One good decision.

New to college, returning to college or preparing for a civilian career? Start at TCC

The road to success starts with one good decision. You don’t have to do it all at once, you just have to start. Each year thousands start at Tidewater Community College before going on to Virginia’s best 4-year schools or good careers.  TCC is the fastest, most affordable way to get to whatever is next in your life.

"One Good Decision"

Chart showing TCC costs less than 4-year schoolsAt a fraction of the cost of 4-year schools, TCC provides a first-class education at a price you can afford. Whether you are looking to complete a bachelor's degree or take the next step in your career, we are here to help. With day, evening, online and even weekend courses TCC can fit into your busy schedule.  

Save on the cost of your education

Every year, thousands of TCC students transfer their credits to a 4-year college to complete a bachelor’s degree with less student debt and more time to focus on academic and career goals. TCC graduates can have guaranteed admission to all of Virginia’s public universities and many private colleges. And qualifying graduates may be eligible for transfer grants of up to $1,000 per year -- $2,000 for those in science, technology and engineering. 

High-paying careers in 2 years or less

Many of the high-demand, high-growth jobs in Hampton Roads over the next five years will require post-high school education but not necessarily a four-year degree.

The good news is that you can prepare for these careers at your local community college. In some cases, you can earn an industry-recognized credential in as little as two semesters. At Tidewater Community College, some of the career studies certificates set you on the path to a 2-year associate degree. (Average annual wages from 2013. Source: 2014 Occupational Demand Study Hampton Roads, Virginia")

Physical therapy assistants: $53,600

Automotive body and related repairs: $66,500

Welding, soldering and brazing machine setters and operators: $37,700

Registered nurses: $59,900

Paralegals and legal assistants: $41,100

Computer numerical control machine tool programmers: $51,700

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