Department of Student Success


The Department of Student Success provides a Math Lab, a Writing Center, and Study/Tutor Groups accessible for use by all NCTC students. The Math Lab is a drop-in lab. Tutors circulate among students and answer questions as students work through various algebraic or mathematical problems. The Writing Center is a same day appointment center. Students make an appointment to meet with a writing tutor who can guide students through all stages of the writing process. Tutors can assist with structure, style, and grammar, and they empower students to become their own editors.

To find out more about the services listed above and to view the Department of Student Success hours of operation, please go to: www.nctc.edu/student-success/tutoring/index.html

Office for Students with Disabilities OSD

The Office for Students with Disabilities provides support services for students with disabilities. North Central Texas College is committed to making its degree and certificate programs accessible to all qualified persons in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (P.L. 93-112), the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2009). To afford each of our students every reasonable opportunity for success, the OSD offers a variety of support services to enable students with disabilities and/or special needs to participate in the full range of college experiences. Services are coordinated to fit the individual needs of the student and may include the following: sign language interpreting, note-taking, tutoring, mobility assistance, audio taping, large print materials, readers, scribes, and other reasonable accommodations.

As a resource for the ADA, as well as other legislation regarding disability-related issues, the OSD staff serves as liaison among students, faculty, and college staff to help determine appropriate accommodations in the College environment. If a student has a learning, physical or mental disability, and would like accommodations, they should contact the OSD Department staff to determine if they qualify for services. A student with a disability is not required to disclose this to college officials if the student is not requesting accommodations.

Disclosure of Disability - In accordance with the ADA, NCTC is committed to making reasonable accommodations for any student who provides appropriate documentation verifying her/his disability. Appropriate documentation is current and includes a diagnosis made by a certified health professional in education, medicine, psychology or other related area. Additionally, documentation should indicate the presence of a learning, physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities. For more information or to disclose a disability, contact information for the OSD Department is listed below.

Wayne Smith, M.S., CRC, LPC, CBIST
OSD Director
Corinth Campus, Room 170
(940) 498-6207
kwsmith@nctc.edu

Yvonne Sandmann, M.S.
OSD Specialist
Gainesville Campus, Room 110
(940) 668-3300
ysandmann@nctc.edu

Please refer to the OSD Website for more information: osd.nctc.edu

TRIO Program

The TRIO program provides comprehensive, individualized services to students enrolled at all three NCTC campuses each academic year. The mission of the federally funded program is to increase the retention and graduation rates of eligible participants and to foster an institutional climate supportive of first generation, low income college students and students with disabilities. TRIO students receive the following services: one-on-one tutoring, academic advising, career counseling, financial aid information, cultural enrichment, personal counseling, and educational workshops geared to give students tools to succeed in college.

To obtain more information regarding TRIO services or to apply to the program, please contact:

Nancy Zamora
TRIO Director
Corinth Campus
(940) 498-6212
nzamora@nctc.edu

Networks Program

The Networks Program provides services for students enrolled in one of NCTC's Technical Programs and students who qualify based on one or more of the following categories:

  • Nontraditional Learner
  • Limited English Proficiency Learner
  • Learners who are economically disadvantaged
  • Learners who are single parents or displaced homemakers.

Services include:

  • Non-traditional Career Awareness
  • Career Assessment
  • Referrals to Campus and Community Services
  • Academic, Career, and Individual Counseling Services
  • Tutoring Services
  • Child Care Assistance.

For more information, please contact:

Wayne Smith, M.S., CRC, LPC, CBIST
OSD Director
Corinth Campus, Room 170
(940) 498-6207
kwsmith@nctc.edu

Yvonne Sandmann, M.S.
OSD Specialist
Gainesville Campus, Room 111
(940) 668-3300
ysandmann@nctc.edu