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Study at Tidewater Community College

Founded in 1968, Tidewater Community College, also known as TCC, is a two-year higher education institution. It is colloquially referred to as "Virginia Beach University”. It is the second largest community college in the entire Virginia Community College System and the 37th largest in the United States. TCC consists of multiple campuses in the cities of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach. TCC offers a wide variety of vocational and transfer-oriented degrees and certificates for the prospective students. The college also offers a variety of classes through distance delivery including telecourses, teleconference classes, and web-based online classes. TCC's official mascot is the storm.

Profile of Tidewater Community CollegeThe main campus of Tidewater Community College is in Norfolk, VA (a medium-sized city). The school is a public school. Tidewater Community College offers degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school tends to concentrate its instruction in a few key disciplines. Tidewater Community College students most commonly major in a field related to engineering, science, drama and performing arts, and business and management.

Tidewater Community College Selectivity

The school admits all qualified candidates under its open-admission policy.

Tidewater Community College offers tenure to reward and retain some professors.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 25, 857 enrolled students. Tidewater Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts718general studies, social services, liberal arts and sciences
Business and Management436business management, business, MIS
Therapy and Counselling192mental and social health services, physical therapy
Science151biological and physical sciences
Engineering Technician133electrical/electronic tech, industrial tech, industrial production tech, mechanical engineering related tech, environmental control tech, civil engineering tech, architectural engineering tech
Education and Teaching120special Education
Medical Support and Technology90radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, medical assistant
Nursing and Emergency Medicine89registered nursing, EMT paramedic
office and Administration87administrative assistant
Security and Law Enforcement58security and protective services
Media52printing equipment operation
Design22interior design
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy22occupational therapist assistant, dietitian assistant
Mechanics and Repair19vehicle maintenance
Drama and Performing Arts18various performing arts
Agricultural Science and Management12agricultural management
Medical administration11medical records tech
Art Studies3visual and performing arts
Funeral and Mortuary Science0funeral and mortuary
Transportation0transportation and materials moving
Contact: Tidewater Community CollegeTidewater Community College

500 East Main Street

Norfolk, VA 23514

General Phone: (757) 822-1122


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