Community Services and Allied Health Programs

Community Services 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. Fees vary, as do the actual costs of conducting each course; however, fees are not structured so as to prohibit anyone who is genuinely interested in continuing their education. Schedules are printed in the spring, summer, and fall, and copies are available in the Continuing Education Office 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 Continuing Education tab. You may choose from a variety of options. Offerings vary from semester to semester depending on current demands and trends.

CEUs Awarded: Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are a nationally recognized measure of skills or work-related training gained in a Community Services or Allied Health course that meets established criteria, including “responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction.” One CEU represents ten classroom hours of participation. Certification of CEUs will be presented to all students who successfully complete Community Services or Allied Health courses.

Payment plans are available for Allied Health courses.

Community Services and Allied Health Courses

Business and Computer Education

  • Computer Literacy
  • QuickBooks Pro
  • Excel
  • Troubleshooting / Repair Common PC Problems
  • Microsoft Office

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 Courses

  • Accounting
  • Grant Writing
  • Insurance / Financial Services C.E.
  • Medical Terminology / Coding
  • Microsoft Office
  • Real Estate
  • Web Design
  • Administrative Assistant

Special Interests

  • Spanish in the Workplace
  • Financial Planning
  • Gardening
  • Landscaping
  • Paralegal
  • Cooking Classes
  • Dale Carnegie Classes

Sports and Recreation

  • Body Sculpting
  • Fencing
  • Gymnastics
  • Kickboxing
  • Swimming courses for all ages
  • Water Workouts for Women
  • Yoga
  • Lifeguard Training
  • Cheerleading
  • Age Group Swim

Allied Health

  • Healthcare Professional Seminars
  • ACLS Courses
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (CPR)
  • BCLS Instructor Training
  • Certified Nurse Aide Course
  • Medical Coding Courses
  • Computers for LVNs
  • Clinical Medical Assistant Externship
  • Phlebotomy Externship
  • Dental Assisting Courses
  • Emergency First Aid for Children
  • Emergency Medical Responder
  • Emergency Care Attendant – ECA
  • EMT Academy
  • Paramedic Refresher Courses
  • Medication Aid Training / Updates
  • Mental Health Update
  • NCLEX-RN / NCLEX-PN
  • Nurse Refresher Course
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Training (PALS)
  • Pharmacy Technician Course

Allied Health offerings serve the professionals in the community by providing approved continuing educational opportunities which help update and review skills and knowledge needed to maintain quality care. Allied Health programs also provide training for individuals entering specific health occupations.

College’s Allied Health offerings are submitted for prior approval when applicable from the following agencies:

  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Arkansas Department of Health for EMS
  • Texas Department of Health for Activity Directors
  • Texas State Board of Examiners for Professional Counselors for LPCs
  • The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians for EMTs and EMT-Ps
  • National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc., for NCCs and NBCCs
  • Texas State Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy Examiners
  • Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma Department of Human Services for Social Workers
  • The American Heart Association, Inc., for CPR training
  • Texas Department of Health Division of Emergency Medical Services for EMTs and EMT-Ss
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice
  • Community Justice Assistance Division – Probation Officers
  • Texas Juvenile Probation Commission
  • Texarkana College has been awarded Provider Status by the Texas Nurse Association through the American Nurse Credentialing Center
  • Texas State Board Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists
  • American Association for Respiratory Care
  • National Academy of General Dentistry
  • National Certification Council for Activity Profession
  • Texas Speech-Language – Hearing Association
  • National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services for Nurse Aide and Medication Aide Training
  • Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals (TCBAP)