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Firefighter

Basic Firefighter Certificate

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The Basic Fire Academy is designed to give the student a well-rounded education for a professional career in the fire service.

Following successful completion of the program, the graduate will be able to demonstrate the desirable qualities of a basic firefighter that contribute to high professional and ethical standards. They should function effectively during high stress situations which may include physical exertion, austere environments, victim extrication, basic or advanced life support patient treatments, victim rescue, and fire suppression. Students will be able to coordinate scene management during hazardous situations, establish rapport with first responders, agencies, patients, victims, and the public, and concisely document through written and oral communications, events relative to the provision of emergency care, rescue, and fire incidents.

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Fire Science, A.A.S.

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The Basic Fire Academy is designed to give the student a well-rounded education for a professional career in the fire service.

Following successful completion of the program, the graduate will be able to demonstrate the desirable qualities of a basic firefighter that contribute to high professional and ethical standards. They should function effectively during high stress situations which may include physical exertion, austere environments, victim extrication, basic or advanced life support patient treatments, victim rescue, and fire suppression. Students will be able to coordinate scene management during hazardous situations, establish rapport with first responders, agencies, patients, victims, and the public, and concisely document through written and oral communications, events relative to the provision of emergency care, rescue, and fire incidents.

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Criminal Investigator

Criminal Justice Certificate

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The Criminal Justice program at North Central Texas College prepares students for employment in the fields of law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole, forensics and investigation. The specialized training fosters critical thinking and exception communication skills, both written and verbal. In addition, the student will also learn how to conduct themselves professionally, ethically, and respectfully toward people of diverse cultures, customs, and beliefs in stressful situations.

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Criminal Justice Certificate

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The Criminal Justice program at North Central Texas College prepares students for employment in the fields of law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole, forensics and investigation. The specialized training fosters critical thinking and exception communication skills, both written and verbal. In addition, the student will also learn how to conduct themselves professionally, ethically, and respectfully toward people of diverse cultures, customs, and beliefs in stressful situations.

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Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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The Criminal Justice program at North Central Texas College prepares students for employment in the fields of law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole, forensics and investigation. The specialized training fosters critical thinking and exception communication skills, both written and verbal. In addition, the student will also learn how to conduct themselves professionally, ethically, and respectfully toward people of diverse cultures, customs, and beliefs in stressful situations.

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Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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The Criminal Justice program at North Central Texas College prepares students for employment in the fields of law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole, forensics and investigation. The specialized training fosters critical thinking and exception communication skills, both written and verbal. In addition, the student will also learn how to conduct themselves professionally, ethically, and respectfully toward people of diverse cultures, customs, and beliefs in stressful situations.

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice Certificate

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The Criminal Justice program at North Central Texas College prepares students for employment in the fields of law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole, forensics and investigation. The specialized training fosters critical thinking and exception communication skills, both written and verbal. In addition, the student will also learn how to conduct themselves professionally, ethically, and respectfully toward people of diverse cultures, customs, and beliefs in stressful situations.

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Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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The Criminal Justice program at North Central Texas College prepares students for employment in the fields of law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole, forensics and investigation. The specialized training fosters critical thinking and exception communication skills, both written and verbal. In addition, the student will also learn how to conduct themselves professionally, ethically, and respectfully toward people of diverse cultures, customs, and beliefs in stressful situations.

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Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice Certificate

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The Criminal Justice program at North Central Texas College prepares students for employment in the fields of law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole, forensics and investigation. The specialized training fosters critical thinking and exception communication skills, both written and verbal. In addition, the student will also learn how to conduct themselves professionally, ethically, and respectfully toward people of diverse cultures, customs, and beliefs in stressful situations.

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Criminal Justice Certificate

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The Criminal Justice program at North Central Texas College prepares students for employment in the fields of law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole, forensics and investigation. The specialized training fosters critical thinking and exception communication skills, both written and verbal. In addition, the student will also learn how to conduct themselves professionally, ethically, and respectfully toward people of diverse cultures, customs, and beliefs in stressful situations.

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Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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The Criminal Justice program at North Central Texas College prepares students for employment in the fields of law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole, forensics and investigation. The specialized training fosters critical thinking and exception communication skills, both written and verbal. In addition, the student will also learn how to conduct themselves professionally, ethically, and respectfully toward people of diverse cultures, customs, and beliefs in stressful situations.

