With local, state and national public health data suggesting that COVID-19 is expected to pose a community health challenge for the foreseeable future, Tarrant County College will continue its predominately online instruction for the Spring 2021 term. For those programs requiring on-campus instruction, TCC will continue to adhere to CDC and OSHA guidelines to ensure a safe learning and teaching environment.
“Tarrant County College remains committed to safeguarding the health, safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff,” said TCC Chancellor Eugene Giovannini. This decision makes TCC one the largest higher education institutions in Texas to set definitive plans not to reopen for in-person instruction in January.
“We all miss having our campus corridors vibrant with students’ voices; we miss hosting campus events designed to enrich our students and engage our community; and, we miss the face-to-face interactions that are so valuable in forming and maintaining meaningful relationships with those we’re here to serve,” Giovannini explained. “That said, we would rather continue to navigate what we know as the nation’s Number One Online Community College – that students can and do succeed in online learning environments – than risk bringing nearly 50,000 students back to our campuses prematurely.”
Registration for Spring 2021 opens October 26 and TCC will offer the entire Spring schedule of courses as published in its class schedule. At just $64 per credit hour (or $960 for a 15-hour semester), TCC offers more than 70 fields of study, 82 associate degree programs, 132 certificates of completion and more than 200 technical programs.
For students looking to pursue a bachelor’s degree, TCC currently has more than 80 transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities throughout the state and online, allowing transfer students the opportunity to significantly reduce the cost of their baccalaureate degrees by completing their first two years at TCC before transfer. For students needing to get into the workplace quickly, TCC offers approximately 42 career and technical programs through which students may earn the credentials they need in 12 months or fewer (www.tccd.edu/42ways). Additionally, with nearly 200 student clubs and organizations, TCC students enjoy a wide variety social and personal enrichment options to complement their academic journeys.
Students new to TCC can receive online assistance with the admissions and registration process by visiting www.tccd.edu/admission.