Bowie Campus

Putting Education to Work in Montague County

The NCTC Bowie Campus opened in 2000, and its presence has had a great impact on the lives of the Montague County citizens. Based in an area that serves a largely rural population with socioeconomic challenges, the need for higher education and skilled workforce training is essential for providing a bright future for Montague County citizens. Our campus is committed in its continuous outreach in order to enhance the lives of rural Texans.

About the Bowie Campus

Responding to the needs of the community, citizens of Bowie voted for a half-cent sales tax channeled through an economic development foundation. The 16,000 square foot, $2.196 million building opened in January 2000, marking a significant moment in the city's development. The beautiful structure is situated on picturesque property at the intersection of Mill Street and State Highway 287. The Bowie 4B, EDC, Bowie Economic Development Board, along with oil and gas industry partners then funded a 6560 sq. ft. expansion to the existing building accommodating a state-of-the-art training facility with a new library, a new Student Success Center, and new learning labs.

Connected With the Community

The Montague County Foundation Board, the county Chambers of Commerce, various civic and church organizations, local banking institutions, Bowie Memorial Hospital, and the City of Bowie are vital areas of support for the Bowie campus. Scholarships continue to grow because of the community's generosity and deep commitment to NCTC. The Bowie Memorial Hospital supports "This Week at NCTC," a weekly live radio show on KNTX-1410 AM. 

Through communication and continued support of this campus, the hope is to spread the good news of opportunity and growth through higher education. These are exciting times and the Bowie campus is proud to be a part of the team that is "putting education to work" in Montague County.

A Modern Teaching Facility

The campus features five regular classrooms, three of which are furnished with distance education equipment that allows classes to be broadcast to or from remote locations. Other accommodations include a petroleum technology classroom (equipped with computers and a lab space), a computer lab, a science lab, a nursing simulation lab, a Library & Learning Resource Center, and a Student Success Center. The design and property size permits considerable expansion.

Featured Facilities Industrial Technology Center

Industrial Technology Center on the Bowie Campus

The brand new Industrial Technology Center (ITC) opened in Spring 2018 and houses Welding, Machining, Industrial Mechanics, HVAC, Electrical and Petroleum Technology. The 8,700 square foot facility has state-of-the-art Lincoln welding equipment used in the oil and gas industry as well as the heavy fabrication industry. The ITC also has CNC machining mills and lathes, as well as manual mills and lathes for training machinists in the latest industry requirements. The Petroleum Technology program has technical  training available to help prepare you for a lucrative job in the rising oil and gas industry.

Featured Academics

NCTC Bowie has a partnership with all area high schools to meet the needs of Dual Credit and college-bound students. The curriculum includes courses that provide a solid foundation for students transferring to four-year universities as well as provides meaningful certificate and degree programs for graduates entering the workforce.

Certificate & Degree Programs

The Bowie campus also hosts a Welding program that extends industry-prescribed courses leading to either a one-year certificate of completion or two-year associate degree.

Welding Technology

Community Education

Besides collegiate-level course work, other community educational services are available at the Bowie campus such as the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Adult & Continuing Education (ACE).

SBDC periodically hosts classes on how to start small businesses, adhering to government regulations and compliance, record keeping, and patent, copyrights and trademark workshops. SBDC also provides free and confidential counseling to existing small businesses and individuals seeking to start new businesses.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact the SBDC.

ACE brings members of the community together at Bowie to educate and train in career and life skills as well arts, recreation, and languages.