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State-approved apprentice program now offered at TCC


Students in TCC’s Land Surveying class learn to operate new GPS equipment, designed to assist in surveying work. The new technology arrived on campus this month. Shown here, Jeffrey Vierrether, Steven Gibson, Ivan Lineberry, Kim Le Clear, Jeff Bevins, the instructor, and Mike Perreault.


HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Oct. 9, 2007) – From cities re-zoning neighborhoods to developers planning new communities to homeowners needing clear property title, land surveyors play key roles in the process. To that end - to meet professional and legal standards - land surveyors need certification.


Tidewater Community College announces state approval of its Land Surveying Certificate program. It now serves as an approved apprentice program recognized by the commonwealth’s Department of Professional and Occupation Regulation and its board that governs architects, professional engineers, land surveyors, certified interior designers and landscape architects.


Students who successfully complete TCC’s survey apprentice program and have at least six years of work experience can take an exam in the fundamentals of land surveying and receive the surveyor in training designation, once they’ve passed the exam.


TCC’s Civil Engineering Technology program head Chris Cartwright and the program’s curriculum advisory committee developed the Land Surveying Certificate program over the last two years. With 13 members, the advisory group includes a diverse cross section of industry experts.




Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - enrolls over 38,000 students annually, the second largest undergraduate student body in Virginia. The 35th largest community college in the nation, TCC is among the 20 fastest-growing large two-year institutions in the United States. 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-six percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit