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Want to learn how two-years or less can start you on the path to a fulfilling and in-demand career?

Join us for the Plano Campus Workforce Week, running from Monday, March 27 – Thursday, March 30, 2023. This fair is a week-long event featuring Plano Campus' many workforce programs. Workforce programs prepare students for new careers and many programs have a variety of certificate and degree plan options allowing you to build on your skills over time by earning additional awards. While workforce certificates and degrees are not generally designed to transfer to four year-institutions, in some cases they may (speak with program representative at the event).

Featured programs include: ASL/Interpreter Education Program, Banking and Financial Services, Human Resources, Marketing, Insurance Management, Biotechnology, Early Childhood Development, Commercial Music, Commercial Photography, Computer Systems, Medical Assistant, Computer Networking, and Communication Design.

Join us in the Plano Campus Atrium on Thursday, March 30, 2023, 1-3 p.m. for an in-person fair where visitors can talk with faculty and staff from each program, participate in prize drawings and more. 

Can't attend in person? The Workforce Week features virtual program open houses running from Monday, March 27 to Wednesday, March 29, 2023. Attendance at virtual open houses requires registration, available on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. Scroll down to see the session dates and times and click on a program for more information and to sign up. 

For more information on the Plano Campus Workforce Fair, please contact Dean of Academic Affairs and Workforce Lupita Tinnen at ltinnen@collin.edu.

Monday, March 27 Tuesday, March 28 Wednesday, March 29
5:00 - 5:45 p.m. Banking/Finance 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. Biotechnology 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Medical Assistant
6:00 - 6:45 p.m. Insurance Management 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. Interpreting 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. Communication Design
7:00 - 7:45 p.m. Human Resources 7:30 - 8:15 p.m. Early Childhood Education 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. Commercial Photography
8:00 - 8:45 p.m. Marketing 8:30 - 9:15 p.m.  Computer Networking 7:30 - 8:15 p.m. Commercial Music
    8:30 - 9:15 p.m.  Computer Systems

Plano Campus Workforce Fair Week 2023 – Virtual Sessions

Banking/Finance - Monday, March 27 • 5:00 - 5:45 p.m.

Studying banking and financial services gives you the skills that prepare you for an exciting and lucrative career in the banking industry, as well as the ability to manage and grow your own money successfully. You will have the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of career options. Professions in banking and financial services can be found all over the world in banks, credit unions, credit-card companies, consumer-finance companies, brokerage firms, mortgage lenders, corporations, private financial firms, government, and more. 

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Insurance Management - Monday, March 27 • 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Without insurance, there would be little construction, manufacturing or health care. Insurance professionals ensure that individuals and businesses have the funds to recover from unforeseen events. Bad things happen, but insurance and insurance management allow people’s lives and the economy to operate smoothly in spite of that risk. If you are interested in helping others, are analytical and are willing to put in the work to make sure your client succeeds, an insurance degree from Collin College can help you make that happen. 

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Human Resources - Monday, March 27 • 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Collin College's Human Resources Management (HRM or HR) provides students with a strategic approach to effective management of people in a company or organization in a way which creates a competitive advantage. The Human Resources degree and certificate is built on the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) learning outcomes. Human resources managers recruit, hire, plan, direct, and deploy the organization’s employees. They are employed in nearly every industry.

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Marketing - Monday, March 27 • 8:00 - 8:45 p.m.
Join a creative, high-demand career field that drives business success – marketing. Marketing drives that success by understanding the needs of customers, designing products, crafting and supplying distribution channels, and communicating to audiences. Collin College’s Marketing program can help you launch or boost your career in this exciting profession that requires innovation, creativity, and analytical reasoning.

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Biotechnology - Tuesday, March 28 • 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.
Be part of a laboratory team dedicated to research with a biotechnology certificate from Collin College. Biotechnologists work in research areas including pharmaceutical research and development, gene therapy, increasing the nutritional value of foods, improving livestock production, and dozens of other important fields. Collin College’s Biotechnology program prepares students for entry-level positions in biological research and industrial laboratories with a certificate in just one semester.

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Interpreting - Tuesday, March 28 • 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.
Help others communicate and learn in American Sign Language (ASL). Collin College’s Interpreter Education Program (IEP) provides a firm foundation in ASL including receptive skills, Deaf Culture, and interpreting skills and knowledge. Taught by a team of Deaf professors and certified interpreters, the IEP offers a range of courses from beginner-level ASL to those designed to prepare future interpreters. Program support includes extensive opportunities to interact with the Deaf community, internship opportunities, and unparalleled access to highly-qualified professional interpreters.

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Early Childhood Education - Tuesday, March 28 • 7:30 - 8:15 p.m.
Whether you want to be a teacher or just enjoy working with young children, the Child Development program at Collin College could be the perfect starting point for you. The Early Childhood Educator certificate and degree programs are designed to prepare you to study at a four-year university and for entry-level positions working with young children and their families. The program emphasizes a developmental approach to promote the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive growth of children. You will acquire knowledge and skills that prepare you to create developmentally appropriate, nurturing environments.

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Computer Networking - Tuesday, March 28 • 8:30 - 9:15 p.m.
Collin College’s computer networking program prepares graduates to design and install secure network systems based on customer requirements, monitor and maintain network traffic and security, and maintain network hardware and software.

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Medical Assistant - Wednesday, March 29 • 4:30 - 5:15 p.m.
The Medical Assisting Advanced Practice program at Collin College prepares graduates for entry-level positions in physician's offices, hospitals, and urgent care clinics. Medical Assistants administer medications, perform EKGs, and assist doctors with patient exams. Upon completion, students can earn credentials in Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy and Medical Scribe.  

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Communication Design - Wednesday, March 29 • 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.
Communication Design is an indispensable component of the way our world functions and does business—from traditional marketing and promotional materials to phone apps and smart device interfaces, to package design and promotional material, to full scale brand identity design and advertising campaigns. 

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Commercial Photography - Wednesday, March 29 • 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.
Use your creativity every day in an exciting and engaging career. As a commercial photographer, you will capture the moments that matter. Collin College will prepare you for the career you want, whether it is portrait or fashion photography, capturing important events, or working in advertising and design.

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Commercial Music - Wednesday, March 29 • 7:30 - 8:15 p.m.
Whether you dream of being the engineer behind music’s next big sensation or you want to keep the sound crisp for a band rocking at a club, Collin College’s Commercial Music program can teach you the skills to make the most of the music. From mixing, mastering, and live sound engineering to music marketing and talent management, the program equips you with a solid framework for building a career in commercial music.

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Computer Systems - Wednesday, March 29 • 8:30 - 9:15 p.m.
The degree program offers tracks in information systems or computer support. Areas of study include business applications, business programming, management skills, database programming, computer applications and technical skills. The degree can provide a broad business background and professional skills needed to succeed in a career in computer information systems.

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