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Noted for offering Cisco training for 10 years

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Dec. 19, 2006) – Tidewater Community College has been recognized by the national Cisco Networking Academy as one of the first institutions globally to teach Cisco’s networking curriculum.

TCC faculty, Virginia Beach public school representatives and industry supporters attended a 10-year commemorative event, which included remarks from Cisco National Initiatives Manager Carroll McGillin and recognition during a national TV web cast.

TCC’s Regional Cisco Academy is one of many information systems certification programs offered at the Advanced Technology Center on TCC’s Virginia Beach Campus, preparing hundreds of professionals to excel in the workforce by offering multi-level training, ranging from Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) to Cisco Certified Networking Professionals (CCNP).

As a regional academy, TCC provides support for other local Cisco training academies including public high schools and other community colleges.

Relatedly, TCC offers a range of technology, engineering and computer degree programs that focus on business needs for network security, modeling and simulation, database management, and civil engineering with GIS training.

For more information, call TCC’s Information Center at 822-1122.


Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 37,000 students annually. The 37th largest in the nation’s 1,600 community-college network, TCC ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater district in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-four percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit