Category Archives: College Info

a shot of the Richland College library Register Now for Spring 2020 Courses!

Registration for Wintermester and the spring term is open for all current and incoming Richland College students! Register now to get the classes you want.

Click here for information on applying to Richland College.
Click here for information on registering for classes.
Click here for the browsable class schedule.
Click here for information about registration for Continuing Education classes.

Don’t forget Richland College also offers online classes and eight-week flex term classes with start dates throughout the fall semester!

Wintermester will begin Dec. 13 and end Jan. 12. The spring 2020 term begins Jan. 21 and ends May 14.

Questions? Contact the Richland College Admissions Office at 972-238-6948.


A photograph of the main bridge and Alamito Hall on the Richland campus. Priority Registration Now Open for Spring 2020 Courses

Priority registration for Wintermester and the spring 2020 term is open for returning Richland College students in good academic standing. Regular registration begins Nov. 25.

Click here for information on registering for classes.
Click here for the browsable class schedule.
Click here for information about registration for Continuing Education classes.

Don’t forget Richland College also offers online classes and eight-week flex term classes with start dates throughout the spring semester!

Wintermester begins Dec. 13 and ends Jan. 12. The spring 2020 term begins Jan. 21 and ends May 14.

Questions? Contact the Richland College Admissions Office at 972-238-6948.


Head shot of DCCCD Chancellor Joe May DCCCD Chancellor Joe May to Address Richland Employees and Students Nov. 20

Richland will welcome to campus DCCCD Chancellor Joe May on Wednesday, November 20. Dr. May will address full-time and part-time/adjunct employees at 2 p.m. in the Performance Hall in Fannin Hall. He will provide updates about One College transition input opportunities and initiatives, along with other districtwide initiatives of importance to us all. His visit to Richland is part of his tour to all seven colleges, the District Service Center, and the District Office to engage directly with employees.

Following this presentation, Dr. May will also engage with Richland Student Government Association and Student Media/Journalism students during a question-and-answer session at 3:45 p.m. in the KDUX TV and Web Radio Broadcast Studio.


Preview Day Richland College Preview Day on Nov. 2 Offers a Chance for Prospective Students to Learn about Richland College

Future Thunderducks and their parents are invited to learn about educational opportunities and campus life during Preview Day at Richland College, from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 2. This event is free, though registration is encouraged.

Information session topics include college success, job employment outlook, admissions processes, credit and noncredit programs available, student services offered at Richland College and more. Academic program coordinators will be available to answer questions about specific programs during the sessions, and students will be able to complete and submit an admission application on-site. In addition, representatives from various student services areas such as the Multicultural Center, Transfer Center, Career Services, Disability Services and others will explain how these services can assist students being successful at Richland College.

“Anyone who is interested in Richland College should come to Preview Day,” said Janita Patrick, dean of student services at Richland College. “This event is designed with future students in mind. Whether you’re in high school, looking to change careers or want to engage in lifelong learning, this is your time to ask questions, tour our beautiful campus, learn about our programs and services, and get help with enrolling in college and choosing a program.”

Preview Day attendees may check in at any point between 9:30 a.m. and noon, with a variety of information sessions and campus tours being offered from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. A free lunch will be available at 12:30 p.m. for registered participants.

For more information and to register for Preview Day at Richland College, visit https://richlandcollege.edu/preview.


a shot of the Richland College library Register Now for Fall 2019 Classes

Registration for the fall term is open for all current and incoming Richland College students! Beat the rush and register now! Fall registration ends Aug. 21.

Click here for information on applying to Richland College.
Click here for information on registering for classes.
Click here for the browsable class schedule.
Click here for information about registration for Continuing Education classes.

Don’t forget Richland College also offers online classes and eight-week flex term classes with start dates throughout the fall semester! Flex term class registration for fall will begin Aug. 22.

The fall term begins Aug. 26 and will end Dec. 12.

Questions? Contact the Richland College Admissions Office at 972-238-6948.


Illustration of locks that appear digital in nature Info Session for Cyber Security Bachelor’s Degree Partnership with NEC, Apr. 30

Richland College and New England College recently partnered to offer an easy transition for Richland students interested in earning a bachelor’s degree in cyber security. Students can transfer their A.A.S. in Cyber Security from Richland College to a bachelor’s degree from NEC without having to leave Richland College.

Interested students can learn more about this partnership at an information session from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Apr. 30, in Sabine Hall, room SH117.

This unique partnership will allow students to get into a bachelor’s degree program by continuing to take classes on the Richland College campus. NEC faculty will teach bachelor-level courses on-site at Richland, and NEC will accept all 60 credits students earned in their Dallas County Community College District associate degrees. Additionally, there is a potential for transferring up to 30 more credits through additional coursework or prior learning assessments.

