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Higher Education That Actually Gets You Hired
Higher Education That Actually Gets You Hired

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Continuing on our theme of discussing the U.S. News and World Report’s 100 Best Jobs of 2017 list and what that means to DCCCD, we’re talking this week about jobs with management roles.

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Remembering Janeera: The DCCCD Foundation has set up a crowdfunding campaign to create the Janeera Gonzalez Memorial Scholarship to support students studying at North Lake College. Please follow the link below for more information on how you can donate.

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Cynthia Perez thought that graduating from college was a longshot. But with a little encouragement and a closer look at her college transcript, she learned she was only six credit hours away from her associate degree. The El Centro College student is on track to graduate in May – eight years after finishing high school.

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Thinking about online college courses? Amelia has some insight into deciding whether or not they're right for you.

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Spring final exams begin Monday, May 8, and you are going to need more than an extra shot of espresso that week. Find out when and where you are testing with our comprehensive final exam schedule for the seven colleges of DCCCD.

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The vast majority of students in the construction technology program already work in the industry. However, many of them hope that the extra education and training will give them a leg up advancing in their companies and also will improve their financial futures, according to Tom Hoops, an electrical technology instructor at North Lake.

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A partnership between Grand Prairie ISD, Dallas Community College and UT Arlington is in the works and it could help alleviate the nursing shortage problem in Texas.

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In 2010, Cynthia Nevels received a call that her son, Tyler Nelson, who was born with cystic fibrosis, was in a Fort Worth hospital and needed a double organ transplant; he had to be transported immediately to Houston. She was forced to sell everything so that she could move to Texas’ largest city to be with her son while he waited for organs to become available.

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Jai Atkins left a promising career as a flight attendant start her work life over. Shunning the airline’s management program, she decided to pursue her long-held dream of working in the medical field.

Last year, she enrolled in the Dallas County Community College District’s surgical technology program at El Centro College. Atkins is crafting her skills at the school’s mock surgical suite located in the Allied Health and Nursing Building.

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Headed home to Dallas County for the summer? Consider getting ahead on your degree by knocking out a class or two at Dallas County Community College District!
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