The Dallas and Tarrant counties public community colleges - 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 - counted 144,370 students in 2012 (Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, fall preliminary estimate). Additionally, three technically oriented post-secondary schools are within 30 minutes.
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
|Cedar Valley College
|El Centro College
|Mountain View College
|Tarrant County College - Northeast Campus
|North Lake College
|Tarrant County College - Northwest Campus
|Tarrant County College - South Campus
|Tarrant County College - Southeast Campus
|Tarrant County College - Trinity River Campus
* Approximate miles
Source: Texas Coordinating Board (www.thecb.state.tx.us
)Community College web sites