PLANO (May 7, 2015) — Learn more about a new Competency-Based Business Management Certificate Program being offered at Collin College this fall.

The new certificate program allows participants to earn credit for business skills they use every day. The program is perfect for people already in the workforce who never found time to go to school but want to advance in a job market where an advanced education is rewarded.

Program participants use their professional work experience, knowledge and skills to demonstrate core concepts like “communication,” “team building,” “leadership,” “critical thinking,” “human resources management” and “organizational skills.” Participants work at their own pace with online classes accessible through any computer and avoid repeating material they already have a mastery of. This allows them to decide how quickly they want to complete the program, making the program cost effective because participants can complete the certificate in one semester, saving time and money.

Registration is by permission only and a mandatory information session is required to acquaint students with the competency-based model, distance education, technology and other resources.

Attend one of the following May information sessions:

  • 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 19 at Collin College’s Central Park Campus, Conference Room A; 2200 W. University Dr. in McKinney.
  • 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 28 at the Spring Creek Campus, Room K-231; 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. in Plano.
  • 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 30 at the Collin Higher Education Center, Room 114; 3452 Spur 399 in McKinney.

Get more information session dates and learn more about the program at or by contacting Dr. Cindy Briggs at or Dr. Margie Vance at


About Collin College

Collin College is a community college located in North Texas’ Collin County, the only public college in the county. One of the fastest-growing community colleges or universities in Texas, the college serves nearly 53,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates. With seven campuses throughout the college district, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and workforce development. Collin College has locations in Plano (Spring Creek Campus), McKinney (Central Park Campus) and Frisco (Preston Ridge Campus). In addition, there are satellite centers in Allen, Plano and Rockwall. For more information, visit