Community

NCTC as Part of the Community
  • University partners at NCTC Welcome Back Bash
  • Annual Mini-Golf Tournament 2017 with sponsors and community partners
  • Partnership Spotlight Catholic Charities as the NCTC Welcome Back Bash
  • Bowie and NCTC Libraries showing solidarity at NCTC Welcome Back Bash

North Central Texas College takes pride in being a part of the communities that surround our campuses and our institution as a whole. Through community and university partnerships, we are able to create a working relationship that benefits and strengthens all parties. NCTC also offers many services to community members and the opportunity to give back to the students, the college, and the community itself.

Services to the Community

Many services offered to students on campus are extended to community members and friends of the college. Rooms and spaces may be rented for meetings, workshops, or other activities. The colleges also host a conglomerate of artistic, social, and cultural events that are open to everyone such as the Creative Writing Contest and Awards and special guest lectures and presentations. NCTC also affords the following specialized services to members of the community.

Adult & Continuing Education (ACE) add

ACE offers career training and advising, workforce development, and personal enrichment through a variety of job training programs and community classes taught by community members.

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Beef Cattle Evaluation Center add

This is an excellent community outreach located on the Gainesville campus providing breeders an opportunity to showcase and market breeding animals as well as local producers the opportunity to purchase high quality bulls from various breeds close to home.

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Career Services add

This program works to fund workforce training and job placement services with outcomes intended to increase wages and job retention. The services of career coaches and the CareerLion Job Board exist to serve the needs of the community as well as the students, whether a potential employee or established employer.

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IT Career Connection Center add

The IT Career Connection Center (ITCCC) Testing Center provides secure, accessible, and comprehensive testing services for our students and community members. The Testing Center complies with the Professional Standards and Guidelines of the National College Testing Association.

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Small Business Development Center add

The SBDC offers individual counseling, training, and information resources at no cost in such areas as new business feasibility and start-up, business plan preparation, financial management, and general management strategies for small businesses in the community.

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Strategic Partnerships
Putting Community into the Community College Mission

Through the Office of Strategic Partnerships, we develop solutions that promote innovation and collaboration with external partners in the development of new educational programs and services that benefit the communities we serve as well as NCTC students.  The following are examples of NCTC’s partnerships:

University Partnerships

Midwestern State University
Flower Mound Partnership

UNT
AAS to BAAS – over 25 agreements UNT Center/Gainesville Campus Fall 2017 Opening

TWU
Health Science Partner

Texas Tech
TechTeach partner with Gainesville ISD to provide Bilingual, Special Education, ESL Teachers

Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Tarleton State University

Bellevue University
Premier Community College Partner BU will provide on-site advisor starting in Fall 2017

Community Partnerships

Cooke County add
  • Abigail’s Arms
  • Catholic Charities
  • City of Gainesville
  • Cooke County Historical Heritage Society
  • Cooke County United Way
  • Gainesville Chamber of Commerce
  • Gainesville Depot Organization
  • Gainesville Economic Development Corporation (EDC)
  • Gainesville ISD
  • Gainesville Kiwanis Club
  • Gainesville Rotary Club
  • Gainesville Soroptomist
  • GAVA
  • Great Hanging Memorial Foundation
  • KGAF – 1580 AM Radio
  • Medal of Honor Board
  • Muenster Chamber of Commerce
  • Muenster Kiwanis Club
  • Muenster Memorial Hospital
  • North Texas Medical Center
  • Texoma Workforce Board

 

