First Year Experience Course

Spring 2018

The First Year Experience Course (NCTC 1001) is a required non-credit, 4-week course designed to provide students with the tools needed to persist and succeed at North Central Texas College. Topics covered in the course include: NCTC technology, campus resources, college classroom expectation, study techniques, test-taking, financial literacy, and campus safety resources.  First time college students (excluding dual credit) are required to pass NCTC 1001. The course does not satisfy requirements for any degree plan at NCTC, has no prerequisites, and is non-transferable.          

First time college students (excluding current dual credit) are required to pass NCTC 1001 before they complete 15 credit hours at the institution. The course does not satisfy requirements for any degree plan at NCTC, has no prerequisites, and is non-transferable.

During the first four weeks of Fall & Spring, students are required to participate in this just-in-time targeted class aimed at all new to college students. The course is free and all materials are provided.

The Schedule

Week 1

Introduction To NCTC 1001 & NCTC Resources  Completion CenterCounseling & Testing Center, Student Successcareer information, College Central Network for job search, Student Life. 

Week 2

Canvas and MyNCTC/College Classroom Expectations  MyNCTC and CANVAS demonstration

Week 3

Study & Test Taking Strategies/Financial Literacy & Scholarships

Week 4

Campus Safety & Course Wrap Up