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Frisco Campus (Preston Ridge)
• Construction of the new IT Center continues, and remarkable progress was made over the spring and summer. Construction continues on pace for a Fall 2021 opening.
• Construction of a new parking lot on the east side of campus has begun, and we will see it partially completed before the fall semester begins. This will make the east side of the campus more convenient for parking in general. About 200 parking spaces will be open and available for use beginning 8/28/20. The entire lot is planned for completion by 10/14/20.
• The completion of the parking lot on the east side of campus will require two closures of the ring road that surrounds the campus as the ring road will be extended around the outer edge of this new parking lot. The first tie-in is planned to be constructed from 9/21 – 10/9 and will occur very close to the easternmost campus entrance from Ohio Dr. Because of this, the campus entrance from Ohio Dr. at this easternmost point will be closed to vehicular traffic from 9/21 – 10/9. While this construction is occurring, students, faculty, and staff trying to reach Alumni Hall will need to enter the campus at another location and drive completely around the north side of the campus. (Please see closure of intersection at Area A on the attached Composite Logistics Plan.pdf file.)
• Laying of Chilled Water Lines from Central Plant to the IT Center building – This project started on 8/12 and resulted in the first two rows of parking near Alumni Hall being out of service from 8/12/20 through 11/6/20. J.E. Dunn, the General Contractor, will be building construction fencing to prevent visitors from accessing the construction site along the initial row of parking nearest Alumni Hall. JE Dunn will create a pedestrian walkway over the piping that is being laid that will connect the parking lot with the main entrance to Alumni Hall on the east side of the building (near the Fitness Center Check-in). Please pay attention to any signage that is posted to find your way to the pedestrian walkway. (Please see Underground Hydronic Work-Temporary traffic Plan.pdf.)
All of these projects will cause a bit of traffic challenges during the Fall 20 term, but we will try our very best to provide appropriate signage, etc. to help get every campus visitor where they need to go in an efficient manner.
Collin College's Engineering Technology Department was named the 2014 Tech Titan of the Future - University Level by the Metroplex Technology Business Council for its curricula and incentives to perpetuate tech-related knowledge transfer. Through dual credit courses and a seamless degree transfer to UT Dallas, the engineering Technology department is creating pathways to increase the number of engineering graduates.
The award-winning Institute of Culinary Education provides an experiential education for the fast-growing hospitality industry. Students can complete certificates or degrees in hotel/restaurant management, events management, Pastry Arts and Culinary Arts. The pastry arts and culinary arts programs are nationally accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation and utilize three restaurant-quality kitchens for instruction.
The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) is housed at the Frisco Campus. The CTC was established in 2008 to meet the growing need for employees skilled at integrating technologies. The CTC partners with colleges and universities across the nation to train faculty in emerging technologies and assist in the implementation of high-demand convergence technology degree and certificate programs.
Each semester, faculty develop learning community courses where professors team teach and connect the concepts of their disciplines under a common theme or question. Students receive credit for each class as if taking traditional classes thus transfer and graduation credits are met. A learning communities experience provides a collaborative learning environment and an opportunity to develop an understanding of the interrelationship of topics and disciplines.
Where better to study art, writing, and technology than our impressive Library housing 70,000 scholarly books, 7800 DVDs, 300 hard copy journal and newspaper subscriptions, 100 high-speed computers, 20 scanners, and 20 study rooms.
Set up an appointment...meet with one of our subject specialist to identify useful sources, learn to search databases effectively or just get started with your research.
Collin WEEKEND COLLEGE offers students alternatives for those unable to attend college during a traditional time frame, desiring to augment a traditional class schedule, or add classes to their day, evening or online schedules.
District Dean of Evening and Weekend College .......Gaye Cooksey / 469-365-1808 / J230
Director / Evening Administrator Plano Campus (Spring Creek)......Brian Lenhart / 972-345-0213 / G227
For more information, please check out our Evening and Weekend College website at: http://www.collin.edu/academics/weekendcollege/index.html.