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Honors Studies

The Honors Program & PTK Chapter at NCTC
Honors Program graduates

The NCTC Honors Program offers the opportunity for high-achieving students to earn honors credit in core curriculum courses taught by experienced and engaging faculty dedicated to honors education.  Honors students have the opportunity to attend campus events, as well as events throughout the DFW Metroplex, and perform service to the college and their communities.  

By participating in the Honors Program, Honors students are connected with other students on campus to develop a community of scholars. Students earn Honors designation on their transcripts and qualify for distinction at graduation.  Honors Program Graduates receive a medallion at graduation, which is one of the highest honors an NCTC graduate can achieve. 

The Honors Program also helps students transfer to 4-year universities and connects them with service and leadership opportunities. All of these experiences make students more competitive when applying to selective undergraduate and graduate programs, when applying to other Honors programs, and when applying for scholarships.

NCTC Honors Program graduates have transferred into Honors Programs at Texas Woman’s University, the University of North Texas, and Austin College, and have received the prestigious Terry Foundation Scholarship when transferring to Texas Woman’s University, the University of North Texas, and Texas A&M.

How Honors Studies Can Help You

  • Honors designated courses
  • Cultural enrichment opportunities
  • Transfer assistance to 4-year universities
  • Academic recognition at graduation
  • Leadership and service opportunities
  • Study abroad opportunities
  • Belong to a community of scholars
  • Opportunity for individual research, and for conference presentations

Challenge your mind. Change the world.

Apply to Join Honors

Contact Us

Please reach out to us to find out how Honors can benefit you.

Jill Swarner
Honors Program Director
(940) 668-3343
jswarner@nctc.edu