Potential Apaches and their families can get a free, firsthand look at Tyler Junior College during its fall Apache Preview Day, set 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Rogers Student Center on the TJC main campus.
“The best time to think about college is now,” said Claire Mizell, TJC director of admissions. “Apache Preview Day offers a half-day showcase for future students to get an up-close look at our academic programs and vibrant campus life.”
Students will receive information on financial aid and scholarships, housing, career planning, enrollment steps, student life and the TJC Promise program.
Participants will be given a tour of TJC’s main campus, have the opportunity to meet with faculty, deans and academic advisors, and take a look at campus activities and organizations. They can also apply for admission and submit their financial aid documents.
They will also receive a TJC T-shirt and an information packet.
As part of Preview Day, two open house events will be held from 11 a.m. to noon, for those interested in a closer look at TJC’s industrial and healthcare programs.
At the TJC West event, located at 1530 SSW Loop 323, prospective students and their families can explore opportunities in TJC’s manufacturing, transportation and industrial programs.
At Rogers Nursing and Health Sciences Center, located at 1200 E. Fifth St., potential students can get an up-close look at TJC’s state-of-the-art facilities and speak with faculty and staff from TJC’s healthcare programs.
To register for any of these events, go to TJC.edu/PreviewDay.
Established in 1926, TJC is one of the largest, most comprehensive community colleges in Texas, with approximately 12,000 students enrolled per semester.
Throughout its 96-year history, TJC has embodied the true sense of the term “community college,” as reflected in its core values of unity, caring, integrity, empowering and excellence.
Notable graduates who got their start at TJC include:
- Jimmy Butler: NBA standout and Olympic gold medalist
• Bryan Hughes: State Senator
• Will Jennings: Grammy and Academy Award-winning songwriter
• Sarah McClendon: journalist and longtime White House correspondent
• Chris Tomlin: Christian recording artist and Grammy-winner
TJC offers more than 115 degree and certificate programs, including a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene and a Bachelor of Applied Technology in healthcare administration, as well as extensive workforce training and technical programs.
In addition to academics, TJC has nationally ranked athletics and performing arts programs, all at about one-third of the cost of a four-year institution.