Beginning Fall 2017, TCC Students Have More Options to Accelerate Their Trek to Graduation

As part of its commitment to being student ready, Tarrant County College is accommodating students who may not be able to begin classes on regular start dates with monthly classes, meaning students may take more courses throughout the semester and advance toward graduation at a faster pace.
 
Beginning Sept. 5, students enrolled in TCC Connect Campus – the TCC campus responsible for eLearning and Weekend College – will be able to register for up to four credit hours in one of the new monthly sessions. Seventeen new sections will be offered including courses in accounting, computer science, English, government history kinesiology and psychology. All courses are worth three credit hours, except for kinesiology, a one-credit hour course.
 
The fall 2017 monthly sessions for all subjects, except accounting, are from Sept. 5 to Sept. 29, Oct. 2 to Oct. 27, Nov. 6 to Nov. 30, and Dec. 4. To Dec. 29. The two accounting courses are eight-week classes running from Sept. 5 to Oct. 27 and Nov. 6 to Dec. 29.
 
“By making it possible for our students to register for courses on a monthly basis, we are strengthening our commitment to addressing the needs of non-traditional students through our non-traditional campus,” said Carlos Morales, Ph.D., president of TCC Connect, “As the only accredited virtual campus in Texas, this is another example of how our online and accelerated education opportunity allows us to intentionally provide TCC students with greater access to education because we understand the flexibility needed by the non-traditional student.”
 
In spring 2017, TCC Connect began offering current and prospective students the option to complete the Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Administration-Business completely online with eight-week classes.
 
TCC Connect also offers 18 fully online programs, which include five associate degrees and 13 other certificate, web-based programs. Its second online Wintermester is planned this fall from Dec. 15 to Jan. 12. When TCC Connect opened its first Wintermester sections in November 2016, classes filled up the first week they became available. With a digital course inventory of more than 350 courses, TCC Connect offers more than 1,100 sections. Current online enrollment is approximately 20,000, with as many as an additional 575 students enrolled in Weekend College.
 
TCC Connect students also have access to all of the Student Support Services available to students enrolled in traditional face-to-face courses ranging from digital orientation to enrollment services. These services also include online advising, payment, library service, advising, tutoring and proctoring.
 
Originally launched in 2013 as an administrative division, TCC Connect received accreditation in October 2015 from the Southern Commission of College and School Commission on Colleges Association as Tarrant County College’s sixth campus.
 
Information about enrolling in TCC Connect is available by contacting by calling 817-515-8000 or visiting www.tccd.edu/online.
 

TCC Fall Enrollment Decreases Slightly

FORT WORTH, Texas (Sept. 23, 2016) The Tarrant County College fall student headcount is 51,343, a slight overall decrease of 0.7 percent below the fall 2015 campus enrollment of 51,727.
 
Enrollment on physical campuses grew as the result of a District reorganization that aligned dual credit courses to home campuses. Previously, dual credit was part of TCC Connect, the campus that administers Weekend College and online courses. Fall enrollment by campus and percentage change follow: Northeast, 13,198, up 3.9 percent; Northwest, 9,892, up by 10.2 percent; South, 8,594, up by 3.4 percent; Southeast, 12,881, up by 13.4 percent; TCC Connect 9,892, down by 29.6 percent; and Trinity River, 7,952, up by 1.2 percent.
 
Registration for the second eight-week term is under way through Oct. 17. For class schedule information, visit www.tccd.edu.
 
NOTE:
These figures represent enrollment on the fall census day. Enrollment figures may change because TCCD offers two eight-week terms and other terms of varying length to maximize course offerings for our students.
 
Also, campus totals added together equal more than the district figure because many students enroll on more than one campus.
 

TCC Provides New Path to Well-Paying IT Career

Northeast Campus launches Red Hat Certified System Administrator program; classes begin August 30
 
FORT WORTH, Texas (Aug. 16, 2016) – Tarrant County College Northeast Campus is now certified to provide training for an in-demand information technology operating system – creating a new pathway into a well-paying career. TCC is the first two-year or four-year academic institution in Texas approved to prepare students for the Red Hat Certified System Administrator certification exam. Classes start this month, with enrollment open through Aug. 22.
 
The program consists of Red Hat System Administrator I and Administrator II skill sets, both offered at TCC as a single course. Students will gain the expertise to work with the Red Hat Enterprise
Linux operating system – which supports commercial server operations, web hosting and cloud operations. After passing the qualification exam, students will receive the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) credential.
 
