PLANO (June 25, 2015) — Interested in the new Competency-Based Business Management Certificate Program being offered at Collin College this fall? Learn more at an information session on Thursday, July 9.

The new certificate program allows participants to earn credit for business skills they use every day. The program is perfect for people who would like to earn a business certificate 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 have already mastered. This allows them to decide how quickly they want to complete the program, making the program cost effective as well, 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 competency-based model, distance education, technology and other resources.

The final information session about the program is on Thursday, July 9 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the college’s Preston Ridge Campus, Conference Room Section S. The Preston Ridge Campus is located at 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco.

Learn more about the program at or by contacting program administrators 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 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. 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