About Us

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North Central Texas College is dedicated to student success and institutional excellence.

Our History

NCTC was officially established May 20, 1924 — making it the oldest continuously operating two-year college in Texas today! Originally named Gainesville Junior College, the school was founded by Randolph Lee Clark, a man with a family legacy in higher education and a true pioneer of public community college education in Texas.

Fun Fact: Clark’s grandfather, with his father and uncle, founded AddRan College, the forerunner for Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth.

Flower Mound CampusFive Campus Locations

Our five campuses are located throughout North Texas in Bowie, Corinth, Flower Mound, Gainesville, and Graham. Each campus is a thriving learning environment with expert faculty and an exhilarating student life that is surrounded by a flourishing community. The degrees and courses available vary depending on the campus, so call or pay a visit if you have any questions.


NCTC has 58 degree programs to put you on the best pathway to your higher education goals, whether you plan to transfer to a four-year college or university or start your career right after graduation.

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NCTC offers 21 transfer degree programs that enable you to earn an Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), or Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) degree in two years. These programs include core curriculum courses that transfer to almost any four-year college or university.

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Career and Technical Education (CTE) are technical programs devised to ready you for a career in a high-demand, high-skill field or industry. You may earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, certificate, or Marketable Skills award that carries over to your bachelor's degree or that starts you on a career path right away.

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Nursing programs are available at all campuses where you can earn an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or get you certified as a Vocational Nurse (LVN) in as little as a year! Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees and certificates are also offered in the fields of Radiology and Surgical Technology. If helping to save lives as a first responder appeals to you more, Fire Science and Emergency Medical Services certifications and degrees are available on the Corinth Campus.

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Our Dual Credit program provides high school students the opportunity to earn college credits!

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The eLearning department provides online and hybrid (combination of classroom and online) courses if you prefer online learning or may not always be able to attend classes on campus.

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Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) is NCTC's non-credit division that offers career training programs, career advising, and continuing education courses, such as English as a Second Language (ESL). Classes, taught by members of the community, help you learn new life skills or hobbies.

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The Honors program offers motivated and high-achieving students opportunities to challenge and distinguish themselves by enrolling in Honors-designated courses, completing independent study projects, and providing service to the college and community.

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Library Services add

The NCTC Libraries provide resources from books and media to online databases and study guides that help you complete your class assignments in various subjects.

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The Student Success division offer services such as tutoring, study groups, and career coaching to help you transition to college life and succeed academically and professionally.

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Dr. Wallace portraitThe Board of Regents

NCTC's Board of Regents is the college's governing body that establishes policy direction and goals consistent with the District's role and mission. The daily operations of North Central Texas College are managed by a professional staff who report to a Chief Executive Officer, the Chancellor.

Meet the Chancellor

Dr. G. Brent Wallace assumed the duties of the 11th President and 1st Chancellor of the North Central Texas College District in August 2014 after serving as the Vice President of Instruction and Chief Academic Officer for the North Central Texas Community College District. He was responsible for providing leadership and vision for credit and non-credit programs and learning resources, consistent with Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Accreditation Standards, Texas State Law and Administrative Code, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Rules, Board of Regents policies, and procedures and guidelines established by the North Central Texas Community College District.

Two Honors Graduates


North Central Texas College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools to award associate degrees and certificates of completion. Contact the Commission on Colleges with any questions or concerns about the accreditation of NCTC.

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