This hybrid program is designed for busy schedules and will only meet at Richland College one night per week. More information about this program is available here.

For additional information about Richland College’s cyber security program, click here.

Richland College is located at 12800 Abrams Rd. in Dallas. A map of Richland College is available here. Sabine Hall is most easily accessible by taking the Abrams Rd. entrance of Richland College and parking in lots A, B, C or D.


a shot of the Richland College library Registration Now Open for Summer and Fall 2019

Register now for Maymester, Summer and Fall 2019!

Registration is now open for all current and incoming Richland College students!

Click here for information on applying to Richland College.
Click here for information on registering for classes.
Click here for the browsable class schedule.
Click here for information about registration for Continuing Education classes.

Don’t forget Richland College also offers online classes and eight-week flex term classes with start dates throughout the fall semester!

2019 Term Dates:
Maymester: May 17 – June 5
Summer I: June 6 – July 3
Summer II: July 8 – Aug. 8
Fall: Aug. 26 – Dec. 12

Questions? Contact the Richland College Admissions Office at 972-238-6948.


Amazon Web Services logo Richland College Offering Amazon Web Services Classes for Summer and Fall 2019

Richland College is offering multiple sections of the Amazon Web Services Academy Solutions Architect class during summer and fall 2019. These AWS curriculum courses are designed to prepare students for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate certification exam.

For students who need flexible class scheduling, online and evening courses are being offered, in addition to daytime courses.

The classes being offered are as follows:

Summer 2019:
May 20 – July 3 — 12:30-4:15 p.m. Mon.-Thur.
May 20 – Aug. 7 — 5:45-9:20 p.m. Mon. and Wed.
May 20 – Aug. 8 — Online Course

Fall 2019:
Aug. 26 – Oct. 16 — 1:00-3:45 p.m. Mon.-Thur.
Aug. 26 – Dec. 12 — 5:45-8:40 p.m. Mon. and Wed.
Sept. 9 – Nov. 27 — Online Course
Oct. 22 – Dec. 12 — 1:00-3:45 p.m. Mon.-Thur.

In these classes, students will develop technical expertise in cloud computing and will have access to course manuals, online knowledge assessments, a free practice certification exam and a discount voucher for the actual certification exam.

With AWS being the industry leader in cloud computing, AWS certification holders are extremely relevant and valued in the IT job market. According to the Global Knowledge 2018 IT Skills and Salary Survey, the average salary of AWS-certified professionals is 29 percent higher than average certified staff.

For information on registering for these classes at Richland College, contact Kaylin Ortiz at 972-238-6069.


Illustration of locks that appear digital in nature Info Session for NEC Cyber Security Bachelor’s Degree Partnership, Feb. 26

Richland College recently partnered with New England College to offer an easy transition for Richland students interested in earning a bachelor’s degree in cyber security, and an information session is being offered for students to learn more about this opportunity.

The information session will be 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Sabine Hall, room SH117.

This unique opportunity will allow students to get into a bachelor’s degree program without having to leave Richland College. NEC faculty will teach bachelor-level courses on-site at Richland, and NEC will accept all 60 credits students earned in their Dallas County Community College District associate degrees. Additionally, there is a potential for transferring up to 30 more credits through additional coursework or prior learning assessments.

Designed for busy schedules, this hybrid program will only meet at Richland College one night per week. More information about this program is available here.

For additional information about Richland College’s cyber security program, click here.

Richland College is located at 12800 Abrams Rd. in Dallas. A map of Richland College is available here. Sabine Hall is most easily accessible by taking the Abrams Rd. entrance of Richland College and parking in lots A, B, C or D.


A woman poses with eyeglasses Richland College Launches Ophthalmology Assistant Program

To meet the needs of the growing eye-care industry, Richland College recently launched a new ophthalmology assistant program, accredited by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology.

Students who complete the 256-hour program and pass the national certification exam can become certified ophthalmology assistants. COAs aid ophthalmologists, retinal specialists and other eye-care professionals in an office or clinical setting, and they also document patient medical history, perform pupil assessments and visual acuity measurements, administer some medications and provide patient education. Upon passing the COA national certification exam, students can continue their training to become ophthalmology technicians or ophthalmology technologists, with national certification exams also available for these higher-level eye-care professions.

Day and evening courses are available, and the program can typically be completed in two to three semesters. Courses offered in the program include Visual System (OPTS 1011), Ophthalmic Techniques (OPTS 2041), Basic Contact Lenses (OPTS 1015) and Vision Care Office Procedures (OPTS 1060).

Interested prospective students can learn more about the program, including eligibility requirements and approximate tuition costs, by visiting https://www.richlandcollege.edu/cd/ce/cepgms/health/pages/ophthalmology-assistants.aspx.