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Accelerated Degree

If you want to fast-track your transfer to a four-year school to complete a bachelor’s degree, the accelerated degree program could be for you! Two degrees are offered in the compressed format: the Associate of Science degrees in Business Administration and General Studies.

This one-year degree allows you to:

  • Earn an associate degree in just 1 year
  • Save thousands by completing 2 years of college at TCC versus a 4-year institution
  • Receive personalized attention with low student-to-faculty ratios and regular academic advising
  • Attain admission as a junior-level transfer student at most 4-year colleges and universities
  • Begin your bachelor’s program immediately upon completing your associate degree

The degree option is currently offered exclusively at the Norfolk and Portsmouth campuses. Classes at the Norfolk Campus are held during the day and online. Classes at the Portsmouth Campus are offered at night, on weekends, and online.


The program is open to new high school graduates as well as adult learners, including military-related students, who meet certain academic requirements.

Learn how to apply for the accelerated program.