Jul 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Student Handbook 
2023-2024 Student Handbook [ARCHIVED]

2023-2024 Student Handbook

Welcome to Temple College

Temple College is committed to assisting you in your educational journey. Whatever your reason for being here, you are important to us.

The Temple College Student Handbook tool for students to document the services, resources, and activities available at Temple College. The handbook is designed for the use of both new and returning students.  It is a “guidebook,” to clarify the expectations of you as a student, and what you can expect of your peers and Temple College faculty and staff. The handbook provides information on your rights and responsibilities as a student. If you are unable to find the information you need in this document, please ask a faculty member or other college personnel for help. We look forward to supporting you through your time at Temple College!

Mission Statement

The mission of Temple College is to foster student success for our diverse community by providing quality lifelong learning and enrichment experiences that empower students to achieve their dreams and aspirations.

Vision Statement

Temple College will be recognized as a community college of excellence, offering high-quality and high-value credentials that lead to high-demand careers in the community and successful transfer pathways.  We will be the trusted and recognized partner across industry sectors and education partners, working together to increase postsecondary credentials that address economic mobility.

Equal Opportunity at Temple College

No person shall be excluded from participation in, denied benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by Temple College on any basis prohibited by applicable law, including, but not limited to race, color, age, marital status, national origin, religion, sex, disability, or status as a qualified disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran.

Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 and subsequent amendments, the Vietnam Era Veterans Assistance Act of 1974; the Equal Pay act of 1963 and subsequent amendments, the Americans with Disabilities Act and subsequent amendments, Texas Statute 6252-14-V.T.C.S., Executive Orders 11246 and 11758, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 to students, employees, programs, activities, and applicants. Temple College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution.

Purpose Statement

The purpose of Temple College, as prescribed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, is to provide:

  • Career and technical programs up to four years in length leading to or certificates, associate degrees or baccalaureate degrees.
  • Career and technical programs leading directly to employment in semi-skilled and skilled occupations.
  • Freshman and sophomore courses in arts and sciences.
  • Continuing adult education programs for occupational or cultural upgrading.
  • Compensatory education programs designed to fulfill the commitment of an admissions policy allowing the enrollment of disadvantaged students.
  • A continuing program of counseling and guidance designed to assist students in achieving their individual educational goals.
  • Workforce development programs designed to meet local and statewide needs.
  • Adult literacy and other basic skills programs for adults.

Role of Temple College

Temple College is an open-door two-year institution offering quality career, technical, and academic courses for certification, associate and baccalaureate degrees. Additionally, the College offers continuing education, remedial and compensatory education, and provides guidance and counseling programs. Temple College primarily serves individuals located in our service area and insists on excellence in teaching, research, and public service.

Temple College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Temple College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org)