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The TVCC Health Science Center is in Kaufman. This campus is adjacent to Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman and is dedicated specifically to healthcare courses. (General courses must be taken at one of the other campuses in the TVCC system.) It also operates a distance learning program for the University of Texas at Arlington's RN to BSN program.
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).