Catalog 2011-2012


Advising, Counseling, & Testing Center

The staff of this office helps the student to formalize educational and/or vocational objectives, assists in the admissions process, provides academic information for use in the selection of appropriate courses and helps to resolve personal problems.

As its name implies, this office also serves as the center for administering tests, including the NCTC Placement Test, American College Test (ACT), the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests for course credit, high school equivalency tests of the General Educational Development (GED) program, the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) and COMPASS to determine placement in college courses.

Personal counseling is available to students on a limited basis with referral to community and private resources when appropriate.

Career Development Services – A Career Library is available on each campus, and a career exploration computer program is available on the Counseling Center web site. In addition, various personality profile instruments, career interest inventories and aptitude assessments are resources that may be utilized by counselors and students as a part of the career exploration process. Professional counselors are available to administer, evaluate and interpret the assessment results. For more information, please contact any campus Advising Center.