Tunxis Community College is a two-year school in Farmington, Connecticut offering associate degrees in a number of programs. More than 7,000 students are enrolled at the school, which is named after the Tunxis Indian Tribe. It is one of 12 community colleges that compose the Connecticut College System.
The college is accredited by the Connectiuct Board of Governors for Higher Education and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. It was founded in 1969, and has grown tremendously since it first opened in 1970 with more than 400 students in its first class. It primarily serves the Bristol-New Britain and Farmington Valley Areas.
Tunxis offers students a number of different educational options, including pursing degrees or certificates in dental hygiene, physical therapy assistant, graphic design, visual fine arts, business administration (with concentrations in accounting, finance, among others), business technology, criminal justice, computer information systems, drug and alcohol recovery, early childhood education, engineering, math, human services, liberal arts, new media communication, among others. The college also offers a certificate program in English as Second Language.
There are also programs for continuing education, workforce training and high school students. The college participates in the College Careers Pathway Progam, which allows juniors and seniors in high school to take college-level courses if they live in the Tunxis service area.
Tunxis Community College also offers students a number of transfer options to four-year schools. For students hoping to transfer to the University of Connecticut, the school offers a guaranteed admission program if certain criteria are met. Tunxis also has an agreement with Connecticut State Universities that allow dual admission at the Tunxis and the school of the student’s choice, assuming all regulations are followed. There are also agreements available with a number of other colleges and universities, and Tunxis recommends students meet with an academic advisor once they are enrolled to figure out what requirements must be fulfilled to participate in the transfer program.