The Testing Center will have adjusted hours for the month of December.
December 7-8 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (West Campus: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
December 10-13 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (West Campus: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.)
**Lecture course instructors must give their final exams in their classroom.
December 14-15 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (West Campus: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
December 17-20 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (West Campus: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
December 21 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (West Campus: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
The Testing Center will be closed from Saturday, December 22 through Tuesday, January 1at both the downtown and West Campus locations.
The downtown center will re-open on Wednesday, January 2 at 8:00 a.m. and the West Campus center will re-open at 8:30 a.m.
Last testing available 90 minutes before closing each day.
Achieving the Dream Presents:
2nd Annual DREAM Big for College Student Design Contest
$1,000 Grand Prize and Your Design on 1,500 DREAM 2013 Bags
The theme for Achieving the Dream’s Second Annual Student Design Contest is “DREAM Big for College,” which has become a mantra for a much larger campaign that is engaging more students in the national conversation about student success and completion. Show us what it means to DREAM Big for College through your design! Student artists in good academic standing at Achieving the Dream Institutions are eligible to participate. The student with the winning design will receive a $1,000 scholarship and their design will be will be featured on the bags given to all 1,500 attendees of DREAM 2013, the annual convening of the Achieving the Dream National Reform Network.
The 25th annual Children's Medical Center Holiday Parade (presented by Pizza Hut Inc.) will march through the streets of downtown Dallas on Saturday, December 1, to raise money for the Child Life Department at Children's.
This year's parade will feature spirited marching bands, magical holiday floats, larger-than-life balloons and more.
Attention Computer Center Users!
They will re-open for normal business hours on Saturday, December 1, at 8:00 a.m.
Ready to make 2013 your best year ever? Then register now for DCCCD Winter and Spring term credit classes. Your future is in your hands!At just $52 per credit hour (or $156 per three-credit-hour class) for Dallas County residents, DCCCD offers one of the best educational bargains around. (Learn more about our tuition.)
If you’re new to college, plan to start the registration process early. You must complete the application, orientation, assessment and advising process before you can register for classes. (Learn more about the admissions process). Also, you may need to show proof of meningitis vaccination to register.
New! Spring Registration Ends Earlier Than Usual
If you’re a returning student, you may think you know how registration works. But a few things will be different this time, so pay attention.
Registration for Spring will end Jan. 16, 2013 — several days before classes start on Jan. 22. So it’s more important than ever before to register early.
Flex term registration will also stop on Jan. 16 and start again on Jan. 22.
Have questions? Contact an academic advisor at your college as soon as possible.
Get More From Your Winter Break
Are you a highly motivated student who can devote time to an intense, fast-paced program of study? Then consider enrolling in a Winter term course. This minimester lets you earn three or more credit hours in just a few weeks.
The Winter term class schedule is different at each college. However, it typically lasts from mid-December through early January. Winter term course offerings vary by college, also; subjects include accounting, art appreciation, child development, English, fitness, history, psychology and many more.
The weather will still be chilly, but Spring term credit classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 22.
When to Register:
- Priority registration (open to returning students) begins Tuesday, Nov. 20, and ends Sunday, Nov. 25.
- Regular registration (open to all students) starts Monday, Nov. 26, andends Wednesday, Jan. 16.
Note that we also offer Flex Term classes that don’t follow the regular semester schedules.
How to Register:
- Register online (if you are eligible) or
- Register on campus
Note that dates and times for on-campus registration may vary by college; visit your college’s website for the most current information.
If you are new to DCCCD, we strongly recommend that you register in person at the college you plan to attend so you can get information about course prerequisites, the degrees we offer, the Texas Success Initiative (TSI), tuition and other important topics.
Important Notes About Registration:
- Can’t register online? Learn about the most common reasons.
- Our offices will be closed Nov. 22-23 and Dec. 24-Jan. 1, but online registration will still be available for eligible students.
- Students with an eConnect login can plan their schedules on eConnect with Plan My Schedule, and all students can browse credit classes or search for credit classes using eConnect.
- Winter term class schedules vary by college. Spring semester credit classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 22.(See the2012-2013 academic calendar for other important Spring semester dates.)
- Stop Before You Drop: Under Texas law, students who enroll in a Texas public institution of higher education (including DCCCD) for the first time in fall 2007 or later may not drop more than six courses during their entire undergraduate career. See our catalog for more information.
WE SALUTE YOU ON VETERAN’S DAY
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY AND THIS COLLEGE
|Employee Name||Branch of Service||Year(s) of Service|
|MSG (RET) Derrick C. Hassell Sr.||United States Army||22 years|
|Hal Jacobson, Major||United States Air Force (Retired)||20 years|
|Lloyd W. Spencer Jr., Combat Eng. Demo Spec.||United States Army||3.5 years|
|Syrene D. Mitchell||United States Army||3 years|
|Torey T. Johnson||United States Army||7 years|
|Barbara Morgan||United States Army||10 years|
|Tech Sargent Kesha Kay House||United States Air Force||10 years|
|William (Bill) E. Tucker||United States Army (Active Duty and Reserve)||8 years|
|Norman N. Seaton||United States Air Force||4 years|
|Norman Howden, Captain||United States Air Force||8 years|
|James A. Roye, Staff Sergeant||United States Air Force||4 years|
|Jimmie J. Henslee, SP4||United States Army||2 years|
|Robert L. Burchfield, PNCS (Retired)||United States Navy||29 Years|
|Charles A. (Charlie) Alexander, Sgt.||United States Air Force||6 years|
|Chief Master Sergeant Katrina Wade-Miller||United States Air Force||25 years (currently serving as reservist)|
|David William Landrum Jr.||United States Navy||4 years|
|William Butler, Corporal||United States Marine Corp||4 years|
|Cpl Jerry Cornish||United States Marine Corps||4 years|
|Cpl Julian Carranza||United States Marine Corps||4 years|
|Steve Neal, Captain||United States Air Force||5.4 years|
|Barry L. Bates, Medical Service Corps||United States Army||2 Years|
|Kenneth L. Johnson, LT/Nurse Corps/Naval Reserve/Retired||United States Navy||23 years|
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will resume normal office hours on Monday, November 5.
Experience the color of FUN!
Color in Motion 5K
Saturday, November 17
Fair Park - Dallas
Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
Space is limited. Hurry and take advantage of the special El Centro 20% DISCOUNT promo code: ECC
Register online at: http://colorinmotion5k.com/event/Dallas
WHAT IS COLOR IN MOTION 5K?
Exactly that.... It is your moving body plastered in an explosion of vibrant color with all your friends! How many times have you paid money to run around a few city blocks, drink a cup of warm Gatorade, eat a banana, and be given a t-shirt that you will probably only wear once every two months while doing yard work? Why not color outside the lines while being active, social, and a little wacky! The Color in Motion 5k gives you all these benefits plus unforgettable fun and heaps of memories! By the end of the CIM5k your blank canvas will be brighter than ever--your clothes, health, and outlook on life will be changed for the better!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
You just show up wearing white and we do the rest! As you sprint, jog, waddle, or leisurely stroll along you will be bombarded with bright colors that transform a group of ordinary runners into a moving rainbow. The color that you will be showered in is completely safe and washes off easily. If you don't think you can beat your friends with speed, see if you can be the real winner by coming out of the race covered head to toe in a vibrant springtime camouflage.Sponsored by Trophy Fitness and EAS Sports Nutrition
Charity Partner: Make-A-Wish - North Texas