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Block Schedule Programs

Earning a certificate or degree can be faster than you think. To help you complete a certificate or degree on time (or even early) each of the colleges of the Dallas Community College District offer Block Schedule Programs every semester.

Block Schedule Programs are conveniently offered in scheduled blocks,
such as a morning, full-day, afternoon, evening or a weekend.


Fewer tests.

You may not need to take the TSI assessment to participate in block programs. Just check the program description!

Schedule predictability.

With a Block Schedule you will know when you will take classes. No more digging through the class schedule trying to find the class you need! Your schedule will stay predictable from semester to semester as the meeting days and times remain the same (only the class content will change).

Fewer decisions to make.

Since block scheduling allows you to register for multiple courses at once, it is easier to pick the classes you want and need. You are also less likely to accidentally take extra courses that are not required for your certificate or degree plan.

A cohort community.

Entering a Block Schedule Program often means you remain with the same group of classmates throughout your entire certificate or degree program. This gives you the option to know your colleagues better (go network)! It also makes scheduling study groups and group projects easier as schedules line up.

Note: The majority of block scheduled programs meet in person due to state requirements for block scheduling.

Signing up for a Block Schedule Program is easy. Just fill in the block!

  1. Visit the Browsable Class Schedule
  2. Select the semester and college you’re interested in (ex: "Fall 2017" and "El Centro")
  3. In the lower right column, under Special Topics, select “Block Scheduled Programs”
  4. You’ll see a list of block schedule programs at your college, each with the pre-fix BLCK
  5. Select the program of your choice and register to secure your spot.
  6. You’ll be placed automatically in all the classes you need to complete the block. Those class titles are listed in the description.
  7. The section number for your block scheduled courses are all the same. That means you’ll attend school with the same group of classmates!

For Example

Let’s say you are interested in a career as a real estate broker. You want to help home buyers find their dream property.

You heard North Lake College’s real estate program is awesome, so you search the Browsable Class Schedule.

And what do you find? Course BLCK 1900-71355 – all the classes you need to complete a Real Estate Certificate in one year or less.


View Programs in the Catalog

Financial Services Professional Certificate

  • Part of the Mortgage Banking program
  • Program Coordinator: Keith Baker, 972-273-3467

Foundation-Level Logistics Technician Certificate

Personal Computer User Certificate

Real Estate Certificate

  • Part of the Real Estate program
  • Program Coordinator: Theda Redwine, 972-273-3206

Software Application Specialist Certificate