NCTC partners with TWU to further Health Science Education in North Texas

Elizabeth F. Dieter | Sep 12, 2016

North Central Texas College (NCTC) President Dr. Brent Wallace, along with Texas Woman's University (TWU) Chancellor and President, Dr. Carine Feyten announced an official partnership between the two colleges at NCTC's grand opening of the new Leo and Mable Scott Health Science Center on their Gainesville campus.

"We are elated to announce the formal partnership between NCTC and TWU," said Dr. Wallace. "This agreement will allow for seamless transfer of completed hours in Health Sciences and other disciplines to Texas Woman's University, along with providing space in the new facility for TWU and their advising and recruiting departments. This allows students to be advised in areas of interest as they continue their education post-Associate Degree or certificate."

NCTC already has a long history of students completing degrees and transferring to TWU.

"NCTC is a very important partner for TWU," said Dr. Feyten. "We are proud that 12% of TWU's transfer students come from NCTC. Proportionally, NCTC sends more students than anyone else."

Advising is not the only benefit NCTC students will see from this partnership. Dr. Feyten noted that a typical baccalaureate degree program often requires students with an applied degree like an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) to take additional hours of leveling courses, creating additional financial and time commitment obstacles.

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) programs recognize the professional training that students have already completed, thus allowing students to move easily from a AAS to a degree completion program and complete their degree in 120 credit hours. TWU has received approval for two BAAS degrees, a BAAS in Business and a BAAS in Health Sciences.

"We are the only institution in North Texas offering a BAAS in Health Science, so we are a logical partner for NCTC," said Dr. Feyten. "The BAAS and the RN to BSN are also offered in an online format, allowing students in outlying and rural counties to complete their degree from home and to continue to work in the regions of the state where their expertise is most needed."

"The shared commitment of our institutions will ensure that students in Cooke, Denton, Montague and Young counties have access to quality nursing and allied health programs and will continue to serve the communities in which they live," said Dr. Feyten.


Dr. Feyten and Dr. Wallace TWU NCTC

TWU Chancellor and President Dr. Carine Feyten (left) and NCTC President Dr. Brent Wallace (right) signed a partnership between the two schools, to allow for seamless transfer of completed hours in Health Sciences and other disciplines.