Tidewater Community College

Norfolk, VA

Tidewater Community College

121 College Place
Norfolk, VA 23510
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Tidewater Community College Review

C+ Good
2.5 Based on 1 Reviews
Career Preparation
C
Students and Culture
B
Facilities
B
Activities and Groups
C

Degree Overview

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Tidewater Community College.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

786 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Child Care Provider/Assistant
44
 
 
233
 
General Studies
472
 
 
 
 
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
5
 
 
6
 
Teacher Assistant/Aide
 
 
 
26
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

666 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other
 
 
 
34
 
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
20
 
 
44
 
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
15
 
 
 
 
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (Emt Paramedic)
80
 
 
146
 
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
 
 
 
56
 
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
19
 
 
 
 
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
 
 
 
6
 
Medical/Clinical Assistant
 
 
 
0
 
Occupational Therapist Assistant
27
 
 
 
 
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant
28
 
 
 
 
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
68
 
 
0
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
84
 
 
 
 
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
28
 
 
0
 
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant
 
 
 
11
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

615 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
39
 
 
 
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
 
 
 
57
 
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
43
 
 
0
 
Social Sciences, General
476
 
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

570 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting and Related Services, Other
35
 
 
63
 
Business Administration and Management, General
279
 
 
 
 
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
52
 
 
80
 
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other
38
 
 
23
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

549 Trades and Careers Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
32
 
 
162
 
Construction Trades, General
 
 
 
7
 
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
20
 
 
86
 
Electrician
30
 
 
117
 
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General
10
 
 
 
 
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician
44
 
 
4
 
Mechanics and Repairers, General
3
 
 
 
 
Precision Metal Working, Other
 
 
 
2
 
Welding Technology/Welder
 
 
 
32
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

515 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Cad/Cadd Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
18
 
 
5
 
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
13
 
 
1
 
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
 
 
 
42
 
Engineering Technology, General
 
 
 
0
 
Engineering, General
95
 
 
 
 
Ground Transportation, Other
 
 
 
33
 
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician
8
 
 
2
 
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
16
 
 
30
 
Industrial Technology/Technician
0
 
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other
9
 
 
240
 
Surveying Engineering
 
 
 
3
 

255 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biological and Physical Sciences
255
 
 
 
 

154 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General
18
 
 
51
 
Interior Design
13
 
 
32
 
Music, General
3
 
 
 
 
Photography
 
 
 
0
 
Visual and Performing Arts, General
0
 
 
13
 
Visual and Performing Arts, Other
23
 
 
1
 

113 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences, General
82
 
 
17
 
Computer Science
0
 
 
 
 
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
 
 
 
14
 

65 Hospitality Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
10
 
 
41
 
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
 
 
 
14
 

40 Communication and Media Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Design and Visual Communications, General
40
 
 
0
 

32 Agriculture Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
14
 
 
18
 

Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Tidewater Community College.

Program
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting and Related Services, Other
 
 
 
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
 
 
 
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
 
 
 
 
Child Care Provider/Assistant
 
 
 
 
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
 
 
 
 
General Studies
 
 
 
 
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
 
 
 
 
Social Sciences, General
 
 
 
 

Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

* Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

Alumni & Student Reviews

C Good
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    Master's in Applied Mathematics, Class of 2009

    computer labs, dorms, classrooms, dining halls, football field, physics/chemistry labs, sports center

    3 Rated January 2016
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Questions & Answers

Who are the notable alumni?
1 Answer
  • Look into TCC alumni stories and you’ll find a lot of young people with bright futures. Before he was impersonating President Barack Obama as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, Jay Pharaoh was studying at TCC by day and doing stand-up comedy by night. He earned his associate’s shortly before his comedy career took off. Bria Kelly also found fame when she sang her way into the top 10 performers on season 6 of The Voice. Kelly has opened for country superstar Miranda Lambert and has sung the national anthem at the start of NFL games. Her year of TCC coursework also helped her to accomplish another one of her dreams—to pursue a bachelor’s degree in graphic arts. Alum Joe Cook is no stranger to being on screen either. He is a reporter and sports anchor for news station in Fairbanks, Alaska. At TCC Cook was able to ramp up his communication skills by taking Introduction to Public Speaking. Also, Michelle Alderman, a 2010 graduate of the interior design program, landed herself on the 30 under 30 list published by the National Kitchen and Bath Association. For these graduates and more, TCC has served as a springboard for career success.

