UT Tyler and TJC enter partnership - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

UT Tyler and TJC enter partnership

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

Released by Beverley Golden with the University of Texas at Tyler:

TYLER, TX - The University of Texas at Tyler and Tyler Junior College have become partners in education to help students earn a four-year degree, Dr. Peter J. Fos, UT Tyler provost and vice president for academic affairs, announced.

The partnership includes strategies that will make the transition of TJC graduates to UT Tyler seamless.

"It is always a pleasure to work with Tyler Junior College, and we are very excited about this partnership. Together we can help students complete their bachelor's degrees by starting at TJC and later transferring to UT Tyler," Fos said.

As an example, TJC and UT Tyler have completed program equivalency guides between nine academic programs.

"This is just the beginning as we plan to include as many academic programs in the agreement as possible and we will continue to expand our degree offerings in the future," Fos added.

Through the articulations, students will have a clear roadmap of what courses to complete at TJC during their freshman and sophomore years as well as a clear list of the remaining courses required from UT Tyler during their junior and seniors years leading to the completion of a bachelor's degree.

The agreement is intended to create a seamless transfer process, support concurrent enrollment when appropriate and assist students in completing their educational objectives.
Officials from both institutions have been meeting since April 2009 to implement the agreement.

"I'm pleased that we are working even more closely with UT Tyler and its fine leaders," said TJC President Dr. Mike Metke. "President Rod Mabry and Dr.Peter Fos are terrific colleagues who are committed to offering programs of the highest quality and to making sure our TJC students can seamlessly transfer into their baccalaureate programs. Our TJC Provost, Dr. Hayes, shares my high regard for our UT counterparts and we are both excited about these new opportunities for our TJC students. "

TJC enrolls more than 12,000 credit students annually. The college offers associate degrees, certificates of proficiency and workforce training programs.

"Student success is the top priority for both institutions. We want all students to benefit from the fine academic programs offered at both TJC and UT Tyler and give them the opportunity to earn a four-year degree. There's no need for any student to have to leave the area to earn that four-year degree," Fos added.

UT Tyler has an enrollment of more than 6,000 students and offers bachelor's and master's degrees as well as a Ph.D. in nursing.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Burn ban leaves residents with large piles of trash and brush in their yards

    Burn ban leaves residents with large piles of trash and brush in their yards

    Sunday, July 15 2018 10:13 PM EDT2018-07-16 02:13:43 GMT

    With the burn ban in effect in Henderson County, residents are stuck with piles and piles of garbage and unwanted brush in their yards...

    More >>

    With the burn ban in effect in Henderson County, residents are stuck with piles and piles of garbage and unwanted brush in their yards...

    More >>
  • TxDOT seeking public comment about South Broadway changes

    TxDOT seeking public comment about South Broadway changes

    Sunday, July 15 2018 9:32 PM EDT2018-07-16 01:32:17 GMT
    The Texas Department of Transportation is looking to help make traveling easier for travelers in Tyler. Street lights and traffic, that’s how some Tyler residents would describe South Broadway. “The congestion starts at about the toll road and it’s pretty heavily congested and goes most days to the Loop 323,” Tyler native Jerry Waldrup said. In 2017, South Broadway from Loop 323 to Toll 49 was ranked the 67th most congested roadway in Texas. Now TxDOT is con...More >>
    The Texas Department of Transportation is looking to help make traveling easier for travelers in Tyler. Street lights and traffic, that’s how some Tyler residents would describe South Broadway. “The congestion starts at about the toll road and it’s pretty heavily congested and goes most days to the Loop 323,” Tyler native Jerry Waldrup said. In 2017, South Broadway from Loop 323 to Toll 49 was ranked the 67th most congested roadway in Texas. Now TxDOT is con...More >>
  • Family fulfills late Marine's lifelong wish

    Family fulfills late Marine's lifelong wish

    Saturday, July 14 2018 9:15 PM EDT2018-07-15 01:15:36 GMT
    Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 5 Rex Hood (Source: Hood Family)Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 5 Rex Hood (Source: Hood Family)

    The family of Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 5 Rex Hood, who was hit by oncoming traffic while cutting his yard, fulfilled one of his lifelong wishes- to have some of his ashes shot out from a cannon on his property. 

    More >>

    The family of Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 5 Rex Hood, who was hit by oncoming traffic while cutting his yard, fulfilled one of his lifelong wishes- to have some of his ashes shot out from a cannon on his property. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly