Spring 2020 classes have resumed online.
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A Message from the President

Dr. José Adames, El Centro President

Dear Student:

Welcome to El Centro College and to the 2017-18 academic year. In 1966, El Centro was established in the heart of downtown Dallas as the first college as part of the Dallas County Community College District. We recently completed celebrating our 50th anniversary with a series of year long events that culminated in a student scholarship fund raising gala. We are proud of the 50 years of educating responsible citizens and transforming lives though higher education. When you join the El Centro family, you are beginning a journey of learning and self discovery that is academically, socially, and personally transformative because we value you as a person.

This website provides valuable information about El Centro College that will help in your success. You will find information about the College’s administration, mission, locations, directory, academic and student services. There are descriptions of the services and activities available to you, as well as the rules governing academic and student life.  

I encourage you to take advantage of advisement and faculty resources we make available. Never hesitate to ask for help. Everyone at El Centro College is committed to your success!  

Thank you for choosing El Centro College. I hope your year ahead is challenging and successful!


Dr. José Adames
President, El Centro College