Course Information

Sommelier Training

El Centro College College sponsors a Sommelier Training Program developed by the International Sommelier Guild (ISG).

The 12-week Training Program is held three times per year in the Fall, Spring, and Summer.

The hours of the class are Sundays, 12:00pm - 7:00pm. This 84 hour Sommelier training program is made up of two ISG introductory courses.
  • Wine Fundamentals 1
  • Wine Fundamentals 2
These two courses need to be completed prior to sitting for the Sommelier Diploma Program (SDP).

Special Populations

El Centro College offers two classes specifically designed for students with developmental disabilities or mild mental retardation. These classes provide students with the opportunity to experience learning and social interaction in an age-appropriate environment and gain the skills necessary for the transition from school to work and the community.

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Senior Adult Program

Welcome to El Centro’s Academy for Senior Adult Program.

Retirement is a time to flourish and a time to rejuvenate. Many view it as a chance to reexamine life and all that it has to offer. Take advantage of the variety of stimulating and enlightening continuing education courses specifically designed for adults 50 years and older. Leisure enjoyment and lifelong learning are the goals for this program.

Consider a course in the following areas:

    Personal Enrichment

    Looking for enjoyable and entertaining classes?

    We offer just such courses. Whether you are looking to develop or enhance a skill, stay fit, unlock your creativity, start a hobby, update some existing skills or enrich your soul, we have an ever-growing assortment of classes for you.

    If you are interested in fashion and making your own clothes, we have Sewing and Tailoring. If you are looking to stay active and fit, we have a growing assortment of physical fitness classes personal fitness trainers for individuals and groups.

    World Languages

    Are you interested in speaking another language and building your skills in the workplace?  We offer students the opportunity to connect with others looking for conversation partners. Our courses are designed specifically for the workforce in the areas of business and healthcare and are for the true beginner. There are no prerequisites to register.  Free access is available to our state of the art World Language Lab for students that are registered in the courses with a paid fee receipt and ID badge.

    For more information  on World Languages, call 214 860 2147.

    Food and Hospitality

    Food Protection Management Certification

    Come to El Centro College to become a Certified Food Service Manager. We offer approved certification and re-certification courses that meet the requirements mandated by the cities of Dallas, Garland and Mesquite. These courses are also offered in Spanish.


    Hispanohablantes: ¡Bienvenidos!

    English as a Second Language

    All of the ESL courses are designed to teach the student with limited English proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and listening skills to aid in work-related communication and comprehension in English. Each course will include the language skills and structures needed for entry-level employment and successful on-the-job performance.

    Cursos en Español

    ¡Venga con nosotros! Le ofrecemos la oportunidad económica de mejorarse en el conocimiento de varios temas que se estudian en nuestra ubicación céntrica -- en su propio idioma. ¡Anímese y aproveche de estos cursos únicos!

    GED en Español Este es curso de repaso intensivo para el examen de GED. Se requiere la compra del libro.


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