About Us

Since offering its first classes at area high schools in 1985, Collin College has expanded to serve more than 57,000 credit and continuing education students each year. The only public college based in the county, the college offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines,  including a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), a Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) in Cybersecurity, and a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) in Construction Management.

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Our Beliefs

Mission


Collin College is a student and community-centered institution committed to developing valuable skills, strengthening character, and challenging the intellect.

Vision


Delivering a brighter future for our students and communities.

Core Values


We have a passion for:

  • Learning
  • Service and Involvement
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Academic Excellence
  • Dignity and Respect
  • Integrity

Purpose Statement


Through its campuses, centers, and programs, the College District fulfills community and industry needs and its primary statutory purpose under Section 130.003(e) of the Texas Education Code by providing:

  • Academic courses in the core curriculum or a field of study curriculum to transfer to higher education institutions;
  • Programs leading to baccalaureate degrees, associate degrees, or certificates, including technical programs, designed to develop marketable skills and promote economic development;
  • Continuing adult education programs for academic, professional, occupational, and cultural enhancement;
  • Developmental education and literacy programs designed to improve the basic skills of students;
  • A program of student support services, including counseling and learning resources, designed to assist individuals in achieving their educational and career goals;
  • Workforce, economic, and community development initiatives designed to meet local and state needs; and
  • Other purposes as may be directed by the Board and/or the laws of the State of Texas

Practicing Academic Freedom


At Collin College, our Board policies, consistent with the constitutional freedoms guaranteed to all citizens, promote the free expression of ideas of all individuals, including the academic freedom of faculty, which contribute to creativity, learning, and greater understanding. In exercising these freedoms, our employees should recognize, as indicated in Board Policy DGC(LOCAL), that “their actions will inevitably be judged by the public and reflect upon their profession and institution. Therefore, [employees] will strive for accuracy, exercise appropriate restraint, exhibit tolerance for differing opinions, and indicate clearly that they are not official spokespeople for the College...".

 

At Collin College, we have made a strong commitment to uphold our Core Values, and particularly the value of treating all with dignity and respect. We encourage our students, faculty, and staff to exhibit and practice those Core Values as an example to one another and to our community. By doing so, we will achieve the college’s vision of delivering a brighter future for our students and communities.

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation Status


Collin County Community College District is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.  Collin County Community College District also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Collin County Community College District may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

Programmatic Accrediting Agencies


  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN);
  • Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA);
  • American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)
  • American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF);
  • American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA);
  • American Veterinary Medical Association’s Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA);
  • Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM);
  • Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC);
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) through the Committee on Accreditation of Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP);
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) through the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA);
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) through the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB);
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) through the Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnographic Technologist Education (CoAPSG);
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education programs (CAAHEP) through the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS);
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
  • National institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)-Master Collision
  • National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)-Master Automobile Service Technology
Collin College is an equal opportunity institution and provides educational and employment opportunities without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or other legally protected class. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended in 2008 and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Collin College provides accommodations as required by law to afford equal educational opportunities to all people. The ADA/Title IX/504 Coordinator can be reached at 972.758.3856. For more information or to request accommodation services for students, contact ACCESS (Accommodations at Collin College for Equal Support Services) at 972.881.5898 (Voice). For persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech impairments, please contact the ACCESS office at 972.516.5056. The Collin College ACCESS Department Video Phone number is 214.299.8216. Upon request to the ACCESS Office, the college catalog can be converted to an accessible format for vision or print-oriented disabilities. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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