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Academics

Instructional Divisions at NCTC
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NCTC has 58 degree programs to educate you and enrich your life, whether you plan to transfer to a four-year college or university or join the workforce right after graduation.

Transfer Degrees

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 any in-state four-year college or university toward bachelor's degrees.  Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees transfer into Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences degrees at many Texas Universities.  Check the AAS to BAAS Transfer Pathways website.

A student aiming for a baccalaureate can save money enrolling at NCTC first.

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Career & Technical Education Degrees

Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs at NCTC are technical programs designed to prepare a student 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's degree, NCTC has AAS-BAAS guided pathway agreements with many Texas universities.

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Health Sciences

The recently opened Leo and Mabel Scott Health Science Center on the Gainesville Campus provides hands-on, proficient training to future nurses, radiological technicians, and surgical technicians. The new simulation 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! Or, if helping to save lives as a first responder appeals to you, Fire Science and Emergency Medical Services certification and degree programs are available on the Corinth Campus.

Many of the programs in Health Sciences have additional requirements for admission and enrollment at NCTC does not guarantee enrollment into these programs. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the departmental assistant.

Dual Credit

The Dual Credit division gives students unique opportunities to earn college credit while still in high school! A truly dedicated student could graduate high school with a diploma and an associate degree.

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Online Classes

Not every student can always make it to a classroom, lecture hall, or lab on campus and some simply learn better in front of a computer. Online courses are comparable to those taught in the classroom, but they allow you to pursue your education goals while still meeting family and work responsibilities. These courses are ideal for single parents or busy professionals who attend classes at the time and place of their choosing.

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Adult & Continuing Education (ACE) is the non-credit division that offers career training programs, career advising, continuing education, such as English as a Second Language (ESL). Classes are taught by members of the community and can enable you to connect with other people with similar interests and or to learn a new lifeskill or hobby.

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Motivated and high-achieving students looking to challenge and distinguish themselves should consider joining the Honors Studies program. This program enables students opportunities to develop leadership skills, to challenge themselves academically, to study abroad, and to make a meaningful difference in their communities.

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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.

Student Success

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

The addition of the Eddie C. Hadlock Center for Student Success and the Completion Center on the Gainesville campus gives you more tools to ensure the completion of your degree.

The Career Services Center will connect you with job and career resources that can help you pay for school, get experience while in school, and get your first job after graduation.