TJC to offer 2 new academic programs

Published on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 23:55 - Written by Staff Reports

Two new academic programs could be available at Tyler Junior College in the next year.

The college’s board of trustees is scheduled to vote today on the creation of a community health worker level 1 certificate program and a veterinary technician program.

If approved, the former would be offered starting this fall, and the latter would be offered starting in fall 2015.

The veterinary technician program would include an associate of applied science degree and certificate programs.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has to approve the addition of both programs, the community health worker and veterinary tech, before the college can offer them.

In other business, the board is scheduled to hear a presentation about the Energy Center, which is under construction on the college’s West Campus, and the forensic team’s success this school year.

During the board workshop, trustees are scheduled to discuss finances and the campus building projects, among other agenda items.

The board meeting is scheduled for 11 a.m. today in the White Administrative Services Center Board Room on the college’s main campus, 1400 E. Fifth St.

A 10 a.m. board workshop is scheduled for the Board Conference Room.