Tarrant County College (TCC) is currently one of the largest colleges or universities in Texas. This school is a junior college located in Fort Worth, Texas. Enrollment has been on the rise each year and continues to grow at a steady pace. This school was opened up in 1965 under the name of Tarrant County Junior College, but the name changed much later on in 1999.
Tarrant County College (TCC) offers degrees and certificates in a variety of fields including aviation maintenance technology, advanced networking and railroad dispatching.
The Associate of Arts program offers courses in English, government and health/wellness. The Introduction to Anthropology course includes the study of ancestry, linguistics and cultural diversity.
This school also offers an Associates of Applied Science degree in postal service administration. Courses offered in this degree include communications, chemistry and philosophy.
The Certificate Program in Surgical Technology offers a wide range of courses for students including biology and general surgical technology. This program covers many topics in surgical technology, from surgical procedures to “soft” skills like professional success readiness.
The Continuing Education Program at Tarrant is geared toward adults and offers many programs including English as a second language and GED courses. The program also offers classes in sewing and needlework, music and drama and computers. The Corporate Services Department offers customized training for area businesses in computers, leadership and maintenance.
The school offers an early high school enrollment program that gives high school students a chance to earn college credit. To qualify for the program students must be a high school junior or senior, meet GPA requirements, have written permission from the student’s home high school and receive the appropriate placement test scores applicable to the courses of interest.
This college also runs a distance learning program that offers many of its classes online or televised.
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Students must complete an official school application either online or by mail. International students are advised not to apply online and to contact the school for further information.
Transfer students must list all colleges that were previously or are currently attended.
It is encouraged but the school that all students who wish to register for classes, to do so at least two weeks prior to the start of classes. This will allow students ample time to take any required testing, registering or advising in preparation to starting classes.
Students must complete the FAFSA form to be considered for aid.
To apply for financial aid students must be enrolled in an associates degree or certificate program.
Grants offered at the school include the Pell Grant, the Texas Public Educational Grant and the Toward Excellence Access and Success Grant. Loans include the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loans. Students may also apply for scholarships online. All scholarships are administered through the TCC Foundation Office.
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The school offers many intramural sports including baseball, basketball, indoor soccer and a sprint triathlon.
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Interesting facts about TCC student activities and special programs:
- This college offers several student clubs and organizations, including the Dance Club, Jazz Group and the Organization of Latin American Students.
- The school’s official newsletter is The Collegian.
- The Northeast campus offers a workout facility that includes two weight rooms, six tennis courts and a 25-yard indoor swimming pool.
- There are a total of four campuses with easy locations in Tarrant County: Northeast, Northwest, South and Southeast.
- All four campuses offer a job placement and career center to help recent graduates find work in the area.
- Tarrant County is home to Fort Worth and Arlington, two of Texas’ largest cities.
Carrie Petersen earned her Bachelors of Science in Education and a Masters of School leadership at Northern Illinois University. Carrie likes to travel with her husband and two sons.