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What is the campus setting like?
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  • TCC has four campuses all within a half-hour drive, and each comes with its own personality. Looking to study in a city? Check out the Norfolk campus. You’ll be just blocks away from shops, riverfront parks, and the theatre district. You can also catch shows on campus at the Roper Performing Arts Center, a restored 1920’s vaudeville theatre. The theatre gives off a vintage vibe, but it’s outfitted with modern theatre technology. Lights, camera, action! Then there’s the Portsmouth campus. It’s just across the river from Norfolk. This campus houses the Visual Arts Center where as a studio arts student you can practice glassblowing in the “hot shop” rooftop studio. Or, if you’re pursuing nursing, you can practice your bedside manner in the lab by working with a blinking, breathing “patient” simulator before heading into the field to help real patients. The Chesapeake campus, also known as the green campus, is just 15 minutes away from Portsmouth. This campus sits along protected wetlands, which you can admire from your classroom buildings (no daydreaming, though!). Students who study horticulture can nurture plant growth in four on-campus greenhouses and an outdoor laboratory. If you’d rather study a skilled trade like automotive technology, you can get hands-on automotive repair experience in the stunning Regional Automotive Center. You might even service an eighteen-wheeler in one of the 15 project bays. Last is the largest campus of the bunch: Virginia Beach. You’ll be wowed by the student center, which opened in 2013. It’s a building on stilts—really! It’s propped above a serene pond, which you can admire from the many lounge spaces inside. In fact, each campus recently opened newly constructed or renovated student centers. Even as a two-year institution TCC is committed to creating a rich campus community for its students at all locations.

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What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
1 Answer
  • Ready to step up and take charge in your career field? You can earn an associate’s degree in management online. No matter where you live, you’ll be ready to climb the career ladder in two short years. And starting in fall 2016, TCC will offer eight more associate’s degree and certificate programs fully online: accounting specialist certificate, business administration, social sciences, liberal arts, general studies, industrial technology, criminal justice, and criminal justice career studies certificate. If you’re looking for short-term professional development, check out the programs TCC offers through the Center for Workforce Solutions. The available classes and training programs are valuable in just about any major field. Want to master Photoshop, learn Spanish for the workplace, or become a chartered tax professional from your couch? You can!

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What are the athletic highlights?
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  • TCC doesn’t offer intercollegiate athletics at this time, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have plenty of opportunities to be active. Every student center has a fitness center with cardio and strength training machines. Group fitness classes are offered on the Virginia Beach campus every weekday. Start your fitness journey or take it to the next level with Cycling, Zumba, Boot Camp, Chisel (where you can “get ripped”), or pilates and ballet inspired Flow. The other campuses offer group fitness classes from time to time, too. But if exercising doesn’t scratch your itch for athletic competition, the student centers host basketball tournaments and indoor soccer and volleyball games. The Virginia Beach campus offers basketball and dodgeball as intramural sports, and you can explore the process for starting new intramural sports once you’re a student. Students can check out balls and equipment as well, so grab the gang and set up your very own tournament!

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What are the school's academic highlights?
1 Answer
  • TCC works hard to make their programs affordable, accessible, and convenient. Need proof? Here’s a great example. If the price of textbooks makes you shudder, TCC offers an awesome Textbook-Free Degree option. Professors who teach textbook-free courses only assign books and other reading materials students can access for free online. So you can currently earn an associate’s degree in business administration without spending a dime on textbooks! Saving money—that’s a sound business decision and life choice. While TCC is only offering the business degree in textbook-free format at this time, you can also take individual courses, like English, that won’t require you to spend your summer savings on books. Further, in summer 2016 the college piloted an accelerated associate’s degree program in general studies. Students who want to transfer to a four-year college a full year earlier can earn this associate’s degree in just one year. Depending on the institution, some students may get to start their second year of college as a junior! But if you’d rather take your time or immerse yourself into a college community, TCC flaunts a long list of vocational and transfer-friendly programs. For starters, you’ll find civil engineering technology, theatre arts, welding, interior design, veterinary assistant, child development, nursing, cyber security, personal training and fitness, maritime technologies, and respiratory therapy. Actually, the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care recognized the respiratory therapy program. It was one of 78 programs in the country (out of over 400) to receive the Distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapist Credentialing Success award. Kudos to TCC!

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