Pasadena, Texas - Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) is pleased to announce Dr. Richard G. Brassard, DC, FICC, as President Emeritus. The Board of Regents met on July 19, 2014 during the TCC Annual Convention in Galveston Texas where they voted unanimously to grant President Emeritus status to Dr. Brassard.
Dr. Brassard began his relationship with TCC in July of 1985 when he was first appointed to the TCC Board of Regents. He held this initial appointment until 1991 and then was reappointed in July 1995. In 1997, Dr. Brassard was elected to the position of Vice Chairman and then elected as Chairman in 1999. On January 1, 2002, the board appointed him as president-elect of TCC and he took the mantel of president on January 1, 2004, a position he held for 10 years before retiring.
PASADENA, Texas - Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) announced Dr. Brad McKechnie, D.C., DACAN as the College’s Interim President effective Monday, April 14, 2014.
Dr. McKechnie’s appointment comes on the heels of an announcement by Dr. R. Fred Zuker, Ph.D. that he would step down as the College’s interim president for health reasons, a position he held for seven months.
As Interim President, Dr. McKechnie will oversee the day-to-day operations of the College. After graduating from TCC in 1985, he served as a faculty member from 1986 to 1996 including various administrative roles as the Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Dean of External Affairs.
“I am excited to be a part of TCC’s future,” said Dr. McKechnie. “Texas Chiropractic College has some of the best students, staff and faculty in chiropractic education and I look forward to working with them every day.”
PASADENA, Texas - Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) renewed an articulation agreement with Lee College Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 to ensure students can continue to easily enroll in the TCC Doctor of Chiropractic program. Presidents from both institutions met at the Lee College campus to re-sign the agreement, which was initially endorsed in fall 2010. The arrangement allows Lee students who earn 90 undergraduate credit hours, maintain a minimum grade point average in specific science prerequisites and meet TCC requirements to automatically qualify for admission.
For more than 100 years, Texas Chiropractic College has been a respected player in America’s landscape of health care education. Our highly ranked programs, together with world-class faculty, unparalleled opportunities for hands-on training, and uncommonly close campus family have earned our chiropractic school a reputation as one of the nation’s finest producers of skilled, thoughtful, ethical Doctors of Chiropractic.
And at TCC, this impressive legacy is matched only by one thing—the significant role we are playing in the future of health care.
TCC’s Doctor of Chiropractic degree (DC) program takes a scientific and evidence-based approach to the discipline, and is rigorously grounded in classroom excellence, research, and patient care. As one of the top chiropractic schools, TCC also offers a comprehensive Bachelor of Science completion program in human biology.
Our Experiential Approach
The hands-on programs at TCC are distinctive offerings that, in the end, truly set our graduates apart. Our Hospital Rotation Program is the largest among chiropractic schools nationwide, enabling students to rotate in nearly 30 hospitals and clinics throughout Houston, including the world-renowned Texas Medical Center. Further, students apply their knowledge and skills through our innovative Preceptorship Program, clinical internships at TCC’s Moody Health Center, and clinic visitation programs.
The approximately 300 students at TCC are engaged, motivated individuals realizing their dreams to become vital members of the health care delivery system. They come from approximately 40 states and 10 countries, and are guided by expert faculty and respected administrators who view the TCC community as, more than anything, their extended family.
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Situated on a comfortable 16-acre campus in the Houston suburb of Pasadena, Texas, the TCC campus offers an array of state-of-the-art educational and training facilities, as well as recreational facilities and fitness equipment. Students also enjoy the seemingly endless cultural, professional, educational, and recreational opportunities that can be found in Houston—one of America’s most exciting and vibrant cities.
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Graduates of TCC are second to none. Together, our family of health professionals—students, graduates, and faculty alike—are committed to serving the needs of the community, public, and profession through leadership, scholarship, research, patient care at Moody Health Center, and service activities in the field of chiropractic.
TCC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Chiropractic Education, which is the accrediting agency for Doctor of Chiropractic programs as approved by the U.S. Department of Education. Our DC program also is approved for veteran training by the Texas Education Agency.