2013 - 2014 Catalog
About Eastfield College

About Eastfield

Eastfield College serves the eastern part of Dallas County, including East Dallas, Garland and Mesquite. Sometimes known as the “Educational Village” because of its unique architecture, it is located on 244 acres at the intersection of Interstate 30 and Motley Drive in Mesquite. Eastfield began operation in 1970 and has continually strived to assess the educational and cultural needs of students and the community in order to provide the finest in educational services.

Eastfield provides a full range of academic transfer programs balanced with technical/occupational programs that are designed to equip students for rewarding careers in Metroplex businesses and industries. In addition, thou-sands of people each semester find rewarding growth opportunities through the extensive continuing education course offerings.

Mission Statement

The mission of Eastfield College is to provide excellence in teaching and learning.

Eastfield College is a comprehensive community college founded by the Dallas County Community College District in 1970. The college anticipates and responds to the educational needs of students and employers by providing four types of programs: academic credit-transfer, college-readiness, technical-occupational, and non-credit continuing education.  Eastfield delivers educational services at its main campus in Mesquite, at a community campus in the Pleasant Grove area of Dallas, at selected community locations, and through distance learning.

Eastfield College embraces an environment that reflects, respects, and celebrates diversity.  The college offers an educational experience that emphasizes critical thinking, decision-making, reflection, and creativity.  It is committed to being accessible, adaptable, and accountable to students, the community, and other stakeholders.

To accomplish this mission, Eastfield College has identified the following strategic goals: 1) advancing student success, 2) enabling employee success, 3) ensuring institutional effectiveness, and 4) meeting community educational needs.

This mission is carried out in a culture that values integrity, scholarship, success, honesty, person-centeredness, stewardship, innovation, responsibility, fairness, collaboration, diversity, and joy.

The Campus

The Eastfield campus rises impressively from the plains of eastern Dallas County. Functional building clusters give students easy access to classrooms and labs and the overall aesthetic effect has earned Eastfield several architectural awards of excellence. The careful landscape planning includes terraced areas throughout the campus, a heated outdoor exercise pool, gymnasium, baseball field, jogging trail and tennis courts. In addition, the campus boasts an outstanding Performance Hall which serves the college and community for a variety of fine arts events.

Accreditation

Eastfield College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Eastfield College.

The three-fold purpose for publishing the Commission's address and contact numbers is to enable interested constituents (1) to learn about the accreditation status of Eastfield College (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of Eastfield College's decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against Eastfield College for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement.

Normal inquiries about Eastfield College, such as admission requirements, financial aid, and educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Eastfield College and not to the Commission’s office.

Institutional Memberships

  • The American Association of Community Colleges
  • The League for Innovation in the Community College

Eastfield is recognized and sanctioned by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board of the Texas College and University System and the Texas Education Agency and is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Institution.