Continuing Education & Professional Development

Looking to advance your career, try out a new career or transition into the civilian workforce?

Tidewater Community Colleges offers an array of continuing education and professional development programs, many of which provide certificates and continuing education credits (CEUs). You can also use our career exploration services to help you find your path.

Programs are offered through the Center for Workforce Solutions and the Center for Military and Veterans Education.

Center for Workforce Solutions

The Center for Workforce Solutions offers classes on a flexible schedules, in the classroom and online. Call 757-822-1234 or email them for more information.

  • Cybersecurity
  • Software-specific certifications
  • IT certifications

Explore IT/cyber programs

  • Project Management 
  • Real Estate Licensing

Explore business programs

Health care
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Health Information Technology
  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Personal Fitness Trainer

Explore health care programs

  • Hotel Operation
  • Florist Career Prep

Explore hospitality programs

  • Solar-Ready Vets
  • HVAC
  • Building Contractor License
  • Electrician’s Update
  • Plumber’s Update

Explore construction programs

Maritime & transportation
  • Commercial Driver License (CDL) Trucking
  • Captain and Vessel Courses (U.S. Coast Guard approved)

Explore maritime & transportation programs

Advanced manufacturing
  • Welding

Explore advanced manufacturing programs

Personal enrichment
  • Retirement Planning
  • Motorcycle Training

Explore personal enrichment programs

Featured program: Academy for Nonprofit Excellence

Take your nonprofit to the next level

The Academy for Nonprofit Excellence at TCC offers Hampton Roads nonprofit professionals:

  • An easy, convenient way to learn and practice new skills
  • Timely and ongoing classes to keep knowledge and skills up-to-date
  • Courses taught by expert, experienced professionals in relevant fields
  • Easy-on-the-budget tuition 
  • The opportunity to earn a Certificate in Nonprofit Management
  • Several online courses available on demand to suit busy schedules

The Academy is sponsored by the Hampton Roads Community Foundation and Tidewater Community College. Since 2005 more than 1,200 nonprofit professionals have taken Academy classes with over 100 earning the Certificate in Nonprofit Management.

Learn about the Academy for Nonprofit Excellence 

Center for Military and Veterans Education*

The Center for Military and Veterans Education (CMVE) offers classes on TCC’s campuses and other locations in flexible day, night, weekend, online and hybrid formats. Visit the CMVE online or call 757-822-7777 (866-921-6289 toll-free) for more information.

Programs include:

  • Maritime Logistics
  • Maritime Safety (OSHA-authorized)
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional Writing
  • Project Management
  • Basic Instructor Training
  • Communications and Connectivity Technology
  • Virtual Employment Academy
  • Truck Driver Training
  • Solar Workforce Training

Learn about the CMVE
* Some programs and courses are approved by the Veterans Administration for GI Bill® funding. Check with the CMVE for details.

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