Tyler Junior College (TJC) and South Texas College (STC) recently signed a historic articulation agreement focused on degree attainment for graduates with Associate of Applied Science degrees.
The articulation agreement describes how courses will transfer between the two institutions.
TJC and STC are both recognized as legacy colleges by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for being among the first four community colleges in Texas designated by the Texas Legislature to award specialized baccalaureate degrees. The agreement between TJC and STC is a historic first between two of the four legacy colleges in Texas.
The work sessions and ceremony were held in McAllen, Texas, earlier this month.
TJC Provost & Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs Dr. Juan E. Mejia said, “TJC and STC are two world class institutions of higher learning and are very similar in how we view student success. Both institutions remain true to the mission of community colleges and are committed to working with regional universities to build capacity and expand degree attainment.”
Mejia also acknowledged the leadership and support of the greater Tyler area communities for making education a priority. “This collaboration is of great value to the State of Texas, as it strengthens the partnerships between institutions that are focused on meeting the needs of the communities they serve,” he said.
About TJC: TJC offers more than 120 degree and certificate programs, plus extensive training and technical programs, and offers opportunities for students to transfer to a four-year institution or gain the skills they need to go directly into the workforce. TJC is the only Texas community college to offer a Bachelor of Science degree and is currently securing approval for a second baccalaureate degree in the area of Healthcare Technology and Medical Systems. TJC features a 137-acre campus, rigorous academics, 58 national championships in athletics, stellar fine and performing arts programs; modern residential facilities, and organizations and clubs that reflect student diversity.