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NCTC Core Curriculum


To complete the 42 hour Core Curriculum, a student must earn the required number of semester credit hours according to the parameters described below.

Communication - 2 courses

ENGL 1301 COMPOSITION I 3 credit hours
ENGL 1302 COMPOSITION II 3 credit hours
ENGL 2311 TECHNICAL & BUSINESS WRITING 3 credit hours

6 credit hours - Select two courses from the list above.

Mathematics - 1 course

MATH 1314 COLLEGE ALGEBRA 3 credit hours
MATH 1316 PLANE TRIGONOMETRY 3 credit hours
MATH 1324 MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS & SOCIAL SCIENCES 3 credit hours
MATH 1325 CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS & SOCIAL SCIENCES 3 credit hours
MATH 1332 CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS I 3 credit hours
MATH 1342 ELEMENTARY STATISTICAL METHODS 3 credit hours
MATH 2412 PRE-CALCULUS MATH 4 credit hours
MATH 2413 CALCULUS I 4 credit hours

3 - 4 credit hours - Select one course from the list above.

Life and Physical Sciences - 2 courses

BIOL 1406 BIOLOGY FOR SCIENCE MAJORS I 4 credit hours
BIOL 1407 BIOLOGY FOR SCIENCE MAJORS II 4 credit hours
BIOL 1408 BIOLOGY FOR NON-SCIENCE MAJORS I 4 credit hours
BIOL 1411 GENERAL BOTANY 4 credit hours
BIOL 1413 GENERAL ZOOLOGY 4 credit hours
BIOL 2401 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I 4 credit hours
BIOL 2402 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II 4 credit hours
BIOL 2406 ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY 4 credit hours
CHEM 1406 INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY 4 credit hours
CHEM 1411 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I 4 credit hours
CHEM 1412 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II 4 credit hours
HORT 1401 HORTICULTURE 4 credit hour
PHYS 1401 COLLEGE PHYSICS I 4 credit hours
PHYS 1402 COLLEGE PHYSICS II 4 credit hours
PHYS 1415 PHYSICAL SCIENCE 4 credit hours
PHYS 2425 UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I 4 credit hours
PHYS 2426 UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II 4 credit hours

6 credit hours - Select two courses from the list above.

Some courses require a prerequisite course.

Language, Philosophy, and Culture - 1 course

ENGL 2322 BRITISH LITERATURE I 3 credit hours
ENGL 2323 BRITISH LITERATURE II 3 credit hours
ENGL 2327 AMERICAN LITERATURE I 3 credit hours
ENGL 2328 AMERICAN LITERATURE II 3 credit hours
ENGL 2332 WORLD LITERATURE I 3 credit hours
ENGL 2333 WORLD LITERATURE II 3 credit hours
HIST 2321 WORLD CIVILIZATIONS I 3 credit hours
HIST 2322 WORLD CIVILIZATIONS II 3 credit hours
HUMA 1301 INTRODUCTION TO THE HUMANITIES I 3 credit hours
PHIL 1301 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY 3 credit hours
PHIL 2306 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS 3 credit hours
SPAN 2311 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I 3 credit hours

3 credit hours - Select one course from the list above.

Creative Arts - 1 course

ARTS 1301 ART APPRECIATION 3 credit hours
DANC 2303 DANCE APPRECIATION I 3 credit hours
DRAM 1310 INTRODUCTION TO THEATER 3 credit hours
DRAM 1330 STAGECRAFT I 3 credit hours
DRAM 2366 INTRODUCTION TO CINEMA 3 credit hours
MUSI 1306 MUSIC APPRECIATION 3 credit hours
MUSI 1310 AMERICAN MUSIC 3 credit hours

3 credit hours - Select one course from the list above.

History - 2 courses

HIST 1301 UNITED STATES HISTORY I 3 credit hours
HIST 1302 U.S. HISTORY FROM 1865 3 credit hours
HIST 2301 TEXAS HISTORY 3 credit hours

6 credit hours - Select two courses from the list above.

Government - 2 courses

GOVT 2305 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT (Federal constitution & topics) 3 credit hours
GOVT 2306 TEXAS GOVERNMENT (Texas constitution & topics) 3 credit hours

Social and Behavioral Sciences - 1 course

ANTH 2346 GENERAL ANTHROPOLOGY 3 credit hours
ANTH 2351 CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY 3 credit hours
ECON 2301 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS 3 credit hours
ECON 2302 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS 3 credit hours
PSYC 2301 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 credit hours
PSYC 2314 LIFESPAN GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT 3 credit hours
SOCI 1301 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3 credit hours
SOCI 1306 SOCIAL PROBLEMS 3 credit hours
SPCH 1318 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3 credit hours

3 credit hours - Select one course from the list above.

Component Area Option - 2 courses

SPCH 1315 PUBLIC SPEAKING 3 credit hours
SPCH 1321 BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION 3 credit hours
EDUC 1300 LEARNING FRAMEWORK 3 credit hours
PSYC 1300 LEARNING FRAMEWORK 3 credit hours

SPCH1315 or SPCH1321 AND EDUC1300 or PSYC1300 for a total of 6 hours