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College Goals & Principles

Tarrant County College (TCC) is committed to providing guided pathways for students that help them to achieve their educational goals.

TCC engaged in a Visioning Process during the 2016-17 year to determine its future focus and direction. The College worked with a national consulting firm, Ayers Saint Gross (ASG), during the spring of 2017 and held 25 Visioning Sessions across the College with over 450 participants. Input was compiled from these sessions, and 3 goals and 8 principles were identified. 

The 3 goals are the College’s overarching direction, and the 8 principles will serve as our strategies for achieving our direction. 

3 Goals

Goal 1: One College

TCC will function as One College to provide a consistent and successful student experience. 

Goal 2: Student Ready College

TCC will put students at the core of all programs and services, so that they are welcomed, engaged, and supported inside and outside the classroom.

Goal 3: Serve the Community

TCC will serve the community and be its first choice for partnership.

8 Principles

Integrated Student Success Model

The College dedicates significant resources focused on student success including faculty and staff, space, equipment, and technology. Successful integration of these resources is fundamental to the learning experience, so that the College is a welcoming environment for students that promotes learning. 

Student Experience

A Student-Ready College provides an experience for students that is welcoming, simple to understand, provides a clear pathway, and breaks down barriers. Streamlined processes which are more student-centric ensure that students get through the door and on their desired pathway more quickly.

Integrated Instructional / Learning Environments

The College embraces a culture of teaching and learning as the foundation of its mission, and supporting innovation in space, technology, and teaching practices serves as the core for student learning and success. To that end, the transformation of learning spaces beyond the traditional format to accommodate additional learning experiences such as experiential and active learning environments, helps better support the learning needs of students.

Learning Commons

Learning Commons are an integrated component with the College-wide active learning experience and foster greater student engagement by meeting student needs in a dynamic and flexible environment. Libraries are undergoing physical and programmatic changes and are less about books and more about supporting learning activities.

High Schools

Building and maintaining strong P-20 partnerships is essential for the student pathways to success. The dual enrollment (Early College High Schools) and dual credit partnerships with local ISDs support student transition to college. 

Scheduling and Facility Utilization

A student-centered schedule of classes is offered and supports student access and success.

Campus Character and Quality

A Student-Ready College provides a welcoming and easily navigated experience for students and uses space effectively to maximize the student experience.

Workspace Environments

Redesigned workspace environments will promote more collegiality, enhance spatial quality, provide flexibility and increased efficiency, and support a culture of collaboration.  


In order to support the College's (current and future) student success initiatives, TCC will address these goals and principles as its highest priority.

Updated August 22, 2017