Aug 11, 2022  
TCC Catalog 2022-2023 
    
TCC Catalog 2022-2023

About TCC



Message from the President

TCC President Jim Murdaugh

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Tallahassee Community College for our 2022-23 academic year.

It’s a great time to be a TCC student! Our college is consistently ranked as one of the top two-year institutions in the nation for our quality of education, return on investment, and student success rates. 

I hope you will take advantage of all we have to offer, from one-on-one advising and tutoring, to study abroad, art programs, and student organizations. The more you get involved, the more likely you are to succeed at college. Most importantly, engage with our faculty and instructors throughout your academic journey, as the lessons you learn in the classroom will stay with you throughout your career.

Whether your goal is to transfer to a four-year university or to prepare for immediate entry into a career, we can help you get there. If you are enrolled in our Associate in Arts degree program, TCC’s smaller classes, rigorous coursework, and seamless transfer programs will ensure you are well prepared to continue your education. Or, you can get a great start on a career in healthcare, technology, public safety, or other in-demand fields, which you can learn more about under ‘Programs of Study’ in this catalog.

Whatever you decide, be sure to regularly monitor your progress toward completing your plan. Hold high expectations for yourself, and know that we will be here to help you all along the way with our dedicated advisors, academic success coaches, and faculty support.

I wish you much success this academic year and beyond. Thank you for choosing TCC!

Jim Murdaugh, Ph.D.

 

District Board of Trustees

The District Board of Trustees is the policymaking body for TCC. Trustees are appointed by Florida’s governor and confirmed by the Florida Senate.

Eric Grant - Trustee Grant was re-appointed to the board in July 2019 by Governor Ron DeSantis for a four-year term. Grant was originally appointed to the board in July 2018 by Governor Rick Scott. Grant is president of Municipal Code Corporation. He joined Municode in 2007 after graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law. Prior to receiving his Juris Doctorate and becoming a member of the Florida Bar, Grant served as a tank platoon commander in the United States Marine Corps. He attended both the U.S. Naval Academy and Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Grant serves on a number of boards, including the Community Foundation of North Florida and the United Way of the Big Bend. Grant represents Leon County. 
Jonathan Kilpatrick - Trustee Kilpatrick was appointed to the board in 2014 by Governor Rick Scott. Jonathan Kilpatrick is the founder and CEO of Trulight LLC which specializes in Technology Strategy, Regulatory Compliance, and Cyber Security. Jonathan was formerly the Chief Information Officer for the City of Tallahassee. He has spent over 30 years of his career leading innovative technology solutions. Additionally, Jonathan is a Major in the Florida Air National Guard serving as a Cyber Systems Officer with 101 Air Communications Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base.  He also serves as the pastor of First Baptist Church of St. Marks. Kilpatrick represents Wakulla County.
Eugene Lamb, Jr. - Trustee Lamb was re-appointed to the board in April 2019 by Governor Ron DeSantis for the remaining three years of his term. Lamb was originally appointed to the board in 2007 by Governor Charlie Crist and reappointed by Governor Rick Scott in 2012. He served as board chair in 2010-11 and again in 2013-14. Lamb was a teacher in the Leon County school district for 30 years. Also active in neighboring Gadsden County, he served on the Gadsden County Commission for eight years, chairing the Commission from 2008 to 2010. In 2015, Lamb was appointed by Governor Rick Scott to serve on the Florida Commission on Healthcare and Hospital Funding to investigate the role of taxpayer funding for hospitals, insurers, and healthcare providers. He was appointed in 2014, and reappointed earlier this year, to serve as an at-large member of the board of directors of the Florida High School Athletic Association, which includes nearly 800 member high schools and middle schools across the state. Lamb represents Gadsden County.
Frank Messersmith - Trustee Messersmith was appointed to the board by Governor Jeb Bush in 1999. He was reappointed to the board by Governor Charlie Crist in 2007 and Governor Rick Scott in 2012. A former legislator and member of the Florida Public Service Commission, Messersmith is currently a consultant specializing in legislative and regulatory matters. Messersmith represents Wakulla County.
Karen B. Moore - Trustee Moore was re-appointed to the board in July 2019 by Governor Ron DeSantis for a four-year term. Moore was originally appointed to the board in 2007 by Governor Charlie Crist and reappointed in 2012 by Governor Rick Scott. She is the founder and chief executive officer of Moore, Inc., a national integrated communications firm. Moore served as board chair in 2009-10. She previously served as president of the TCC Foundation Board and chaired both of the College’s capital campaigns, which secured over $23 million to support student scholarships and facilities upgrades. Moore is currently vice-chair of the Florida College System Foundation, which provides scholarships for students attending Florida’s 28 community and state colleges. Last year, she served as chair of the Association of Florida Colleges Trustees Commission and was recognized as Trustee of the Year by the Commission. TCC’s Richard W. & Karen B. Moore Veterans Success Center was named in honor of Moore and her husband, who are also founders of the Moore Veterans Leadership Academy, which helps veterans succeed in college and in the workforce. Moore represents Leon County.
Monte Stevens - Trustee Stevens, appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis in August 2021, is a Partner at The Southern Group. Previously, he was Deputy Chief of Staff at the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation and worked in legislative affairs at the Agency for Healthcare Administration and the Department of Financial Services. Stevens was a member of two national champion debate teams at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he earned his bachelor’s degree in political science before earning his master’s degree in speech communication from Kansas State University.
Trustee Charlie Ward

