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December 2, 2004 -- Undergraduates may one day be able to earn a business degree from Texas A&M University–Commerce without leaving the confines of Collin County.

That’s because the university is teaming up with Collin County Community College District (CCCCD) in offering two business courses at the CCCCD Central Park Campus, 2200 W. University Drive in McKinney during the spring 2005 semester.

The two junior-level courses, Management 305 and Marketing 306, are required for a bachelor’s degree in business and a bachelor’s degree of applied arts and sciences. Management 305 is slated for Tuesday nights beginning Jan. 18 and Marketing 306 is scheduled for Wednesday nights beginning Jan. 19. Both classes are scheduled for 7-9:45 p.m. CCCCD students can register through Monday, Jan. 17 online by visiting the university website,

Registration also is available by phone or visiting the A&M-Commerce registrar’s office at 2600 S. Neal St., Commerce, Texas, 75428.

Central Park Campus Provost Rex Parcells said the partnership benefits CCCCD students, first and foremost.

“I am excited to have upper-level classes being offered at this campus,” he said. “We are looking forward to offering more classes from Texas A&M–Commerce. There are a lot of possibilities as we start this project. I think the advantage is for our students as they go through a program and progress to get their bachelor’s degree.”

According to A&M–Commerce Dean of the College of Business and Technology Dr. Hal Langford, this opportunity lets CCCCD students get a headstart in earning a four-year degree from his university.

“We are always looking for opportunities to offer courses in areas where we believe there is a population that’s interested in taking them,” Dr. Langford said. “If we get a good response, we would be delighted to offer as many classes as we are able to. I can see many opportunities to enhance our undergraduate education. My goal is to offer courses at CCCCD to complete an undergraduate degree from the university in McKinney. That may be down the line, but that’s what we are shooting for.”

Parcells added that he hopes to eventually bring A&M–Commerce master’s degree classes to CCCCD.

For more information, contact the A&M-Commerce registrar’s office at 903.886.5102 or visit their website at