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TCC RECOGNIZED AS A TOP TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE

HAMPTON ROADS, Va., (Nov. 1, 2012) – Tidewater Community College earned recognition in the 2012 Digital Community College survey for using technology to serve its campuses.

TCC finished seventh overall in the Large Colleges Category comprised of schools with 10,000 or more students. Colleges from 26 states across the United States participated in the survey that acknowledges community colleges that respond to increased enrollments and limited budgets through innovative use of technology.

TCC has recently added Financial Aid TV, a YouTube style website displaying short videos organized by topic and playlist, each designed to respond to general questions students might have about financial aid. TCC also offers a new online orientation, which provides a virtual experience for new students extending and enhancing traditional physical encounters through technology. TCC’s online orientation is a unique combination of user experiences designed to connect students with college resources targeted toward increasing student success.

TCC also uses a cloud-hosted software that centralizes the college’s student events and activities, connecting students to organizations, programs and departments at the college.

In addition, the college is using social networking more consistently to reach out to students.

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Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and workforce development services in Hampton Roads - served more than 46,000 students in 2010-11. The 16th highest associate-degree producer in the nation, TCC offers more than 150 programs including business administration, culinary arts, general studies, modeling and simulation, network security, nursing, and automotive technology. Among the fastest-growing two-year institutions in the United States, TCC was 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 Norfolk’s theater district, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth, the Regional Automotive Center in Chesapeake, and the Regional Health Professions Center and the Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach, as well as the Regional Workforce Development Center in Suffolk. Forty-five percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit www.tcc.edu.

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