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Old 04-13-2008, 03:58 PM
 
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What community colleges in Dallas would you recommend going to in terms of facilities, quality and safety? Are they all pretty much the same? Where I'm from (Hawaii) there was a huge difference in community colleges. I know there are about 11 Dallas County Community Colleges. I'm going to most likely be living in North or Downtown Dallas.
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Old 04-13-2008, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Plano
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If you're going to be in North Dallas, try Brookhaven. It's a very nice campus, and very safe.
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Old 04-13-2008, 04:45 PM
 
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KK2007, Thanks for the quick reply
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Old 04-13-2008, 06:24 PM
 
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Richland, Brookhaven and El Centro downtown.

Edited to add - you might also look at Collin County Community Colleges, too.
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Old 04-13-2008, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX & AL Gulf Coast
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You might want to consider Northlake CC in the Las Colinas area of north Irving. Excellent area with many apartments to choose from (zip 75038), close to shopping, restaurants, parks, 15-30 minutes from downtown Dallas, etc.

See North Lake College, Irving, Texas

Just as a FYI, you may be required to have had a year's residency in Texas before being eligible for in-state reduced tuition rates, so you may want to check directly with the college regarding their admissions policy.
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Old 04-14-2008, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Dallas: Oak Cliff
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If you are just going after your basics, I would just go to the one that is closest to where you live. However, some of the campuses offer specific programs that others do not. For example, El Centro and I believe Brookhaven are the only two that offer nursing programs. That may have changed. El Centro also has an Interior Design and Culinary school.

But if you are just concerned with getting your basics and then transferring to a 4 year school, I would recommend going to the one that will be the easiest to get to depending on where you live, work, etc. Keep in mind that if you attend El Centro and take at least 6 hours you will be able to ride DART for free. see DART.org - Dallas Area Rapid Transit

I wish I could find the article that I read a few years ago, but the Dallas Community College system is one of the best in the country.
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Old 04-14-2008, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Lewisville
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I took some classes at Brookhaven, and agree it was a very nice campus. I was frequently there after dark, and always felt pretty safe. I enjoyed my classes there, too.
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Old 04-14-2008, 11:30 AM
 
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Cityconvo is giving great advice. I your there for you core classes to transfer to a 4yr university then go to the closet campus. If your going there for a specific field then you will have to go to which ever campus offers what your looking for. I have been all the compuses and they all or nice.
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Old 04-14-2008, 07:28 PM
 
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I think Brookhaven and North Lake would be my first picks. They are both in the same system. I went to Brookhaven years ago and actually had a great education taking my basics prior to going on to the university level.

I have a friend whose son goes to the Collin County school in Frisco. He is quite pleased with that school, as it is his first time back in school since he graduated from HS in 2002.
He said that they really work with the students. He feels he will be ready to go to the University after completing his basics.
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