Changing the World... One Student At A Time
Established in 1924 under the leadership of Texas community college pioneer Randolph Lee Clark, North Central Texas College is the oldest continuously operating public two-year college in the state. From its roots as a small, rural "junior" college — an extension of the local public schools actually — NCTC has grown and matured into a comprehensive, full-service community college of truly regional scope, serving students from six major campuses located across its service area.
North Central Texas College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools to award Associate Degrees and Certificates of Completion. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of North Central Texas College.
History of NCTC
The North Central Texas College Community College District is one of 50 public community college districts statewide. Although the actual college district boundaries are coterminous with those of Cooke County, NCTC reaches far beyond its home campus in Gainesville to bring higher education programs and services to residents of a large service area which also includes Denton and Montague counties and Graham ISD.
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Statement of Mission & Purpose
North Central Texas College is dedicated to
student success and institutional excellence. The College District
encourages student achievement by providing affordable, quality learning
environments, comprehensive student support, and public services.
The College District fulfills its mission by offering
programs leading to associate degrees and certificates and by
providing: University Transfer Education, General Education, Career and Technical Education, Developmental Education, Student Development, Continuing Education, and Community Education.
North Central Texas College will be a recognized leader in higher education
and a catalyst for economic, cultural, and community development.
North Central Texas College is accountable to its students, colleagues,
and the community and holds the following values to be fundamental:
Affordable, Quality Education
NCTC is passionate about providing access to higher education. Its
highly qualified faculty and staff and student-centered programs and
services reflect NCTC’s commitment to excellence.
Stimulating Learning Environments
NCTC fosters diverse, challenging, and engaging learning environments
to empower its students to impact a global society as creative problem
solvers, critical thinkers, and dynamic leaders.
NCTC faculty, staff, and students act in an ethical, honest and
NCTC embraces creative ideas and challenging initiatives.
NCTC cultivates productive partnerships through teamwork,
personalized attention, and open communication.
NCTC supports students, faculty and staff by welcoming diversity
and promoting mutual respect.
The College is dedicated
to providing quality educational opportunities to all students and
to all other persons and businesses wishing to avail themselves
of its services. The College is aware of the complexity of challenges
facing both individual and corporate members of a technologically
demanding society. Therefore, it pledges the commitment of its Trustees,
administration, faculty, and staff to an educational program of
excellence and flexibility for a constituency of diverse needs and
backgrounds. In order to provide its students with the opportunity
to improve their quality of life, the College is dedicated to providing
dynamic, responsive and quality services.
The College District seeks to treat each
person of the College community as a unique individual and to provide
a positive, encouraging, and success-oriented environment. College
District policies and practices which protect the rights and development
of each individual in the College community shall be enforced. Protection
from unlawful discrimination, including conduct that constitutes
sexual harassment, and freedom to develop as a student and/or College
employee shall be promoted.
The College District accepts its responsibilities
to its students, to its employees, and to the members of the community.
Further, the College District is committed to meet these responsibilities
with balance, fairness, accountability, and ethical integrity. It
is the policy of the College District to apply the highest ethical
standards to all members of the College community including the
Board of Regents, administration, staff, and faculty in achieving
its mission and in managing its resources efficiently and effectively
to reach its goals and objectives. The College District shall include
a code of ethics for Board members, administration, staff, and faculty
in its PolicyManual.
North Central Texas College responds to the special
needs and interests of the public, but it realizes that all these
needs and interests cannot be served solely in a formal classroom
setting through the traditional academic curricula. Members of
community at large are welcome on campus at any time and are given
access to many college facilities and services, such as the Library,
free of charge. Other facilities and services, including space for
meetings, workshops and similar activities, are made available at
minimal charges. For more information contact the office of the
Dean of Administrative Services at 940-668-4201 or by email.
Specialized facilities allied with the college's instructional
programs also are made available to the community as a public service.
Examples include the Beef Cattle Evaluation Center and Soil &
Forage Testing Laboratory, both affiliated with the college's Department
of Agriculture, and the NCTC Equine Center. In cooperation with
the Division of Continuing Education, this department and others regularly sponsor
workshops, seminars and short courses aimed at disseminating information
to individuals as well as to business, industry and private organizations
within the community.
All members of the college faculty,administration and staff welcome inquiries related to their
particular areas of specialization from community organizations
and individuals. In addition, a Speaker's Bureau is maintained for
the benefit of local civic clubs, social organizations and other
A widely varied program of artistic, social and cultural
events - recitals, concerts, stage productions, lectures, exhibits
and others - is sponsored by the college. The annual NCTC Art Show
and Creative Writing Awards competition are examples of such programs
which involve direct community participation.