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 Chinese, German, French, Russian, Spanish or Japanese
- 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.
The TCC New Student Support Team is ready to help you
Contact us at 757-822-1111 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Regular office hours are:
Monday and Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.