About Us

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North Central Texas College is dedicated to student success and institutional excellence.

Our History

NCTC was officially established May 20, 1924 — making it the oldest continuously operating two-year college in Texas today! Originally named Gainesville Junior College, the school was founded by Randolph Lee Clark, a man with a family legacy in higher education and a true pioneer of public community college education in Texas.


NCTC offers six degree types including Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT), Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS), Certificate, and Occupational Skills Award. 

There are six major instructional areas that make up the Instructional Division; Arts & Social Sciences, Math & Sciences, Career & Technical Education (CTE), Health Sciences, Dual Credit, Adult & Continuing Education (ACE), and Student Success. Included in the Instructional Division are also the Library, eCampus (or eLearning Department), Dual Credit, and the Honors Program.

These instructional areas provide the courses, methods, and resources for students to learn and succeed.

The Board of Regents

NCTC's Board of Regents is the college's governing body that establishes policy direction and goals consistent with the District's role and mission. The daily operations of North Central Texas College are managed by a professional staff who report to a Chief Executive Officer, the Chancellor.

Meet Our Board of Regents

Dr. Wallace portrait

Meet the Chancellor

Dr. G. Brent Wallace assumed the duties of the 11th President and 1st Chancellor of the North Central Texas College District in August 2014 after serving as the Vice President of Instruction and Chief Academic Officer for the North Central Texas Community College District. He was responsible for providing leadership and vision for credit and non-credit programs and learning resources, consistent with Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Accreditation Standards, Texas State Law and Administrative Code, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Rules, Board of Regents policies, and procedures and guidelines established by the North Central Texas Community College District.


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 with any questions or concerns about the accreditation of NCTC.

1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, GA 30033-4097
(404) 679-4500

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