TJC Apache Preview Day set Saturday, Nov. 9

Potential Apaches and their families can get a free, firsthand look at Tyler Junior College during its Apache Preview Day, set from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, on the TJC main campus.

“Apache Preview Day is a half-day showcase where future students and their parents can get an up-close look at our academic programs and vibrant campus life,” said Claire Mizell, TJC director of admissions.

Information sessions will be held for financial aid and scholarships, housing, career planning, enrollment steps and the TJC Promise program.

Participants will be given a tour of TJC’s 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 admission and financial aid documents.

They will also receive a TJC T-shirt and information packet.

To register, go to

Established in 1926, TJC is one of the largest, most comprehensive community colleges in Texas, with nearly 13,000 students enrolled per semester. Throughout its 93-year history, TJC has embodied the true sense of the term “community college” and has as a cornerstone the promises of a quality education, a vibrant student life and service to its communities. 

TJC has more than 130 degree and certificate programs, including a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene and a new Bachelor of Applied Technology in healthcare technologies and medical systems, as well as extensive 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.

Notable graduates who got their start at TJC include:
• Jimmy Butler: NBA standout and gold medalist with the U.S. Men’s Olympic Basketball Team
• 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 

In 2015, TJC became the only Texas community college to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene; and in 2018, a second baccalaureate degree, a Bachelor of Applied Technology in healthcare technologies and medical systems, was added.

TJC features a 145-acre main campus and multiple branch locations, strong academics, 61 national championships in athletics, stellar fine and performing arts programs, modern residential facilities, and organizations and clubs that reflect student diversity.

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has named TJC one of the top 150 community colleges in the nation.

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