Tidewater Community College has the state's largest program in emergency medical services. TCC's Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services is where you can learn the skills and knowledge to serve on the front lines of health care. TCC's Programs meet National EMS Education Standards and are approved by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.
The Fire Science program will prepare a new student for an exciting new career in a public or private Fire Science field, and enhance career advancements of current Fire Fighters. The student will learn both the theoretical concepts and practical application of Fire Suppression, Fire Science Management, Fire Prevention Techniques, Arson Investigation, and the mitigation of Hazardous Material Accidents.