Tacoma Community College (TCC) is turning 50. Come help us celebrate — join us for cupcakes, activities, demos, a college history showcase and building tours Sept. 17, 3-6 p.m.
TCC has been in the business of helping South Sound residents reach higher since 1965. Our students reflect our community’s diversity. They earn degrees and certificates, transfer to four-year colleges, and take classes to enrich their lives and careers. Many of them have given years of service to the Tacoma area — as nurses, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), information technology specialists, artists, educators, and leaders in local business and governance. TCC alumni make the South Sound a great place to live, and we’re proud of them.
Over the past decade or so, TCC has undergone a campus transformation. We’ve removed 12 old buildings and replaced them with seven new ones, where instructors use state-of-the-art equipment for computer-based learning, health careers education, science instruction, and more. Our most recent project expands our Athletics facility, featuring new basketball arenas and a gathering space large enough to bring Commencement back to campus.
“We are proud to have launched the educational careers of more than a half-million students since we opened our doors in 1965, and happy to have a campus that reflects that educational commitment,” said Dr. Sheila Ruhland, TCC President. “We look forward to the next 50 years as Tacoma’s community college and the place for our students to learn and succeed. ”
Visitors can enjoy an array of activities at our Sept. 17 event:
- Tour our new H. C. Joe Harned Center for Health Careers and see the latest in simulation education technology. Meet in the Campus Commons at 4:30 p.m. to help dedicate our new ambulance!
- Meet the author of the 50th Anniversary college history “The Open Door,” enter to win a signed copy, and tour our new College Archive.
- Learn how education goes online. Meet the video team that helps instructors take their classrooms into the digital world and explore the production process.
More information here.