Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) is one of the largest community college systems in Texas. Since first opening in 1965, DCCCD’s seven independently accredited colleges have served more than 3 million people.
DCCCD’s first campus, El Centro College, opened in 1966 to provide citizens of Dallas County, TX, with access to quality education that was both convenient and affordable. Since that time DCCCD has grown to include the following campuses:
- Brookhaven College
- Cedar Valley College
- Eastfield College
- El Centro College
- Mountain View College
- North Lake College
- Richland College
Today, DCCCD enrolls more than 84,000 credit and 20,000 continuing education students each semester across its seven colleges and five community campuses. Collectively, the colleges of DCCCD work to transform lives and communities through higher education in a rapidly changing local, national and world community.
The colleges of DCCCD contribute to individual success, community needs, business partnerships and economic growth in Dallas County and beyond through multiple centers and projects.
As a community-serving institution, DCCCD is in the midst of increasing the size of the workforce and the productivity of the workforce by diversifying the portfolio of technical programs and job-training programs that are offered. The diversity of the district’s apprenticeship programs is exemplified in nearly 50 apprenticeship in a variety of fields from drone piloting, and automotive manufacturing, to working at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. At a fundamental level, these apprenticeships are helping families move out of poverty. More than 70 percent of DCCCD students are juggling work and school concurrently, and many are first-generation college students who need to bridge the digital divide and enter high-tech fields.
Of note, El Centro College became an Achieving the Dream College (ATD). Achieving the Dream is a national nonprofit dedicated to helping community college students succeed, particularly students of color and low-income students.
Join us in welcoming DCCCD to the CUMU membership.