Category Archives: Info Sessions

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.


2014 Health Professions Info Days

hp2To address the increasing demand for training and education in health science fields, Richland College is hosting its 2014 Health Professions Information Days, March 24-28.

During the week-long event, students and aspiring health care workers will receive career advice and insights from medical professionals and educators. Participants can explore a broad range of in-demand health careers, including nursing, imaging technology, physician assistant, occupational therapy, clinical nutrition, dental hygiene, pharmacy and other allied health programs. Breakout sessions and panel discussions will be facilitated by university and medical school professors, recruiters, program directors and leading local physicians.

Click here to view a detailed schedule of events during Health Professions Information Days. Richland College is located at 12800 Abrams Road in Dallas. For more information, call 972-238-6248.


Learn more about Richland College’s International Business & Trade program

Richland College will host an information session about its International Business & Trade program from 1-2 p.m. on Nov. 13 in Room C110 of Crockett Hall. The meeting will include information about the program, degrees offered, job opportunities in the field and a question-and-answer session. For more information, call 972-238-6217 or visit www.richlandcollege.edu/ibt. Richland College, an equal opportunity institution, is located at 12800 Abrams Road in Dallas.


TEMM offers info session, tour of local business partner

Richland College’s Travel, Exposition, and Meeting Management (TEMM) program has your “Passport to Success!” Find out more at a free, interactive open house and information session, 6-8:30 p.m. on July 30 at Fun Factory Events / Superior Expo Services in Garland.

The event will include presentations from leaders in the travel, hospitality, meeting/event and destination management and exposition industry. Attendees also will take a behind-the-scenes tour of Fun Factory Events / Superior Expo Services and meet with fall 2013 Richland College instructors and industry leaders to discuss classes and career opportunities.

M.T. Hickman, Richland College TEMM program coordinator, will provide information about how to enroll in Richland’s credit and non-credit classes.

Fun Factory Events / Superior Expo Services is located at 3366 Miller Park South in Garland — less than a mile from the Jupiter/Forest DART light rail station.

The session is free but reservations are requested. For more information or to reserve your seat, contact M.T. Hickman at 972-238-6097 or mthickman@dcccd.edu.


Richland College to host Health Professions Information Days, March 25-28

The U.S. Department of Labor projects that by 2020 about 28 percent of all new jobs in the U.S. economy will be in the health care and social assistance industry. An aging population, longer life expectancies and new treatments and technologies will drive growth in this sector.

To meet the rising demand for training and education in health science fields, Richland College is offering Health Professions Information Days, March 25-28. During the event, aspiring health care workers will receive career advice and insights from medical professionals and educators.

Participants will have an opportunity to explore a broad range of careers, including nursing, imaging technology, speech pathology, occupational therapy, dental hygiene and other allied health programs.

Breakout sessions will be facilitated by university recruiters, program directors and local physicians. Higher education institutions represented include Richland College, El Centro College, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Baylor University College of Nursing, Texas Woman’s University and The University of Texas at Arlington.

Click here to view a detailed schedule of events during Health Professions Information Days. Richland College is located at 12800 Abrams Road in Dallas. For more information, please contact Lesley Benton at 972-238-6044 or lesley@dcccd.edu.


Richland College to host workshop on choosing major

Studies show that college students who file degree plans are the ones who graduate on time. To help area high school students get on track before they begin college, Richland College is hosting a “Choosing Your College Major” workshop on Nov. 13.

The session designed for high school juniors and seniors and their parents will be conducted from 6:30-9:15 p.m. in room WH115 in Wichita Hall. Richland College’s workshop aligns with the Texas Completes initiative, a statewide community college program focusing on students completing their college degrees or certificates before transferring to a four-year university or entering the workforce.

Helping students select a program of study before they even enroll in college can make a huge difference in their path to college goal completion, says Deborah Somero, Richland’s associate dean of student support services.

“Soon-to-be recent high school graduates will be asked to declare a college major early in their college experience,” she says. “The rationale is that students who have a clear idea of where they are headed tend to persist and complete their degrees and certificate programs on time, and those with a college road map can maximize how they use their 12 semesters of federal financial aid eligibility to the fullest.”

The role of community colleges in producing tomorrow’s workforce has increased dramatically in recent years. The recent recession forced many people to return to college for additional education and training to help enhance their job skills or pursue entirely new careers. The mission of community colleges is strategically positioned to address this educational need.

Increasing college success and completion rates is important for students, the economy and our country. A recent report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce stated that, by 2018, 63 percent of all jobs will require at least some post-secondary education, and the labor market will see a shortage of approximately 3 million educated workers over the next eight years.

Richland College is located at 12800 Abrams Road in Dallas. For more information about the “Choosing Your College Major” workshop, call 972-238-6161.


Richland to host Info Sessions on Deferred Action for DREAMers

Richland College will host four free information sessions about the Obama administration’s DREAM Act that became effective on June 15, 2012. This act grants undocumented students “deferred action” from deportation. Local attorney Luis Rojo will conduct each session at 6:30 p.m. in Sabine Hall, room 118 on the following dates:

• Tues., Sept. 11 (Spanish)
• Thurs., Sept. 13 (English)
• Tues., Sept. 18 (Spanish)
• Tues., Sept. 25 (English)

Rojo will explain the criteria required to qualify for deferred action, how to request consideration for deferred action, related costs, and how to avoid possible scams.
These sessions are available in English and Spanish, but are not limited to Hispanic students.

This program is facilitated by Catholic Charities of Dallas, Inc. and is sponsored by the Richland College Rising Star Program and the Richland College Achieving Latino Academic Success (ALAS) student organization.

For more information, call 972-761-6874 or 972-761-6729, or visit http://www.nilc.org/dreamdeferred.html.


Travel, Exposition and Meeting Management program to hold info session

Richland College will host an information session on its Travel, Exposition and Meeting Management (TEMM) program from 6-8 p.m. on July 24 in Sabine Hall, Room S117.

Featured speakers during the session include:

  • Lu Ann Edger, TEMM instructor and home-based business owner for 15 years, will discuss how prospective students can have the job of their dreams in the travel industry.
  • Arthur James, hospitality instructor, will cover how to get the most out of taking an online class and how the class will prepare students for jobs in the hospitality industry.
  • Sophia Lin, Richland College alumna, will tell the audience how earning a TEMM degree led to her work in meeting planning for the Southwest Veterinary Symposium.
  • M.T. Hickman, TEMM program coordinator, will review the requirements of the TEMM program and jobs available in the industry.

The Richland College TEMM program offers professional development to inexperienced individuals as well as those who have previously worked in the field. Richland College offers a certificate in meeting management and a certificate in travel. Students also can earn an associate degree, covering both fields of study. The program offers a variety of courses, including running a home-based travel agency and creating and managing meetings and events. The TEMM program is active with industry organizations and offers students hands-on, industry-relevant learning opportunities.

Richland College is located at 12800 Abrams Road in Dallas. To learn more about the TEMM program, visit www.richlandcollege.edu/travel, or contact M.T. Hickman at mthickman@dcccd.edu or 972-238-6097.


Richland College offering a broad view of healthcare occupations, March 26-29

According to the 2010-11 Edition Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor, of the 20 fastest growing occupations in the economy half are related to healthcare. Additionally, about 26 percent of all new jobs created in this nation will be in the healthcare and social assistance industry, creating 4 million new jobs.

With this growth comes a greater need for training and education in health science fields. Aspiring healthcare workers can receive a broad range of information on the field from working professionals and healthcare educators at the Health Professions Information Days session March 26-29, 2012, at Richland College.

Guests will have the opportunity to explore a broad range of healthcare careers including radiology technology, sonography, occupational therapy, dental hygiene and more. Breakout sessions facilitated by Dallas-area university recruiters and program directors, as well as local doctors. Universities represented will include the University of Texas system, University of North Texas, Texas Christian University, Parker University and others.

To view a detailed schedule of events, click here http://www.richlandcollege.edu/medcareers/InfoDays.pdf.

For more information, please contact Mike Bell at mcbell@dcccd.edu or 972-238-6015.