Central Park Campus

cpc library

Fall 2019 Welcome Packet

Collin College's original campus, Central Park Campus (CPC) was transformed through a major renovation project completed in 2010. The campus features a Jeffersonian-style library, expanded classroom space, science labs and a parking structure as well as an expanded Student Development area. In fall of 2015, Central Park welcomed a new 23,500  square foot conference center, and in spring 2016, Central Park was honored to host a ribbon cutting for its newest state-of-the-art facility, the Cary A. Israel Health Sciences Center. The campus expansion aligns with Collin College's Vision 2016 Strategic Plan, Strategic Goal #2, Expected Result 2.7: The Collin College 2020 Vision delivers a brighter future for our students and communities. The Master Plan Priorities:

1). Increase outreach and create streamlined pathways from secondary education to four-year colleges and universities.
2). Expand the physical footprint of Collin College to serve our students. Collin County population by 2040 is estimated at 2.4 million residents.
3). Add workforce and academic programs to align with projected Collin County labor market needs.
4). Add and improve service and facilities as necessary to create a welcoming environment for all.
5). Implement a consolidated maintenance plan.

In addition to offering a full range of transferable general education classes, the campus is home to nationally recognized Health Science programs, including Dental Hygiene, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Science, Health Information Management, Nursing, Polysomnographic Technology, Respiratory Care, and Surgical Technology. In July 2011, Collin College's nursing program was named a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League of Nursing, Texas' first and only Center of Excellence. In 2013, Collin College's Respiratory Care Program received the Distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Credentialing Success Award from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). 

  The campus includes the Center for Academic Assistance, where students can receive assistance/
   tutoring with algebra, biology, physics, chemistry, writing, and more. A newly established Honors
area provides the opportunity for Honors students to work collaboratively.

Center for Academic Excellence


Success for you

Community members and medical personnel who desire access to a wide variety of credible health-related materials can visit the campus' Consumer Health Information Center.  The center provides a number of resources, including Internet databases and links, medical journals, videos, brochures, and books.

The campus, located in McKinney just west of U.S. Highway 75 on Highway 380.

The only public college in the county, Collin College offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a  wide range of disciplines.  View academic programs.

Public Safety Training Center
Address: 3600 Redbud Blvd.
McKinney, Texas 75069

The Public Safety Training Center opened in the fall of 2018 and serves as the home for the Fire Science and Law Enforcement academies at Collin College. The center also provides expanded training and professional development opportunities for local fire departments and law enforcement agencies. 

Situated on 25 acres near the corner of Bloomdale Road and Redbud Boulevard in McKinney, Texas, the center consists of fire science training grounds, a reality-based simulation village for police training, three separate shooting ranges, nine classrooms and 200 parking spaces. Including the main building, two burn structures and an outdoor pavilion, the center occupies 128,000 square feet.

                           Scott Donaldson                                                     Pat McAuliff
                           Director, Law Enforcement                                     Director, Fire Science & EMS
                           972.548.6831                                                         972.548.6837
                           sdonaldson@collin.edu                                         pmcauliff@collin.edu

Download our Public Safety Training Center Fact Sheet