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Technical Studies

Translate your professional background into academic credit

This program rewards you for technical skills and professional experience already mastered with up to 23 of the 60 credits required for the degree! Upon entry into this flexible program, you will enroll in a course co-taught by TCC and Old Dominion University faculty to determine how much academic credit you will be awarded for those skills. If you need additional coursework to reach the 23 credits, an academic dean will help you fill the gap with college classes that align with your professional goals.

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Associate of Applied Science - Specialization in Technical Supervision

Offered exclusively online, this degree is designed for students with training and work experience in a technical trade who wish to earn an applied degree for career advancement. You’ll complete general education requirements and technical foundation coursework to prepare for supervisory positions in business or industry.

You must obtain approval from an academic dean at TCC for admission.

Tidewater Community College is a pioneer in the use of openly-licensed, high-quality electronic textbooks and other educational materials for the completion of an entire two-year associate degree. The materials are known as OER – open educational resources.

TCC’s textbook-free options mean you could save as much as $2,500 on the cost of your education.

Because these courses use electronic materials rather than printed textbooks, you will need regular and reliable Internet access in order to complete course work.

Learn more about TCC’s textbook-free options

Is this program for you?

Yes, if you:
  • have already completed a registered apprenticeship, are transitioning or active-duty military
  • are interested in managing and leading teams effectively
  • enjoy problem solving