Charlie Ward Jr. is a former professional basketball player and the current head coach of the Florida State University Schools boys’ basketball team. A Thomasville, Ga. native, Ward Jr. attended FSU, where he was a standout basketball and football player. After leading the FSU football team to the 1993 National Championship and winning the Heisman Trophy, Ward Jr. was selected by the New York Knicks in the first round of the 1994 NBA Draft. He went on to play for 11 years in the league. Ward Jr. earned his bachelor’s degree from FSU. He and his wife, Tonja, reside in Tallahassee with their three children: Hope, Caleb, and Joshua. 


Mission

The mission of the College is to provide a learning environment that prepares students for success in a global economy by offering higher education pathways, workforce opportunities and civic engagement experiences.

Vision

To be recognized as the college of choice.

Strategic Priorities

  • Access. Strengthen and expand access by increasing awareness of educational opportunities that are reflective of student, business, and community needs.
  • Student Success. Promote a student-centered environment that focuses on student achievement, engagement and educational excellence.
  • Workforce. Achieve regional and statewide recognition as a premier college of choice for providing workforce training by delivering high quality programs and instruction that enables students to grow, succeed, and stay globally competitive.
  • Partnerships. Nurture collaborative relationships with K-12, universities, businesses, and community partners to develop a cohesive educational strategy that ensures seamless alignment and builds a skilled workforce that leads to economic mobility and increased educational attainment.
  • Resources and Efficiency. Strategically leverage, grow and utilize resources to maximize student success and institutional sustainability and effectiveness.

History of the College

TCC opened in 1966 to serve the post-high school educational needs of students from a district comprised of Gadsden, Leon, and Wakulla counties. Although many of our students still come from this district, the College enrolls students from throughout Florida, across the country, and even the world. TCC has grown from an initial enrollment of 698 students in Fall 1966 to around 17,000 students annually.

1966-1975

An article published on September 13, 1966, in The Tampa Tribune, proclaimed, “New Tallahassee JC a success before it opens.” A few days later, at Godby High School and across town at Rickards High School, Tallahassee Junior College welcomed nearly 700 students in its first year under the leadership of Fred W. Turner, the College’s first president. Three new buildings were ready for occupancy on Appleyard Drive in time for the second year of operation. In 1968, the Legislature established the District Board of Trustees as the governing authority for the College; Tallahassee businessman Earl Lambert served three terms as the first board chairman. Tallahassee Junior College became Tallahassee Community College (TCC) in 1970 and one- and two-year occupational programs, including nursing, were added to the curriculum. The 1,000th person graduated. Dental hygiene was added and College enrollment approached 3,000.

1976-1985

During the second decade, enrollment steadily grew to more than 5,000. President Fred W. Turner retired and Dr. Marm M. Harris was named TCC’s second president. An artist series began to attract community leaders to the campus, enhancing the town/gown relationship. The TCC Foundation was established and the Lifetime Sports Complex opened. In 1983, Dr. James H. Hinson Jr. became TCC’s third president and led the College through a period of growth in both enrollment and legislative appropriations. Also in 1983, TCC students won the Math Olympics state title, beginning a tradition of student success in academic competition. A study reported TCC had a $47.2 million positive economic impact on the community.