“This is a great opportunity for students to quickly master the knowledge and skills they need for a growing field,” said Ken Moak, associate professor and department chair for Computer Science and Computer Information Technology at Northeast Campus. “TCC offers affordable training with qualified instructors, and salaries for Linux administrators can reach $70,000 or more.”
 
Prior to TCC’s approval as a Red Hat Academy, area individuals who wanted to pursue Red Hat Certified System Administrator status studied for the exam on their own, used internet-based training or attended a commercial school. TCC’s program will give students access to discounted tuition and exam fees, top equipment as well as free e-books and lab materials.
 
The course (ITSC-1316 Linux Installation/Configuration) will be offered in fall and spring semesters. Fall 2016 classes begin Aug. 30 and continue through Dec. 15 (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.). Prior IT experience is highly recommended. For more information on enrollment in Red Hat courses, contact Allyson Oudin, Northeast Campus IT academic advisor, at allyson.oudin@tccd.edu or 817-515-6705.
 
“Our great partnerships with industry-leading technology companies such as Cisco, VMware and EMC enabled us to become Red Hat approved quickly and without additional equipment investments,” said Moak. “That means that students will have all the resources and tools they need to complete our program and go on to a successful career.”
 
TCC’s IT students have long achieved state, national and international recognition through industry competitions. In recent years, seven Northeast Campus students have placed among the top 20 participants in the annual Netriders North American networking skills competition—including one top scorer in the United States and another student with the highest score in the United States and Canada.
 

Camp exposing high schoolers to aviation careers takes wing through UNT-TCC partnership

What:
The Federal Aviation Administration is co-sponsoring the Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy Program, a five-day, hands-on camp exposing 11th- and 12th-grade high school students to aviation and aerospace careers. It comes to North Texas thanks to a new collaboration between the University of North Texas and Tarrant County College.
 
When:
June 15 – 19 (Monday – Friday). 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.
 
Where:
Alliance Airport at 2221 Alliance Blvd. in Fort Worth and the TCC Northwest Campus Center of Excellence for Aviation, Transportation and Logistics at 2301 Horizon Dr. in Fort Worth.
 
Registration:
Cost is $400 per student with a limited number of scholarships available. To register, contact Mark Loud at Mark.Loud@tccd.edu or 817-515-7248.
 
Media: Contact Monique Bird at Monique.Bird@unt.edu or 940-369-7782 or Rita L.B. Parson at Rita.Parson@tccd.edu or 817-515-1543.
 
DENTON (UNT), Texas — From studying aerodynamics and meteorology to calculating fuel plans to actually flying an airplane, local 11th- and 12th-grade students will explore the possibilities in aviation and aerospace careers at the Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy Program, June 15-19 (Monday – Friday) in Fort Worth. The Federal Aviation Administration co-sponsors the hands-on camp and will bring it to North Texas through a new collaboration between the University of North Texas and Tarrant County College.
 
Popular nationwide as a way to propel a younger generation into aviation careers, the camp is held several times each summer by some organizations; however, the ACE program has never fully taken off in Texas.
 
TCC and UNT are teaming up to change that – while also taking advantage of nearby opportunities.
 
“A lot of these camps, even the university-affiliated ones, are not close to any airports, but we have 14 airports in the Dallas-Fort Worth region, making this a prime learning lab for students to experience aviation career opportunities,” said Steve Joiner, aviation logistics lecturer at UNT. “Specifically, at Alliance Airport, students will be able to see and interact with the facility’s flight simulators, air traffic control tower, maintenance facilities and hangars. It’s great for students to really get a feel for the industry, see if they’re interested in pursuing a career in this field and ultimately understand the collegiate path they’ll need to take to get there.”
 
Campers will spend five days learning the physics of how planes fly, competing with drone quad copters, building model gliders, learning about the design and maintenance of aircraft and flying with an experienced flight instructor and computer flight simulators.
 
“Many of us became interested in aviation from a family member or a friend. This ACE camp will expose high school juniors and seniors to this great world we love — aviation,” said Joseph McCourt, TCC’s aviation director. “A career in aviation can go in a hundred different directions. It is our hope that our camp will convince some young men and women that aviation is their career path.”
 
