Why choose TCC? Here are a few reasons

Tidewater Community College is where you can get a degree, earn credits and transfer to a 4-year institution, enhance your career — or just learn something new

TCC's state of the art classrooms have simulators, labs and computer resources help you learn


With TCC’s Z-Degree in Business Administration, you pay zero dollars for textbooks

Is time an issue for you?

TCC offers a flexible schedule of day, evening, weekend and online courses.

Finish an associate degree in 1 year at TCC!

You can complete a transferrable Associate of Science in General Studies in just 1 year. 

Go Anywhere

Many of our students go on to 4-year colleges and universities, and many more complete degrees and certificates that help lead them to rewarding careers in in-demand fields. TCC is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree.

Degrees & programs

Explore TCC’s degrees, certificates and credentials, and find out how credits you earn for a certificate are especially versatile

Study what you want

TCC has a wide variety of programs, from the academic disciplines to skilled trades to professional specialties

Transferring to TCC?

If you’re transferring from another college to TCC, follow these steps to make sure you receive the appropriate credits.

High school students

Did you know you can earn college credits while still in high school? Get to your degree faster and save money at TCC

Guaranteed admission

Thanks to guaranteed admission agreements, TCC is your gateway to Virginia’s 4-year colleges and universities

Study locally, learn globally

TCC’s Office for Intercultural Learning will enrich your academic experience with international and cultural opportunities.

Inspiring faculty

Our students say that TCC’s professors are available and happy to help when they get stuck or need advice on their academics. Meet some of our faculty members:

I still enjoy opening students’ minds to what science is all about.

David Wright
Professor of physics and astronomy

Knowledge is power, and being able to see things from different perspectives allows us all to grow and understand the world in new ways.

Jennifer Dixon-McKnight
Associate professor of history

“I know my students by name and I know their stories. Because of this connection, I have a greater opportunity to make a difference in their lives.

Linda Williams
Professor of business administration

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