Dallas community colleges to combine
Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) trustees recently approved a resolution for the district to become “Dallas College” upon final approval in June.
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DCCCD’s application is scheduled to go before the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) in June.
Once its single accreditation application is approved, the Dallas County Community College District name will officially recede into the district’s 54-year history with the merging of its seven separate colleges this year.
Several factors – all of which relate directly to students – are driving the name change.
In fall 2020, as a unified college, Dallas College will launch its School of Education and the Early Childhood Institute, which will offer a first-of-its-kind, four-year baccalaureate degree program in early childhood education and teaching. Pending SACSCOC approval, the new bachelor’s degree will represent the first one to be offered by the district.
The new Dallas College will encompass Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake, and Richland, which will be referred to as campuses pending accreditation.
Future contracting opportunities are expected to arise from the district’s changes.