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Public & Professional Services

Whether you want to fine-tune your skills or add new ones, your job options are wide open thanks to Tidewater Community College’s public and professional services degree programs. No matter which program you choose, a degree or certificate from TCC will equip you with the practical skills and knowledge you need to succeed in a competitive job market. With internship opportunities and high-tech training that meets the latest industry standards, these public and professional services programs prepare you to graduate with national certifications – and job offers.

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

TCC’s core courses help you build a foundation in criminal justice, and our three specializations, in forensic science, homeland security, and public law, allow you to develop in-demand skills and knowledge needed by local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. Learn more about our Criminal Justice program.


Early Childhood Development

Early Childhood Development

Whether you want to become a director of a child care program, operate your own licensed family care home or be a preschool teacher, TCC’s nationally accredited program prepares you to offer the highest possible standard of care and education to serve children and their families. Learn more about our Early Childhood Development program.


Fire Science

Fire Science

TCC’s fire science program opens doors to employment for career firefighters and other fire safety professionals who want to enhance their job skills. Learn more about our Fire Science program.


Funeral Service

Funeral Service

A funeral director is a licensed professional who specializes in all aspects associated with funeral service, including support for the bereaved, preparing the body according to the wishes of the survivors and requirements of the law, and securing all the essential information for legal documents. Learn more about our Funeral Service program.


Interior Design

Interior Design

Tidewater Community College’s interior design program provides a foundation in both commercial and residential design. And it is one of two programs offered within Virginia’s Community Colleges, providing an affordable option to private design schools. Learn more about our Interior Design program.


Paralegal Studies

Paralegal Studies

Get into the legal profession in less time and with fewer costs than law school. As law firms try to increase the efficiency of legal services and reduce their costs, the need for paralegals and legal assistants is rising.Learn more about our Paralegal Studies program.


Personal Training & Fitness

Personal Training & Fitness

Tidewater Community College’s personal training and fitness program will give you the skills to be a personal fitness trainer who can lead, instruct, and motivate others to improve their cardiovascular fitness and strength.Learn more about our Personal Training & Fitness program.