1986-1995

As the fastest growing community college in Florida, TCC saw its enrollment jump by nearly 1,000 students in the first term of the third decade. By the end of the decade, enrollment had doubled. In 1988, TCC was first among Florida community colleges in the proportion of faculty members holding a Ph.D. “Eyrie,” the student literary magazine, was named best in the nation, and the student newspaper won state, regional and national accolades. An athletic program was re-established with a strong base in academics. A new library and administration building were added. The campus grew from 54 acres to more than 140. President Hinson led the College through a decade that also saw extensive renovation and campus infrastructure upgrades. TCC’s softball team won the National Junior College Athletic Association slow pitch championship in 1994.

1996-2005

With its fourth president, Dr. T.K. Wetherell, at the helm, numerous new career programs were added in the fourth decade, and cooperation with universities was enhanced. 

The College’s infrastructure continued to grow by leaps and bounds. In the mid-1990s, a new Student Union was constructed, as was the Technology and Professional Programs building, while a renovated facility became the Academic Computing Center. After the turn of the century, TCC opened the History and Social Sciences building (named for President Wetherell), the Computer Technology building and the Center for Workforce Development.

The TCC Alumni Association and Eagle Athletics Hall of Fame were established as well as the Challenge Scholarship Program and many other scholarships. Florida Governor Jeb Bush was the 2000 commencement speaker. The Brain Bowl team won its first state title. TCC acquired the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy (PTLEA).

Dr. Bill Law became TCC’s fifth President in 2002 and began launching new initiatives that resulted in greater community involvement for TCC.

2006-2015

TCC celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2006, highlighted by a series of community and alumni events, including the first TCC Alumni Hall of Fame ceremony, Community Day at TCC, and the 40th Anniversary Gala. That same year, TCC successfully completed its first capital campaign. The $10 million campaign included the largest private donation in the College’s history, a $2 million gift from Tallahassee’s Ghazvini family. The college also expanded its healthcare programs and placed a major emphasis on workforce development. Innovative teaching methods began to draw national recognition for faculty.

The William D. Law, Jr. Learning Commons opened in 2008, bringing all of the College’s academic support facilities together beneath one roof. In 2009, the TCC District Board of Trustees approved the creation of the Florida Public Safety Institute (FPSI) to be the umbrella entity for the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy and several other training academies housed on the site in Gadsden County. The Advanced Manufacturing Training Center (AMTC) opened on the main campus in August of 2010. 

Dr. Jim Murdaugh was appointed TCC’s sixth president on November 15, 2010. In the fall of 2011, TCC’s Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education opened near Tallahassee’s two major hospitals. In 2012, the TCC Wakulla Center moved to a larger facility in Crawfordville. In 2013, TCC opened a new Veteran’s Success Center in the Computer Technology building. The College broke ground on a new TCC Gadsden Center in late 2014 and spearheaded development of the Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence based in the TCC Capitol Center the same year. The Golden Guarantee programs that offer guaranteed transfer to Florida State University, Florida A & M University, and the University of West Florida were also launched in 2014.

2016-Present

In 2016, TCC celebrated its 50th anniversary with a year-long series of special events and activities, profiles of notable alumni, and archival of photos and other materials from throughout the history of the College. Also in 2016, TCC opened the Wakulla Environmental Institute and moved its operations in Gadsden County from the Quincy Center to the new TCC Gadsden Center. The College completed a complete redesign of its website in 2017.

In 2018, the College spearheaded ‘Eagle Relief’ efforts for those impacted by Hurricane Michael. These efforts would be later revived in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the greatest disruption in the history of education. TCC established a new comprehensive student services model, CARE, in 2019, that also helped prepare faculty and staff for the pandemic. As a result, student success rates and enrollment increased in the fall of 2020, defying national trends.

In 2021, TCC was named a top ten finalist for the Aspen Prize for Community College Advancement and was awarded the Leah Meyer Austin Award, the highest distinction given by Achieving the Dream (ATD). The College became the first college in Florida to be named an ATD Leader College of Distinction.

TCC’s Commitment

TCC welcomes recent high school graduates and adults who wish to start or continue their education at the post-secondary level. No person shall, on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or other protected class, be subjected to discrimination in any of TCC’s programs and activities.

More than three-quarters (78%) of TCC students intend to transfer to a four-year college or university with an Associate of Arts (AA) degree. Many others seek one-year certificates or two-year degrees in high-demand career fields. TCC also provides noncredit courses and workforce development, professional development, and adult education programs designed to enhance the skills needed to maintain current employment or to re-train for a new occupation.

TCC faculty members devote most of their time to teaching, working with students individually, and helping them make the adjustment to college. Instructors impart knowledge to stimulate critical thinking, develop skills, and broaden and enrich student interest. Their major efforts are directed toward helping students master subject matter and reach their potential.

