Some community colleges in Dallas, Texas, as of 2015, include Richland College, El Centro College and Brookhaven College, which are all part of the Dallas County Community College District. Richland College is in a suburban setting in Dallas. Brookhaven College is in Farmer's Branch, Texas, while El Centro College has three campuses in Dallas.
As of 2015, Richland College has a large student body of more than 14,000 students, notes Petersons.com. Some of its offerings for students include a drama and theater group, a campus newspaper and choral groups. Some of the subjects students can study and earn an associate degree in include real estate, accounting, computer programming, industrial technology, business administration and horticultural science.
Brookhaven College, which offers certificates and associate degrees, is located in the suburbs as a commuter school. Certificate-seeking students can study topics including accounting, information processing, visual communications, marketing management and computer programming. Associate degree program options include information sciences, music, child care management, nursing, general studies, automotive technology and legal administrative assistance, among others.
El Centro College, which has a campus in downtown Dallas and two others, gives students the opportunity to complete general education courses they can transfer to a four-year college or earn a credential that prepares them for a career. Some academic transfer options include English, teacher preparation, history and drama. Some vocational program offerings include paralegal studies, radiologic science, nursing, interior design and hospitality.