Trinity Valley Community College
Trinity Valley Community College is a community college based in Athens, Texas. It has four campuses serving three counties in the southeast of the state.
TVCC was founded in 1946 as Henderson County Junior College in Athens, the county seat. The current name, adopted in September 1986, was taken from the Trinity River, which bisects the region. By that time it had expanded to serve residents of more than one county. TVCC began its expansion to a multi-site campus in 1969 when it began to offer courses at a nearby Texas Department of Criminal Justice unit. In 1972 TVCC started offering courses in Palestine (the Anderson County seat), and in 1975 opened a separate campus facility three miles north of town. In 1973 TVCC started offering courses in Terrell (its first expansion into neighboring Kaufman County) and opened a separate campus facility there in 1986. Finally, in 1983 TVCC opened its first specialized campus, the TVCC Health Science Center in Kaufman (the Kaufman County seat).
Trinity Valley Community College is a learning-centered college that provides quality academic, workforce, and community services programs to meet the educational needs of our students and citizens of our service area.
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