University description (as per official university website)
During the fall of 1983 a group of citizens in Camp, Morris, and Titus counties formed a steering committee to establish a community college district. In January 1984 a proposition to establish a community college district and to authorize the issuance of $10,000,000 in bonds was passed. The creation of the community college district was the first in the state in ten years.
The Board of Trustee's of the district were sworn in on January 30, 1984 and immediately began the process of selection of a site, an architectural firm, and a College President. In seeking to build a college campus that served all residents of the district, the Board purchased a 220 acre farm centrally located among the three count seats of Pittsburg, Daingerfield, and Mount Pleasant. A College President was selected in May of 1984 and construction began in November. During the construction months, college faculty and staff were hired, academic programs were planned, and administrative policies and procedures were established.
In August 1985, Northeast Texas Community College started classes on schedule in the recently completed buildings. Due to the quality of instruction, Northeast received full accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in January 1987, one full year ahead of schedule.
Mission Statement & College Purpose
MISSION STATEMENT Northeast Texas Community College exists to give students an affordable and superior education. The College strives to enhance access to higher education and offer programs that support personal, cultural, and economic development. It resolves to provide open admissions, equal opportunity, and wide-ranging educational service in the community.
* freshman and sophomore courses in arts and sciences, including the core and field of study curricula leading to certificates, associate and baccalaureate degrees;
* articulation agreements with universities to provide four-year programs for degrees in education and other fields of study;
* technical programs up to two years in length leading to associate degrees or certificates;
* workforce education programs leading directly to employment in semi-skilled and skilled occupations;
* distance education courses and programs in various fields of study;
* continuing education programs for occupational upgrading and cultural awareness;
* developmental education programs designed to fulfill the commitment to educationally disadvantaged students;
* a comprehensive program of student services designed to assist students in achieving their individual educational goals;
* workforce development programs designed to meet local and statewide employment needs;
* adult literacy and other basic skills programs for adults;
* outreach and public service programs designed to meet a wide range of educational, training, and cultural needs;
* multicultural and international programs and services, and such other programs and services as are prescribed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board or the College Board of Trustees.
Institutional Scholarships Northeast offers Departmental Scholarships for the following areas: Art, Athletics, Music, Nursing, Theatre. To apply for these scholarships contact the department head.
Academic Scholarships Academic Scholarships are awarded in May for the fall and spring semester for the following academic year. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office. Deadline for submitting applications is January 31st.. A number of local organizations, businesses, and individuals provide scholarships to students through the Northeast Foundation. These scholarships are awarded by the Northeast Scholarship Committee. Contact the Financial Aid Office for information and applications.