Trinity Valley Community College has come a long way since classes first began in borrowed space during the fall of 1946. The college now serves more than 6,500 students at campuses in Athens, Palestine, Terrell and Kaufman. Today, students don't even need to be in the classroom to complete coursework. Many are opting to enroll in Internet-based classes, and TVCC have become a leading provider of classes through the Virtual College of Texas. In addition, classrooms equipped for video conferencing allow the college to have classes simultaneously on two different campuses or even at area high schools and universities.