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

Where We Meet

The TJC central campus is located in Tyler, Texas, a growing city with a population of more than 108,000 located in the northeast region of the state. Tyler is considered the commercial and cultural hub of East Texas. It is known not only for its natural beauty, but also for its industry, medical facilities, shopping centers, symphony orchestra, civic theater, art museum, recreational facilities, and opportunities for higher education.

Buildings and Facilities

Central Campus

TJC operates the central campus plus four off-campus instructional sites to serve its students and the community. The central campus, located at 1400 East Fifth Street, includes more than 145 acres of property and more than 40 buildings, including eight residence halls.

With its white columns and Georgian architecture, Jenkins Hall is TJC’s oldest and most iconic building. It houses classrooms, faculty offices, the office of the dean of the School of Humanities, Communications, and Fine Arts, and an art department exhibit wing.

The Welcome Center is conveniently located at the corner of East Fifth Street and Baxter Avenue, and serves as a first stop for potential students and their guests.

The Promise and College Scholarships building is where prospective students and parents can learn about TJC’s Promise Programs as well as general scholarships. Success coaches also meet here with current students.

White Administrative Services Center houses the offices of the President, Vice Presidents, Provost, Admissions, Registrar, Business Services, Financial Aid, Career Planning, Cashier, Human Resources, Alumni Relations, Information Technology, the TJC Foundation, and the Board of Trustees meeting room.

The Robert M. Rogers Nursing & Health Sciences Center includes approximately 155,000 square feet of space dedicated to classrooms, labs and study areas for nursing and health science programs as well as the dental hygiene clinic, the Campus Clinic, and the office of the dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. The RNHSC is also home to TJC’s Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene program, the first degree of its kind to be offered at a community college in Texas.

Located in Rogers Student Center are the Apache Rooms, TJC Bookstore, Apache Junction dining hall, Center for Student Life and Involvement, TRIO, Support Services, Testing Center, Academic Advising Center, Veteran and Military Services, recreational facilities, student lounges and the Presidential Honors loft.

The Aleck Genecov Science Building houses classrooms and facilities for lab sciences, faculty offices, and the office of the dean of the School of Engineering, Mathematics and Sciences.

Potter Hall consists of classrooms and faculty offices, as well as the Division Director for Student Support Services Office, Director for Disability Services Office, the Deaf Student Services Office, and the Potter Hall Math Lab.

The George W. Pirtle Technology Center provides classrooms and labs for technical courses and the office of the Dean of the School of Professional and Technical Programs, and Rising Roll Gourmet Cafe.

The Vaughn Library/Learning Commons Resource Center is TJC’s center for research and academic support and offers books, print journals, and databases to access online journals, audiobooks, textbooks, and other materials on reserve. Also housed in the library are the TJC Archives and Special Collections, the Tutoring Services Center, the Center for Professional Development, College Success Coaching, Digital Media Lab, Distance Education offices, the Technical Assistance Desk, Open Computer Lab, and Common Grounds coffee shop.

The Bonna Bess Vaughn Conservatory features a large, fully-equipped greenhouse conservatory with classrooms and offices.

The Earth and Space Science Center featuring Hudnall Planetarium is home to the first Digitalis Aethos planetarium system in Texas. This state-of-the-art system uses 4K laser projection technology to create vivid and immersive experiences in our 40-foot domed planetarium. The science center also features interactive displays and exhibits, a classroom, and outdoor educational spaces.

The Rogers Palmer Performing Arts Center provides state-of-the-art facilities for the music, art, dance, drama, and speech departments. The center includes the TJC Box Office and Wise Auditorium, a large performance hall, which was significantly renovated and expanded in 2021. Watson Wise and Emma Wise Cultural Arts Center houses Jean Browne Theatre, TJC’s smaller performance space with a thrust stage, as well as music and speech/theatre departments, in addition to offices, classrooms, and practice rooms.

Wagstaff Gymnasium provides facilities for intercollegiate athletics.

The Ornelas Center for Band, Apache Belles and Dance provides performance practice areas for the College’s performing arts programs.

The JoAnn Medlock Murphy Tennis Center is home to TJC’s premier tennis courts and facilities, including classrooms, coaching and instructional offices for the tennis teams. The nearby Louise Brookshire Community Tennis Complex offers eight tennis courts for college and public use.

The Eastern Front provides recreation opportunities for the entire campus community and includes the Apache Recreation Center, TJC Disc Golf Course, TJC Outdoor Basketball Court, and TJC Softball Field.

The Residential Life and Housing building is the hub for on-campus living at TJC. The housing administrative building offices professional staff members who are responsible for the management of eight residence halls which are home to over 1,200 TJC students living on the central TJC campus.

