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About the Conflict Management Program

How to Get Started

To get started in the Conflict Management program, complete the admissions process at El Centro College.

When you meet with an academic advisor, mention your interest in the Conflict Management program so he or she can help you determine which courses you should take. If you are planning to earn an associate degree or certificate, please note that you must complete 25 percent of your degree requirements at the college awarding the degree.


Dallas County residents pay $156 per three-hour class — that’s $52 per credit hour, or just $624 for a full semester load of 12 credit hours.

Compare that to what you’d pay elsewhere! See our tuition rates for tuition according to your place of residency.

Rising Star Program

If you are a Dallas County high school graduating senior, you may qualify for Rising Star funds to help pay for this program. The Rising Star program offers academic support services and up to $4,000 for tuition and books, if you have established financial need.

Courses Offered (Curriculum)

Our catalog provides detailed information about the courses we offer and the courses required for the following certificate:

Accreditation and Affiliations

Each of the Dallas County Community College District’s seven colleges — Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland — is individually accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Why is accreditation important? Being accredited means that a college has met certain standards of quality set by an independent accrediting agency. Attending an accredited institution is the best way to ensure your degree (and all the hard work that went into it) will be recognized by other colleges and universities when you transfer and by future employers. Federal financial aid is only available to students of accredited colleges and universities.

Related Programs

Not exactly sure what you want to study? Take a look at all of our Law and Public Safety programs and other programs, such as Social Work or Substance Abuse Counseling.

Other Degree and Certificate Options

The colleges of DCCCD offer nearly 350 career and technical degrees and certificates, plus more than 50 academic degrees. For more information, see a chart of degree plans by college or visit the credit programs home page.

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Developing Skills for Success

You will learn to identify conflict, recognize its causes and patterns, prevent conflict from developing or escalating and turn differences that arise between people into productive and problem-solving opportunities.

Faculty Profiles

Our Conflict Management faculty members not only have advanced degrees but also have real-world experience in their profession, which makes them able to relate to the challenges you face at work. Our instructors work closely with you one-on-one, encouraging you and helping you to succeed in school and on the job. See profiles of some of our Conflict Management faculty.

Transfer Information

Conflict Management courses are designed for direct entry into the workforce. However, if you are interested in earning a degree at a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Services website for guidance on the transfer process.

Four-year institutions of higher education that offer advanced degrees in conflict management or dispute resolution include:

Links for More Information

Get more information about conflict management organizations through these links.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Conflict Management program that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.