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Academics

Instructional Divisions at NCTC
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There are six major instructional areas at NCTC that make up the Instructional Division; Arts & Social Sciences, Math & Sciences, Career & Technical Education (CTE), Health Sciences, Adult & Continuing Education, and Student Success. Included in the Instructional Division are also the Library, eCampus (or eLearning Department), and the Honors Program.

Transfer Degrees
Arts, Social Sciences, Math & Sciences

All degrees available at NCTC are transfer ready, meaning that all core curriculum courses and Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) degrees will transfer to four-year colleges or universities toward bachelor's degrees.  Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees transfer into Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences degrees at many Texas universities.

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Career & Technical Education
AAS Degrees & Workforce Certificates

Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs are designed to prepare students for a career in a high-demand, high-skilled field or industry. It is predicated that nearly half of all job openings filled by workers with post-secondary education will go to people with an associate degree or an occupational certificate. Some of these jobs pay more than many of the jobs held by those with bachelor degrees. If your goal is a bachelor degree, NCTC has AAS to BAAS guided pathway agreements with many Texas universities.

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Health Sciences

With the recent opening of the Leo and Mabel Scott Health Science Center on the Gainesville Campus the hands-on, innovative training of nurses, radiology technologist, EMS first responders, and surgical technologists immensely improved. The new simulation center and labs provide a more authentic learning experience than ever. Nursing programs are available at all campuses where you can earn an Associate of Nursing degree or earn a certificate as a Vocational Nurse (LVN) in as little as a year! The Corinth Campus offers degrees or certifications in Emergency Services such as Basic Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Fire Science.

Many of the programs in Health Sciences have additional requirements for admission and enrollment at NCTC does not guarantee enrollment into these programs. Any questions or concerns should be directed to the departmental assistant.

Dual Credit

The Dual Credit program at NCTC provides an opportunity for eligible high school students to enroll in college-level courses to earn both college credit and high school credit simultaneously. Students may take NCTC classes at any NCTC campus, at their high schools, online or any combination of the three. A truly dedicated student could graduate high school with a diploma and an associate degree.

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Online Classes

The eLearning Department aims to facilitate the continued growth and development of distance learning opportunities for a diverse and rapidly changing student population. eCampus strives to accommodate a wide range of online student needs and learner preferences. Students can expect the same high-quality courses as those taught in the classroom. Hybrid classes are often available and are taught with both online and classroom components.

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Adult Continuing Education (ACE) at North Central Texas College provides non-credit learning options in workforce education and personal enrichment. Occupational training programs are a mainstay of ACE, working  with employers and workforce development boards to develop a curriculum to support ever-changing labor pool needs. Cultural and personal enrichment courses are taught by members of the community and enable attendees to connect with others with similar interests and or to learn a new lifeskill or hobby.

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Honors Program

The Honors Program is an initiative designed to provide students with advanced learning and community leadership opportunities. Students in the program will be automatically considered for honors scholarships. Participating students will benefit from personalized learning plans, smaller class sizes, service learning experiences, and access to cultural and other special events. With completion of the requisite coursework students qualify to receive the Honors Program designation on transcripts, diplomas, and honors certificates at graduation.

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Library Services

NCTC Libraries are located on the Bowie, Corinth, Flower Mound, and Gainesville campuses. Each have resources from books and media to online databases and study guides to help you complete class assignments and learn subjects in depth. The Graham Campus does not have a physical library, but students may still access materials and may have them delivered to the campus via a courier service.

Student Success

The Student Success Center offers tutoring, study groups, success coaching, and career assistance to help students transition to college life, to graduate, and to become successful in the workforce.

With the addition of the Eddie C. Hadlock Center for Student Success and the Completion Center on the Gainesville campus, NCTC provides more tools to ensure academic success.

The Career Services Center connects students with job and career resources that can help pay for school, get experience while in school, and secure a job after graduation.