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Bill J. Priest Campus


Welcome to the Bill J. Priest Institute for Economic Development (BJP), a campus of El Centro College.

In 1989, the Dallas County Community College District and the private sector combined efforts to establish this 150,000 square foot facility to support economic development for the county. The Bill J. Priest Campus is recognized for our commitment to workforce training & services, small business development and career services. We continue to grow and serve individuals, businesses and impact entire business sectors.

Driving our continuing efforts is our vision to be the workforce training development and business performance improvement leader in Dallas. BECOME A PART OF OUR VISION TODAY 214-860-5900!

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Program Spotlight

Interested in workforce training for a career in Industrial Maintenance (IM)? The Bill J. Priest (BJP) campus offers an IM program that prepares students for a successful career.

IM courses develop skills such as Basic Blueprint Reading, Introduction to IM, Safety Training and more.