Workforce Training for You


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Area employers count on Dallas College to provide an educated workforce — one that is trained, accredited and ready to contribute. That’s why we offer training in more than 300 degrees and certificates that lead to in-demand jobs right here in DFW.

When it comes to finding the right kind of education for you, we offer opportunities to train:


Yes, it’s true! These programs are absolutely free. They are funded by special grants that aim to help people in the community.


Free High School Equivalency (HSE/GED) Prep

For most people, deciding to drop out of high school isn’t easy. Whatever the reason, it’s never too late to earn your GED. The WorkReadyU program has a team of caring instructors. They will help you increase your academic skills with small GED classes and hands-on learning. You can move forward at your own pace and choose a class that best fits your schedule.

About Free GED Prep Classes
  • In English or Spanish
  • Free training
  • Classes start year-round
  • All 7 campuses

Free Job Training and Career Prep

Do you have work experience but lack the skills you need to advance? Under WorkReadyU, you can develop the skills you need to launch a successful career. Weekend and evening classes are available and may include paid internships. All trainees receive free job placement assistance.

About Free Job Training
  • Free training
  • Eligibility requirements vary

Free ESL Classes / Clases de inglés gratis

Are poor English skills keeping you from reaching your goals? WorkReadyU can help you improve your English skills so you can attend college, get a good job or advance your career. Students who qualify receive free ESL classes, regardless of residency or visa status.

¿El poco conocimiento del inglés te impide alcanzar tus metas? El Plan WorkReadyU puede ayudarte a mejorar tus habilidades en el inglés para que puedas asistir a la universidad, conseguir un buen empleo o avanzar en tu carrera. Los estudiantes elegibles reciben clases de inglés gratuitas, sin importar su estatus de residencia. Más información.

About Free ESL Classes
  • Free training
  • Classes start year-round
  • All 7 campuses

In addition to the variety of resources that Dallas College offers our veterans and military-connected career seekers, there are also programs aimed at getting them trained and into a career quickly!


Free Training for Military/Veterans

An estimated 300,000 service members including Guard and Reserves will leave the military each year over the next five years. That's where NPower comes in. NPower is committed to building brighter futures for active military, veterans and their spouses by providing access and opportunity to tech skills to help them achieve their potential.

More About NPower
  • For military/veterans
  • Free training
  • 15 weeks in class
  • Eligibility requirements apply

Industry 4.0 Academy

The Industry 4.0 Academy program is an initiative to assist transitioning military service members into cutting-edge robotics and manufacturing jobs. Starting with the existing skills service members gained while in service, we provide supplemental training as necessary to meet industry requirements. We then connect pre-trained service members with our industry partners who are hiring.

About Industry 4.0 Academy
  • For military/veterans
  • Eligibility requirements apply

Whether you are just getting started and looking to build skills for a first job, or are coming back to update skills that will help you get a promotion, know that the time and money you invest with us will pay off in career success.

Find Training by Career Path


Continuing Education (CE) Courses and Certificates

Continuing education provides unique educational opportunities to stimulate the mind, promote professional advancement and encourage the pursuit of personal interests. These courses increase your knowledge and skills. You will not earn “traditional” credits toward a degree, although you may earn Continuing Education Units or CEUs (which will appear on a transcript). Some courses may last only a couple of hours; others may meet over several weeks. Some courses are available online.

A wide variety of CE courses and programs are offered by Dallas College. What are you interested in learning more about? Which direction do you see your future career going?

Get Started With Continuing Education
  • Easy enrollment
  • Cost varies by program
  • All 7 campuses
  • Available online

College Credit Courses, Degrees and Certificates

With more than 100 majors featuring one- and two-year certificates and degrees, we strive to help you build a rewarding and fulfilling career. We also offer Core credit courses that are guaranteed to transfer to any public Texas college or university.

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How Can We Help You?

If you want to learn more about our programs or your education, text "DCCCD" to 214-978-6457 (standard text messaging rates apply) or contact us and we'll help you explore your options!