Virginia Beach City Public Schools' Technical and Career Education (TCE) courses provide skills and knowledge for all students, whether they are considering careers after graduation from high school, pursuing higher education, or seeking a combination of both.
- TCE courses at the middle school level offer students numerous exploratory course opportunities, as well as two courses for high school credit.
- Information on one- and two-year TCE high school programs along with an overview of the Advanced Technology Center and the Virginia Beach Technical and Career Center can be found on this page. Admission to both centers is competitive. Program admission may vary for students in the 11th or 12th grade. To learn more or apply, visit the Advanced Technology Center or Virginia Beach Technical and Career Education Center websites. All of the program areas offer industry credentialing paid for by Virginia Beach City Public Schools.
Advanced Technology Center
The Advanced Technology Center, located on the Virginia Beach campus of Tidewater Community College (TCC), offers high school students advanced education in one of four strands: Information Technology (IT), Telecommunications, High Performance Manufacturing and Engineering, and Marketing Education. Courses include A+ Computer Repair, Computer Network Administration, Digital Design, Internet Web Professional, Software and Game Development, Advanced Software and Game Development, Cisco Networking Academy, Telecommunications, Computer Aided Drafting and Design, Engineering Technology, Modeling and Simulation, Marine Engineering and Design, and Hotel Operations/Management. In addition, the Advanced Technology Center offers an off-site marketing program — Classroom on the Mall at Pembroke Mall.
Virginia Beach Technical and Career Education Center
The Virginia Beach Technical and Career Education Center, located at 2925 North Landing Road, offers 23 occupational programs that prepare students for careers in the following high-demand technical fields: Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Heating; Auto Body and Paint Technology; Automotive Service Technology; Carpentry (Residential); Carpentry (Finish); Construction Technology; Cosmetology; Culinary Arts; Dental Assisting; Early Childhood Education; Electricity; Electronics; Landscape Design and Management; Legal Systems Administration; Masonry; Medical Systems Administration; Outdoor Power Equipment; Plumbing and Heating; Practical Nursing; Public Safety; Television Communications and Production; Turf Management; and Welding.
Admission to both centers is competitive. Tenth-grade students complete the application process in February. Program admission may vary for students in the 11th or 12th grade. To learn more or apply, visit the Advanced Technology Center or Virginia Beach Technical and Career Education Center websites.