TCC uses a variety of educational delivery methods. Courses are taught in-person on our main campus or at one of our other seven locations, online asynchronously, online synchronously through TCC LIVE (Learning Interactively in a Virtual Environment), or in a hybrid modality. The College also offers a full schedule of evening courses, making it more convenient for nontraditional students to pursue their academic and career goals.

The College is committed to making all its programs, services, and facilities accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities in order for students to successfully transition to college and obtain maximum benefit from the educational experience.

Accreditation

Tallahassee Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Tallahassee Community College.

Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Tallahassee Community College and not to the Commission’s office. The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant noncompliance with a requirement or standard.

A number of TCC programs are accredited or certified by specialized accrediting associations:

  • Dental Assisting Certificate: American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • Dental Hygiene, A.S.: American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • Nursing, A.S.: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing 
  • Nursing, BSN.: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
  • Emergency Medical Services Technology, A.S.: Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAMESP) under Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
  • Respiratory Care, A.S.: Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
  • Surgical Services A.S.: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
  • Early Childhood Development, Education and Management, A.S.: Florida Department of Children and Families
  • Florida Public Safety Institute Law Enforcement Certificate Programs: Basic Training Law Enforcement, Corrections Basic Training, Crossover from Corrections to Law Enforcement, Correctional Probation Officer: Certified by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, Florida Department of Law Enforcement
  • Firefighter I and II Certificates: Certified by the Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training, State Fire Marshall

TCC Foundation

The TCC Foundation is the private fundraising arm of the College. A not-for-profit corporation created under Florida law, it is governed by a board of directors made up of community leaders. The Foundation is dedicated to supporting the needs of the College not met by state funding. Its mission is to encourage and receive private gifts and contributions and to account for, manage and help invest monies and assets given to enhance the College’s educational offerings. The Foundation’s investment program seeks to maximize return on investments with minimal risk.

The Foundation provides essential support that allows campus life to flourish. This includes the development of scholarships for students; procurement of needed facilities and special equipment; assistance for faculty and staff; and support for student activities, the Alumni & Friends Association, the Eagle Boosters, and the Association of Retired Faculty and Staff.

Alumni & Friends Association

The TCC Alumni & Friends Association is a vital partner and significant resource in the success of Tallahassee Community College through the engagement of alumni and friends in a lifelong relationship with TCC that includes fellowship, programs and services that strengthen the College community. Membership is free and is open to friends of the College as well as former and current students of TCC.

Workforce Development Division/TCC2WORK

TCC’s Workforce Development Division offers customized courses, services, and continuing education to enhance employees’ careers, programs to improve business effectiveness, and lifelong learning opportunities for adult learners. Targeted workforce training is offered in fields such as business, information technology, health care, manufacturing, construction, transportation, financial planning, real estate, and insurance. To refine professional skills needed for in-demand jobs at local businesses, training is offered in areas such as leadership, teamwork, and supervision.  This training is made available in multiple modalities to ensure the greatest amount of flexibility is offered to our students. And for the sheer joy of lifelong learning, many online self-paced classes in popular topics such as photography, using social media, sign language, and foreign languages are continually enrolling with new classes starting every month.

Workforce Development offers programs at the main campus, at other TCC locations and online. For information about courses, programs and facilities, call (833) TCC-JOBS or visit www.tcc.fl.edu/workforce-development.

Adult Education (GED and ESOL)

The TCC Adult Education Program delivers GED test preparation and online testing, English language instruction and career counseling to facilitate transition into postsecondary education, technical programs, and the workforce. The College offers courses in Adult Basic Education, GED preparation for English and Spanish speaking individuals, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) at the TCC campus, various community locations and online. TCC students who pass the GED test or ESOL program are able to participate in TCC’s Adult Education commencement ceremony held each summer.

Business Suite Leasing and Event Space

From Business Suite Leasing at the Center for Innovation to conference/event rental space at each of our Service Centers in Gadsden, Leon and Wakulla counties - TCC can help grow your business.

Commercial Vehicle Driving

TCC offers a variety of Commercial Vehicle Driving (CVD) training opportunities, from non-credit industry preparation offerings to customized training. TCC also offers a Commercial Vehicle Driving Career and Technical Certificate program, which upon successful completion, students will be able to sit for the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Class “A” Commercial Driver’s Licenses Exam.