TJC is a great place to start your college career and residence halls are an ideal place to broaden your life experiences. Residents from all backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles, and attitudes are welcome and have the unique opportunity to interact with a large, diverse group of people while being in the heart of on-campus activities.

There is no extra charge for these hall amenities: unlimited laundry use, cable TV, high-speed wireless throughout the building, computer labs and study lounges, community microwaves, 24-hour maintenance service, and public area housekeeping. Chick-fil-A is located in Crossroads. Each hall is managed by Housing staff residing in the hall who are responsible for creating an atmosphere that supports academic, intellectual, social, and emotional growth.

The Pat Hartley Field Complex serves as home to the men’s and women’s soccer teams and includes two regulation-size soccer fields, a walking trail, a concession facility, and a field house. Playing fields also serve as a practice facility for the Apache football team and as a resource for intramural and continuing studies programs.

The Baldwin Facilities and Construction Building and Satellite Physical Plant include offices, workshop, and storage for maintenance and physical plant staff and provide heating and cooling for the campus.

Campus Services houses mail and duplications, central supply, and purchasing offices.

Research and Marketing Services is home to the Institutional Compliance, Curriculum, and Effectiveness; Institutional Research and Data Services; and Marketing, Media, and Communications departments.

Tyler Museum of Art, a privately funded contemporary museum, is located on the central campus through a cooperative agreement with the College.

TJC West (Tyler)

At TJC West, located at 1530 South Southwest Loop 323, are the Regional Training and Development Complex (RTDC), the Skills Training Center (STC), and the Energy Center. The RTDC is home to the School of Continuing Studies, the Small Business Development Center, the Tyler Area Business Incubator, TJC Corporate Services, the Literacy Council of Tyler, the TJC Fire Academy and the TJC Law Enforcement Academy. The 84,000-square-foot facility offers fast-turnaround, low-cost training programs for business and industry, in addition to lifelong learning and professional enhancement programs for groups and individuals.

Credit programs are also offered at TJC West, including: automotive technology; child development/early childhood; fire protection technology; electrical and electronic controls technology; heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration technology; ophthalmic medical assisting; energy systems technology; welding technology; and industrial maintenance technology.

The Skills Training Center (STC) is an innovative, joint project with area public schools and is financed with assistance from Tyler Independent School District, the Tax Increment Finance Board, and the Tyler Economic Development Council. The Skills Training Center includes the Jake and Mary Roosth Automotive Technology Center as well as the College’s welding technology department.

The Energy Center, an expansion to the STC, provides training in the latest industry standards for students seeking highly skilled jobs in energy systems technology, heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration technology, electrical and electronic controls technology, and industrial maintenance technology.

The STC and its departments are also utilized by area high school students taking part in dual credit enrollment programs, which offer the opportunity for college credit before high school graduation. Many students choose to continue their studies after graduating, obtaining certification in technical fields to enter the expanding job market.

Family Learning Center

The Family Learning Center of Tyler is a joint childcare project of TJC, the Literacy Council of Tyler, and Tyler ISD. This licensed center serves children ages 6 weeks to 4 years and operates 7:15 a.m.-5:15 p.m. Monday - Friday during the fall and spring semesters. The center is housed on the campus of Douglas Elementary School, 1508 North Haynie Avenue, in Tyler. The Family Learning Center operates on standards aligned with national accreditation and is supervised by degreed personnel and students from the TJC early childhood program.

TJC Jacksonville

TJC Jacksonville is located on the fourth floor of UT Health Jacksonville, located at 501 South Ragsdale Street, in Jacksonville. Studies offered at TJC Jacksonville include the LVN-ADN transition program, designed for a licensed vocational nurse to complete the associate degree nursing program and be qualified to become a registered nurse, as well as general education courses needed to qualify for entry and completion of nursing and other health-related and college transfer programs.

TJC Jacksonville is the result of a partnership between the Jacksonville Economic Development Corporation, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System, UT Health Regional Healthcare System, and TJC.

TJC North (Lindale)

TJC North provides Lindale and its surrounding communities with access to general education classes, nursing programs, and the veterinary technician program. TJC North is located in The Cannery, a retail/entertainment/residential complex in Lindale. It is a result of a partnership between the Lindale Economic Development Corporation, Lindale ISD and TJC. TJC North brings lifelong learning to residents of northern Smith County and provides a resource for high schools in Smith, Van Zandt and Wood counties, where TJC offers dual credit courses that provide college credit to eligible high school students.

TJC Rusk

At TJC Rusk, located on the campus of Rusk State Hospital on U.S. Highway 69, TJC maintains a 12-month vocational nursing education program. All academic courses for students within the TJC Rusk LVN program are offered on site.