Partnership Programs

​​​D​​allas College partners with other institutions of higher education and a variety of community organizations to offer students unique learning opportunities and efficient paths to a college degree. Learn more about some of these innovative partnerships.

Texas A&M — Chevron Engineering Academy

The Texas A&M — Chevron Engineering Academy at Dallas College provides students interested in studying engineering at Texas A&M University an affordable path to a bachelor's degree. Students are co-enrolled at Texas A&M and Dallas College and take courses — including some taught directly by Texas A&M faculty at El Centro — for a minimum of one year in Dallas before transferring to College Station full-time.


The mINiTERN program is a partnership between Dallas College and local companies that gives students invaluable real-world business experience and problem-solving skills. During the 10-week program, teams of students evaluate an issue for their host company, culminating in a formal presentation of their strategic recommendations.

Emerging Teacher Academy at El Centro

The Emerging Teacher Academy at El Centro is a partnership between Dallas College, Dallas County Promise and the University of North Texas at Dallas. Through the academy, students who are aspiring teachers can pursue a streamlined path from an associate degree to a bachelor's degree, taking classes at both El Centro and UNT Dallas for two years before transferring to UNT Dallas full-time.

New England College

Dallas College's partnership with New England College offers students the opportunity to pursue a bachelor's degree in cybersecurity or forensic accounting without having to leave the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Faculty from New England College, a regionally accredited, private institution, teach bachelor-level courses at select Dallas College campuses.

Dual Credit & High School Programs

Together, Dallas College and the Dallas Independent School District provide qualified high school students the opportunity to earn college credit through the Dual Credit and Early College High School programs. Classes are taught by approved adjunct instructors, are transferable and affordable, and they prepare students for rigorous college-level work.

Year Up

Year Up is a one-year program that provides training to young adults between the ages of 18 and 26. It provides hands-on skills development, college credit and internship opportunities that will help you reach your dreams through education and professional careers. Year Up enables you to move from minimum wage to a career in one year.