50 for 50 | Tarrant County College
What began as Tarrant County Junior College (TCJC) has evolved over 56 years to become Tarrant County College (TCC), one of the nation’s largest higher education institutions with six campuses throughout the County, all capable of fulfilling just about any student’s path of study.
Voters overwhelmingly supported the creation of TCJC in 1965 and the tremendous growth of the college has mirrored that of North Texas. The South Campus was added in 1967 as the first of the college’s campuses to open in Fort Worth. That was followed in 1968 by the Northeast Campus in Hurst. The Northwest Campus was added in 1976 in Northwest Fort Worth. Southeast Campus was built in Arlington in 1996, and the Trinity River Campus opened in downtown Fort Worth in 2009, followed by TCC Connect Campus in 2015. The Erma C. Johnson Hadley Northwest Center of Excellence for Aviation, Transportation and Logistics opened in 2014 at Alliance Airport as part of the Northwest Campus.
TCC provides degree programs toward an associate of arts, an associate of science, an associate of applied science, or an associate of arts in teaching. Degrees and certificates also are offered in child development, computer science, radio and TV, broadcasting, journalism, music and speech and communication.
Some of TCC’s signature programs include health sciences; hospitality and culinary arts; energy technology; business management; public safety; aviation, technology and logistics; construction and building technology; information systems; and, communications. The College also serves students wishing to transfer to a four-year school to complete their bachelor’s degree with more than 80 transfer agreements throughout the state, as well as online, which significantly decrease the student’s financial burden during their academic journey.
In addition to TCC’s degree programs, the College offers approximately 42 career and technical programs through which students can earn the credentials needed to be workforce-ready in 12 months or fewer Continuing education certificates (non-credit) and transitional programs also are offered for individuals wishing to upskill, new skill or re-skill to be workforce competitive. In addition to daytime classes, TCC offers evening, weekend, short-term and internet courses, depending on the area of study, for students balancing life responsibilities with their academic pursuits, thus putting “Success Within Reach” for every student TCC serves.
For the past decade, Tarrant County College has consistently ranked among the nation’s top 100 community colleges and serves as a vital educational resource that powers North Texas’ workforce and economy.