About Us

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

Our Core Values

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 responsible manner.


NCTC embraces creative ideas and challenging initiatives.

Cohesive Relationships

NCTC cultivates productive partnerships through teamwork, personalized attention, and open communication.


NCTC supports students, faculty and staff by welcoming diversity and promoting mutual respect.

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:

  • Associate of Arts (AA)
  • Associate of Science (AS)
  • Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT)
  • Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS)
  • Certificate
  • Occupational Skills Award

There are six major instructional areas that make up the Instructional Division.

Included in the Instructional Division are also:

These instructional areas provide everything students need to learn and succeed academically.

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

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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