Spring 2020 classes have resumed online.
Please visit dcccd.edu/coronavirus for additional information and to learn how to prepare for online classes.

First Time Students

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You can now get information about the colleges of DCCCD via text messaging. Simply text "DCCCD" to 214-978-6457.

Standard text messaging rates apply.

Higher Education That Actually Gets You Hired

DCCCD is proud to offer programs that meet the needs of the growing and evolving Dallas economy. You can choose from:

  • ... dozens of 2-year (sometimes less!) professional and technical associate degree and certificate programs, which help you join the workforce and start earning a living wage sooner.
  • ... hundreds of Core Curriculum classes as part of our associate degree programs. With a minimum 2.0 GPA, Core Curriculum classes are guaranteed to transfer as a block of credit to any Texas public college or university.

And, as if that wasn’t enough good news already: it’s all at an affordable rate! In-county tuition is just $79 per credit hour, making it easier for students like you to go to college and achieve your goals.

What Our Students Are Saying

Andrea Montes, RN
Methodist Charlton of Dallas and DCCCD Graduate
“I didn't just graduate. I graduated and I earned so much confidence and friends and I cannot even put it into words.”

Read more of Andrea's story

Credit, Continuing Education, Noncredit? What's the Difference?

College Credit

College credit courses apply toward college or university degrees and certificates. Credit courses provide students the options for transferring to another college or university or direct employment. Core curriculum courses are guaranteed to transfer to any public Texas college or university.

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Continuing Education/Noncredit

In addition to college credit classes, you can take courses to improve your personal or workforce skills. These Continuing Education (CE)/Noncredit courses do not offer college credit but may apply toward industry credentials or other workplace certificates.

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Special Programs

Dallas County Community College District offers a number of special programs, from adult literacy and GED training to dual credit programs for high school students.


As part of our commitment to our students and the community, My Community Services is an online directory to help you find the resources you need.

Explore Career Options

Choosing a college major? Be sure to consider key factors like your monthly cost of living, the current job market and your interests.


Living Wage Calculator

Find out how much money you need to make to support your basic needs with the Living Wage Calculator.

The online tool will also help you find training for a career that meets your needs.

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Texas Genuine: Career and Technical Information

The Texas Genuine website is designed to help you find programs leading to a career that is right for you.

The website lists colleges in Texas that offer your chosen program.

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Career Services and Advisors

Our Career Center offers a variety of services, including job listings, career counseling, guidance programs, resume assisting and much more.

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Career Concourse

Career Concourse is an online tool that will help you explore the jobs that best suit you, find out which jobs are in demand in your area and browse job listings where you want to work.

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