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Chancellor’s Welcome

photo of Dr. Joe May

​As a visitor to the Dallas County Community College District website, you are a welcome member of our higher education family. When you look through these pages, you are considering important steps to take toward your future success, whether you plan to enroll in courses that will give you the foundation you need to earn an associate degree and transfer to a four-year university or whether you want to take classes and earn certificates now that open doors to the workforce.

Our district is among the largest in Texas and is nationally known; your faculty members are dedicated to your success. Our seven individually accredited colleges throughout Dallas County — Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland — provide you with access to teachers, courses and resources that you need to build your career. And you can even go to class in cyberspace through Dallas Colleges Online.

Whether you are a credit student pursuing an associate degree, a professional certificate student planning to enter the job market with solid skills, a dual-credit high school student or a lifelong learner, DCCCD is the place for you. More than 83,000 credit and 25,000 continuing education students are enrolled each semester at our seven colleges and community education centers.

We are diverse. Our students and employees are the faces of the communities we serve. We partner with area colleges and universities, businesses, governmental agencies and community organizations to provide learning and working opportunities for our students — all at an affordable rate and with student services that meet your needs.

DCCCD’s mission is to prepare students of all ages, from all walks of life, who represent the diversity of our community, to become productive and responsible citizens. Attending one of our colleges will give you an opportunity to learn, serve others and live a full life — all advantages you find when you enroll at a community college.

Explore our website, learn about us and then visit one of our colleges. Meet our faculty members, take a peek at our classrooms and find out more about how you can be a part of our academic and student-driven community. We are here for you.

Best wishes as you learn, grow and plan for the future.

Dr. Joe May

 

Read Dr. May’s biography.

Read Dr. May’s weekend memos to DCCCD employees.