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Chef Heather Tripple at work in Virginia Beach.
TCC alum lands top chef spot at local eatery

Heather Tripple is a proud Tidewater Community College alumna. She got her start in the TCC kitchens under the tutelage of Chef Deanna “Dee” Freridge. She is now the head chef at The Stock Pot in Virginia Beach. Heather earned her Culinary Arts degree in 2014. She remembers the long days of school and work […]

TCC Theatre actors in "The Red Lamp."
Calling all actors

Tidewater Community College Theatre will hold open auditions for the fall production of “Inherit the Wind.”  When:  Sept. 6 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre, room 4102, on the Chesapeake Campus, 1428 Cedar Road.  Callbacks: To be determined. The story: Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee wrote “Inherit the Wind.” This lively courtroom […]

TCC faculty Steve Capaldo at the wind turbines for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project.
TCC faculty get an up-close look at offshore wind project

New jobs are on the horizon for offshore wind turbine technicians, welders, electricians and more to support Dominion Energy’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) facility, which will include 176 wind turbines. Tidewater Community College is gearing up to offer additional industry training. With help from the city of Virginia Beach, it’s investing in $300,000 worth of wind […]

Funeral Service program lead Frank Walton.
Take a look at TCC Funeral Service degrees

Tidewater Community College’s Funeral service degrees are not one size fits all. At TCC, you can train to help families and individuals prepare for their end-of-life needs. The growing funeral services industry is unique in that it requires science, business and social skills. Specialized degrees are available that focus on various aspects of the industry. […]

Professor Judy Gill with a student at the Drone Academy.
Taking flight at TCC’s Drone Academy

Tidewater Community College’s summer Drone Academy, sponsored by the Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services and coordinated by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, provided a unique opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience with Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or drones. This camp was for students with disabilities with an interest in drones and pursuing […]

Representatives at the Skilled Trades Academy expansion event.
Skilled Trades Academy expanding to offer more training options for students

A celebratory event marked the start of the expansion of Tidewater Community College’s Skilled Trades Academy (STA) in Portsmouth. The expansion will provide an additional 12,000 square feet of space for workforce training. The STA opened in 2019 and is currently a 20,000-square-foot academy, located at 3303 Airline Blvd. It is one of the largest […]

Cast members acting on the outdoor stage at Chesapeake Campus.
Behind the scenes at Shakespeare in the Grove

Tidewater Community College’s Shakespeare in the Grove is considered a community gem by many.  In the 26 years the show has been running, attending has become a tradition for families from all over the region. Ed Palmer, a veteran actor, says that the tradition is not only special for families but actors as well. Over […]

A Rivian truck in front of a Rivian building.
Tidewater Community College Launches Rivian Technical Trades Program

Hampton Roads, VA (June 12, 2023) – Tidewater Community College has launched the Rivian Technical Trades program, a partnership program with electric vehicle maker Rivian designed to train the next generation of electric vehicle (EV) technicians. The program’s first cohort of students joined in March of this year and will complete their training as part […]

Shakespeare in the Grove – by the numbers

Join Tidewater Community College for the 26th Shakespeare in the Grove on June 21-25 at 8 p.m. For the first time, this year’s production features a non-Shakespeare work. Get ready for “Tartuffe” by Molèire, who has often been described as “France’s Shakespeare” due to the two playwrights’ similar writing styles. “Tartuffe” is a play about […]

Actors from the 2022 Shakespeare festival playing "The Tempest."
Molière’s “Tartuffe” to be presented during the 26th season of Shakespeare in the Grove

Tidewater Community College Theatre celebrates its 26th season of Shakespeare in the Grove with the production of the comedy “Tartuffe” by French playwright, Molière. This is the first time that the outdoor festival has featured a non-Shakespeare play. “We are turning a new page with Shakespeare in the Grove and presenting a work by a […]