Denton County add
  • ACE – Afterschool Centers on Education
  • AVID – Advancement via Individual Determination
  • Black Chamber of Commerce
  • City of Denton
  • City of Lewisville
  • Communities in Schools
  • Cumberland Presbyterian Children’s Home
  • Denton African American Scholarship Foundation
  • Denton Benefit League
  • Denton Chamber of Commerce
  • Denton County Homeless Coalition
  • Denton County Low-Income Tax Clinic
  • Denton Friends of the Family
  • Denton Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Denton ISD Grant Program
  • Denton United Way
  • Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce
  • Flower Mound-Fire Department
  • Flower Mound Rotary
  • Flower Mound Summit Club
  • Friends of the Family
  • GOAL: Guys & Girls operating as Leaders
  • Journey to Dream
  • Keep Flower Mound Beautiful
  • Lake Cities Chamber of Commerce
  • Lewisville Chamber of Commerce
  • Lewisville ISD
  • LULAC – League of United Latin American Citizens
  • MALES – Men of Color

 

Montague County add
  • Amity Club
  • Bowie 2nd Monday Trades Day Association
  • Bowie 4B Economic Development Corporation
  • Bowie News
  • Bowie Rotary Club
  • Bowie Chamber of Commerce
  • City of Bowie
  • Jim Bowie Days
  • KNTX – 1410 AM Radio
  • Montague County Child Welfare Advocacy
  • Montague County Extension Service Leadership Program
  • Montague County ISDs – 5th & 8th Grade College Readiness Program
  • North Texas Workforce Solutions
  • Patsy’s House
  • Saint Jo Education Foundation
  • Texas Parks & Wildlife

 

Graham add
  • 7 Radio
  • Bertha Foundation
  • Catholic Charities
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • City of Graham
  • CRCG – Social Services Organization
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Graham Chamber of Commerce
  • Graham Economic Development Corporation
  • Graham Industrial Association
  • Graham ISD/Bryson ISD – 5th, 8th, 10th Grade College Readiness Program, 8th Grade Honors Leadership Summit
  • Graham Leaders
  • Graham Public Library
  • Graham Regional Medical Hospital
  • North Texas Workforce Solutions
  • Olney Hamilton Hospital
  • United Way
  • Virginia’sHouse
  • 5 Christian Radio

Partnership Spotlight

Catholic Charities Partnership

The Vocation Program at Catholic Charities exists to provide individuals with the opportunity to further education in order to secure living wage employment and experience financial security.  Based on research by Notre Dame University, generational poverty can be intervened by successful completion of a community college certification and/or degree that leads to workforce training.  Catholic Charities began their pilot program at Tarrant County College, where the success of the program has been written about in the New York Times, Washington Post and other major media outlets. 

NCTC Graham Campus was selected later through the leadership of the Graham community and now the program has been extended to NCTC Gainesville Campus.  Students are selected on need-based criteria and do not have to be of the Catholic faith, nor will that question be asked on the application.  The program is open to all people who have the desire to change their lives through education and workforce training – and are willing to work towards those goals. 

Recent outcomes have been measured and there is a 99 percent reported completion rate of workforce training programs from NCTC-Graham Campus and Vernon College. 

Based on a case management program, selected students in vocational programs at NCTC will be paired with a case worker who will facilitate, guide and mentor the students to completion of their training. Emergency funds, job search, career mapping and other goal setting methods are utilized.  The Catholic Charities case worker is housed on the campus it serves, where they work with NCTC staff and faculty on behalf of the students. The Gainesville Campus program will start in the Fall of 2017.

29 Acres Partnership

NCTC has become a partner of the 29 Acres project where people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will be offered an enriched, evidenced-based curriculum that will promote the realization of greater independence, self-value and happiness. 

Adults with ASD will have the opportunity to participate in two different levels of NCTC’’s curriculum: a series of non-credit transition classes that include career readiness, independent living, self-advocacy and interpersonal relationship-building. Credit classes will be offered from NCTC in areas of transfer pathways and workforce training.

Modeled after a nationally recognized program developed at Taft Community College in California, and later on a Gateway Community College in Arizona, a facility is also being planned in Denton.  This will be a place where residents with ASD will have an opportunity to live in a residential home where there will be permanent housing that will further independent living and a quality of life.


“Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller