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New program prepares students for work in a variety of areas

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Dec. 4, 2008) – Tidewater Community College announces a new associate of applied science degree in human services.

The first degree of its kind at the college, the offering will prepare students for a variety of careers in the human services industry, from case-management aide to community outreach worker to life-skills counselor to gerontology aide to mental health aide.

“Graduates of this program will provide much needed support for teens in crisis, families, the elderly and countless others,” says Michael Summers, vice president for academic affairs. “We’re pleased to provide education in this very vital area.”

The program includes a 65-credit hour curriculum, and two internship experiences that will emphasize practical skills. Graduates will typically work under the direction of a professional in human or social services and could support fields such as nursing, psychiatry, psychology, rehabilitative and physical therapy.

For a complete listing of courses, log on to the college catalog at or call the Information Center at 822-1122.


Laurie White
Media Relations

Celebrating its 40th year, Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - enrolls nearly 40,000 students and has the second largest undergraduate student body in Virginia. The 23rd highest producer of associate degrees in the nation, and the 35th largest community college, TCC is among the 20 fastest-growing large two-year institutions in the United States. 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 Norfolk’s theater district, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-six percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit