Category Archives: Info Sessions

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.


vials of vaccines Richland College to Host Annual Health Professions Information Days Mar. 25-28

Richland College will host its annual Health Professions Information Days, an opportunity for students to learn about various health professions careers, Mar. 25-28.

Participants will learn about various health professions careers, including nursing, medicine, dentistry and more. More than 40 guest speakers will be presenting and available to answer questions, including practicing doctors, health occupations advisors and recruiters and more.

Health Professions Information Days will take place on the Richland College campus, located at 12800 Abrams Rd. in Dallas. Sessions will take place in Sabine Hall unless otherwise noted on the schedule. The schedule of events is as follows:

Monday, Mar. 25:
10-11 a.m., room SH118: Russell Canham, M.D., “The Path to Medicine: Getting Accepted into Medical Field of Dreams” Dr. Canham is a cardiologist, practicing in the Methodist Healthcare System of Hospitals.

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., room SH118: Dr. Scott Wright, “The Basics of Admission to Medical or Dental School.” Dr. Wright is the executive director of Texas Medical & Dental Schools Application Service, and he will answer the following questions: What is the timeline for applying and getting admitted to medical or dental school? Who gets admitted? What are their GPAs? Their MCAT or DAT scores?

12:45-2:05 p.m., room SH118: “Transferring into 4 year schools & for future entry into medical, dental and other health professions graduate programs”
Health occupations advisors:
University of Texas at Dallas – Dr. Karen De Olivares, Director of Health Professions Advising
University of North Texas – Dr. Debrah Beck, Health Professions Director
Dallas Baptist University – Dr. Curtis Lee, Professor of Biology & HP Advisor
SMU – Pamela McNulty, MS, MT(ASCP), Director, Office of Pre-Health Advising

Tuesday, Mar. 26:
11 a.m.-12:20 p.m., room SH118: “Focus on Careers in Nursing”
Associate degree in nursing (A.D.N.):
Brookhaven College – Dr. Mark Meyer, Dean of Nursing, Brookhaven College
Collin College – Cathleen Rangel, Nursing Retention Recruiter

Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (B.S.N)
Texas Women’s University – Rekha Nair, Academic Adviser for Nursing
U.T. Tyler – Kleanthe Caruso, R.N., nursing faculty
U.T. Arlington – Courtney Jackson, Academic Advisor for nursing Baylor University (Dallas) – Elaine Lark, Coordinator of Recruitment and Enrollment

12:30-2 p.m., room SH118: Kassidy James, M.P.A.S, Assistant Professor in Physician Assistant Studies, and Veronica Coleman, M.P.A.S, PA-C, Assoc. Clinical Coordinator/Admissions Co-Chair UT Southwestern School of Health Professions, ”Being an Outstanding Applicant in Competitive Health Professions Programs.” How you present yourself in an interview or in a personal essay might affect your chances of getting into a program. Learn how to compete with other applicants effectively.

2:15-3:15 p.m., room SH118: Medical, Osteopathic and Dental Schools Panel
UT Southwestern Medical School – Leah Schouten, Associate Director of Student Recruitment Services
UNT/College of Osteopathic Medicine – Dr. Mike Kennedy, Director of Admissions
Texas A & M College of Dentistry – Dr. Barbara Miller, Executive Director & Assoc. Professor
Texas A & M Health Science Center, College of Medicine – Filo Maldonado, Assistant Professor and Assoc. Dean of Admissions, Texas A&M Health Science Center Medical School
UNT Health Science Center – Dr. Patricia A. Gwirtz, Associate Dean & Professor, Graduate School of Biomedical Science

5:40-7 p.m., room SH118: Dr. Eddie Mercado, Pharm. D., “The World of Pharmacy–Choices in Occupations.” Dr. Mercado is a clinical pharmacist at Children’s Hospital in the emergency department.

Wednesday, Mar. 27:
10-11:15 a.m., room SH117: Panel: The Diversity of Health Professions
Prosthetics & Orthotics – Miguel Mojica, C.P.O., L.P.O., UT Southwestern Medical Center
Intra-operative Neuromonitoring – Laura Parsons, B.S., C.N.I.M., Director of Corporate Strategy and Business Development for Texas Intra-operative Monitoring, Inc.
Public Health – Beth Hargrove, Director of Admissions, UNT Health Science Center
Respiratory Therapy – Jennifer De la Garza, RRT, Clinical Coordinator, El Centro College

10-11:15 a.m., Crocket Hall, room C110: Clinical Nutrition & Dental Hygiene
UT Southwestern – Lona Sandon, Director of the Master of Clinical Nutrition Coordinated Program, Assistant Professor in Dietetics
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Dentistry – Leigh Ann Wyatt, BSDH, MA, MS, Clinical Associate Professor, Program Director

10-11:15 a.m., SH118: Physician Assistant Vic Holmes, MPAS, CPC, PA-C, UNT Health Science Center, instructor in PA Studies program

11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Student Panel Discussion: Students and graduates from various health professions programs in the DFW area will talk about their respective occupational fields.

12:45-2 p.m., room SH117: Panel: The Diversity of Health Professions
Emergency Medical Tech/Paramedic – David Diaz, EMT-Paramedic, Dallas Fire-Rescue
Clinical Lab Sciences – Dr. LeAnn Hutson, MLS (ASCP), Asst. Professor & Director of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Tarleton state University
Nurse midwifery – Jennifer Woo, PhD, CNM, WHNP, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Louise Harrington School of Nursing, Baylor Nurse Midwifery Program

12:45-2 p.m., Crockett Hall, room C110: Occupational therapy and Physical Therapy
UT Southwestern – Dr. Beth Deschenes, PT, DPT, OCS, Vice-Chair/Head of Admissions Committee
Mountainview College – Dr. Candice Freeman, OTD, MOT, OTR, Director of Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

12:45-2 p.m., room SH118: Imaging Technology Fields
Brookhaven College, Radiologic Technology – Sharon Watson, R.T., faculty
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Radiation Therapy – DeAnn Klein, faculty
El Centro College, Sonography – Pam Crawford, RDMS, RT, Clinical Coordinator/Faculty El Centro College – Joan A. Becker, ARRT(R)(MR), MRI Program Coordinator/Faculty

Thursday, Mar. 28:
9:30-10:50 a.m., room SH117: Samer Ismail, “Standardized Tests for the Health Professions” (PCAT, MCAT, GRE, DAT, OAT, NCLEX). Ismail is a Kaplan presenter and content developer for MCAT 2015.

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., room SH117: Pharmacy
UNT College of Pharmacy – Casandra Castillo Luna, Recruitment/Admissions Pharmacy School
UT Tyler – Jenny Engel Nelson, Graduate Program Representative for College of Pharmacy
Texas Tech Univ. Health Science Center – Sara Innis, Assistant. Director of Recruitment. School of Pharmacy
Richland Pharmacy Technician Program – Tiffani Neubal Johnson, Director of College Programs in Allied Health

For more information, call 972-238-6248.


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.


External photo of Sabine Hall Allied Health Information Sessions, Feb. 26-27 & Mar. 2

Richland College will be hosting information sessions on its Allied Health programs for former Brightwood College students and all other prospective students interested in a career in health.

These information sessions will cover programs including medical assisting, pharmacy tech, medical billing and coding, occupational therapy assisting and medical office assisting, will include visits from program coordinators who can speak one-on-one to interested students. The schedule is as follows:

Feb. 26, 6-8 p.m. in Sabine Hall, room SH118

Feb. 27, 6-8 p.m. in Sabine Hall, room SH118

Mar. 2, 10 a.m.-noon in Sabine Hall, room SH117

Brightwood College closed all its campuses in late 2018, including its Dallas location. However, Richland College offers many similar programs to what was offered at Brightwood, and it also offers flex term classes that last fewer weeks than traditional 16-week courses.

For more information on Richland College Allied Health, visit https://www.richlandcollege.edu/cd/ce/cepgms/health/pages/default.aspx. For additional questions, or to RSVP to one of the information sessions, contact Randall Nunn at rnunn@dcccd.edu or 972-284-5581.

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 red double decker bus drives by Big Ben and Parliament in London. Richland Honors Program Study Abroad Travels to the British Isles Next Year

Explore the British Isles with the Richland College Honors Study Abroad Program, May 20-30, 2019!

During the 11-day course, students will receive three hours of credit for Honors English 1301, 1302 or 2321 (British Literature) and participate in selected readings, all while experiencing the stunning landscapes and imposing medieval architecture in Ireland, Wales and England.

“Bringing history, literature and culture to life by experiencing what we’ve only seen in pictures, heard in a classroom or imagined in our minds is what I enjoy most about studying abroad,” says Erin Kelley, Ph.D., trip leader and English faculty member at Richland.

Interested students may attend one of the following upcoming information sessions at Richland College:

  • May 2: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Crockett Hall, room C110
  • May 3: Noon-1 p.m., Crockett Hall, room C110; 3:30-4:30 p.m., El Paso Hall, room E055
  • May 7: 2-3 p.m., El Paso Hall, room E055
  • May 8: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Crockett Hall, room C110

By studying abroad through DCCCD, students save money with a lower tuition cost versus most four-year institutions.

To participate, current DCCCD students must be accepted into the Richland College Honors Program, which requires a 3.25 GPA or higher and nine or more completed college-level credits. Students who are new to college may also qualify for the program through TSI, ACT or SAT scores. Previous Richland students who have transferred to a four-year school may also return to take the course. Apply to the Richland College Honors Program to begin the process.

A $150 discount off the Education First (EF) program cost is available through May 11, with tuition for the course due to DCCCD during the regular registration period for Maymester 2019. Scholarship opportunities are available now.

Get all the trip details here and if you’ve got any questions, contact Richland College Honors Program coordinator email Kathleen Stephens or call Kathleen at 972-238-6938.


A photograph of the main bridge and Alamito Hall on the Richland campus. Richland College to Host Building Master Plan 2025 Update for Community Feb. 19

In keeping with its mission of teaching, learning and community building, Richland College will host an information session for local community members and stakeholders to learn about, discuss and provide feedback on the college’s 2025 Master Plan, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 19 in Sabine Hall, room SH118.

Richland College’s 2025 Master Plan provides a long-range vision for the architectural environment of the campus, while respecting the needs of the surrounding  community it serves. It is being developed with the purpose of understanding current space-utilization conditions to create a roadmap for the future and provide a cohesive framework for future expansion decisions.

The Master Plan priorities include: creating additional classroom and laboratory space to enhance and expand the student learning experience on campus, including additional laboratory space for high growth career technical programs to meet industry labor demands and standards; identifying and creating a location for Early College High School programs; building a STEAM-focused arts and performing arts building to foster an innovative, synergistic and collaborative learning environment among the arts and technical programs; improving parking availability on campus through additional surface lots and structured parking within reasonable walking distance to campus for accessibility; and adding a fourth access point to the campus and a bridge to connect the campus internal vehicular circulation path.

The needs and concerns of surrounding neighborhoods will be considered in the design of this Master Plan. Through its long-standing connections with its surrounding community, Richland College has established relationships and responsibilities that will continue to be recognized and respected. These include the soccer fields, the butterfly preserve, the lake, the tree farm, and neighborhood adjacencies.

Richland College is located at 12800 Abrams Rd.


Richland College to Host ‘Concealed Carry’ Forum for Local Community Jan. 31

External photo of Sabine HallRichland College invites the public to attend a community forum regarding Senate Bill 11, also known as “Concealed Carry” and “Campus Carry,” at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31 in Sabine Hall, room SH118. The intent of this public forum is to seek feedback regarding potential gun-free zones at Richland College and answer questions community members may have about Concealed Carry on the Richland College campus.

Information collected at the forum will be communicated to the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) Concealed Carry committee and assimilated into recommendations to the DCCCD chancellor, who will work with the DCCCD Board of Trustees to set the policies and procedures for DCCCD colleges and locations.

The Concealed Carry legislation permits a Licensed to Carry (LTC) holder to carry a concealed handgun on or about his or her person on the campus of an institution of higher education in Texas. Signed by the governor in June 2015, the law went into effect for four-year colleges and universities on Aug. 1, 2016, and will go into effect for DCCCD and other Texas community colleges on Aug. 1, 2017.

The law allows institutions to consult with students, faculty, staff and the community to establish reasonable rules or regulations that prohibit LTC holders from carrying concealed handguns on certain areas of campus, in a building or a portion of a building as long as the rules and regulations do not have the effect of generally prohibiting a license holder from carrying a concealed handgun on campus. Effective notice must be provided anywhere handguns may not be carried.

“While Concealed Carry remains a contentious topic, the initial phase of the debate has yielded to complying with the passed legislation,” said Scott Branks del Llano, Ph.D., coordinator for the Richland College Institute for Peace and Human Rights. “We are now confronted with implementation and the task of recommending gun-free zones on each of our campuses.”

The law does not allow Open Carry on college campuses and does not allow the carry of rifles or shotguns on college campuses. A handgun is a pistol, revolver or other firearm for which the length of the barrel, which, not including the revolving, detachable or magazine breech, does not exceed 12 inches.

Additional information about Concealed Carry is available at richlandcollege.edu/police-department/concealed-carry. Questions and concerns can be emailed to ConcealedCarry@dcccd.edu.

Richland College is located at 12800 Abrams Rd. in Dallas.


Richland College Hosts Information Sessions for Former ITT Tech Students

Two professors bending over a female student working with electronic equipment

Richland College has scheduled information sessions for former ITT Technical Institute students and others who had been considering ITT Tech for their education. The sessions will take place Sept. 12 and 13 at both 6 and 7:30 p.m. in Sabine Hall, room SH117, on the Richland College campus.

As of Tuesday, Sept. 6, ITT Tech has discontinued operations at all campuses, leaving students and prospective students forced to find other options to continue their technical education.

Richland College offers flex term classes that start throughout the fall semester and last fewer weeks than the traditional 16-week semester, an option that may appeal to many ITT Tech students accustomed to shorter class terms. There are currently many flex term classes still available for the fall 2016 semester. Richland College also offers many of the associate degree technical programs that were offered by ITT Tech.

“Richland College is prepared to offer an exceptional learning experience to students whose educational paths have been displaced due to the closing of all ITT Tech campuses,” said Kathryn K. Eggleston, Ph.D., president of Richland College. “We offer many similar technical programs for both credit and noncredit, and with flex term classes still available this semester, we are in a position to help these students continue their education with little downtime.”

Richland College is located at 12800 Abrams Rd. in Dallas. Anyone interested in attending the information sessions or exploring their educational options can visit richlandcollege.edu/itt-students.


Richland College to Host Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund ‘Jump Start’ College Tour

Richland College will host a “Jump Start” college tour for the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) Nov. 14, sponsored by Wells Fargo.

The program provides prospective Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students and their families with information about college planning, leadership training, financial education and professional development tools and resources. The event is open to high school juniors and seniors, along with their parents.

In addition to attending sessions about college, attendees will also participate in a tour of the Richland College campus.

Earlier this year, the APIASF awarded scholarships totaling $42,500 to 13 full-time, degree-seeking APPI students at Richland College.

Richland College is a U.S. Department of Education-designated Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it is one of only nine higher education institutions in the U.S. through which the APIASF is offering the AANAPISI Scholarship Program.

Richland College was recently selected to receive a five-year, $1.5 million grant under the AANAPISI program. This program allows Richland College to expand its capacity to serve AAPI students in financial need. The school previously received a five-year AANAPISI grant from the U.S. Department of Education in 2010 that totaled more than $1.4 million in funding.

Registration for the event is free, and breakfast and lunch will be provided. Richland College is located at 12800 Abrams Rd. in Dallas.

To register for the event, visit apiasf.org/jumpstart.


Travel, Exposition and Meeting Management program to hold info sessions

Richland College’s Travel, Exposition and Meeting Management (TEMM) program will host two information sessions on July 30.

The first session will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the second session will be from 6-8 p.m. Both sessions will be held in Sabine Hall, Room S117.

This interactive event includes presentations by travel, hospitality and meeting/event industry leaders and instructors. Presentations will include an overview of skills necessary to be successful in the industry, stories from working in the industry, educational requirements and time for personalized questions and answers.

Featured speakers during the sessions include:

  • Marti Fox, President GlobalGoals Inc.
  • Lu Ann Edger, President, Traveler’s Edge
  • Angela Roberts, Director of Food & Beverage, Courtyard & TownePlace Suites D/FW Airport North/Grapevine

In addition, M.T. Hickman, TEMM program coordinator, will provide information about Richland’s TEMM certificates and Associate of Applied Science degree and how to enroll in fall 2014 classes.

The information sessions are free but reservations are requested. For more information or to make reservations, contact M.T. Hickman at mthickman@dcccd.edu or 972-238-6097.

Richland College is located at 12800 Abrams Road in Dallas. To learn more about the TEMM program, visit www.richlandcollege.edu/travel.