Accreditation and Affiliations
Tarrant County College (TCC) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679- 4500, or http://www.sacscoc.org, for questions about the accreditation of Tarrant County College.
The threefold purpose for publishing the Commission’s address and contact number is to enable interested constituents (1) to learn about the accreditation status of Tarrant County College District, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of Tarrant County College District’s decennial review or (3) to file a complaint against Tarrant County College District for alleged noncompliance with a standard or requirement.
Normal inquiries about Tarrant County College District, such as admission requirements, financial aid, and educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Tarrant County College District and not to the Commission’s Office.
TCC’s educational programs and courses are approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Memberships also are held in the Texas Association of Community Colleges, Association of Texas Colleges and Universities, and the American Association of Community Colleges.
Tarrant County College District, a comprehensive two-year institution established in 1965, is dedicated to providing quality education that exceeds the expectations of the people of Tarrant County. Accordingly, the mission is as follows:
Tarrant County College provides affordable and open access to quality teaching and learning.
3 Goals & 8 Principles
The three goals serve as the lens through which the College views its work.
- One College–TCC will function as One College to provide a consistent and successful student experience.
- 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.
- Serve the Community–TCC will serve the community and be its first choice for partnership.
The eight principles serve as the focus for the College’s work:
- Campus Character and Quality
- High Schools
- Integrated Instructional/Learning Environments
- Integrated Student Success Model
- Learning Commons
- Scheduling and Facility Utilization
- Student Experience
- Workspace Environments
The College advances its mission by centering its work on the progression of these three goals and eight principles.
The foundation of the College’s work is anchored in a commitment to a set of institutional values:
Student Success–belief in providing quality instruction, resources, and support services to assist our students in achieving their lifelong goals;
Access–belief in providing educational opportunities for all members of the community;
Excellence–belief in providing outstanding quality in educational programs, administrative support, and services to its students, faculty and staff;
Diversity–belief that the College should reflect the diversity of the community;
Innovation and Creativity–belief in cultivating a learning environment that evaluates and incorporates emerging technologies and methodologies to enhance the quality of instruction and administrative support for our students, faculty and staff.