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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!

HVAC

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.


Maritime Technologies

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.


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.


Welding

Welding

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.