Message from the Chancellor

Welcome to the Fall 2017 edition of CareerFocus. CareerFocus gives you information about the many opportunities available at North Central Texas College. NCTC is a great choice for those looking to start a new career, gain some additional skill sets, or continue their formal education. Very soon NCTC will deliver again on its commitment to affordable, quality education in a stimulating...

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Application Checklist

Apply online at ApplyTexas.org.  Apply for financial aid and scholarships.*  Submit high school and/or college transcripts.  Receive a meningitis vaccine if under 22 years of age.  Complete the TSI testing requirements, if needed.  Apply for housing.*  Register for classes!  *-Optional...

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Why NCTC? The value of a degree

Why make an investment in education? Well because it pays off! 60 credit hours at NCTC for an in-district resident is $5,100 Compare that to $21,810 for 60 hours at a public 4-year institution for an in-state resident  That’s a savings of $16,710 on tuition alone. Now take a look at how your lifetime earnings are increased for each level of educational attainment to really see...

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Career Services Center

Do you need a resume? Do you know how to dress for a job? What is a career portfolio? Do you need childcare reimbursement while searching for work? North Central Texas College offers a variety of career related services to students and community residents in Cooke, Denton, Montague, and Young counties. Internships in chosen fields, job search assistance, job referrals, career...

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Student Focus: Dalton Williams

Always interested in computers, Dalton Williams knew his future was going to be in information technology.  At NCTC, Dalton, found the perfect fit by matching his protective nature with his IT interest in the cybersecurity program.  Dalton is a do-gooder at heart, and cybersecurity fits his personality and his interests. Dalton saw information about the TechHire program and sought out more...

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Is Your Head in the Cloud? Computer careers in the era of cloud computing, big data, and the internet of things

With each passing year, the Internet gets less “virtual” and more “reality.” Online activity is increasingly part of core operations for banking, retail, healthcare, scientific research, and education. In today’s economy, being connected is not optional. That means a degree in computer science can take you just about anywhere, in any field. Computer and information technology jobs are...

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NCTC Fast Lane 

In 2015, the road ahead of Russ Phillips looked a lot like a one-lane highway stretching forever through a barren dessert.  Two decades removed from earning a degree in his not-so-profitable dream field, he was newly-divorced and scraping by under-employed as a driver. Unexpectedly, a fork in the road appeared.  He met and married his wife Amy, and with her support, Russ began on a new career...

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Machine Tool Technology Impacts Many Industries

By Tracy McQueen Marksberry Machinists have a hand in practically everything – from the parts on your car to the equipment at your doctor’s office to the shoes in your closet. “We’re behind the scenes of a lot of different things,” said Jeremy Carroll, Machining Technology instructor at North Central Texas College. Students who enroll in NCTC’s Machining Technology Program...

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Not the Guy that Hits the Buttons

Christian Taylor Dishman, 26, will be graduating with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Machining Technology in May 2018.   He is also lead machinist at Red Rock Machine & Tool, Inc., where he has worked for 4½ years.  Taylor decided about two years into the job as a general operator that he didn’t want to be “just the guy that hits the buttons.”  He wanted to be the guy...

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