The Academy: Register for Classes

Register online for our upcoming Fall Semester. Registration opens August 8, 2022. 

Spots are limited and offered on a first come, first serve basis. 

Job Skills

Introduction to Microsoft Word

28 September

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Learn how to start, open, save, and print documents. Master the basic functions of Microsoft Word to create a variety of documents from scratch or using a template. 

Registration Deadline: August 31

Class is Closed


Introduction to Microsoft Excel

October 26

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Learn basic commands for performing calculations and entering data for creating tables and graphs. Create and edit worksheets and learn how to sort data for easy organization of information. 

Registration Deadline: August 31

Class is Closed


Job Resources Seminar

October 13

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

For individuals looking to develop new job skills to seek better jobs. Learn how to use internet resources that are available for job skills training and job search help. 

Registration Deadline: August 31



Forklift & Workplace Safety

Option 1:
September 21 - September 22
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Option 2:
October 19 - October 20
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Become certified to operate Power Industrial Trucks (Forklifts) and complete the Workplace Safety Training to meet OSHA standards. 

  • Free 2-day training, lunch provided daily
  • Training offered in English & Spanish
  • Training is located in South Dallas
  • Job placement assistance included upon completion of certification

Registration Deadline: August 13

Course Requirements:

  • Age 18 & above
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Pass background check & drug screening
  • Must complete all 2 days to receive certification

September 21-22 Class is Closed

October 19-20 Class is Closed


Automative Service Certificate

3 Classes taught over 6 weekends.
Must have valid driver's license to register

Collin College, Allen Campus

2550 Bending Branch Way, Allen TX 75013

Learn how to operate modern tools, perform a multi-point vehicle inspection, and identify basic safety and maintenance concerns. Learn how to service and repair modern automobiles at the entry level position, and move on to acquire hands-on experience to service and repair modern steering and suspension systems, and braking systems.

Registration Deadline: August 13

Class is Closed


Administrative Professional Certificate

7 Classes: 3 Core & 4 Elective

Collin College, Plano Campus

4800 Preston Park Blvd. Plano, TX 75093

Learn how to coordinate the use of common office technologies, apply basic communication and organizational skills in a business office, understand basic records information management filing systems, demonstrate a working knowledge of internet usage and research for the modern office. Upon certification, you will be prepared for entry level office and administrative assistant positions. 

Registration Deadline: August 13

Class is Closed


Language Skills

English as a Second Language Course (ESL)

September 10 to November 12

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., every Saturday 
Cost of Textbooks: $40

Master written and spoken English through our comprehensive ESL program. Ranging from Beginner to Advanced, courses are taught by dedicated volunteer instructors and designed to work with each student's skill level. Our curriculum focuses on five core skills of English language: Reading, Grammar, Writing, Listening, and Speaking.

Registration Deadline: August 15

Mandatory Assessment & Registration: August 20

Class is Closed




Life Skills

Sweet Talk: Diabetes Class

October 15

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Learn about the risk factors, symptoms, complications, prevention and treatment of diabetes. Learn how to monitor your sugar levels. If your blood sugar level is outside of normal limits, you will receive a referral after class for a doctor's visit.

Registration Deadline: August 31



Understanding & Managing Your Blood Pressure

November 5

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Learn about the risk factors, complications, and symptoms of blood pressure. Gain knowledge to better understand and manage your blood pressure.

Registration Deadline: August 31

Class is Closed


Navigating the School System Seminar

September 29

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Session 1: Participating in Your Child's Education - Parental Rights & Responsibilities

Understand your rights and responsibilities as a parent related to your children's schooling. Learn how to select the right programs for your child and how to ensure your child is receiving an appropriate education. Other topics covered in this session include: curriculum, attendance, resolving complaints and concerns, etc.  

Registration Deadline: August 31