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
|Brookhaven College||Farmers Branch||20|
|Cedar Valley College||Lancaster||19|
|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|
|Tarrant County College - South Campus||Fort Worth||18|
|Tarrant County College - Southeast Campus||Arlington||7|
|Tarrant County College - Trinity River Campus||Fort Worth||21|
Source: Texas Coordinating Board
Community College web sites