GC’s greatest strengths are its small classes for personalized instruction, affordable tuition, caring professional instructors, and the convenience of day, evening or Internet classes. The College
provides a variety of cultural and recreational opportunities for its students and the community.
Well-rounded communities are attractive to visitors and are inviting to new residents, and higher education is part of the mix that brings vitality to a community. Conveniently located in the hills of southwest Denison, Grayson College is an integral partner in the educational and cultural enrichment life of our area. Established in 1965, GC is the community’s college.
From high school juniors and seniors to senior citizens, GC has a multitude of access points. Its central location and extension sites make it easy for high school graduates to complete an affordable education right here at home; for others, GC is a great beginning to an academic odyssey that leads to additional education at a transfer institution. The College also is an attractive option for adults who want to begin or continue a college-bound track and/or meet professional licensing requirements. Numerous continuing education courses have broad appeal for lifelong learners, children and adults.
Area students are recognizing the benefits of the local college. Enrollment has grown steadily over the last few years. People are looking for value closer to home, and GC offers that value at a fraction of the cost of four-year institutions.
GC has just completed a major renovation and renewal plan for its facilities, which began in 2003 with its Administrative Services Center. The renewal and expansion project was the first major new construction on the campus in more than 30 years. Students praise the convenience of one-stop admissions, career planning, financial aid, housing and more.
Students also are excited about the new learning environment at GC. The classroom buildings on the Main Campus have been updated to include technology that enhances teaching and learning. The newly refurbished Cruce Stark Auditorium and classroom complex offers learning labs that rival universities. The renewed Sports and Recreation Center provides a convenient Fitness Center, and the College’s new Career and Technology Center offers a modern training facility for students in Cosmetology, Welding, Heating/AC and Auto Collision Repair. A new Culinary Arts Center includes a student-run restaurant that is getting rave reviews. All projects were completed within budget and are expected to serve area citizens for generations.
Unique course and program offerings are among the College’s diverse curriculum. GC offers a highly respected nursing program (registered and vocational) as well as traditional one- and two-year degrees in general academic, business, science, education, vocational and other health-related fields. Students may select courses in more than 60 academic and technical programs. Viticulture and Enology (grape growing and wine making) attracts students from across the state and nation.
Also on GC’s Main Campus is the Center for Workplace Learning – a distinctive partnership between private industries, local economic development entities, the College and other educational institutions – works to provide customized training for employees of existing and new businesses. Plus, area residents are encouraged to utilize the free services of the Small Business Development Center, or rent college facilities for events of all sizes. The public also is invited to play the College’s 18-hole golf course, one of the only public courses in the area, adjacent to the North Texas Regional Airport.
For more information on the educational opportunities at Grayson College, call the college at 903-465-6030 or look for us at www.grayson.edu.