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Technical Studies

Specialization in Technical Supervision

Associate of Applied Science

TCC Associate of Applied Science - Technical Studies

Your technical knowhow gives you a head start with this degree

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Are you technically savvy with plenty of work experience but lacking that college degree to advance in your career field? Let Tidewater Community College’s Associate of Applied Science in Technical Studies with a Specialization in Technical Supervision help you thrive.

This new program rewards you for technical skills and professional experience already mastered with up to 23 credits of advanced standing. Upon entry into the program, you will enroll in a newly designed course co-taught by TCC and Old Dominion faculty to determine how much academic credit you will be awarded for those skills. If you need additional coursework to reach the 23 credits, an academic dean will help you fill the gap with college classes that align with your professional goals.

You must obtain approval from an academic dean at TCC for admission

Additional coursework will include general education requirements and technical foundation classes in areas such as quality control and team building to prepare you for management and supervisory opportunities.

If you have completed a registered apprenticeship, are active duty or transitioning military or have participated in a structured company-training program, you are an excellent fit for this program.

Most classes are offered on all 4 TCC campuses with evening, hybrid and online classes available.

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What does this 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 Technical Studies with a Specialization in Technical Supervision consists of four semesters of full-time study, with classes held at all campuses.

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

Estimated Program Cost* (with advanced standing of 23 credits)
37 credits x $185.35 per credit = $6,857.95 (not including textbooks and supplies) 
*Based on Fall 2018 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.

Estimated Program Cost*:
60 credits x $185.35 per credit = $11,121.00 (not including textbooks and supplies)
*Based on Fall 2018 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.

Is this program for you?

Yes, if you:

  • have already completed a registered apprenticeship, are transitioning or active-duty military or are an employee who has taken part in a rigorous company training program
  • are interested in managing and leading teams effectively
  • enjoy problem solving
  • If you are ready to apply to the program, complete the Dean's Approval Pre-Screening Questionnaire
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This program requires approval from an academic dean for admission.

Face-to-face and online classes offered.

With advanced standing, finish in as little as 3 semesters!

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