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Registration for Spring, Winter Starts Tuesday

studentDon't wait till the last minute to register for Spring or Winter credit classes! There are many advantages to registering early, including having the best chance of getting the classes you want before they fill up.

When to Register:
  • Priority registration (for returning students) begins Tuesday, Nov. 19, and ends Sunday, Nov. 24.
  • Regular registration (open to all students) starts Monday, Nov. 25. Spring semester registration ends Wednesday, Jan. 15.


    Embed Videos Into Your Class Assignments Using NBC Learn

    NBCYou can embed NBC video content, such as news clips, historic newsreels and programs, into your homework or college activities at no cost. DCCCD now subscribes to NBC's video-streaming service, NBC Learn. Our subscription makes the service free to DCCCD students.

    NBC Learn has thousands of two to six-minute stories from the NBC News archives encompassing nearly a century of information. You'll find videos from such programs as NBC Nightly News, the Today show, Meet the Press and Dateline NBC as well as programming from the networks of MSNBC, CNBC and Telemundo


    There’s Still Time to Enter Our Instagram Contest

    instagramIf you're anything like us-and more than 150 million others-you probably love Instagram. Now's your chance to turn that love into a prize! Enter our #instadcccd contest by midnight Sunday, Nov. 17. The winner will receive an iPod Nano and an ad on the DCCCD home page showing the winning photo.


    What You Love – and Hate – About Social Media

    photo of DART railMost of you log on to Facebook every day. So does that mean that you prefer to contact your professors about class assignments via Facebook or other social networks? And should your professors "like" or tweet about assignments to you?

    No! You absolutely hate the idea of contacting your professor via social networks. And you're not crazy about them communicating with you that way, either.


    Apply Now to Be a NASA Aerospace Scholar

    NASAIf you have an interest in space or engineering, apply now to be a NASA Scholar. If accepted, you will spend three days at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston and meet NASA engineers. And DCCCD will pay for it all!

    The deadline to apply is Jan. 20, 2014, at 5 p.m. DCCCD has slots for 50 participants and 10 alternates, who will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis once basic requirements are met.


    Briefly … Student Accomplishments

    newspaper iconLearn Which Journalism and Media Students Are Award-Winners

    Journalism and media students from the colleges of DCCCD were big winners in a recent journalism competition at the University of North Texas in Denton. Find out which of your fellow students received awards in the Texas Community College Journalism Association contest.


    Let the BOSS Hone Your Business Office Skills

    BOSSELearn the skills you need to work in any office: Get a degree or certificate through our Business Office Systems and Support (BOSS) program.

    Do you have only a little computer experience? Or are you an experienced professional? Either way, the BOSS program has a place for you. You can learn basic keyboarding skills as well as the most in-demand software programs used in the workplace.


    Student Success Story: Cathy McKinney

    Cathy McKinney"I originally started the Office Technology [now BOSS] program with the intent of obtaining a better job in the workforce," says Cathy McKinney.

    "Because of the things I learned at North Lake College, I was able to land my first administrative assistant job at Parkland Hospital, where I discovered I enjoyed working in the medical field and really enjoyed the job. I went back to North Lake to update my Microsoft Office knowledge and earned an associate degree as an executive assistant, in hopes of obtaining an executive assistant position and furthering my career."


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