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Engineering, Maritime & Skilled Trades

The region’s deep harbors, technologically advanced infrastructure, and growing workforce needs have put maritime and skilled trades workers in high demand. And that means high-paying jobs that can be yours in two years or less with a maritime and skilled trades degree, certificate, or industry credential from Tidewater Community College. With our established career pathway, you can move through TCC to an industry apprenticeship to a journeyman’s card. And industry credentials can progressively lead to an associate degree and even a bachelor’s degree!

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Civil Engineering Technology

Our civil engineering technology program is a hands-on curriculum designed to move you directly into the engineering field in supporting roles as an engineering technician, construction inspector, or land surveyor. Learn more about our Civil Engineering Technology program.

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Computer-Aided Drafting and Design

Tidewater Community College’s computer-aided drafting and design (CADD) programs provide students with a solid foundation of largely technical classes to prepare graduates for an entry-level position as a CADD operator or designer in almost any field. Learn more about our CADD program.

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Electronics technology

Tidewater Community College’s electronics technology program prepares you for a variety of careers helping to design and construct electronic circuits to solve practical problems in engineering. Learn more about our Electronics Technology program.

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TCC’s Associate of Science in Engineering is a transfer program that prepares you to tackle a challenging engineering program at a four-year college or university. This is a rigorous program mathematically. Learn more about our Engineering program.


Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

Equal parts lecture and hands-on learning, Tidewater Community College’s HVAC/R program trains students for a gamut of job opportunities in a field that has the highest demand for new workers—in Virginia and across the nation. The demand is enormous, and every year, it gets bigger. Learn more about our Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration program.

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Industrial Technology

With an emphasis on teamwork and communication, problem solving and critical thinking as well as data presentation, Tidewater Community College’s industrial technology program combines practical experience with the technical knowledge you’ll need to advance in the workplace—now and in the future. Learn more about our Industrial Technology program.

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Maritime Technologies

Due to a critical shortage of workers in Hampton Roads’ maritime and shipbuilding industries, high-paying careers are available across the region. Learn more about our Maritime Technologies program.

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Mechanical Engineering Technology

Tidewater Community College’s mechanical engineering technology program is training the next generation of mechanical engineering technicians to design components, machines, systems and processes that can be used in a variety of industries—from manufacturing to ship repair. Learn more about our Mechanical Engineering Technology program.

Technical Studies

Technical Studies

This program rewards you for technical skills and professional experience already mastered with up to 23 of the 60 credits required for the degree! Learn more about our Technical Studies program.



You can master the essentials of major welding processes as well as the technical study of metals with Tidewater Community College’s welding program. Learn more about our Welding program.