May 22, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog with Addendum 
2024-2025 Catalog with Addendum

About TJC

Board of Trustees

  • Rohn Boone
  • Ann W. Brookshire
  • Michael C. Coker
  • John Hills (term ends May 14, 2024)
  • David Hudson
  • Paul Latta (term begins May 15, 2024)
  • Joseph L. Prud’homme, M.D.
  • Clint Roxburgh
  • Peggy Wagstaff Smith
  • Lonny R. Uzzell


Tyler Junior College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Tyler Junior College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

Program Specific Accreditation

The following programs hold national accreditation through their respective organizations:

  1. Associate Degree in Nursing,
  2. Automotive Technology,
  3. Certified Dental Assisting,
  4. Dental Hygiene,
  5. Diagnostic Medical Sonography,
  6. Emergency Medical Service Professions,
  7. Health Information Technology,
  8. Medical Laboratory Technology,
  9. Occupational Therapy Assistant,
  10. Ophthalmic Medical Assisting,
  11. Physical Therapist Assistant,
  12. Radiologic Technology,
  13. Respiratory Care,
  14. Surgical Technology,
  15. Surveying and Geomatics Technology, and
  16. Veterinary Technician.

The following programs are state-accredited:

  1. Associate Degree Nursing,
  2. Fire Academy,
  3. Law Enforcement Academy,
  4. Nurse Aide Program, and
  5. Vocational Nursing.

TJC Mission Statement

The College champions student and community success by providing a caring, comprehensive experience through educational excellence, stellar service, innovative programming, and authentic partnerships.

TJC Vision Statement

Educating everyone– the path to a better world.

TJC Core Values

Unity: Coming together for a shared purpose to achieve a common goal
Caring: Combining empathy and action to show a generosity of spirit
Integrity: Applying principles of transparency, accountability, authenticity, and respect to every interaction
Empowering: Investing in others by providing the means to achieve success
Excellence: Achieving distinction by proactively identifying opportunities and continually raising the bar

TJC Civility Statement

In keeping with its rich traditions, TJC pledges to maintain a civil campus climate in which students, employees, and visitors can experience a safe, mutually supportive, academically encouraging, egalitarian, and tolerant community.

Statement of Nondiscrimination

TJC gives equal consideration to all applicants for admission, employment, and participation in its programs and activities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or limited English proficiency (LEP). TJC respects the legal rights of each person to work and learn in an environment that is free from unlawful sexual discrimination including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Our Pledge

The core values of TJC are Unity, Caring, Integrity, Empowering, and Excellence. As an Apache, I pledge to uphold these values with integrity and honesty.

How We Began

Tyler Junior College (TJC) was established in 1926 as part of the Tyler Public Schools System. Tyler Superintendent G.O. Clough was named the first president of the College, and operations began in September of that year, with J.M. Hodges as the dean, nine faculty members, and 93 students. The College was first accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges in 1931.

Approximately 12,000 students enroll at TJC each fall semester at the central campus as well as the off-campus instructional sites which include TJC West, TJC Jacksonville, TJC North, and TJC Rusk. In addition, approximately 5,000 individuals take continuing studies courses each year at TJC West.

The Tyler Junior College District encompasses the tax districts of six independent school districts: Chapel Hill, Grand Saline, Lindale, Tyler, Van, and Winona. The Texas Education Code identifies the service area of TJC to include the territory within the following additional districts: Alba-Golden, Arp, Bullard, Hawkins, Jacksonville, Mineola, New Summerfield, Quitman, Rusk, Troup, Whitehouse, and Yantis.

Throughout its nearly 98-year history, TJC has embodied the truest sense of the term “community” as reflected in its core values: unity, caring, integrity, empowering, and excellence. Admission to TJC is mostly open, except certain Selective Admissions  requirements for some Professional and Technical and Nursing and Health Sciences programs.

TJC offers more than 115 degree and certificate options, plus extensive customized training, adult education, and continuing studies, and offers opportunities for students to transfer to universities or to gain the skills needed to go directly into the workforce. The College received legislative designation, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approval, and accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, as an institution eligible to award baccalaureate degrees.

TJC features a 145-acre central campus and multiple off-campus instructional sites, rigorous academics, 68 national athletic championships, stellar fine and performing arts programs, modern residential facilities, and organizations and clubs that promote student diversity.