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!
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.
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.
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.