The voters of Camp, Morris, and Titus Counties approved the community college district and elected members to its board of trustees in January 1984. An administrative team was selected and creation of the College, including instructional programs and buildings, began. Both were in place for the beginning of the College’s first semester-fall 1985. Since that time Northeast Texas Community College has experienced growth in student enrollments and in its level of recognition as an institution which offers quality instructional programs in a student-oriented environment.
Statement Of Ethics And Philosophy
It is the policy of Northeast Texas Community College to apply the highest ethical standards to all members of the College community including the Board of Trustees, administration, staff, and faculty in achieving its mission and in managing its resources efficiently and effectively to reach its goals and objectives. Northeast Texas Community College includes a code of ethics for Board members, administration, staff, and faculty in its Policies and Procedures Manual.
Northeast Texas Community College seeks to treat each person of the College community as a unique individual and provide a positive, encouraging, and success-oriented environment. Policies and practices that protect the rights and development of each individual in the College community shall be enforced. Protection from unlawful discrimination, including conduct that constitutes sexual harassment, and freedom to develop as a student and/or college employee shall be promoted.
Northeast Texas Community College accepts its responsibilities to its students, to its employees, and to the members of the community. Northeast is committed to meet these responsibilities with balance, fairness, accountability, and ethical integrity.
Northeast Texas Community College is committed to working with area businesses and industries to provide quality workforce education. Therefore, Northeast guarantees its workforce graduates. If an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) graduate is judged by an employer to be lacking in workforce job skills identified as exit competencies for that specific degree program, the graduate will be provided up to nine tuition-free credit hours of additional skill training under the conditions of the guarantee policy.
- The graduate must have earned the A.A.S. degree after January 1, 1993 in a workforce program published in the Northeast Texas Community College catalog.
- The graduate must have completed the A.A.S. degree with a majority of the credits being earned at Northeast and must have completed the degree within a four-year time span from initial enrollment.
- Graduates must be employed full-time in an area directly related to the area of program concentration as certified by the Executive Vice President for Instruction.
- Employment must commence within twelve months of graduation.
- The employer must certify in writing that the employee is lacking entry-level workforce skills identified by Northeast as program competencies and must specify the areas of deficiency within ninety days of the graduate’s initial employment.
- The employer, graduate, and Executive Vice President for Instruction will develop a written educational plan for retraining.
- Retraining will be limited to nine credit hours related to the identified skill deficiency and to those classes regularly scheduled during the period covered by the retraining plan.
- All retraining must be completed within a calendar year from the time agreed upon for the educational plan.
- The graduate and/or employer is responsible for the cost of books, insurance, uniforms, fees, and/or other course related expenses.
- The guarantee does not imply that the graduate will pass any licensing or qualifying examination for a particular career.
- A student’s sole remedy against the College and its employees for skill deficiencies shall be limited to nine credit hours of tuition-free education under the conditions described above.
- A request to develop an educational plan for additional skill training by Northeast can be initiated through a written contact with the office of the College president.