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Collin Offers Convergence Technology Information, Free Pizza In October

Oct. 5, 2005 – Collin County Community College District (Collin) will host information sessions on the convergence technology program in October.

Students can grab a slice of pizza (while supplies last) – along with information:

• 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at the Central Park Campus, 2200 West University Drive in McKinney, room E210

• 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Preston Ridge Campus F148 (the Shawnee Room) in Frisco

The department will show attendees the new degree programs in the field of convergence technology at Collin. There will also be opportunities to meet with faculty as well as professionals in the field of convergence technology.

Convergence technology refers to the integration of voice, data and video technologies, much like what is found in cell phones, which transmit voice, images and can access the Internet. The Convergence Lab, located at the Preston Ridge Campus in Frisco, includes state-of-the-art equipment and provides flexible networking environment that integrates different technologies.

The lab was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

To RSVP, e-mail techday@collin.edu For more information, call Ann Blackman at 972.377.1582.

The department plans a Nov. 8 information session at the Spring Creek Campus in Plano. Watch for additional information later this month.

Collin County Community College District serves more than 40,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. In addition, Collin is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.