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Are You Uninsured? Learn Options at Free Health Care Fair

photo handsDo you, your family or friends lack health insurance? Attend the free Be Covered Texas Care Fair on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dallas Convention Center Arena in downtown Dallas. You'll learn how you can shop for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

Free activities at Be Covered Texas Care Fair include:
  • Flu shots*
  • Fun family activities
  • Community resources
  • Health screenings*
  • Bag of healthy groceries*
  • (*First come, first served)


    Take Our Online Survey — You Could Win an iPod Nano!

    starTake our Student Communications Preferences Survey - you could win a free iPod.

    Dallas County Community College District is conducting a survey to find out how you use the Internet. We also are interested in how you like to receive information, whether through social media such as Facebook or Twitter, mobile apps or other ways. The survey will help the district with its future planning. All responses are confidential.


    Learn to ‘Harvest the Rain’ at Clean Economy Series

    CESIs the great American lawn doomed? If so, what will replace it? Find out these answers and more from author and permaculture expert Nate Downey at the Clean Economy Series, Oct. 25 and 26 at Brookhaven College.

    Downey is author of "Harvest the Rain: How to Enrich Your Life by Seeing Every Storm as a Resource." He is an expert in passive and active water harvesting systems as well as wastewater harvesting and community water harvesting techniques.


    Visit a Transfer Fair This Week at Your College

    studentsDrop by the Transfer Fair being held this week at your college. There you can talk with representatives of four-year universities and colleges about transferring to those institutions. Representatives can fill you in on deadlines and requirements for transferring.

    See our Transfer Fairs schedule to find out when the fair at your college is being held.


    Don’t Miss Out — Get Discount Mavs Tickets

    photo of DART railDCCCD has once again teamed up with the Dallas Mavericks to offer discounts to Mavs home games. Go to the DCCCD Dallas Mavs Web page to find out how to buy tickets.You also can get discounts on other sporting events and entertainment around town.

    How Do I Find Out About Student Discounts?...


    Moving on? Here’s How to Request a Transcript

    female studentApplying to a four-year college or university? You'll need a transcript of your grades. Luckily, it's easy to request a transcript from the colleges of DCCCD, and it's free.

    There are three ways...


    Briefly … Student Accomplishments

    newspaper iconGoldblatt Scholars Will Be Honored Oct. 24

    The 2013 Goldblatt Scholars are Norma Garcia of Dallas, Brookhaven College; Grant Everett of Cedar Hill, Cedar Valley College; Gabriel Estrada of Mesquite, Eastfield College; Mayte de Paz of Dallas, El Centro College; Ashley Nicole Martinez of Dallas, Mountain View College; Sade Ariyibi of Grand Prairie, North Lake College; and George Fleming of Dallas, Richland College. The awardees will be honored at a ceremony Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Maggiano's Little Italy in NorthPark Center, Dallas. The Max and Rosa Goldblatt Endowment Awards in Community Service are given every third year to DCCCD students who show leadership in volunteer and community service work. Each awardee receives a $600 scholarship ($300 per semester) from the DCCCD Foundation.

    Mountain View Honors Student Government Officers

    Mountain View College held a reception...


    Chancellor's Office Ombudsman Can Help With Complaints

    handsEvery DCCCD college has procedures in place for you to pursue complaints or problems. It's usually easiest for everyone if you address problems informally before they become big distractions. If you can't resolve problems informally, your college has formal complaint/grievance procedures outlined in district and college publications.

    If you've tried to resolve a problem at your college, through both informal and formal channels, and you think that your concern deserves further consideration, then you may ask to be referred to the Chancellor's Office Ombudsman.


    Cybersecurity Could Be the Ultimate Secure Career

    photo of a paper map and electronic mapCybersecurity - protecting electronic files - is a booming career field. That's because keeping computer files safe affects every part of our lives, from home and workplace to national security. Get in on the growing area of digital security: Consider enrolling in the Digital Forensics program at Richland College.

    What is Digital Forensics?...


    Student Success Story: Brett Bonin

    photo of Brett BoninAfter taking the Digital Forensics program at Richland College, Brett Bonin got what he was looking for: "A very lucrative job specializing in security with a salary that was considerably higher than my former job.

    "I use all of the material from Richland's Digital Forensics courses," says Bonin, who got a job with a major computer manufacturer. "The educational opportunity at Richland is unbelievable, especially considering the cost of courses."

    Bonin also uses what he learned...


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