Partnership Programs

Dallas College partners with other institutions of higher education and a variety of community organizations to offer students unique learning opportunities and efficient paths to a college degree. Learn more about some of these innovative partnerships.

Texas A&M — Chevron Engineering Academy

The Texas A&M — Chevron Engineering Academy at Dallas College provides students interested in studying engineering at Texas A&M University an affordable path to a bachelor's degree. Students are co-enrolled at Texas A&M and Dallas College and take courses — including some taught directly by Texas A&M faculty at El Centro — for a minimum of one year in Dallas before transferring to College Station full-time.

Texas A&M University-Commerce Agriculture Academy

The Texas A&M University-Commerce Agriculture Academy at Dallas College is a unique partnership, bringing affordable and sustainable agricultural instruction to Dallas students. Students in the Agriculture Academy can complete certain degree programs in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources by taking courses first at Dallas College and then transferring to A&M-Commerce. Start your journey toward a career in the industry at the Agriculture Academy!

Texas A&M University-Commerce Business Academy

The Texas A&M University-Commerce Business Academy at Dallas College is a unique partnership, bringing business instruction to Dallas students. After completing their Associate of Arts with a Field of Study in Business and Management at Dallas College, students move seamlessly into the third year of several degree choices at A&M-Commerce. Join the Business Academy today!

Texas A&M University-Commerce Teaching Academy

The Texas A&M University-Commerce (TAMUC) – Dallas College Teaching Academy is a unique partnership bringing transformative instruction to Dallas students interested in education and human services. Set your course by joining the Teaching Academy!

Tarleton State University Distinguished College Partners

Dallas College has been selected as a Distinguished College Partner of Tarleton State University for all-new transfer students. Dallas College graduates who qualify for Tarleton’s Transfer Guaranteed Award (T-GAP) Program and attend Tarleton will receive an award guarantee.


The mINiTERN program is a partnership between Dallas College and local companies that gives students invaluable real-world business experience and problem-solving skills. During the 10-week program, teams of students evaluate an issue for their host company, culminating in a formal presentation of their strategic recommendations.

New England College

Dallas College's partnership with New England College offers students the opportunity to pursue a bachelor's degree in cybersecurity or forensic accounting without having to leave the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Faculty from New England College, a regionally accredited, private institution, teach bachelor-level courses at select Dallas College campuses.

Dual Credit & High School Programs

Together, Dallas College and the Dallas Independent School District provide qualified high school students the opportunity to earn college credit through the Dual Credit and Early College High School programs. Classes are taught by approved adjunct instructors, are transferable and affordable, and they prepare students for rigorous college-level work.

Year Up

Year Up is a one-year program that provides training to young adults between the ages of 18 and 26. It provides hands-on skills development, college credit and internship opportunities that will help you reach your dreams through education and professional careers. Year Up enables you to move from minimum wage to a career in one year.

Dallas College at Forney

Dallas College at Forney is a special partnership between Dallas College and Forney Independent School District (FISD). This partnership provides high school students and community members the opportunity to earn college credit. Forney residents may attend Dallas College courses held at Forney ISD campuses and pay in-county tuition rates (as if they were a Dallas County resident). FISD student tuition is waived.