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Business Profiles

Dallas County Community College District of El Centro College officially opened the Business Growth Center June 4, 1990. An integral part of the Bill J. Priest Campus, 1402 Corinth Street, Dallas, Texas, and the Business Growth Center has just over 30,000 square feet of space available for businesses located on site. Designed as a corporate headquarters facility, the Growth Center offers cost-shared equipment and services for up to 50 small business owners.

The following PDF download is a profile of the businesses that are associated with Business Growth Center.


Program Spotlight

WELDING NEWS The Bill J. Priest (BJP) Workforce Training Department is very proud to announce that they have earned the prestigious designation of an Accredited Testing Facility (ATF) through the American Welding Society (AWS). This will allow BJP the ability to offer Welding certifications to students as well as meet the certification needs of business and industries that are served by the Institution.

Until now, San Antonio and McAllen have been the only other areas to offer this service, leaving North Texas industry traveling long distances to gain certifications.

Byron Zarrabi, the director of Welding, states, “This is an important and exciting accomplishment for the Welding program, Bill J. Priest, the Dallas County Community College District, and local industries. Bill J. Priest is also proud to announce that they have a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), Pooya Koohbanani, on staff with plans for having all instructors obtain CWI certification.”

Learn more:
Fundamentals of Welding
Fabrication Welding

For details about graduation rates, program costs and other important information, view the gainful employment disclosure.