In 1997, the Temple College Taylor Center opened. Traditional academic classes such as math, English and history, as well as dual credit classes for high school students, were offered to students from Granger, Hutto, Taylor, Thorndale and Thrall. Eventually this group grew to include Bartlett and other surrounding school districts.
In 2003, Temple College had reached capacity in the space originally renovated in the re-purposed HEB. It was decided that the time had come to renovate the rest of the building. The expansion included new classrooms and science labs. These additions made it possible for Temple College to not only expand its course offering, but also add a Vocational Nursing program.