Preston Ridge Campus

Construction Update

 
Construction of the IT Center on the Frisco campus began January 2020 and will continue through the summer of 2021. Please check this webpage for updates.
 
As of Friday, 1/27/20:
  • Gates have been installed at the three parking lot entrances/exits in the construction zone (construction map). The gates prevent vehicular traffic but will allow pedestrian access until fencing is installed.
  • Construction fencing around the construction site (parking lot and part of grassy area to the east) will be installed during the week of Monday, 1/20/20. Part of the grassy area will be available for parking, and the current sidewalk in that area will be available until Tuesday, 2/4/20.
  • Demolition of the parking lot is scheduled to begin Monday, 1/27/20.
  • The entire construction area (parking lot and grassy area to the east) will be fenced in starting Wednesday, 2/5/20.
 
Welcome to Collin College's Preston Ridge Campus. Set along the historic Shawnee Trail near Preston Road and Wade Boulevard, the Preston Ridge Campus is a traditional college campus with a central quad surrounded by classroom buildings and a grand library. The campus serves over 8,000 students and offers programs and amenities that encourage exploration, collaboration and critical thinking. In addition to a broad selection of general education classes, students can take advantage of unique and award-winning programs at Preston Ridge.

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.

Students in Pastry ClassThe award-winning Institute of and 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 Preston Ridge 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, Preston Ridge 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.

Inside LibraryWhere 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 College is dedicated to student success. At Preston Ridge Campus, student development and support services are available to promote academic excellence. Supplemental instruction and tutoring are available in the math lab, writing center and science den. A new Honors Institute on campus provides a collaborative gathering and study space for honor students. 

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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......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.

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
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