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**Please note: This is archived registration information. Visit our Registration page for the latest information about registering for classes.
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**Please note: This is archived registration information. Visit our Registration page for the latest information about registering for classes.
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See last year’s tax rates, this year’s effective rates and this year’s rollback tax rates for residents of Dallas County.
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Join us for this free event Thursday, March 28, at Mountain View College, featuring keynote speaker Joel Salatin.
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During DCCCD's 2013 African American Male Academic Bowl, 111 boys in grades 4 through 8 competed in a "battle of the brains," having fun and winning prizes for their knowledge.
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Area chefs will lend their hands and their talents to raise funds for El Centro College’s culinary arts program at this special fundraising event March 10.
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DCCCD and Dallas ISD will present Las Llaves del Exito/The Keys to Success, a free half-day college fair, to high school juniors and seniors and their parents on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Cedar Valley College.
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Boost your “green” knowledge at a two-hour lecture April 4 or the one-day Clean Economy workshop April 5, featuring speaker Gary Liss.
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Thirty-eight students have been named to DCCCD’s STEM Institute by the DCCCD Foundation. The program encourages students pursuing STEM-related majors and helps them transfer to four-year programs.
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A select group of DCCCD employees were honored recently for their dedication and service during a celebration titled “Sweet Success.”
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Dr. Wright Lassiter Jr., chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, discussed his previously announced intention to retire at the end of the year with members of the DCCCD board of trustees during the group’s regular monthly meeting March 5, 2013.
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Free and open to the public, the 2013 DCCCD Sustainability Summit will be held Thursday, March 28, at Mountain View College in Dallas.
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Noted professor of neurosciences Miguel Nicolelis, M.D., Ph.D., hopes to inspire future scientists, engineers and mathematicians at DCCCD’s invitation-only STEM Summit.
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The Dallas County Community College District’s office of public and governmental affairs has been honored recently for its efforts in advertising and media relations by three national organizations.
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The grant will fund the DCCCD STEM Institute, which prepares high-achieving students for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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An entire day of fun — Dia de la Familia — will be presented by the Dallas County Community College District on Saturday, April 20, at the Eastfield College-Pleasant Grove campus, located at 602 S. Bucker Blvd. in Dallas.
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Hunter L. Hunt, president and CEO of Hunt Consolidated Energy Inc., recently was elected chairman of the Dallas County Community College District Foundation’s board of directors. The foundation’s board members also honored Dr. R. Jan LeCroy, former DCCCD chancellor, by naming him director emeritus.
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Members of the general public and the business community are invited to share their ideas about the qualities and qualifications for DCCCD’s next CEO during a special public hearing on Tuesday, May 7, at 6 p.m.
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Members of a variety of north Texas organizations will gather at this invitation-only event to share ideas for improving the number of male African-American students who complete high school and pursue higher education.
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Fourteen talented arts scholarship recipients recently were recognized during a special event at El Centro College that included an exhibit of works by visual arts students, plus a stage performance that featured music and writing awardees.
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This spring, hundreds of students are graduating from the seven colleges of the Dallas County Community College District. See a full list of graduation ceremonies and speakers.
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DCCCD’s office of business affairs earned the Gold Leadership Circle Award for financial transparency from the office of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.
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An executive search firm has been hired to assist the DCCCD board of trustees. Community and business members are invited to comment on the qualifications the next chancellor should possess.
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Several colleges of DCCCD are offering camps for kids this year, focusing on sports, arts, cooking, robotics, academics and more.
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Art students from the colleges of DCCCD whose work currently is featured in the Founders’ Foyer Rotating Art Exhibit were recognized during a special reception on May 7 at DCCCD’s headquarters.
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Each of the seven colleges in the Dallas County Community College District will hold an adjunct faculty job fair on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to noon.
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On April 27, DCCCD hosted this half-day event, designed for sharing ideas about improving the number of male African-American students who complete high school and then pursue higher education and a college degree.
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New restaurant Kitchen LTO will unveil its chef and designer finalists during a special event on Thursday, May 30, that will benefit the culinary arts program and facilities at El Centro College.
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The DCCCD Board of Trustees continues its search process for a new chancellor. A detailed description of the position is now available.
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Three young women will be able to pursue their college and career dreams with the help of DCCCD and the Erin Tierney Kramp Encouragement Foundation.
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Pounds of pork will be paired with “hopped”-up, bubbling beer at a fundraising event July 25 that will benefit El Centro College’s Food and Hospitality Institute. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
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Twelve scholarship recipients were selected on the basis of their leadership potential, determination to succeed, focused educational goals and work ethic, along with proven leadership skills and academic achievement.
