Welcome from the TCC Northwest President

Zarina Blankenbaker

Welcome to TCC Northwest!

I am delighted you chose Tarrant County College to further your education. I recognize that you might have had options when deciding to pursue your learning goal, and I speak confidently when I say I am proud that you are a student at TCC Northwest.

This fall, we look forward to seeing our new, continuing, and returning students in-person for classes, activities, and events at both the main Northwest Campus including the Marine Creek Collegiate High School and  our off-site Center of Excellence for Aviation, Transportation & Logistics (CEATL) location. As you may be aware, TCC Northwest is undergoing a major redevelopment. We have demolished one building and are constructing the first two new buildings. You will observe the refurbishment of our parking lots throughout the school year. Please visit the Campus Map to monitor parking updates. We will navigate this period of transition together. I want you to know that the quality of your learning experience is a priority for us. We will do everything we can to continue to create a warm and inviting place for you to learn.

Another change you will note for the fall semester is a new food service vendor on campus. Genuine Foods will offer a variety of options for our campus, including BBQ/hot dogs, Latin American dishes, plant-based dishes, and pizza. We listened to your preferences and are delighted to be able to provide you with these culinary options.

At TCC, we want you to know that you belong here—whether you are new to college, planning to transfer to a university, returning to gain career certification, or improving your skills.

TCC Northwest's program highlights include:

  • Aviation Maintenance
  • Professional Pilot
  • Logistics
  • Public Safety
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dance
  • Fire Technology
  • Horticulture
  • Nondestructive Inspection, Testing & Evaluation
  • Occupational Safety and Environmental Technology

These programs represent among the diverse forty-two career and technical programs offered at TCC.

Our college has over 155 student organizations providing you an opportunity to make connections and develop leadership skills that translate to professional careers. We hope that during your time at TCC, you experience a sense of community, respect, and belonging both in and out of the classroom.

TCC Northwest is committed to providing a student-centered environment and focusing our resources on student learning, development, and success. We recognize that the rising cost of living and the continued pandemic might have amplified inequities and created specific difficulties. We encourage you to seek technological and financial resources such as our device loan program, parking lot wi-fi, and the Student Emergency Assistance Fund. TCC partners with community food partners and public transportation agencies to ensure that hunger and transportation are not barriers to your success

While at TCC Northwest, I invite you to make the most of your time by taking advantage of all the wonderful services available to you, both academic and non-academic. We welcome your input if you have ideas or suggestions to make our campus an even better learning environment. Please feel free to email NW.CampusFeedback@tccd.edu.

I thank you for allowing the TCC Northwest family to be a part of your learning journey. I wish you much success as you work toward your future, and I encourage you to persist and stay focused on your educational goal. You belong here!

Zarina Blankenbaker, Ph.D.
President, Tarrant County College—Northwest Campus

Updated January 20, 2023