice!) or stress
Most of the cool summer classes are for credit, some are electives
in degree programs, some fulfill physical education requirements.
Jazz and yoga, anyone?
Take the classes, Decorative Painting & Faux Finishes or Antiques
- part of TCC’s Interior Design program, for example. Take
the class, Oceanography, with Chesapeake Bay field trips on research
vessel The Matthew F. Maury - part of science degree programs;
this often fulfills teacher certification for earth science and
Then, folks who already have a passing knowledge of engines can
get under the hood and transform that cute, low gas-mileage car
into a turbo-boosted street machine. That’s only offered
Or, for more hands-on summer heat - “throw” some pots,
actually vessels in the Raku style, in a hot July short course.
Or, hike up to the roof of the Visual Arts Center in downtown
Portsmouth to learn glass blowing - go for the real heat and shape
melted hunks of glass into art for office or home décor.
Teachers can get serious, again at TCC, and take advantage of
the summer class, Reading and Writing for Teacher Entrance Exams.
In the good old summertime - check out TCC’s cool classes
for the citizens of Hampton Roads.
(For summer class listings, call TCC’s Information Center
Tidewater Community College
is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth
of Virginia, enrolling more than 35,000 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 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-four
percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university
in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information,