A collage of all 6 TCC campuses

A Year in Review

2014–2015 Academic Year

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Fall 2014

  • Tarrant County College’s Northwest Campus opened the long-awaited Center of Excellence in Aviation, Transportation and Logistics (CEATL), providing significantly expanded training opportunities not just in Aviation, but in Logistics and Supply Chain Management as well. To date, five Associate Degree programs and 10 certificate programs are offered at this location.

  • TCC and Texas Woman’s University officials signed agreements to facilitate the transfer of TCC students to the four-year institution. The two formal agreements will provide students a clear pathway to follow as they transfer from TCC to TWU in pursuit of their life and career goals. In the past decade, more students from TCC have transferred to TWU than from any other community college and now comprise about 13 percent of TWU’s total newly enrolled transfer students. As part of TCC’s ongoing commitment to student access and success, the two higher education institutions signed two agreements: a general Memorandum of Understanding and an Honors Articulation Agreement for Cornerstone students who apply to the TWU Honors Scholars Program.

  • TCC transformed the organization formerly known as Continuing Education with a new structure: Community and Industry Education (CIE). This new name and structure accommodate not only the programs TCCC has in place today, but those that may be added in the future. Continuing Education and Industry Education consists of four clear program units: Lifelong Learning, Workforce Training and Certifications, Preparatory Education and Professional Seminars and Conferences.

  • TCC and the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District opened the Early College High School (ECHS). The doors of the Tarrant County College Northeast CGISD Collegian Academy opened with 113 students situated in renovated portions of the Multi-Purpose Classroom Building (NMPC) on TCC’s Northeast Campus.

Spring 2015

  • Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County awarded Chancellor Erma Johnson Hadley the 2014 Judge Vandergriff Leadership Award, while former Associate Vice Chancellor for Community and Industry Education Services received the 2014 Service to Community Award. Both awards recognize TCC’s important contribution to the economic development and health of the North Texas region, which has helped recruit high-profile companies (and jobs) to the area.

  • For the third consecutive year, all five TCC campuses hosted the “Success Within Reach Community and High School Showcase” to introduce potential students to its educational programs and more than 60 technical/occupational programs. Approximately 1,260 individuals attended to take tours, participate in break-out sessions, meet with advisors and complete interest cards for additional information.

  • TCC celebrated the first graduating class of the Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences, an Early College High School housed at the Trinity River campus that represents a collaborative effort among the Fort Worth Independent School District, TCC, the University of North Texas and UNT Health Science Center. Top graduates received scholarships to Johns Hopkins University, Texas A&M, Rice University, Baylor University, Trinity University, UNT, Texas Woman’s University and the University of Texas at Austin.

  • TCC graduated 7,127 students during the 2014–2015 school year, representing a 77 percent increase in number of degrees and certificates conferred in the past four years despite simultaneous enrollment increases of only 3 percent.

Two students share a funny moment in a lab classroom

Summer 2015

  • The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce honored TCC with the Chairman’s Spirit of Enterprise Award at the Chamber’s 133rd annual meeting. Initiated in 1975, the award recognizes companies that have made significant contributions to the city’s advancement and prosperity while reflecting the strengths of the American private enterprise system. TCC becomes only the second higher education institution to be honored with the Spirit of Enterprise Award, and was lauded for its annual economic impact in Tarrant County of $444.8 million.

  • TCC’s Northwest Campus Center of Excellence for Aviation, Transportation and Logistics (CEATL) partnered with Gulf Aerospace to expand its program by including a Fuselage Mock-up of a G-280 Gulfstream Aircraft. The portable mock-up includes a completely powered fuselage mounted on a flatbed trailer. The systems are displayed so they can be recognized and observed while in use. This complex fuselage will be used to educate students from elementary to high school and the general public at various air shows about career opportunities in aviation. As part of this collaboration, Gulf Aerospace’s Dallas facility donated the Fuselage Mock-up.

  • TCC’s year-long celebration of its 50-year legacy of service to the community culminated in August with a free public event at Panther Island on the Trinity River in downtown Fort Worth. The hallmark event, “TCC Proud: Celebrating 50 Years,” included “Over the Years,” a historical tribute; greetings and proclamations from elected officials; and a bond-burning ceremony in honor of TCC’s final payment on general obligation, making it debt-free for the first time in its history. Participants also enjoyed “Doing Up the Decades”—performances from each campus highlighting the last five decades, and the “Education Try-Way,” where participants tried their hand at flying with a laptop flight simulator, recorded their memories of TCC in the Radio/TV/Film studio, learned to spell their names in sign language and enjoyed chocolate-dipped fruit while checking out TCC programs and services showcased in tents on the banks of the Trinity River.