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Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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The Criminal Justice program at North Central Texas College prepares students for employment in the fields of law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole, forensics and investigation. The specialized training fosters critical thinking and exception communication skills, both written and verbal. In addition, the student will also learn how to conduct themselves professionally, ethically, and respectfully toward people of diverse cultures, customs, and beliefs in stressful situations.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Technician- Basic Certificate

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The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program at NCTC teaches basic life support procedures. EMT is the entry-level certification for EMS. EMTs work alongside paramedics in the delivery of pre-hospital care.

Upon completion of the certificate students will be able to sit for the National Registry examination and apply for the certification through the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Courses are taught through lecture, case study skills, written assignments, skills demonstrations, and hands-on training. Clinical experiences and Internships are completed through area hospitals and EMS and fire departments.

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Paramedic Certificate

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The Paramedic program at North Central Texas College teaches basic and advanced life support. Certified paramedics are the primary care providers in advanced level ambulances and fire departments.

Upon completion of the certificate students will be able to:

Describe the scope of paramedic practice within local, state and national parameters.
Demonstrate the desirable qualities of an EMS provider that contribute to high professional and ethical standards.
Recognize, assess and manage medical and traumatic emergencies while establishing priorities under the appropriate medical control. Procedures will include physical assessment, extrication, basic life support, airway control and ventilation, fluid resuscitation, drug therapy, emergency delivery, cardiac monitoring and electrical intervention, psychological support and other forms of basic and advanced life support.
Coordinate scene management, patient care, and transportation with other agencies.
Establish rapport with first responders, agencies, patient's family members, and staff of receiving hospitals.
Concisely document through written and oral communications, events relative to the provision of emergency care.
In the event of contingencies, exercise personal judgment that is sound and appropriate for the situation.
Courses are taught through lecture, case study skills, written assignments, skills demonstrations, and hands-on training. Clinical experiences and Internships are completed through area hospitals and EMS/fire departments. The certificate requirement of Anatomy & Physiology (VNSG 1420) can be taught via classroom lecture or online.

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Paramedicine, A.A.S.

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The Paramedic program at North Central Texas College teaches basic and advanced life support. Certified paramedics are the primary care providers in advanced level ambulances and fire departments. The Associate of Applied Science degree has the EMS courses but also includes Academic courses, so the student may pursue their Paramedic Licensure and Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paramedicine. Licensure through the Department of State Health and Human Services of Texas requires Licensed Paramedics to have a degree.

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Information Technology Industry

IT Support Specialist

Computer Help Desk Occupational Skills Award Certificate

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The Computer Information Systems & Technology (CITE) curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in the high-demand Information Technology (IT) segment of the workforce and was developed with the assistance of an advisory council of service area industry professionals. Each area of the curriculum provides entry-level skills and readies students for industry certification in their chosen fields of study.

Students may pursue an Occupational Skills Award (OSA), a certificate, or an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. The program develops students' understanding of industry-standard software and hardware, computer applications, critical thinking, and ethics.

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Computer Information Systems and Technology Certificate

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The Computer Information Systems & Technology (CITE) curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in the high-demand Information Technology (IT) segment of the workforce and was developed with the assistance of an advisory council of service area industry professionals. Each area of the curriculum provides entry-level skills and readies students for industry certification in their chosen fields of study.
Students may pursue an Occupational Skills Award (OSA), a certificate, or an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. The program develops students' understanding of industry-standard software and hardware, computer applications, critical thinking, and ethics.

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Computer Information Systems and Technology Certificate

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The Computer Information Systems & Technology (CITE) curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in the high-demand Information Technology (IT) segment of the workforce and was developed with the assistance of an advisory council of service area industry professionals. Each area of the curriculum provides entry-level skills and readies students for industry certification in their chosen fields of study.
Students may pursue an Occupational Skills Award (OSA), a certificate, or an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. The program develops students' understanding of industry-standard software and hardware, computer applications, critical thinking, and ethics.

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Computer Information Systems and Technology, A.A.S.

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The Computer Information Systems & Technology (CITE) curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in the high-demand Information Technology (IT) segment of the workforce and was developed with the assistance of an advisory council of service area industry professionals. Each area of the curriculum provides entry-level skills and readies students for industry certification in their chosen fields of study.
Students may pursue an Occupational Skills Award (OSA), a certificate, or an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. The program develops students' understanding of industry-standard software and hardware, computer applications, critical thinking, and ethics.

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Computer Information Systems and Technology, A.A.S.

