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Industrial Technology

Associate of Applied Science

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Prepare for the high-tech industrial world of today – and tomorrow

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Today’s highly technical industrial workplace is a competitive environment that recognizes students with highly specialized skills. Tidewater Community College’s Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Technology combines practical experience with the technical knowledge you need to advance in the workplace.

Our core industrial courses help you build a strong foundation in the field and our five specializations allow you to focus on the specific skills, tools and methodologies valued by employers:

Whether you’re in an entry-level position or looking to enhance your technical skills, you can advance your career through our versatile program. 

Certify your skills

Earn valuable industry credentials! Course work qualifies students to sit for one or more exams offered by the American Society for Quality and SME.

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What does the program cost?

You can complete a 2-year associate degree for less than the cost of 1 year at a 4-year college or university. 

TCC's Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Technology consists of 4 semesters of full-time study, with classes held mainly on the Virginia Beach Campus. 

If your schedule doesn't permit full-time attendance, you may also take classes part time. 

Estimated Program Cost*:
65 credits x $181.10 per credit = $11,771.50 (not including textbooks and supplies)
*Based on Fall 2017 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.

Where can you go?

Graduates can transfer to the Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School or Old Dominion University to pursue a bachelor of science in occupational and technical studies.

Is this program for you?

Yes, if you: 

  • have an aptitude for science and math
  • enjoy handling data to make decisions
  • enjoy teamwork
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Convenient and flexible evening and online classes fit your busy schedule

Internship opportunities give you on-the-job experience

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