Tallahassee Community College
|Motto||It's For You|
|President||Dr. Jim Murdaugh|
|Undergraduates||19,942 (Fall 2014)|
|Location||Tallahassee, Florida, US|
|Colors||Blue and Gold
|Athletics||NJCAA Region 8, Panhandle Conference|
|Affiliations||Florida College System
Association of Florida Colleges
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Tallahassee Community College (TCC) is an American state college, and is a member of the Florida College System. Tallahassee Community College is accredited by the Florida Department of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Its primary campus is located on a 270-acre (1.092 km2) campus in Tallahassee, Florida, United States. In 2013, Tallahassee Community College was listed 1st in the nation in graduating students with A.A. degrees. TCC is also the #1 transfer school in the nation to Florida State University. As of Fall 2014, TCC reported 19,942 students.
- 1 History
- 2 Locations
- 3 Academic profile
- 4 TCC2FSU Golden Guarantee Program
- 5 Administrative Services
- 6 Student life
- 7 Awards and recognition
- 8 Notable Alumni
- 9 References
- 10 External links
The institution was founded in 1966 by the Florida Legislature. Prior to the completion of its main campus, classes were held at Godby High School. Tallahassee Community College now has an annual economic impact of $387.7 million.
The Tallahassee Community College main campus is located at 444 Appleyard Dr. Tallahassee, Florida 32304, on the former Dale Mabry Field (airport). It serves the greater Tallahassee area and is located 1.9 miles from Florida State University. It is also located close to Florida A&M University. The surrounding area is primary made up of student housing and commercial amenities to cater to college students. Tallahassee is a college town with more than 70,000 students studying at Florida State University, Tallahassee Community College, and Florida A&M University.
The Florida Public Safety Institute is located at 75 College Dr. Havana, FL 32333.
Tallahassee Community College is one of the nation’s top community colleges. Every semester, more than 14,000 students choose TCC as the next step in their education. Many are preparing for transfer to a university (nearly 75 percent of TCC's A.A. graduates go on to study at state universities in Florida). 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.
For the 2015-2016 academic year, tuition costs are:
- $100.83 per credit hour for in-state students, and $387.27 per credit hour for out-of-state students.
TCC2FSU Golden Guarantee Program
TCC2FSU provides guaranteed admission into Florida State University for Tallahassee Community College Associate in Arts degree graduates as well as:
- Guaranteed admission to FSU
- Preferential admission into FSU’s limited-access programs
- Personalized advising with transfer-focused TCC and FSU advisors
- Specialized orientations and college success workshops
- With an easier admissions process, personalized advising and excellent faculty and resources, TCC provides a strong foundation for graduates moving on to FSU.
Many activities hosted at FSU are also open to TCC2FSU students like sailing and canoeing at the FSU Reservation, playing golf at Seminole Golf Course, bowling at Crenshaw Lanes, attending a concert at Club Downunder, or watching a movie at the Askew Student Life Center Theater.
In February 2015, Tallahassee Community College and Florida State University announced a new benefit for the TCC2FSU Golden Guarantee Program. Current TCC students participating in the program can now purchase special passes for access to FSU Campus Recreation facilities, programs and services each semester. Current TCC students who are officially accepted into the TCC2FSU program can also purchase special membership passes through FSU Campus Recreation. These passes are good for an entire semester and include either access to FSU recreational facilities, the ability to participate in intramural sports, or both.
TCC2FSU guarantees admission to FSU whereas the 2+2 State Articulation programs guarantees admission to one of Florida’s state universities, but not necessarily to one of the students' choice.
Housing and admissions information can be found on the official TCC2FSU Golden Guarantee Program website.
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.
- Enrollment Services
- Campus Life
- 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 Programs & Adult Education Operations
- Grants and special projects
- Business & Workforce development
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 men's basketball, women's basketball, baseball and softball. The official mascot is the eagle. The school's athletic teams compete in the Panhandle Conference of the Florida State College Activities Association, a body of the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 8.
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.
Intramurals & Club Sports
TCC's Intramural Sports program provides all students, staff and faculty the opportunity to participate in recreational sports and activities. These include a variety of team and individual sports and special events, including flag football, basketball, indoor and outdoor soccer, volleyball, dodgeball, spades, dominoes, free throw and bowling.
Awards and recognition
In 2012, TCC was recognized as the second-safest campus in Florida by StateUniversity.com.
In 2013, Tallahassee Community College was listed 1st in the nation in graduating students with A.A. degrees by Community College Week.
In 2015, Tallahassee Community College was ranked 8th among the top ten community colleges in the nation by the Huffington Post.
- Clay Harvison - Professional mixed martial artist formerly with Bellator MMA and the Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Cheryl Hines - American actress, comedian, producer and director, known for her role as Larry David's wife Cheryl on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, for which she was nominated for two Emmy Awards.
- Lorenzo Cain - Major League Baseball outfielder for the Kansas City Royals who won the 2014 American League Championship Series Most Valuable Player Award.
- John Crawford - Author of the Iraq War memoir The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell.
- Bernard James - American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).
- Michael Saunders - Canadian Major League Baseball center fielder for the Toronto Blue Jays.
- Ryan Freel - American professional baseball player.
- Marcus Hatten - American professional basketball player who currently plays for CSM U Oradea of the Liga Națională.
- Bootsy Thornton - American professional basketball player who last played for Strasbourg IG in France.
- Jason Bennett - American basketball player who last played for the Jacksonville Giants of the ABA.
- History of TCC
- "The Top 10 Community Colleges in America". Huffington Post. 13 March 2015.
- "Clay Harvison UFC Bio". Retrieved 2014.
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