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The Computer Information Systems & Technology (CITE) curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in the high-demand Information Technology (IT) segment of the workforce and was developed with the assistance of an advisory council of service area industry professionals. Each area of the curriculum provides entry-level skills and readies students for industry certification in their chosen fields of study.
Students may pursue an Occupational Skills Award (OSA), a certificate, or an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. The program develops students' understanding of industry-standard software and hardware, computer applications, critical thinking, and ethics.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Computer Information Systems and Technology, A.A.S.

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The Computer Information Systems & Technology (CITE) curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in the high-demand Information Technology (IT) segment of the workforce and was developed with the assistance of an advisory council of service area industry professionals. Each area of the curriculum provides entry-level skills and readies students for industry certification in their chosen fields of study.
Students may pursue an Occupational Skills Award (OSA), a certificate, or an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. The program develops students' understanding of industry-standard software and hardware, computer applications, critical thinking, and ethics.

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Systems Analyst

Computer Information Systems and Technology, A.A.S.

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The Computer Information Systems & Technology (CITE) curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in the high-demand Information Technology (IT) segment of the workforce and was developed with the assistance of an advisory council of service area industry professionals. Each area of the curriculum provides entry-level skills and readies students for industry certification in their chosen fields of study.
Students may pursue an Occupational Skills Award (OSA), a certificate, or an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. The program develops students' understanding of industry-standard software and hardware, computer applications, critical thinking, and ethics.

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Data Security Management

Cyber Security Certificate

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For information security professionals, no two days are the same. Careers in digital security involve planning, coordinating, and maintaining an organization's information security. This includes monitoring network firewalls and intrusion prevention systems, overseeing security operations center management, implementing policies and procedures, and developing and providing security awareness training. In some professions, specialists may gather digital forensic evidence for prosecuting cyber crimes or may work as a consultant performing penetration testing exercises against an organization's users, networks, systems, and applications.

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Cyber Security, A.A.S.

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For information security professionals, no two days are the same. Careers in digital security involve planning, coordinating, and maintaining an organization's information security. This includes monitoring network firewalls and intrusion prevention systems, overseeing security operations center management, implementing policies and procedures, and developing and providing security awareness training. In some professions, specialists may gather digital forensic evidence for prosecuting cyber crimes or may work as a consultant performing penetration testing exercises against an organization's users, networks, systems, and applications.

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Database Administrator

Database Management Certificate

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Due to social media, tablets, smart phones, and apps, information is now easily available and on-demand. The data that generates this information has become vital. It is protected and cherished by organizations. Database Administrators (DBAs) have an essential role as the guardians of this data.

Database administrators are essential to businesses as they make sure data systems operate efficiently by fine-tuning, upgrading, and testing modifications to the databases as needed. These professionals are employed in public and private sectors, and some work as consultants to organizations.

NCTC offers both an Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) degree in database administration and a one-year certificate in database management. The certificate will starts students on their path in this sensational career by teaching the fundamentals of web programming, Oracle, and contemporary database programs. The AAS degree provides a more in-depth study of the field. Both the degree and the certificate will assist students whether they plan to continue their education or launch their careers immediately after graduation.

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Database Management, A.A.S.

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Due to social media, tablets, smart phones, and apps, information is now easily available and on-demand. The data that generates this information has become vital. It is protected and cherished by organizations. Database Administrators (DBAs) have an essential role as the guardians of this data.

Database administrators are essential to businesses as they make sure data systems operate efficiently by fine-tuning, upgrading, and testing modifications to the databases as needed. These professionals are employed in public and private sectors, and some work as consultants to organizations.

NCTC offers both an Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) degree in database administration and a one-year certificate in database management. The certificate will starts students on their path in this sensational career by teaching the fundamentals of web programming, Oracle, and contemporary database programs. The AAS degree provides a more in-depth study of the field. Both the degree and the certificate will assist students whether they plan to continue their education or launch their careers immediately after graduation.

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Software Developer

Web Development Certificate

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The Web Development certification program at NCTC equips students with the necessary skills to become a web developer. With hands-on training in graphic design, front-end development, and the technical aspects of web development, students learn to create the websites that are an integral part of our daily lives and the modern business world.

NCTC’s Web Development program is designed so that students progress from foundational skills to more advanced aspects of building websites. Students design the images and digital media that are essential to creating visually appealing websites. Then they master databases and programming in order to power the websites they built.

