TCC Connect Begins Accelerated Weekend College Program

FORT WORTH, Texas (March 27, 2014) – Underscoring its commitment to providing students of all backgrounds with the greatest possible access to education, Tarrant County College has opened enrollment for its new accelerated Weekend College beginning this Fall. Through this innovative approach, students can earn an Associate of Arts Degree in 18 months by taking courses only one day a week on the weekend.

Believed to be the first program of its type in Texas, TCC’s Weekend College will be offered at TCC’s Trinity River Campus in downtown Fort Worth and will combine face-to-face and online courses to help students maximize their time. The accelerated program is TCC’s latest effort to help students successfully complete their associate’s degree so they can enter the workforce quickly or transfer to a four-year institution. Space is limited so students interested in this accelerated academic track are encouraged to enroll quickly.

“We believe this new opportunity will be particularly appealing to students who want to earn a degree but must work full time. It also will meet the needs of non-traditional students and single parents,” said TCC Chancellor Erma Johnson Hadley. “Traditionally, this type of system has been reserved primarily for students pursuing graduate degrees. We know, however, that students who are self-motivated will excel in Weekend College.”

“Weekend College is designed to offer a flexible program for working adults. We anticipate seeing an increase in completion rates for students who often can get sidetracked by life events,” said Carlos Morales, president of TCC Connect. “Based on the great success rates of similar programs across the country, we are expecting this exciting new opportunity to be very beneficial to our students.”

Registration for the Weekend College Fall Semester runs through August 22. For more information contact or call David Pearse at 817-515-1423. Questions may be emailed to