El Centro College became the flagship college of the District by being the first college to open its doors in 1966. Its name reflects the center of the downtown area. Its central location allows students from all parts of Dallas County to take advantage of core educational courses transferable to four-year institutions, as well as career training in more than 50 exciting fields and a variety of continuing/workforce education courses. Students at El Centro are of all ages and come from all walks of life eager to take advantage of the many exciting and popular programs offered here.
At El Centro College, students have many educational options. Some options lead immediately to a career. Others prepare students for transfer to a college or university. El Centro College’s courses and programs are separated into departments, called divisions:
- Academic Transfer
- Business, Design and Public Service
- Health and Legal Careers
- Information Technology
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning
El Centro offers associate's degrees and certificates, with numerous course available online.
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Sector Of Institution:Public, 2-year
Religious Affiliation:Not applicable
Highest Level Of Offering:Associate's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:4,885
Percent Admitted:Open admission policy
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