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Construction Industry

Architectural Drafter

Engineering Technolocy Certificate

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The Engineering Technology program at NCTC offers hands-on instruction using the latest releases of CAD software like AutoCAD, Revit, Inventor, Civil 3D, SolidWorks and others. The Autodesk suite is the industry-standard comprehensive software suite used around the world by today's design engineers, printed circuit board designers, architects and commercial interior designers. Solidworks is a widely used standard in 3D solid modeling. The instruction is designed to reinforce class lecture with demonstrations and laboratory exercise experience. Students work on projects and develop time management, teamwork, and communication skills.

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Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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The Engineering Technology program at NCTC offers hands-on instruction using the latest releases of CAD software like AutoCAD, Revit, Inventor, Civil 3D, SolidWorks and others. The Autodesk suite is the industry-standard comprehensive software suite used around the world by today's design engineers, printed circuit board designers, architects and commercial interior designers. Solidworks is a widely used standard in 3D solid modeling. The instruction is designed to reinforce class lecture with demonstrations and laboratory exercise experience. Students work on projects and develop time management, teamwork, and communication skills.

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HVAC Technician

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Basic Certificate

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Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology (HVAC) is considered a high-demand occupation throughout Texas. HVAC Techs install and maintain heating and air conditioning units and may work for general contractors, in building maintenance, for companies that build the units, and in sales. HVAC Techs should display manual dexterity, be able to apply concepts to real-life situations, and develop good customer service habits.

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Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Certificate

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Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology (HVAC) is considered a high-demand occupation throughout Texas. HVAC Techs install and maintain heating and air conditioning units and may work for general contractors, in building maintenance, for companies that build the units, and in sales. HVAC Techs should display manual dexterity, be able to apply concepts to real-life situations, and develop good customer service habits.

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Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, A.A.S.

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Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology (HVAC) is considered a high-demand occupation throughout Texas. HVAC Techs install and maintain heating and air conditioning units and may work for general contractors, in building maintenance, for companies that build the units, and in sales. HVAC Techs should display manual dexterity, be able to apply concepts to real-life situations, and develop good customer service habits.

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Welder

Welding Technology Basic Certificate

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Welders are listed as a "targeted occupation" by local workforce boards. Demand is high for welders who can work with aluminum, stainless steel, and mild metals in manufacturing, oil fields, design, and in farming and ranching.

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Welding Technology Certificate

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Welders are listed as a "targeted occupation" by local workforce boards. Demand is high for welders who can work with aluminum, stainless steel, and mild metals in manufacturing, oil fields, design, and in farming and ranching.

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Welding Technology, A.A.S.

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Welders are listed as a "targeted occupation" by local workforce boards. Demand is high for welders who can work with aluminum, stainless steel, and mild metals in manufacturing, oil fields, design, and in farming and ranching.

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Manufacturing Industry

Machinist

Machining Basic Certificate

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A machinist uses machine tools to make or modify parts, primarily ones made of metal. As a machinist, you will be in charge of adjusting and calibrating equipment to keep it in good working order. The on-campus machining course will teach you layout, blueprints, jig bore and grinder, precision measuring, CNC, lathes, G codes, tool paths, and precision production, all in our state-of-the-art lab.

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Machining Certificate

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A machinist uses machine tools to make or modify parts, primarily ones made of metal. As a machinist, you will be in charge of adjusting and calibrating equipment to keep it in good working order. The on-campus machining course will teach you layout, blueprints, jig bore and grinder, precision measuring, CNC, lathes, G codes, tool paths, and precision production, all in our state-of-the-art lab.

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Machining, A.A.S.

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A machinist uses machine tools to make or modify parts, primarily ones made of metal. As a machinist, you will be in charge of adjusting and calibrating equipment to keep it in good working order. The on-campus machining course will teach you layout, blueprints, jig bore and grinder, precision measuring, CNC, lathes, G codes, tool paths, and precision production, all in our state-of-the-art lab.

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Healthcare Industry

Radiology Technician

Radiologic Technology, A.A.S.

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Radiologic technologists use x-ray equipment to create images of the internal body to diagnose injury and disease. Their services are performed at the request and under the supervision of a physician. They may perform basic radiographic duties independently or may assist physicians in more complex radiologic situations.

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Surgical Technologist

Surgical Technology, A.A.S.

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The Surgical Technology program is a one-year certificate program that prepares the student to assume the responsibilities of a Surgical Technologist. Surgical Technologists participate in all aspects of preparing and monitoring instruments and procedures in the sterile operating room environment. The courses are taught in the classroom, the Surgical Technology lab, and at clinical sites throughout the NCTC service area.

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940-668-7731

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1525 W California Street
Gainesville, TX 76240-4699
United States