The camp will take place June 15 – 19 (Monday – Friday) in Fort Worth at Alliance Airport, located at 2221 Alliance Blvd. and the TCC Center of Excellence for Aviation, Transportation and Logistics, located at 2301 Horizon Drive.
 
Cost is $400 per student with a limited number of scholarships available. To register, contact Mark Loud at Mark.Loud@tccd.edu or 817-515-7248.
 

TCC Ranked Among Top Online Colleges in Texas

Tarrant County College continues to be one of the top colleges and universities in Texas offering online education.
 
TCC recently ranked fourth out of 188 colleges and universities in Texas that offer online classes, based on data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The data was used in a study by SR Education Group, a publisher of online education portals and guides.
 
The SR Education Group study was a springboard for another study by Aslanian Market Research and The Learning House, which analyzed characteristics of 1,500 online learners. The survey indicated learners have a tendency to favor online schools that are located close to them, even though their studies are online. Statistics show that 80 percent of respondents live within 100 miles of a physical presence to their online program.
 
“Online classes increase completion rates,” said Carlos Morales, Ph.D, president of TCC Connect. “TCC eLearning courses continue to gain popularity because they are interactive, providing multiple ways of learning while allowing independence. We cater to students with multiple commitments or limitations, allowing them to complete their degrees on schedule.”
 
TCC began offering courses online in 1989. Currently, nine associate degrees and seven workforce certificate programs are offered online. With an online course inventory of 246 courses, more than 900 online classes are offered each semester.
 

TCC Spring Enrollment Remains Constant

FORT WORTH, Texas (Feb. 5, 2014) Tarrant County College spring student headcount of 46,917 remains steady in comparison to spring 2013, slightly up overall by .4 percent over last year’s enrollment of 46,750 on its five campuses.

 

Trinity River Campus in downtown Fort Worth continues to show the largest increase since opening its doors in fall 2009. Trinity River enrolled 8,798 students, a 7.6 percent increase over its 2013 enrollment of 8,176.

 

Southeast Campus enrollment also grew to 14,665, up 3.6 percent. Spring enrollment for other TCC campuses decreased slightly: South Campus, 11,603, down .6 percent; Northwest, 12,999, down 1.8 percent; and Northeast Campus, 14,651, down 2.5 percent.

 

Registration for the second eight-week term is under way through March 10. For class schedule information, visit www.tccd.edu.

 

NOTE:

These figures do not represent enrollment of all spring semester offerings, which include two eight-week terms and other terms of varying length that accommodate the needs of today’s students for maximum scheduling flexibility.

 

Also, campus totals added together equal more than the district figure because many students enroll on more than one campus.

 

TCC Extends Hours to Help Students with Registration

Students registering for spring 2014 classes at Tarrant County College have more hours to get the advising and other support services they need.

 

As part of TCC’s efforts to help students succeed, offices will be open the weekend before registration closes Jan. 6, 2014.

 

All TCC campuses will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5.

 

Students needing help with advising, testing or financial aid, or who need to visit the registrar or business services office, can do so at any TCC campus.

 

Campuses and locations are: Northeast, 828 W. Harwood Road; Northwest, 4801 Marine Creek Parkway; South, 5301 Campus Drive; Southeast, 2100 Southeast Parkway and Trinity River, 300 Trinity Campus Circle.

TCC’s Fall Enrollment Continues Annual Increase

Official fall enrollment figures show Tarrant County College is continuing its tradition of steady growth with a fall student headcount for its five campuses at 50,765  students, up .6 percent from the same period one year ago. Total student enrollment for the fall 2012 semester was 50,439.


Southeast Campus experienced the greatest campus increase in growth, up 5.7 percent to an enrollment of 15,217. Trinity River Campus reported a 5.3 increase with 8,849 students. South Campus enrolled 12,807 students, representing a 1.9 increase, and Northwest Campus enrolled 13,755 students, representing a 1.1 increase. Northeast Campus was the only campus to report a decrease compared to last year with 2.3 percent fewer students at 16,572, largely related to the reconstruction of State Highway 183.


Registration for the second eight-week term is under way through Oct. 7 for first- time-in-college students and Oct. 14 for current students. For class schedule information, visit www.tccd.edu.

NOTE:

These figures do not represent enrollment of all fall semester offerings, which include two eight-week terms and other terms of varying length that allow today’s students maximum scheduling flexibility.

Also, campus totals added together equal more than the district figure because many students enroll on more than one campus.