Construction and Skilled Trades

TCC offers entry-level construction and craft trades programs including HVAC, Masonry Apprenticeship, Electrical Apprenticeship, Welding Apprenticeship and OSHA Safety courses. The College uses the National Center for Construction Education and Research curriculum as the foundation of its programs.  Tallahassee Community College prides itself on being able to award its students industry-recognized certifications.    Additionally, as an affiliated training partner with the University of South Florida - OSHA Training Institute, TCC is an authorized provider of OSHA 1926 - 10 or 30 hour and OSHA 1910 -10 or 30 hour courses.

Entrepreneurship

Ignite your entrepreneurial spirit with TCC’s Spark! Program, created to enhance Tallahassee and the surrounding area’s standing in the entrepreneurial community. With its strong community support and integrated network of partnerships, Spark! focuses on giving participants access to local entrepreneur-focused resources and successful business leaders. Those who participate have the opportunity to develop the innovative business planning and management skills that spur economic vitality and steadfast success.

Healthcare Programs

TCC’s Gadsden and Wakulla Centers provide healthcare programs for individuals seeking to enter the industry and/or advance their education for promotional opportunities. The Wakulla Center offers Medical Administrative Specialist (MAS), a Career and Technical Certificate program, that provides students with the skills and training to earn industry certifications for Microsoft Office, CPR/BLS and Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA). In addition, both Centers offer Home Health Aide (HHA) courses that provide students the skills and training necessary to enter the healthcare industry as a Home Health Aide, and Certified Phlebotomy Technician courses that prepare students for a career as a Phlebotomist.

Information Technology

TCC Workforce Development’s Information Technology programs provide opportunities for individuals to enhance their existing technology skills or create new skills Individuals may choose the learning track most appropriate for their needs: short-term workshops, traditional classes to enhance workplace skills, contract classes to meet specific organizational needs or certification preparation offerings to earn industry-recognized certifications.

Manufacturing and Industrial Technology

The Advanced Manufacturing Training Center (AMTC) provides manufacturing and industrial technology skills training. Hands-on training programs provide students the competitive edge necessary to succeed in today’s job market. Career and Technical Certificate Programs include Industrial Machinery Maintenance (IMM), Machining Technology, Computer Numerical Controls Technician (CNC), and Welding Technologies. Non-credit courses are always being added to meet industry needs and include 3-D printing, blueprint reading, gauging, safety awareness, quality control, equipment maintenance, OSHA 10- and 30-hour safety courses and production processes. Tallahassee Community College is a Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) assessment center and offers training that prepares students to sit for the industry-recognized Certified Production Technician examination. Additionally, the Center is recognized as an accredited training facility by both the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS).

Online Training

For individuals looking for a first job, promotion, or a career change, TCC’s Online Training courses can prepare you with a certificate, certification, or license in a high-demand field such as Business, Office Administration, IT, Healthcare, Financial Planning, Real Estate, Insurance, and Human Resources. These credentials signal your skills to potential employers and place you head and shoulders above non-credentialled candidates.

Professional Development

Our Professional Development program provides online training and development for employees in areas of compliance, continuing education, employability skills, budget & finance, supervision & management, and leadership. Some of our most popular programs include certification exam preparation for HR, CFP, Real Estate, and Insurance professionals; Grant Writing Essentials and Non-Profit Management; and our Suite for Helping Occupations that includes HIV/Bloodborne Pathogens, HIPPA Compliance, Preventing Medication Errors, Mental Health First Aid, and Dealing with Caregiver Grief. Courses are available for individual employees or an entire workforce; group discounts available. Also, programs are available in-person and virtually.

University Partners

TCC formed its first University Partnership with Flagler College in Fall 2000. TCC graduates and others can pursue baccalaureate degrees on TCC’s campus through the programs of its University Partners. Degree programs are offered in a wide variety of disciplines. The administrative offices of Flagler College is located in TCC’s University Center, and classes are held on the TCC campus.

Students enrolled in courses with Flagler College have access to many of the services available to TCC students. Contact TCC’s University Partner for information.

Flagler College
Wayne Riggs
(850) 201-8070
tallahassee@flagler.edu

Campus, Service Centers, Locations

Main Campus

444 Appleyard Drive • Tallahassee, Florida 32304 • (850) 201-6200

TCC has one of the most beautiful community college campuses in the nation. Most buildings are constructed in classic brick, which creates a traditional collegiate appearance while projecting a sleek, modern design. The College’s beauty does not stop at the front door. Interiors are attractive, functional and user-friendly. The campus offers wireless technology and cutting-edge instructional technologies.

The College’s commitment to the Big Bend region is reflected in its off-campus service centers located throughout the tri-county service district.

