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El Centro News ( January 2013 )
Are you interested in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars Program? Good news: The deadline to apply has been extended.

You now can apply until Feb. 8 at 5 p.m. DCCCD has slots for 46 participants and 10 alternates, who will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis once basic requirements are met.

If you have any interest in science, technology, engineering and math, you owe it to yourself to check out the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars Program. If you’re selected, you’ll take part in an on-site experience at NASA Johnson Space Center, where you’ll help with a team project directed by NASA engineers, attend astronaut briefings and take a tour of NASA facilities. The three-day visit will take place April 17-19.

Many students who participate in the program have a strong background in computers and/or science and engineering, but other students are welcome to apply, too. Part-time and full-time credit students can apply. View the NASA CAS application.


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The weekly Gym schedule this fall is as follows:

Download full-size Gym schedule
On Tuesday and Wednesday, February 5-6, DART passes will be issued to all students who are enrolled in at least 6 credit hours or 96 contact hours (Continuing Education) at El Centro College.

Students who are NOT eligible for a free DART pass may purchase a spring semester DART pass for $200 if they meet the following:
  • Enrolled in at least three credit hours or 48 CE contact hours at El Centro College.

The pass will be good from January through May 2013.
Flu season is in full swing in our North Texas community! Local health authorities are reporting a nearly 34% influenza positivity test rate in our local ER's and doctor's offices.

There is still time and opportunity to get your flu shot.

See your physician, local pharmacist, or contact the DCHHS Immunization Clinic at 214.819.2162 for vaccine availability information. You may also go to the Texas Department of State Health Services and look under Flu Vaccine Finder for a location near you http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/txflu/flu-locator.shtm

The number one action against the spread of (Influenza) disease is...HAND WASHING!

For more info: stop by the health center (A-270), call 214.860.2113.

The operating hours for various departments at El Centro College during the week of January 14-18 can be viewed in the PDF document linked below.

ECC Hours of Operation (January 12 -18, 2013)
*Adjusted office hours are shown in red.

All offices at El Centro College will open at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 17 due to staff development activities.

Note: El Centro College campuses will be closed from Saturday, January 19 -  Monday, January 21, 2013 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

Spring classes will begin on Tuesday, January 22.

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El Centro Campuses


Downtown Campus

801 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: 214.860.2000
Web: Downtown Campus

Bill J Priest Campus

1402 Corinth Street
Dallas, TX 75215
Phone: 214.860.5900
Web: BJP Campus

West Campus

3330 N Hampton Rd
Dallas, TX 75212
Phone: 972.391.1400
Web: West Campus
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