Get Down to the CORE
Change Is Coming to the DCCCD Core Curriculum!
(Video) (Current CORE)
Texas Core Curriculum (full implementation Fall 2014)
If you have not completed any government courses, you should take GOVT 2305 and GOVT 2306. If you have already completed either GOVT 2301 or GOVT 2302, please consult with an advisor to discuss your options for completing the government requirements listed in the Core Curriculum and degree plans.
Why Complete the Core Curriculum?
Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university get more when they complete the Core: a
transfer guarantee, money savings, general education completion and accomplishment! Students in Career
and Technical Education programs also can take Core courses in addition to those that prepare them to enter
the workforce immediately.
TRANSFER GUARANTEE: It is a state law that students who complete the DCCCD Core Curriculum with at
least a 2.0 grade point average are guaranteed that it will transfer to any Texas public college or university.*
GENERAL EDUCATION COMPLETION: Successful completion of the Core Curriculum satisfies the student’s
general education requirements and receiving institutions cannot require additional Core courses.*
MONEY SAVINGS: Low tuition at DCCCD saves students money! How much? Just look at the price of one
three-hour course around town: UNT $767.10 | UTA $840 | UTD $1,200. In the DCCCD, the tuition for that
same high quality three-hour course for in-district students is only $117! See complete tuition chart online.
ACCOMPLISHMENT: With another 13 hours beyond the Core, students can earn an associate degree.
*Some universities may require additional courses to meet their undergraduate requirements in some major subjects.
Students who plan to transfer from Cedar Valley College to another Texas public college or university are highly encouraged to complete the Core Curriculum within the Dallas County Community Colleges because the receiving institution must accept the Cedar Valley College/DCCCD core curriculum in its entirety and substitute the Cedar Valley College/DCCCD core for its own core requirements. Effective summer 2005, DCCCD core courses have college-level prerequisites in reading, writing or math. Check with an advisor for more information. For more information about the Core Curriculum and other transfer information, contact the Advisement/Counseling Center at 972-860-8262.