Manufacturing & Transportation
A high school diploma isn’t enough to get you into some of Hampton Roads’ premier manufacturing and transportation industries. But in two years or less at Tidewater Community College, you can develop the skills you need for high-demand, high-paying careers in the manufacturing and transportation sectors. TCC’s career-focused degree programs feature hands-on learning in addition to traditional classroom instruction. If you like working with your hands as well as your head, you’ll find plenty of options at TCC.
TCC’s automotive technology program prepares you to begin a career as a technician in the automotive repair field or to update your training. By earning a degree or career studies certificate, you give yourself an advantage in the job market over those without formal training. Learn more about our Automotive Technology program.
You’ll gain the hands-on skills you need to repair damaged cars and trucks and perform professional non-structural repairs and refinishing from I-CAR and ASE-certified instructors in a hands-on environment and through a cooperative education experience in a collision repair facility. Learn more about our Collision Repair program.
Training in Tidewater Community College’s diesel technology program blends classroom theory, lab demonstrations and real-life skill development to prepare you for a career as a technician in the in-demand diesel industry. American Service Excellence (ASE) certified instructors ensure that you get the training you need on real diesel engines. Learn more about our Diesel Technology program.
As homes and businesses require more wiring, electricians are needed to install the necessary components. Electricians with the widest variety of skills should have the best job opportunities. Learn more about our Electrical Technology program.
Machinists are skilled workers who are able to read and interpret blueprints, use common hand tools, set up and operate metal cutting machines, and use precision measuring instruments to design and manufacture parts from simple pieces such as nuts and bolts to complex, high-tech components. Learn more about our Machine Technology program.
Hampton Roads’ marine industry is growing at a rapid pace, and marine technicians are needed in large numbers to keep the recreational and commercial fleets operating at full capacity. Learn more about our Marine Gasoline Engine Technology program.