Dallas County Community College District

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The Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) is a network of seven community colleges in Dallas County, Texas (USA). It is headquartered at 1601 South Lamar in Dallas.[1]

As defined by the Texas Legislature, the official service area of DCCCD includes the following:[2]

The district was founded in 1965 and the first school, El Centro College, located in downtown Dallas, was established in 1966. In addition to the system of colleges, DCCCD also has a large distance learning program that utilizes the internet and videoconferencing.

DCCCD maintains an "open-door" admissions policy regarding new students, allowing many people to attend college who otherwise might not be able to do so.

The seven schools in the Dallas County Community College District, with the years they opened, are as follows:

Richland College

In addition to the seven Colleges, the District operates the Bill J. Priest Institute for Economic Development, a campus of El Centro College, which provides educational and workforce development programs and support services for small, medium, and large businesses. The District also operates the Dallas TeleCollege (DCCCD's online campus).


  1. ^ "District Office Maps." Dallas County Community College District. Retrieved on April 22, 2009.
  2. ^ Texas Education Code, Section 130.176, "Dallas County Community College District Service Area".

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