Center Type
Job Corps Center
Physical Address

1701 N Church St
McKinney, TX 75069-1811
United States

Geolocation Field
33.221329, -96.6178208
Phone Number
(972) 542-2623
Fax Number
(214) 547-7700
Off-Site Training
Location Description

North Texas Job Corps Center is a 92-acre campus located in a residential area of McKinney, Texas, about 30 miles north of Dallas.

Center History

The North Texas Job Corps Center opened in June of 1966 on the site of the Ashburn General Hospital (later called the Veterans Administration Hospital, McKinney). The center was originally for women only, but in the 1990s it became coeducational.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 365 male students and 197 female students in 12 dorms. Residential students live with up to three roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

  • laundry facilities
  • TV lounges
  • vending machines
  • computer labs
  • microwaves
  • bathrooms and showers

An independent living adviser is on-site to help make dorm life safe, clean, and productive for students.

Director Name
Tracy Robinson
Director Email
Director Phone
Director Extension
Director Fax
Student Programs
Student Government Association
<p>The Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice of our students and plays a key role in the operation of the center. We encourage all of our students to join the SGA.</p> <p>The SGA Council is composed of Executive Board officers, Vocational Representatives, and Area Student Leaders. The Executive Board members are the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Community Coordinator. Vocational Representatives are student leaders representing each career training program on center. The Area Student Leaders are mentors, recreational aides, residential advisors, safety marshals, and student tour guides.</p> <p>In their weekly meetings, SGA representatives make recommendations to the Center Director about rules affecting students including enforcement of rules. The Center Director also consults with the SGA before introducing new rules for students.</p> <p>SGA members also have the responsibility to:</p> <ul> <li>Be a positive role model to the other students.</li> <li>Assist in the decision-making process with the Center Director and Senior Management Team relating to policies affecting student life on and off campus.</li> <li>Develop leadership skills.</li> <li>Practice self-government and have input on center policies.</li> <li>Learn and practice positive leadership and socialization skills.</li> <li>Assist with tours on center.</li> <li>Work with all departments through the SGA Committees.</li> <li>Host activities for the student body.</li> <li>Work closely with the Business-Community Liaison to bridge the gap between the Job Corps program and the community.</li> </ul> <p>After 30 days of enrollment at our center, you may apply for the Leadership Training Class. After you complete three weeks of leadership training, you can apply for SGA membership.<br> </p>
Anime Club
<p>The Anime Club meets regularly to discuss, show, and promote anime as well as broaden Japanese cultural understanding. Any Anime fan is welcome to join. Our activities range from viewing and discussing Anime, playing games, or doing Anime-related crafts. From classics of the medium to the latest titles from Japan, whatever interests you about Anime and Manga is welcome here.</p>
Girls Exemplifying Morals and Standards (GEMS)
Men of Distinction
<p>The Men of Distinction’s mission is to attract, recognize, reward, and advance student success by teaching leadership concepts to the young men of Job Corps. The organization promotes intellectual growth, cultural enrichment, and social development as values to be upheld. Along the way, members will learn team-building concepts, critical goal-setting skills, and proper etiquette in the business arena, and will put these concepts into practice through community service projects. The Men of Distinction seeks to foster brotherhood, service, character, heritage, truth, and knowledge in the young men of Job Corps.</p>
Youth 2 Youth: Partners 4 Peace
<p>Youth 2 Youth: Partners 4 Peace’s mission is to address what students can do about violence on their campuses and in their communities. By talking about violence and aggression and learning about how their peers have been affected by youth violence, members of this group are empowering one another to make a difference. And, most importantly, they are suggesting solutions. </p>
<p>Fostering positive relationships with the communities our centers are in is a key part of what Job Corps does. This can mean performing work in the neighborhood that aligns with a student's career pathway, such as building new playgrounds, patching up sidewalks, or cleaning up parks. At the North Texas Job Corps, it also means assisting the following organizations and events with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>American Cancer Society “Relay for Life”</li> <li>City of McKinney</li> <li>City of Prosper</li> <li>Habitat for Humanity</li> <li>Muscular Dystrophy Association</li> <li>Volunteer McKinney</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at North Texas Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her GED/high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at North Texas can enroll in our GED/high school program.</p> <p>A high school diploma is awarded once all the required credits have been completed.</p>
English Language Learning Program
<p>Students needing to learn English can enter our English Language Learning (ELL) program. Students in the ELL program are tested regularly to determine their language proficiency levels.</p>
<p>Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math, reading, and social studies by instructors or by fellow students (Peer Student Tutors). Students interested in getting into a tutoring program may contact their instructors or the Academic Manager.</p>
Driver Education
<p>Driver's Education is available to all students needing their driver's license.</p>
Who do I have to live with?

Students stay in separate male and female dormitories. There are up to four students to each dorm room. Your room will be assigned to you upon arrival at the center.

Job Corps values diversity and will provide you with opportunities to live and interact with people of many different backgrounds.