Tarrant County College Responds to ITT Closure

Process put in place to help students continue their studies and help faculty find employment

FORT WORTH, Texas (Sept. 8, 2016) – For the more than 500 students impacted by the closing of ITT Technical Institute in Arlington, TX, hope for successful completion of their studies and a smooth transition to the workforce is not lost, thanks to Tarrant County College.
Recognizing the concern about transferability of their earned credits, TCC is hosting an education fair for former ITT students, which will include free transcript reviews and advising appointments, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21. It will be held in the Fusion Auditorium of the Center for Excellence in Energy Technology on South Campus, 5301 Campus Drive, Fort Worth, 76119.
ITT faculty are also encouraged to attend the education fair to learn about teaching opportunities at TCC.
While some ITT credits may not transfer, TCC is committed to helping affected students make a cost- and time-efficient transition so they may complete their studies and get into the workforce quickly. Students may have time to enroll in the second eight-weeks of the fall semester.
“We have always and will always be deeply committed to student retention and student success, because we know that education is the strongest bridge to self-sufficiency and a thriving economy,” said Eugene Giovannini, Ed.D., chancellor of Tarrant County College. “Our job is to help these students transfer into our programs as seamlessly as possible.”
One of the 20 largest institutions of higher education in the United States, TCC offers approximately 70 Career and Technical Education programs – more than ITT or other for-profit trade schools – at a cost of only $59 per credit hour.