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Tarrant County College (TCC) is one of the most frequently searched colleges in America, according to a recent internet keyword search of United States colleges and universities.
TCC is a public 2-year community college in Texas. The college primarily serves the Greater Fort Worth Metropolitan area: In other words, the areas of Fort Worth and all of the following other cities in Tarrant County:
TCC was established in 1965, and currently maintains six area campuses and a virtual campus. These locations are collectively called the Tarrant County College District (TCCD).
The college has an astounding credit class enrollment of 150,000 undergraduate students. Still, TCC is only the 6th largest college in the state, in terms of enrollment. As the saying goes: Everything's big in Texas.
Notable TCC alumni include historian BW Aston, actor Charles Baker, musician Leon Bridges, author Deborah Crombie, and singer Kelly Clarkson, to name a few.
above photo: tccd.edu
Above: The TCC District administration building
Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Tarrant County College.
1. Where is Tarrant County College?
TCC has campuses in and around Fort Worth. Here are the mailing and visiting addresses of the district office, along with the four main campuses of TCC:
TCC - District Office
1500 Houston Street
Fort Worth, Texas
TCC - Northeast Campus
828 West Harwood Road
TCC - South Campus
5301 Campus Drive
Fort Worth, Texas
TCC - Northwest Campus
4800 Marine Creek Parkway
Fort Worth, Texas
TCC - Trinity River Campus
300 Trinity Campus Circle
Fort Worth, Texas
2. What types of programs are offered at Tarrant County College?
Degrees from TCC include Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, and Associate of Arts in Teaching.
TCC also offers a number of professional certificate programs and continuing education courses.
3. What courses are offered at Tarrant County College?
Students enrolled at TCC can choose from many degree and certificate programs. Here are the programs of study currently available at TCC:
Above: The Trinity River campus of TCC
4. Who should attend Tarrant County College?
TCC is a convenient and cost effective choice of education for anyone who lives in Tarrant County Texas, and wishes to study any of the above subjects.
5. Why attend Tarrant County College?
Here are some good reasons to enroll at TCC:
6. How much does it cost to enroll at Tarrant County College?
According to the TCC website, the cost of tuition and fees to enroll at this college is as follows:
Other fees may also apply. These may include registration fees, special course fees, testing fees, permit fees, parking fees, and insurance fees, to name a few.
Financial aid may be available in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and work study programs, to help students pay for their educations at TCC.
Above: The Northwest campus of TCC
7. How long does it take to earn a degree from Tarrant County College?
For a full time student at TCC, it should take about two years to earn an Associate's degree.
Skilled trade certificates can take up to one year, although many vocational certificates can be completed in less than one year.
However, three out of four students enrolled at TCC attend the school part time. For these students, the time of completion depends on the student's schedule.
8. What are the Tarrant County College campuses like?
The TCC campuses occupy a number of urban settings in and near the city of Fort Worth.
TCC does not offer on-campus student housing, but affordable apartments are always nearby.
The campus features intramural sports for men and women, as well as many non athletic campus activities. These include performing arts groups, musical groups, ethnic associations, a school newspaper, a literary review, an Astronomy club, a Gamers club, a Writing club, and a number of foreign language clubs, among others.
Shown above: TCC's new sustainable urban campus in Fort Worth
Shown above: Gurgling fountains and rushing waterfalls
lend a thirst-quenching splash of variety to a dry, concrete landscape.
image credit: swagroup.com
9. What is the Tarrant County College neighborhood like?
Local area attractions near campus include the Fort Worth Stockyards Station, the Altitude Trampoline Park, Six Flags Over Texas, the Fort Worth Nature Center, and the Fort Worth Zoo, among others.
Downtown Fort Worth is within about ten miles of any TCC campus. What's more, the heart of the gigantic city of Dallas is only about 25 miles east of TCC. Public transportation is available.
Above: The Fire Training Center at TCC
10. What are the distance learning options at Tarrant County College?
TCC currently offers more than 250 college credit courses online, by way of a system called TCC Connect.
Even some degree and certificate programs that can be completed fully online, such as Accounting, Business Administration, and Office Technology.
Use the contact info shown below to inquire about online courses at TCC.
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11. What is the contact information for Tarrant County College?
You can reach the main campus of TCC in Fort Worth by calling 817-515-8223.
To contact the TCC District Office, call 817-515-2987.
To inquire about online courses at TCC, call 817-515-8000.
Above: The Energy Technology Center at TCC
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Shown above: The TCC campus at night