Open House to Showcase Open Enrollment Skills Training Available at Tarrant County College Opportunity Center

FORT WORTH, Texas (March 21, 2017) – Tarrant County College will open its doors next week to give the public a firsthand look at the corporate training now available through open enrollment at its Opportunity Center, 5901 Fitzhugh Avenue. Courses previously accessible only through employers are now available to individuals.
The Open House will be Monday, March 27, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tours will be provided. Instructors also will host discussions in the labs about courses offered and skills taught and demonstrate the state-of-the-art equipment to prepare graduates to meet job demands for skilled workers. Job market information will be available in each lab. Courses featured will include welding, machining, forklift operation and computer skills.
Community partners and local company representatives will be available to discuss opportunities including the Dannon Company, Fort Worth Housing Solutions, Fort Worth ISD, Keystone Automotive and Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County.
Tuition ranges from $99 to $270 for the featured courses that require anywhere from four hours up to 40 hours for completion.
Activities at the open house will include a photo booth and prizes.
For more information, contact Stacey Bryant at or 817-515-2595.

Tarrant County College Skills Training Now Available To Public through Open Enrollment

FORT WORTH, Texas (Jan. 23, 2017) – As part of its commitment to increasing the pool of skilled workers in Tarrant County, Tarrant County College now offers skills training to anyone interested through open enrollment.
Courses offered in spring 2017 include Computerized Numeric Controlled (CNC) Operator Training Program, CNC Operation Essentials, Forklift Certification and Welding. Previously, these courses only were available to incumbent workers or new hires for specific companies that partnered with TCC. Classes are offered at the TCC Opportunity Center, 5901 Fitzhugh Avenue.
Other courses include Call Center Agent Training, Leadership Skills and courses to enhance office skills is available in three levels of Microsoft Excel – Basic, Intermediate and Advanced. Leadership and computer courses are offered at TCC Corporate Training Center AllianceTexas, 13600 Heritage Parkway, Suite 100.
While credentials in any of the areas may increase employment opportunities, graduates earning multiple certificates often increase their marketability and earning potential.
Tuition ranges from $99 to $3,000 for courses that require as few as six hours or as many as 240 hours for completion.
To register and for more information, contact Stacey Bryant at or 817-515-2595.

Tarrant County College Partners with North Texas Specialty Physicians to Train Health Care Professionals

FORT WORTH, Texas (Jan. 17, 2017)
In keeping with its longstanding commitment to equip workers to fill jobs in high demand careers, Tarrant County College has partnered with The North Texas Specialty Physicians Holding Company, LLC. (NTSP), to provide job training funded by a $248,757 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).
The grant will develop and enhance new and existing skills with a health care focus in customer service, data administration, sales and leadership for NTSP employees. Provided solely by TCC, training will benefit 215 participants, including 62 new hires.
TWC Commissioner Julian Alvarez will present a check to TCC Chancellor Eugene Giovannini, Ph.D. and North Texas Specialty Physicians representatives during a ceremony in Fort Worth.
Friday, Jan. 20
10 a.m.
Tarrant County College Opportunity Center
5901 Fitzhugh Avenue, Room 1330
Fort Worth, TX 76119

Elders Honored as Part of TCC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

FORT WORTH, Texas (July 30, 2015)
As part of its commitment to providing educational access and increasing student population diversity that is reflective of the community, Tarrant County College has joined three community partners – Historic Stop Six Initiative, Stop Six Shape Up and The Focus Network – to host the second annual Breakfast with our Elders. The outreach and engagement opportunity is held in conjunction with TCC’s celebration of 50 years since its inception.
Twenty-one elders who were active in city and community affairs when voters approved the community college in 1965 will be recognized as part of the “Celebrating a Legacy of Educational Leadership & Service” program. TCC Chancellor Erma Johnson Hadley and TCC Board member Gwen Morrison, along with LaVida News editor Sandy Joyce, will recognize the honorees. Retired Star-Telegram columnist Bob Ray Sanders will be the celebrity master of ceremonies. TCC’s mascot Toro also will be present.
Friday, July 31
8:30 a.m.
Tarrant County College Opportunity Center
5901 Fitzhugh Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76119
Founding TCC Board member and longtime past President Dr. J. Ardis Bell will be among those recognized as WAVES (Wise, Accomplished, Valued Elders) is. Other honorees include Rev. Lloyd Austin, Bettye Joyce Bivens, Luquincy Bowers, Rev. Albert Chew, The Honorable L. Clifford Davis, Dr. Edward Guinn and Rev. J.B. Horton.
Also being honored are Pearl Hunt, Adelene James, Opal Lee, Richard Linton, Ernest Mackey, Jimmy A. Madison, Earline Miles, Howard H. Miles, Rev. Dr. Ben A. Morrison, David L. “Dave” Shaw, Robert Star, Vivian Wells and Bert C. Williams.
Special guests also expected will include several TCC students representing TCC future classes of 2017, 2019 and 2030.