Florida Public Safety Institute

College Drive • Havana, Florida 32333 • (850) 201-7000 • fpsi.tcc.fl.edu

The Florida Public Safety Institute is located in Gadsden County, 14 miles west of the main campus. The Institute, which sits on approximately 1,500 acres, is a unique, world-class learning environment that provides training in realistic contexts conducted by experts from all areas of criminal justice.

The Institute includes the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy, which offers basic recruit courses in law enforcement, corrections and correctional probation. The Academy serves 65 state, regional, county and municipal agencies representing more than 4,000 officers. In addition, PTLEA hosts training for a number of federal agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U. S. Secret Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and National Guard. The Florida Public Safety Institute also provides training in telecommunications, private security and law enforcement intelligence.

The Institute partners with the Tallahassee Fire Department to operate the Tallahassee Fire Academy, which provides state-approved training to those seeking employment as a firefighter in Florida. The Institute also provides a 330-bed dormitory and a full-service cafeteria that seats more than 500 people.

The Florida Public Safety Institute is expanding its continuing education efforts by attracting more officers to FPSI’s campus for training, exporting training to other areas of the state and nation, and using distance learning to reach new audiences.

Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education

1528 Surgeons Drive • Tallahassee, Florida 32308 • (850) 558-4500 • healthedu@tcc.fl.edu

The Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education is located in Tallahassee’s healthcare corridor, near two hospitals as well as other healthcare providers. The Ghazvini Center is the home of TCC’s Emergency Medical Services Technology, Nursing, Paramedic, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Care, Surgical Technology, Central Sterile Processing Technology, Endoscopy Technician and Nursing Assistant Long Term Care programs. (Dental hygiene and Dental Assisting programs are offered on the main campus.) The Ghazvini Center offers cutting-edge technology and houses classrooms, conference rooms, a library/learning commons, laboratories, a simulation center and the administrative offices of the Healthcare Professions Division.

Wakulla Environmental Institute

170 Preservation Way • Crawfordville, Florida 32327 • (850) 558-3500

The Wakulla Environmental Institute was created to highlight Wakulla County’s natural heritage and biodiversity through education. The Institute offers environmentally focused degrees, certificates and educational programs including:

  • Environmental Science Technology 
  • Green Guide Environmental Education Program 
  • Oyster Aquaculture Certification 
  • Unmanned Technology (Drone) Applications

Gadsden Center

223 Pat Thomas Parkway • Quincy, Florida 32351 • (850) 558-3620

The TCC Gadsden Center offers community members multiple ways to access TCC’s services and training in order to reach their academic and career goals:

  • Workforce programs, including HVAC Installation and Repair, Home Health Aide, and Certified Phlebotomy Technician
  • Customized training and other services for employers
  • GED test preparation and ESOL instruction
  • Computer lab for use in TCC’s online courses and programs, including the online Associate in Arts degree program
  • Resource room providing information about training, internships and other career opportunities needed to secure employment
  • Conference and event space

The Gadsden Center also offers the same student services available at TCC’s main campus, including testing, academic advising, internship placement and other career services, and financial aid consultations on a scheduled basis.

Wakulla Center

2932 Crawfordville Highway • Crawfordville, Florida 32327 • (850) 558-3525

The TCC Wakulla Center offers community members multiple ways to access TCC’s services and training in order to reach their academic and career goals:

  • Workforce programs, including Medical Administrative Specialist, Home Health Aide and Certified Phlebotomy Technician
  • Limited college-credit courses
  • Customized training and other services for employers
  • Learning Commons dedicated space for studying, tutoring, reference documents and Honor Lock exams.
  • Fully equipped computer resource room to access online job applications, complete job search and work activities, develop cover letters and resumes, research training opportunities and complete student applications and registration
  • Testing Services including PERT, TABE, HESI A2 and PAN/PSI
  • Conference and event space

In addition, the TCC Wakulla Center offers the same services available on main campus: academic advising, internship placement and career services, financial aid assistance, and cashiering.

Center for Innovation

300 West Pensacola Street • Tallahassee, Florida 32301 • (850) 201-8762

The TCC Center for Innovation offers something unmatched by any other meeting or classroom facility in Tallahassee–a location directly across the street from Florida’s state capitol. TCC Capitol Center spaces are well-equipped and designed with enough flexibility to host a variety of events. Business suites, meeting rooms, exhibit space and classrooms are sure to meet the needs of any organization. Numerous professional development courses are also offered. The Capitol Center is also home to the Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence.