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All DCCCD colleges will be closed Friday, April 18 in observance of the holiday.  Classes will resume Monday, April 21.
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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.

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Bring your family and friends and enjoy the festivities!

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.

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Attention Computer Center Users!

The Computer Center, A435, will close at 3:00 p.m. this Friday, November 30,  for staff development. However, the Auxiliary/CISCO lab, A431, will be open from 5:00-9:00 p.m. this Friday for your computing needs.

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.

Think Spring!

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:



Employee NameBranch of ServiceYear(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
On Friday, November 2, the Admissions Office (A158) and the eConnect Room will be closed due to staff development activities.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will resume normal office hours on Monday, November 5.

Where color hits the road...

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


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!


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
If you think you are the next MasterChef attend an open casting call!

Hiring Red, White & You!

Is your company in need of an employee with a proven track record, job skills and a great work ethic?

We invite you to join
Hiring Red, White & You! Job Fair

Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
“Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame”
1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, Texas
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Register online at: http://vetsjobfair.eventbrite.com/

Grab a bite at your DCCCD campus Subway on October 15-16 and support your college!

Five percent of total sales at each campus Subway location on these two days will go to the DCCCD Foundation to support student scholarships and employee professional development for each college.

Also, $1 will be donated for every supreme muffin sold on October 15 and 16.

Subway stores are conveniently located at all seven DCCCD colleges – Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland.


Quick Links

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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