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Center for Advanced Study in Math and Natural Science
CASMNS includes speakers and research opportunities in biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics and physics. For further information, contact Mathematics and Natural Sciences at 972.881.5880 or visit the website at www.collin.edu/academics/casmns.

Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement
The Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement (CSCE) connects faculty, students and community partners to academic initiatives that focus on scholarship, leadership and community involvement.
CSCE supports Book-in-Common, Learning Communities, Student Leadership Academy and more. For information, call 972.881.5900 or visit www.collin.edu/academics/csce/.

Distance Learning

In an effort to accommodate the wide array of student schedules and learning styles, Collin College provides blended and online credit courses. Blended learning courses require some on-campus time and offer the flexibility to incorporate distance learning with on-site instruction. Online courses offer students the flexibility to obtain their education via the Internet. For more information, visit  http://online.collin.edu .

Honors Institute
The Honors Institute at Collin College can provide students with a challenging learning experience designed for students with advanced academic skills and a commitment to learning. Honors classes offer smaller class sizes that lend themselves to highly interactive, participatory learning experiences. Honors students have access to unique benefits, such as Honors-designated scholarships, priority (early) registration, health science bonus resume points, private study and computer spaces on each campus, free printing and more. For more information about the Honors Institute, visit http://www.collin.edu/academics/honors.

Learning Communities
This innovative approach to learning blends two or more disciplines into a single course with a common theme or central question. The class is team-taught by professors representing each area of study. The extended time spent together and involvement in a collaborative learning environment forms a community-like atmosphere among students and faculty.
For more information on learning communities courses currently offered, visit www.collin.edu/academics/learningcommunities/ .

Service Learning
Collin College’s award-winning Service-Learning program seeks to engage individuals in organized activities that combine both academic learning and community-based service. This unique experience strengthens academic, social and practical skills; creates a sense of civic responsibility; and fosters a richer, deeper sense of connection to the community. For more information about Service Learning, visit www.collin.edu/servicelearning.

SMART Scholarships
Endowed by Texas Instruments, the Science, Math, Advanced Research and Technology (SMART) initiative provides scholarships to Collin County Community College District (Collin College) for selected high school and college students interested in science, math, engineering or technology careers.
For more information, visit http://www.collin.edu/smart.

Student Leadership Academy
Student Leadership Academy (SLA) is a rigorous semester-long leadership experience unique to Collin College. The course is designed to encourage leadership, integrity, professional development, scholarship and service. The curriculum fosters skills through lecture, guest speakers, student facilitation and team projects. The students earn three credit hours upon completion. For more information, visit  www.collin.edu/sla or call 972.881.5900.

Weekend College
Weekend College provides the opportunity to complete the entire core curriculum for the Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) and Associate of Science (AS) degrees on Friday evenings, Saturday mornings, Saturday afternoons, Sunday afternoons or any combination thereof without interrupting the work week. Courses are offered in express (eight-week courses or three-weekend courses) and standard sixteen-week formats.
For additional information, please contact the Weekend College Office at 972.881.5801, visit the Weekend College at www.collin.edu/academics/weekendcollege/, or correspond via e-mail to weekendcollege@collin.edu.

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Facts
  • A Collin College professor of sociology accepted the U.S. Professor of the Year award. This marks an unprecedented third time nationally that a Collin professor has won Professor of the Year since 2000.

  • For the second straight year, a Collin College professor was named a Piper professor by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation. This is the fifth Piper professor to have taught at Collin College.

  • The College was awarded a national Bellwether Award for its leading-edge Service Learning and Learning Communities programs.

  • The Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society, designated Collin’s chapter as one the top 25 chapters in the world.

  • Collin holds pre-admission partnerships with 10 universities allowing qualified students to begin their university experience while attending Collin.