Continuing education

Take a class for personal enrichment or career advancement

Whether you want to upgrade your technical skills, learn a language or try your hand at pottery, you’ll find what you’re looking for at TCC.

The breadth of TCC's course offerings is what you'd expect to find at any college. We have more than 150 programs, but if you're looking to take a course or two, we'll help you get started. Many courses are open enrollment, meaning you don't have to meet prerequisites.

Day, evening, weekend and online classes are available. Classes may be offered in 16-, 12- or 8-week formats during the fall and spring semesters, and 6- and 10-week formats during the summer session.

Just a few of the possibilities among TCC's for-credit course offerings:

  • Beginning German, French and Spanish 
  • Introduction to bookkeeping
  • Art appreciation, drawing and design
  • Blueprint reading
  • Public speaking, acting and film appreciation
  • Hand-built and wheel-thrown pottery
  • Basic emergency medical technician
  • Personal finance
  • Digital photography and photo editing
  • Introduction to meteorology
  • Recreation (dance, golf, yoga, fitness walking)
  • Surveys of the Old and New Testaments

And who knows? This might just be your first step to a degree or certificate.

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The TCC New Student Support Team is ready to help you
Contact us at 757-822-1111 or

Follow these steps

Apply for admission

Even if you plan to take one class, start by applying for admission.

Use our free online application. You can save your application and finish it later.

Apply as a non-curricular student.

You will be assigned a 7-digit Student ID number when you complete the application. Write this number down.

We recommend printing the application for your records.

Have you previously attended TCC?

If you were a student within the last 3 years, you are still an active student. Proceed with course registration.

If it's been longer than 3 years, you must re-apply for admission using the Student ID number you were previously assigned. If you can't find it, contact the New Student Support Team at 757-822-1111.

Activate your TCC email account

You will receive a letter from us notifying you of your acceptance and assigning you a student email account. (If for some reason, your application can't be accepted immediately, we'll let you know.)

Go to myTCC to activate your account and access your student email. Throughout your academic career, TCC will communicate important information to you through your student email account. Check it often!

Register for your class

Select your classes using the online class schedule.

Classes may be listed for more than one semester. Be sure you are searching the correct semester.

You can also find printed class schedules at our campuses and locations.

Computers are available for your use to check for class availability on all TCC campuses.

The academic calendar contains registration dates and deadlines.

If you are interested in taking a class that requires a prerequisite, you may submit a waiver to request exemption.

Pay your tuition

Pay your tuition and fees by the deadline specified in the academic calendar.

Non-curricular students taking fewer than 6 credits are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid.

Learn more about payment methods

Get your student ID card

Your student ID card is a wonderful resource that allows you access to student services and events and provides discounts with numerous local merchants.

You can also elect to participate in our StormDollars plan, which allows you to go cashless when you make purchases and print documents on campus. Simply swipe and go!

You are eligible for your ID card after you register for classes. Bring a photo ID and your Student ID number to any of the ID card campus offices.

Your first ID card is free. Replacements cost $10.

Find a campus ID Card office

Buy your textbooks and supplies

Print your class schedule and take it to the Barnes & Noble bookstore at your preferred campus to purchase textbooks. 

You can also buy your textbooks online. Rentals and digital materials are available.

Get your parking permit or HRT pass

Parking decals and semester validation stickers for the Chesapeake, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach campuses are provided to students who have registered and paid for their classes.

To receive your free parking decal or the semester validation sticker, bring:

  • a valid driver's license
  • your Student ID number

to the business office at your preferred campus.

Parking decals should be placed on the left rear bumper of the vehicle or the rear window, lower corner on the driver side.

Students taking classes on the Norfolk Campus are required to purchase a City of Norfolk parking pass. Visit the Norfolk Campus parking page for details.

TCC students are eligible for reduced-cost public transportation on Hampton Roads Transit, including light rail, buses and ferries. 

Sign up for TCC Alerts!

TCC Alerts is a free service that immediately contacts you during situations that affect college operations.

It delivers important emergency alerts, notifications and updates to you via email and all handheld devices. Parents and family members can sign up, too!

TCC Alerts is your personal connection to real-time updates, instructions on where to go, what to do, or what not to do, who to contact and other important information.

Sign up now

Admission Offices

Regular office hours are:
Monday and Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Pass Building, Room 175
1428 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Phone: 757-822-5021


Andrews Building
315 Granby St.
Norfolk, VA 23510

Phone: 757-822-1204


Building A, Room A130
120 Campus Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23701

Phone: 757-822-2193

Virginia Beach

Building B (Bayside), Room B119
1700 College Crescent
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

Phone: 757-822-7172

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