Catalog 2011-2012


Important Notice To All Students

CIVIL RIGHTS : In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (P.L.88-352), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (P.L. 92-318). and the Age Discrimination Act of 1978 (P.L. 92-256), North Central Texas College does not discriminate against or exclude from participation in any of its programs or activities, either in the student body or the staff, any person on the grounds of sex, race, color, religion, age, handicap, national origin, or veteran status.

RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES : North Central Texas College complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (P.L. 93-112), the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, and with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2009 and does not discriminate on the basis of a disability in the operation of its educational programs or in its admission and employment practices. Special emphasis will continue to be placed on correcting conditions which may inadvertently discriminate against any individual with a disability. For further information and assistance, contact the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) at 940-668-4209.

ACCESS TO PROGRAMS : North Central Texas College offers educational and occupational/technical programs, as described in the College catalog, to all persons without regard to sex, race, color, religion, age, handicap, or national origin. Admission to these programs is based on college admission requirements and individual program policies as outlined in the catalog.

FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND RECORDS ACCESS ANNUAL NOTICE : In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, the College may release information classified as “directory information” to the general public without the written consent of the student. Directory information includes: student’s name, address, telephone number and student email; dates of attendance; educational institution most recently attended; and other information including major field of study and degrees and awards received. A student may request that directory information be withheld from the public by giving written notice in person to the Records Office during the first 12 class days of a fall or spring semester or the first 4 class days of a summer session. If no request to withhold directory information is filed, information is released upon inquiry. No transcript or academic record is released without written consent from the student except as specified by law.

RELIGIOUS HOLY DAYS: In compliance with Texas Education Code, Section 51.911, North Central Texas College allows a student who is absent from class for the observance of a religious holy day to make up the classwork for that day within a reasonable time after the absence. Students who intend to be absent for religious holy days must notify each instructor in writing by the 15th calendar day of the semester.

ILLEGAL DRUGS : In compliance with HR253/SR645, no illegal drugs shall be allowed on campus, and any student caught with an illegal drug will be suspended from attendance or enrollment for a specified period of time. See the Vice-President of Student Services for a copy of due process procedures.

STANDARD OF CONDUCT: The college student is considered a responsible adult. The student’s enrollment indicates acceptance of the standards of conduct published in the Student Handbook.

POLICY ON HIV INFECTION AND AIDS : The North Central Texas College policy on HIV infection and AIDS is available in the office of the Vice-President of Student Services. An educational pamphlet on AIDS is available in the Counseling Center and the Office of the Vice-President of Student Services.

BACTERIAL MENINGITIS VACCINATION: During the 2011 Texas Legislative session, Senate Bill 1107 (SB 1107) was passed and signed into law.  Effective with enrollment after January 1, 2012, SB 1107 requires students, with certain exceptions, to provide proof of vaccination or booster no later than the 10th day before the first day of the semester.  At the time of the publication of this catalog, final rules on this new legislation are still pending from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.  Please check the NCTC website for updated information.

INCLEMENT WEATHER AND CLOSING OF THE COLLEGE : North Central Texas College schedules its instruction to comply with the Common Calendar published by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. College instructors meet all scheduled classes as published in the class schedule. If severe weather or emergency situations make it advisable to discontinue classes, the college makes every effort to notify its students through a variety of means. An official closing of the college delays all work until the next class meeting or until a date determined by the instructor. Make-up days for official college closings will be scheduled as needed.

If a student is in an area experiencing severe weather and the college has not officially closed, it is that student’s responsibility to exercise caution and decide whether to risk coming to class. Should the student decide not to attend class, the student must contact the instructor about the instructor’s rules for make-up work.

For information about your rights or about grievance procedures, contact the Vice-President of Student Services, North Central Texas College, 1525 W. California Street, Gainesville, TX, 76240, (940)668-4240.