TCC business students take honors in national competition

Tarrant County College students ranked among the best in the nation at the Business Professionals of America (BPA) leadership conference this month in Anaheim, California.

The seven students, who represented TCC Northwest, competed against 500 others from community colleges and universities across the country in workplace skills assessments. Contests included written tests as well as scenario-based exercises. TCC’s students received multiple commendations, including:

1st place, financial analyst team: Kelly Farr, Matthew Musgrove, Edwin Revolorio
1st place, C++ programming: Joline

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Spots available in TCC, UNT aviation career camp

Dozens of students are registered, but a few spots are still available in the popular ACE (Aviation Career Education) Academy Camp, hosted by the University of North Texas and Tarrant County College for high school students and new graduates across the state.

Participants will practice with flight simulators, learn about the science of flight and aviation history, take field trips to nearby aviation companies and airports and co-pilot a small plane with an FAA-certified instructor. The camp—open to incoming high school juniors and seniors as well as 2019 graduates—runs June 10-14 and is

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Four new TCC Connect programs available completely online open doors to jobs in high-demand fields

In fall 2019, TCC Connect, responsible for eLearning and Weekend College at Tarrant County College, will offer four new and completely online academic programs as part of the College’s commitment to being student ready. Two of these will be certificate programs in information security and two will be associate degree programs in human resources and marketing, respectively.

Those interested in the cybersecurity field may earn credentials that would qualify them to work as a cybersecurity specialist or in ethical hacking. Both positions are in greater demand as businesses across all

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TCC Board of Trustees Meeting May 14

Take notice that a Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Tarrant County College District will be held at the District Offices, 1500 Houston Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102, commencing at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, to consider and act on the following Agenda:

Agenda

Call to Order
Canvassing the Results of May 4, 2019 Board of Trustees Election
Consideration and Approval of Resolution and Order Declaring Results of the General Trustee Elections
Adjournment and Announcement of Next Meeting: May 16, 2019

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TCC celebrates graduation, inaugural TCC South ECHS graduates

Tarrant County College will graduate students from its sixth early college high school during the College’s 51st Annual Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 11. Of the 8,514 students scheduled to graduate, 401 are receiving their associate degree before earning their high school diplomas, with nearly 80 from the inaugural class of the TCC South/Fort Worth ISD Collegiate High School.

TCC will host two ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the Fort Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston Street.  Students from TCC South, TCC Southeast and TCC Connect will participate in the morning graduation

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TCC offers lifeguard classes

With summer around the corner and aquatic programs offered at Tarrant County College throughout the year, certified lifeguards are in demand. TCC is offering classes to allow students to earn their lifeguard and critical care certifications in one weekend.

Classes started this spring at TCC Northwest (4801 Marine Creek Pkwy., Fort Worth). Through blended online and in-water coursework, students earn their lifeguard, first aid and CPR/AED (automated external defibrillator) certifications. Instructors are certified by the American Red Cross.

TCC Northwest launched the courses in response

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TCC’s Respiratory Care Program to be recognized with credentialing success award

The Respiratory Care Program at Tarrant County College Trinity River East Campus will receive the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care’s (CoARC) Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award, joining a select group of programs from across the country.

This award is presented as part of the organization’s ongoing efforts to value the RRT credential as a measure of a program’s success in inspiring its graduates to achieve their highest educational and professional aspirations. TCC’s Respiratory Care Program is accredited by CoARC. A certificate of recognition will be

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Outstanding TCC nursing graduates to be recognized during pinning ceremony

Fewer careers are in higher demand today than skilled health care professionals. For decades, Tarrant County College has prepared graduates to fill various positions with local employers, including the top-ranked hospitals in Tarrant County.

On Tuesday, May 7, 133 graduates of the Tarrant County College’s Nursing Program will receive their pins and other honors during an honorary pinning ceremony held at Mansfield ISD’s Center for the Performing Arts. The program features a candle lighting ceremony that is a rite of passage in honor of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern

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BBB Tip: Shopping for Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 12 is Mother’s Day, and it will be here before you know it. Take time to show mom how much you appreciate all she does for you, with quality time or thoughtful gifts. The National Retail Federation (NRF) expects consumers to spend more on Mother’s Day in 2019 than they have in the past. They project nearly $25 billion will be spent altogether on the holiday, with an average of $196.47 per consumer.

With so many people shopping for Mother’s Day, it is important to do research before you go gift hunting. For example, jewelry purchases are expected to make up 31% of the

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What’s stopping you? Student overcomes challenges of genetic disorder and gets on pathway to career

Students, faculty and staff at Tarrant County College Northeast can’t miss Catherine Spurgin. She’s the one always in purple.

“Purple backpack, purple coat, purple shirt, purple lanyard – her favorite color is purple!” said Susan Thillen, one of Spurgin’s instructors.

For Spurgin, purple has deep meaning, reflecting both her faith and what she has overcome to reach where she is today.

“It’s a color of royalty,” explained Spurgin. “I’m the daughter of the One True King Jesus Christ. It’s also one of the colors for Sotos syndrome.”

Sotos syndrome is

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