Tyler Junior College
|Motto||Fulfilling Three Promises: A Quality Education, A Vibrant Student Life, Community Service|
|President||Dr. L. Michael Metke|
|Provost||Dr. Juan E. Mejia|
|Location||Tyler, Texas, USA|
|Campus||Urban, 90 acres|
|Colors||Athletic Gold, black|
Tyler Junior College is a two-year community college in Tyler, Texas, United States. TJC is one of the largest community colleges in Texas, with an enrollment of more than 12,000 credit students each year with an additional 20,000 continuing education enrollments annually. Its West Campus includes continuing education and workforce training programs. The College also operates satellite centers in Jacksonville and Lindale. TJC offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Applied Science and Associate of Arts in Teaching degrees, as well as tech prep and certificate programs.
The college operated as part of the Tyler public school system from its inception in 1926 until 1945, when voters supported the creation of an independent Tyler Junior College District. The junior college district now includes the Tyler, Chapel Hill, Grand Saline, Lindale, Van, and Winona school districts.
TJC offers about 80 Associate of Arts, Associate of Arts in Teaching, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science degrees, as well as about 45 Certificate options.
The school is also known for its Apache Marching Band, Apache Belles drill team and Apache Punch drum Line. TJC has approximately 50 student groups that students can be a part of while they're on campus.
The school competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association's Region XIV with Apache men's soccer, football, basketball, baseball, tennis and golf teams and Apache Ladies women's volleyball, soccer, basketball, tennis and golf teams. The school won national junior college championships in women's basketball in 2000, men's baseball in 2007, men's golf 2008, men's soccer 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2014, women's Soccer in 2009 and men's tennis in 2010 and women's tennis in 2010 and 2011.
The independently operated Tyler Museum of Art is located on the school's main campus. The Center for Earth and Space Science Education has a planetarium and exhibit hall offering public shows in its state-of-the-art, 40-foot (12 m)-diameter domed theater every day except Mondays, and sponsors a monthly astronomy lecture series. Additionally, Wagstaff Gymnasium is home to the TJC Apache volleyball and basketball teams.
Co-ed dorms include Louise H. & Joseph Z. Ornelas Residential Complex, Wesley House, and Bateman Hall. Vaughn Hall and Hudnall Hall house women (Hudnall houses members of athletic teams). Halls for men include Holley Hall, Lewis Hall, Sledge Hall, Claridge Hall, and West Hall. Claridge and Sledge Hall houses members of athletic teams.
- Shea Whigham, actor: portrayed Elias "Eli" Thompson in the HBO drama series Boardwalk Empire.
- Derick Armstrong, Canadian football wide receiver who plays for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League
- John Harvey - award winning Canadian Football League player.
- Bryan Hughes - Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from Wood County since 2003.
- Charles R. Moore (minister) - Methodist minister and civil rights advocate.
- Allen R. Morris - Emmy Award winning producer/director/writer; formerly with KLTV; frequent actor at Tyler Civic Theatre from 1979 to 1990.
- Davide Somma, Soccer player for Leeds United & South Africa.
- Craig Tiley, CEO of Tennis Australia and Director of the Australian Open
- Byron M. Tunnel, Texas politician.
- Mike Easterner, General Manager, Fueled By Ramen/Roadrunner Records, Atlantic Recording Corp., New York City, (1986)
- Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls
- Dom Dwyer, Soccer Player for Sporting Kansas City
- Chris Tomlin, Christian Singer
- Robert Pack, Denver Nuggets
- TJC Catalog
- Apache Belles - Since 1947 - Tyler Junior College
- Clubs and Organizations
- Tyler Museum of Art
- Center for Earth and Space Science Education
- Housing Costs Tyler Junior College. Retrieved on Nov 28, 2012.
- "Derick Armstrong". database Football.com. Retrieved October 3, 2012.
- "Football All Americans". apacheathletics.com. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
- A Service of Worship in Memory of the life and ministry of Rev. Charles Robert Moore, June 12, 2014, Faith Presbyterian Church, Austin, Texas
- Tyler Junior College homepage
- Center for Earth and Space Science Education (planetarium) homepage
- Sports Circle of Honor
- Apache Athletics
- Tyler Junior College from the Handbook of Texas Online
- Apache Pow Wow, The Official newspaper of Tyler Junior College