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Community Colleges

Twelve community colleges in Dallas and Tarrant counties are within 25 miles of Grand Prairie - the nearest of them Mountain View in Dallas, North Lake in Irving, Cedar Valley in Lancaster, the Southeast campus of Tarrant County College in Arlington, and El Centro in Dallas (Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board).

In addition to their degree programs, many of these colleges and universities offer business consulting, employee training specific to a company's skill demands, community health care services, economic and land development research, computer and information services and library facilities open to the community.

Dallas County Community College District offers business-focused programs for companies, such as ISO 9000 certification, customer service/call center training and small business startup advising. A similar program is offered in Tarrant County through the Tarrant County College Small Business Development Center.


Public Community Colleges in Dallas-Fort Worth

University City ~ Miles*
from central
Grand Prairie
Brookhaven College Farmers Branch 20
Cedar Valley College Lancaster 19
Eastfield College Mesquite 23
El Centro College Dallas 14
Mountain View College Dallas 7
Tarrant County College - Northeast Campus Hurst 15
North Lake College Irving 10
Tarrant County College - Northwest Campus Fort Worth 25
Richland College Dallas 25
Tarrant County College - South Campus Fort Worth 18
Tarrant County College - Southeast Campus Arlington 7
Tarrant County College - Trinity River Campus Fort Worth 21
Total    
* Approximate miles
Source: Texas Coordinating Board

Community College web sites