Community, Business, and Allied Health Programs
Community, Business and Allied Health courses, workshops, and seminars are offered throughout the year. These courses have been carefully organized to provide opportunities for individuals to prepare for new jobs and upgrade occupational skills. Other courses are offered in arts and crafts and sports and recreation to enhance the enjoyment of leisure time. In presenting these educational services, we have committed ourselves to the values of quality in everything we do, creatively developing new courses and constantly improving the existing ones.

Length of courses depends upon the time needed to cover the subject and/or state program training requirements. Fees vary, as do the actual costs of conducting each course; however, fees are structured to be affordable to anyone who is genuinely interested in continuing their education. Schedules are printed in the spring, summer, and fall, and copies are available in the Community and Business Education Center located on the 1st floor of the Administration Building. Those interested in current course offerings may call 903-823-3270 to have a Community Services/Allied Health schedule mailed to them. Information can also be accessed by going to the TC Website and clicking the Community and Business Education tab. You may choose from a variety of options. Offerings vary from semester to semester depending on current demands and trends.

Community, Business, and Allied Health Courses

Computer Education:

  • Computer Literacy
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • QuickBooks
  • Website Design

Bladesmithing School:

  • Introduction to Bladesmithing
  • Damascus Steel Blades
  • Handles and Guards

Crafts, Music, and Language:

  • Country and Western Dance
  • Photography
  • Piano Preparatory/Voice
  • Pottery
  • Sign Language
  • Spanish
  • Cake Decorating
  • Ballroom Dance

Online Classes:

  • Accounting
  • Grant Writing
  • Insurance/Financial Services C.E.
  • Medical Terminology/Coding
  • Microsoft Office
  • Web Design
  • Allied Health Professions
  • Business Skills Training

Special Interests:

  • Financial Planning
  • Basic Canning
  • Basic Sewing
  • Cooking Classes
  • Dale Carnegie Classes                                         

Business Skills:       

  • Leadership Academy                                 
  • Service Excellence                          
  • Customized Training

Industry Skills:                                                                                 

  • OSHA 10                                                                              
  • Forklift Operations                                                        
  • Forklift Certification                                                       
  • Welding Basics                                                                 
  • Programmable Logic Controllers

Sports and Recreation:

  • Gymnastics
  • Martial Arts
  • Yoga
  • Cheerleading
  • Fencing                               

Allied Health:

  • Certified Nurse Aide Course
  • Healthcare Professions Seminars
  • Clinical Medical Assistant with Externship
  • EKG Technician
  • Dental Assisting Course with Externship
  • Medication Aid Training / Updates
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Billing & Coding
  • Nurse Refresher Course
  • Pharmacy Technician with Externship
  • Phlebotomy Technician with Externship
  • Emergency First Aid for Children and/or Adults
  • Emergency Medical Responder & Emergency Care Attendant (ECA)
  • EMT Academy
  • EMS Remedial Education
  • Fire Academy

ACLS & BCLS courses (CPR):

  • CPR Courses
  • BLS/HS Instructor Training 

Payment plans are available for all Allied Health courses, the EMT Academy, and the Truck Driving Academy.

Criminal Background Disclaimer

Several of the courses offered through the Community and Business Education Center require criminal background checks. Please be advised that a criminal background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas. If you have questions about your background and licensure, please contact the appropriate licensing agency. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.

The Allied Health program is an Approved Provider for Continuing Education (APCE) and meets the following licensing boards’ requirement to be listed with this status.  Healthcare professionals licensed by the following boards and attend events sponsored by our program will receive contact hours of continuing education credit to be submitted to their appropriate licensing board for license renewal.

Community & Business Education/Allied Health APCE boards:

  • American Academy of General Dentistry
  • National Administrative Board for Long Term Care Administrators
  • National Board for Certified Counselors
  • National Certification Council for Activity Professionals
  • Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners
  • Texas Juvenile Probation Commission
  • Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals
  • Texas Education Agency
  • The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
  • The American Heart Association, Inc., for CPR, First Aid, and ACLS training
  • Texas Department of State Health Services, EMS & Trauma Systems
  • Arkansas Department of Health, Section of EMS
  • Texas Commission of Fire Protection