TCC Connect Receives SACSCOC Accreditation

FORT WORTH, Texas (October 28, 2015) Tarrant County College Connect Campus, originally launched as an administrative division that manages the College’s eLearning, Weekend College and Dual Credit programs, recently received accreditation from the Southern Commission of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Association as a sixth TCC campus.
Accreditation provides assurance that TCC’s online offerings meet the same standards for quality, rigor and transferability as its face-to-face programs. As part of its accreditation, TCC Connect is authorized to offer 18 degrees fully online in the areas of Business and Office Technology.
“Today, our students are more mobile, have more responsibilities and are eager to enter the workforce as quickly as possible,” said Carlos Morales, president of TCC Connect. “These special needs demand a flexible learning environment that is in tune with their learning styles and busy lives.”
TCC Connect was established in summer 2013 as an administrative division responsible for eLearning, Dual Credit and Weekend College. From fall 2014 to fall 2015, TCC Connect has experienced the most growth in its Weekend College program. Enrollment has grown 273 percent from 154 students to 575. Through its accelerated Weekend College program, TCC provides students the opportunity to earn an associate degree in 18 months or less in a flexible format that includes online and face-to-face classes.
Enrollment in TCC’s eLearning program is up 28 percent from 15,178 students to 19,400.
The Dual Credit program has grown 11.3 percent from 6,550 students to 7,294. Dual Credit provides TCC a unique opportunity to create a college-going culture in partnership with area independent school districts.
TCC Connect will be located in downtown Fort Worth at 444 N. Henderson Street.
“In an era when it is rare to see new institutions being created, the vision and determination of TCC’s late Chancellor Erma Johnson Hadley and the support of the board of trustees allowed us to establish a campus to deliver academic opportunities to non-traditional students,” said TCC Board President Louise Appleman. “We are very excited about this milestone for TCC. Only a few institutions in this country have achieved what we have accomplished. No one outside our leadership thought we could get it done as quickly as we did.”