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Read some quick facts about DCCCD's 2013-2014 budget.
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During their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 3, members of the Dallas County Community College District’s board of trustees approved the 2013-2014 budget and also passed a property tax increase, which will provide approximately $16 million in additional funds.
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As part of a statewide effort to encourage community college students to complete their college degree or certificate, the colleges of DCCCD will hold a variety of activities before and during Commit to Complete Week, Sept. 23-27.
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Active-duty military members and veterans who had computer information technology training during their tour of duty can receive college credit. Learn more at a briefing Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at Richland College.
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The colleges of the Dallas County Community College District will celebrate Constitution Day in September 2013 with programs, giveaways and entertainment on their campuses.
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Author and landscape designer Nate Downey will share his expertise during two October lectures kicking off DCCCD’s 2013-2014 Clean Economy Series.
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Wondering how the government shutdown will affect your financial aid? Here's the latest news.
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The DCCCD Board of Trustees continues its search for a new chancellor. A second round of interviews will be held in October.
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Seven students were honored as recipients of DCCCD’s 2013 Max and Rosa Goldblatt Endowment Awards in Community Service recently at a special program in Dallas.
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Members of DCCCD’s board of trustees nominated Dr. Joe May as the sole finalist for the position of DCCCD’s seventh chancellor, following a second round of interviews held in Dallas on Monday, Oct. 7.​
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Students in grades 6 through 12 and their parents are invited to attend The Keys to Success/Las Llaves del Éxito Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at the University of North Texas at Dallas.
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Don Perry, executive director for compliance and policy formation, was honored with the Dr. Lindle Grigsby Leadership Award. Kathy Cook, director of advertising, was promoted to director of marketing and communications.
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The project seeks to provide low-income adults and older youths with the skills necessary to obtain middle-skill jobs, enabling them to become financially self-sufficient.
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Veterans interested in an IT career can take advantage of an accelerated pathway to an associate degree or certificate and enter the workforce faster.
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Eight students have been named 2013-2014 LeCroy Scholarship recipients by the DCCCD Foundation for their outstanding leadership and academic achievements.
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John Lopez, director of business diversity programs for DCCCD, was honored by the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce for his support of the chamber and area Asian businesses.
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Learn about the growing regions, production, processing and distribution of wine in this new class. Guest speakers and sensory evaluations will round out your educational experience.
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Dr. Wright Lassiter Jr., DCCCD chancellor, was honored recently by the National Association of College Auxiliary Services and the Greater Dallas Indo-American Chamber of Commerce.
The Dallas County Community College District’s board of trustees will vote to approve the selection of DCCCD’s next chancellor, Dr. Joe May, during its regular monthly meeting in December.
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Dr. Joe May was unanimously approved as the next chancellor of DCCCD at the board's regular monthly meeting. Board members also named outgoing chancellor Dr. Wright Lassiter Jr. chancellor emeritus.
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A new grant from the Walmart Foundation to El Centro College means careers and jobs for area Adult Basic Education students who need to obtain their GED or improve their basic skills in reading, writing and mathematics.
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​The board meeting scheduled for 4 p.m. on Dec. 17, 2013, was cancelled due to the lack of a quorum.
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Faculty, staff and administrators from the Dallas County Community College District are mourning the loss of DCCCD’s second chancellor, Dr. R. Jan LeCroy, who died on Thursday, Oct. 10, at the age of 82.
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The popular class returns this spring to El Centro. Tuition is $156 for both credit and continuing education students; classes will be held Thursday evenings, Jan. 24 to May 15.
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​A special naming ceremony — planned and presented by students who attend the school — was held late this fall during Homecoming week to honor Lassiter, who served as the president of El Centro when the middle college was created and who will retire in February 2014 as the sixth chancellor of DCCCD.
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Fitch Ratings affirmed in November that DCCCD’s revenue debt is “AA” with a stable outlook. Additionally, the Government Finance Officers Association awarded DCCCD’s annual financial report a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence.
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​Coaches are needed to support teams of young men in the 2014 “Aiming for the Stars” Academic Bowl.
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​DCCCD students are eligible to apply for a spot as a NASA Community College Aerospace Scholar, where they can plan for the future, build robots for space and create careers in STEM fields that include science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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​A new DCCCD app is available for download at no charge. It features campus maps and lets you search directories for phone numbers, call for emergency help and access multiple websites for critical information.