TCC Celebrates 50-Year Legacy at Annual Showcases

FORT WORTH, Texas (March 20, 2015) – Tarrant County College’s 50-year legacy will be celebrated Saturday, March 28, at its third annual Success Within Reach Community and High School Showcase with a focus on Career and Technical Education.
“What is the Best Career for Me?” will be offered for the first time as one of the breakout sessions at the Showcases held on each of TCC’s five campuses from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The one-hour session will highlight ways potential students can jumpstart or enhance their careers. Participants will use Career Coach to explore career options and discuss how to link specific career pathways to certificate and degree opportunities at TCC.
Additionally, veterans will learn firsthand about new educational opportunities that will help them and other job-seekers prepare for careers in high demand fields provided by TCC’s Online Career Training Programs. Representatives from the Online Career Training Program will be available at TCC’s Northeast, South and Trinity River campuses.
Visitors may participate in tours. Lunch will be served at noon. TCC faculty and staff will be available to answer specific questions including details about enrollment, financial aid and other student services. Family activities on each campus will include caricature artists and photo booths.
TCC campuses, addresses and campus-specific programs are:
Northeast Campus, 828 W. Harwood Road, Hurst – Dental Hygiene, Emergency Medical Services, Radio and TV Broadcasting
Northwest Campus, 4801 Marine Creek Pkwy. – Fire and Police academies and Aviation Maintenance
Southeast Campus, 2100 Southeast Pkwy. – Culinary Arts, Dietetics, Restaurant and Hospitality Management, CISCO
South Campus, 5301 Campus Drive – Welding, Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD), Engineering/Electronics Technology, Automotive
Trinity River Campus, 300 Trinity Campus Circle – Nursing, Respiratory Care, Sign Language, Radiologic Technology.
TCC Opportunity Center, 5901 Fitzhugh Avenue – assists employers in providing specialized training for their workforce.
To ensure your place at the campus you plan to visit, please register at:

Ron Nash Presentations Kick Off New TCC Online Courses

FORT WORTH, Texas (Sept. 30, 2014)
Ron Nash, business and career strategist, will share his personal development strategies at multiple Tarrant County College-sponsored events this week to launch TCC’s new Community and Industry Online Education Program. In partnership with ed2go, an industry leader in online adult education, TCC is expanding its commitment to providing affordable access to quality educational opportunities. The web-based learning provides additional continuing education course offerings that will help students learn necessary skills for many in-demand positions including health care and sustainable energy.
During the free presentations, Nash will share proven LinkedIn methodologies to help participants achieve success. His coaching and recruiting expertise has helped numerous Fortune 50 to 500 companies including Microsoft, Cardinal Health, The Anthony Robbins Companies and Herbalife.
Wednesday, Oct. 1
Northeast Campus, 828 W. Harwood Road, NTAB 2203, Hurst, 9 to 10 a.m.
Haltom City Northeast Center, 3201 Friendly Lane, Main Hall, Haltom City, 11 to noon
TCC Opportunity Center, 5901 Fitzhugh Ave, TCOC 1330, Fort Worth, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 2
South Campus, 5301 Campus Drive, Fort Worth
Student Center Cafeteria, SSTU 1114, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Student Center Living Room, SSTU 2105, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 3
Trinity River Campus, 300 Trinity Campus Circle, Energy Auditorium, TRTR 4008,
Fort Worth, 9 to 11 a.m.
Southeast Campus, 2100 Southeast Parkway, North Ballroom, ESEC 1102 and 1104, Arlington, noon to 2 p.m.

