CROWLEY, Texas (Jan. 2, 2013)
Tarrant County College and the Crowley Independent School District will showcase their new Crowley South Campus Center (CSCC) at a grand opening Monday, Jan. 7, from 3 to 6 p.m.
CSCC is on the top floor of the Bill R. Johnson Career Technology Center, 1033 McCart in Crowley. The celebration includes exhibits featuring program offerings, an appearance by TCC mascot Toro, food, and entertainment by Crowley ISD students.
CSCC grew out of the recently established educational partnership between the community college and the local school district. Both sought to meet their individual missions of increasing access to education and enhancing student excellence while maximizing resources. It also is a response to anticipated growth in the area and response to business and community leaders to foster an educated workforce.
“The Crowley South Campus Center is another great opportunity for Tarrant County College to make education accessible to the people of Tarrant County by putting it right in their neighborhoods,” said TCC Chancellor Erma Johnson Hadley. “It just makes perfect sense for us to partner with those who are nurturing our next generation of students.”
CSCC is projected to serve 1,000 dual credit students and traditional academic transfer, workforce development, developmental education, and continuing education students. The 50,000-square-foot facility initially will house basic courses including anatomy and physiology, English, social science and teacher education. Additionally, a limited number of computer classes and business applications will be offered. Planned future offerings include computer aided drafting and design, general biology, and math, along with a limited number of graphics courses.
“We are delighted to be able to provide our Crowley students a convenient way to get a head start on their college education,” said Crowley ISD Superintendent Dan Powell. “We are looking forward to sharing the specifics of this unique opportunity to students and parents as well as to business and community leaders here in Crowley.”
More information about TCC’s dual credit program at South Campus is available from South Campus Director of Academic Affairs Jeana Locke at email@example.com and for continuing education studies from South Campus Vice President of Continuing Education Services Gladys Emerson at firstname.lastname@example.org or about the grand opening from South Campus Vice President of Academic Affairs Jo Bagley at email@example.com.
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