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Press Releases - August 2012

New Continuing Education Lunchtime Courses Set For Fall 2012
August 28, 2012 – Soft skills are vital to enhancing an individual's career. Collin College Continuing Education is introducing a new Lunchtime Certificate Series Business courses starting September. Each eight-hour, four session certificate series is from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Fridays at the Courtyard Center, 4800 Preston Park Blvd., Plano....[MORE]

Collin College Honors Its Own
August 27, 2012 – Collin College honored a number of its employees recently at its All College Day Aug. 15. Dr. Dawn Richardson, professor of chemistry, was named the Collin College Professor of the Year. Deborah Hall, of Frisco, was given the full-time Recognition of Service and Excellence (ROSE) award and Lisa Middleton, of Plano, was given the part-time ROSE award....[MORE]

New Continuing Education Training Starts In September
August 24, 2012 – Collin College Continuing Education is introducing new Career and Technical courses and programs in workforce training starting September. Registration is open now. All courses meet at the Courtyard Center, 4800 Preston Park Blvd. in Plano....[MORE]

Fall Registration For Collin College's SAIL Courses Underway; Roundup Scheduled For Sept. 5
August 23, 2012 – Collin College Seniors Active in Learning (SAIL) enthusiasts will have plenty of exciting courses to look forward to this year as fall registration is underway. Students are invited to attend the SAIL Roundup from 1-2:30 p.m. on Sept. 5 at the college's Courtyard Campus, 4800 Preston Park Blvd., in Plano. During the open house, attendees can meet instructors, learn about upcoming courses and visit with friends....[MORE]

Collin College Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda for August 28, 2012
August 23, 2012 – Notice is hereby given that the Collin County Community College District Board of Trustees will hold its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, August 28, 2012, at the Collin Higher Education Center, 3452 Spur 399, McKinney, TX 75069....[MORE]

Continuing Education Highlights New Healthcare Programs
August 23, 2012 – Collin College Continuing Education is debuting a series of new programs for the fall 2012. included are a series of healthcare-related programs for professionals seeking to improve their skillsets and marketability. The Certified Medication Aide program is ideal for certified nurse aides to increase their marketability....[MORE]

New Commercial Aviation Course Added For Fall 2012
August 20, 2012 – Collin College Continuing Education is introducing a new aviation program course, Commercial Ground School for individuals interested in a commercial pilot career. This 32-hour course prepares students for the FAA Commercial Pilot written exam and satisfies the knowledge requirements for the commercial license....[MORE]

Collin Higher Education Center Offers Bachelor, Graduate Degrees
August 20, 2012 – Students who want to earn bachelor or graduate degrees at the Collin Higher Education Center (CHEC) in McKinney are encouraged to attend an Open House from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday or Thursday, Aug. 29-30 at the CHEC, located at 3452 Spur 399, in McKinney. Attendees will learn about the programs offered through CHEC university partnerships, which include University of North Texas, Texas A&M University-Commerce, The University of Texas at Dallas and Texas Woman's University....[MORE]

Registration For Technology Courses Open
August 6, 2012 – Incoming college students or those seeking a new career should consider the stable arena of information technology. Registration for information technology classes at Collin College is open through the first day of class Monday, Aug. 27. The National Information Security and Geospatial Technologies Consortium (NISGTC) is seeking more students for its three-year, $20 million federal grant established last year....[MORE]

Gallery Presents Annual Faculty Show
August 6, 2012 – The Fine Arts faculty at Collin College are pretty talented. This fact will be on exhibition Monday, Aug. 20 - Thursday, Sept. 20 at THE ARTS gallery's "The Faculty Show". This annual showcase features the latest work from Collin College art faculty including 2D and 3D design, ceramics, commercial art, digital art, drawing, jewelry and art metals, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and watercolors....[MORE]

Collin Theatre Center Announces 2012-13 Season
August 1, 2012 – Shannon Kearns-Simmons, chair of the Collin College theatre department, announced the lineup for Collin Theatre Center's 2012-2013 Season Subscription Series. This season's line-up includes the regional premiere of a new documentary play Rust; Refuge, winner of the Susan Blackburn Prize; the Tony Award-winning musical Cabaret; and the comedy Lovers & Executioners, winner of the Charles MacArthur Prize for outstanding new play....[MORE]

Information Sessions Set For Continuing Education Programs
August 1, 2012 – Collin College's Continuing Education is hosting upcoming information sessions mandatory for students interested in two new programs. A pair of free information sessions about the new Certified Medication Aide program are set from 9-11 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 4 and 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 7. Also, a free information session about the new Veterinary Assistant program is set from 6-7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 9 at the Courtyard Center, 4800 Preston Park Blvd. in Plano....[MORE]

Weekend College Allows Flexibility For Busy Schedules
August 1, 2012 – Today's college student requires the flexibility of achieving a degree while juggling their professional and personal lives. Weekend College offers students an alternative to the traditional course schedule. Its main intent is to provide students who are less able to attend college during a traditional time frame the opportunity to complete the core curriculum of the associate of arts, associate of science or the associate of arts in teaching degrees on Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays without interrupting the work week....[MORE]