TCC Dedicates Opportunity Center Community Resource Room

FORT WORTH, Texas (July 8, 2014)
In keeping with its commitment to open access, Tarrant County College, in conjunction with the Focus Network, will honor area educators as part of its dedication of the Tarrant County College Opportunity Center Community Resource Room. The Community Resource Room will provide resources, including computer access, for research about educational opportunities.
Honorees will be recognized as part of “A Breakfast with Our Elders,” during which their contributions will be highlighted. The Community Resource Room will be dedicated immediately following the breakfast.
The honorees are The Honorable Reby Cary, Dorothy Pinkard, Mae Cora Peterson, Erma Bonner-Platte, Abraham Washington, Bishop Marjorie Burns, Franklin Burkly, Joe Kirven, Mamie McKnight, Mitchell McEwing and Kerven Carter.
Wednesday, July 9
7:30 a.m.
TCC Opportunity Center
5901 Fitzhugh Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76119

Larger TCC Showcase Crowds Seek Specific Answers

Summer Jenkins

Summer Jenkins sought admission details.

FORT WORTH, Texas (March 7, 2014) Summer Jenkins wondered what she had to do to get admitted. The desire to update her skills is what drew Olga Gonzalez. Mechall Patterson wanted to be able to better help her clients.
The Crowe family gathered information for their high school senior who was unexpectedly called into work. Keith Myers, attending with his daughter, discovered that TCC also had something for him. And, Sedra Albosstani walked away knowing that learning at TCC truly extends beyond the classroom.
These interested students and families were among the 1,614 prospective and current students, their families and community members who recently attended Tarrant County College’s second annual Community and High School Showcase,pushing the Success Within Reach attendance up 17 percent over last year’s total.
TCC opened the doors to its five campuses and the TCC Opportunity Center to showcase the variety of programs and services that can lead to exciting and profitable careers. Each year more than 100,000 students take advantage of the expertise of TCC’s top-notch faculty in their quest to achieve their dreams.
“I came because I wanted to learn how to get into college because I want to attend college one day,” said Jenkins, who attended the South Campus Showcase.

Olga Gonzalez

Olga Gonzalez attended the NW Showcase.

Opportunities to continue her education influenced Gonzalez to check out what TCC had to offer at its Northwest Campus. “I want to learn more so I can keep my job until I retire.”
Patterson said the Showcase provided the perfect opportunity for her to learn more about TCC offerings so she can better assist her clients in the Family Self Sufficiency Program at the Tarrant County Assistance Office. She attended the TCC Opportunity Center’s debut participation in the Showcase.

 Javier Moreno and  Michelle Patterson.

CE Instructor Javier Moreno shows part to Michelle Patterson.

“We want to build relationships with TCC, especially since our office is right across the street from South Campus,” Patterson said. “We encourage them to work toward their goals whether that is earning their GED or graduating with their associate of arts degree.”
Jodie Crowe and her family didn’t let the fact that Charles’ visit to Southeast Campus was cut short when he unexpectedly was called into work. They returned to gather more information for the prospective business management major. The Showcase also benefited her 13-year-old son, Chase.

“He is interested in accounting and was asking a lot of questions,” she said.

Jodie Crowe, right, watches 13-year-old son, Chase, examine a rock.

Jodie Crowe, right, watches 13-year-old son, Chase, examine a rock

Myers, an aviation mechanic, attended the Northeast Campus event with plans for his high school senior on his mind, but learned that TCC also had something for him. He said after talking with Student Development Services Director Paula Vastine he knows that a transitional program can help him launch a new career.
“I didn’t know these services were available,” he said, adding he’s going to share his newfound knowledge with his co-workers.

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Keith Myers learned that TCC has something for him.

At Trinity River Campus, Albosstani’s plan to become a neurosurgeon piqued her interest to inquire about the medical careers attainable at the Trinity River Campus East, but she also came to learn how to get involved and help others. “I wanted to get information about the types of organizations and community services that I could become involved in,” said Albosstani, who was interested in earning community service hours.

Sedra Allbosstani wants to be a neurosurgeon.

Sedra Allbosstani wants to be a neurosurgeon.

Learn more about TCC’s academic classes and the more than 70 technical programs offered by checking out or calling 817-515-TCCD (8223).