Tallahassee Community College

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Tallahassee Community College
Tallahassee County Community College Seal
Motto It's For You
Established 1966
Type Public
Endowment $30,380,094
President Dr. Jim Murdaugh
Academic staff 170
Undergraduates 17,669 (Fall 2009)
Location Tallahassee, Florida, US
Campus Suburban
Athletics 4 major sports teams
Mascot Eagle
Website www.tcc.fl.edu
Tallahassee County Community College Logo

Tallahassee Community College (TCC) is a community college in Tallahassee, Florida, United States. It is part of the Florida College System and primarily serves Leon, Gadsen, and Wakulla counties.


The institution was founded in 1966 by the Florida Legislature.[1]


The Tallahassee Community College main campus is located at 444 Appleyard Dr. Tallahassee, Florida 32304. It serves the greater Tallahassee area and is located close to Florida State University and Florida A&M University. The surrounding area is primary made up of student housing and commercial amenities to students.

The Florida Public Safety Institute is located at 75 College Dr. Havana, FL 32333.

Organization and administration[edit]

Administrative Services[edit]

TCC hosts a multitude of administrative services, most notably the Tallahassee Community College Police Department. The departments of Human Resources, Contracts & Grants, Financial Aid, Facilities, Planning & Construction, Plant Operations, and Budget & General Services are also available to students.

Student Affairs[edit]

  • Enrollment Services
  • Campus Life

Academic Affairs[edit]

  • Center for Teaching Excellence
  • Library Services
  • Internship Program Coordinator
  • Communications & Humanities
  • Science & Math
  • History & Social Sciences
  • Technology & Professional Programs
  • Health Care Professions
  • Academic Support

Workforce Development[edit]

  • Workforce Programs & Adult Education Operations
  • Grants and special projects
  • Business & Workforce development

Presidents of Tallahassee Community College[edit]

  • Fred W. Turner: 1965–1979
  • Marm M. Harris: 1979–1982
  • Fred W. Turner (Interim:) 1982–1983
  • James H. Hinson, Jr.: 1983–1995
  • T.K. Wetherell: 1995–2001
  • Debra O. Austin (Acting): 2001–2002
  • William D. Law, Jr.: 2002–2010
  • Barbara Sloan (Interim): 2010
  • Jim Murdaugh: 2010–present

Academic profile[edit]

TCC currently offers Associate of Science, Associate of Arts, and Associate of Applied Sciences degrees. The college also provides the opportunity for students to receive degrees from Flagler College, Barry University, Embry Riddle and Saint Leo University while taking classes on the TCC campus.

Student life[edit]

Student opportunities include "TheatreTCC", the Capital Band of Tallahassee Community College, the TCC Jazz Band, and the Tallahassee Civic Chorale. A Student Government Association is open for student involvement, and the Office of Student Volunteerism encourages students to engage in community service. Students also participate in Forensics(Debate), Model UN, the Honors Program, Phi Theta Kappa. A student newspaper, the Talon, is published at least 5 times a semester by the students of a journalism class, and a literary magazine, The Eyrie, is published yearly. TCC annually hosts the Big Bend Brain Bowl academic tournament sponsored by the Tallahassee Democrat.


TCC Athletics include softball, baseball, and basketball. Their mascot is the eagle.

The softball program, having won three conference championships, won a state and national title in 1994. The baseball team finished 2004 with its fourth conference title. The men's basketball team has three conference titles, and the women's has one. Both basketball teams have each finished third in the NJCAA Tournament within the past eight years.

Currently, Mike McLeod is the Baseball coach and is in his seventeenth season at the helm. McLeod has guided the Eagles to Panhandle Conference Championships in 1995, 1999, 2002, 2004, and 2009 . His teams have made seven trips to the Florida Community College Activities Association Tournament. McLeod has been named Panhandle Conference Coach of the Year four times (1995, 1999, 2004, 2009). In February 2011, McLeod posted his 700th win as baseball coach of the TCC Eagles.

Notable Alumni[edit]


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 30°26′43″N 84°20′26″W / 30.44527°N 84.34062°W / 30.44527; -84.34062