The University of Nebraska - Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) is a two year public college of the University of Nebraska system first serving the students and people of Nebraska, but also the nation and the world. Since its founding in 1968, NCTA has evolved into a quality institution of higher education, committed to excellence in program offerings, responsive to a dynamically changing agricultural industry and aspirations of a diverse student population.

NCTA Vision

The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture will be an effective and nurturing student-centered learning community with a national reputation for producing graduates who are in high demand by cutting-edge industries.

Mission Statement:

The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is devoted to a statewide mission of preparing students for successful careers in agriculture, veterinary technology, food and related industries. The college provides open access to innovative technical education resulting in associate degrees, certificates, diplomas and other credentials.

NCTA Key Characteristics:

Important and distinctive features of the NCTA experience:

  • Practical, applied, experiential education activities
  • Career-applied technical education
  • Programs relevant to job attainment and career development
  • Dedicated and caring faculty and staff
  • Low student-to-faculty ratio
  • Accessible land and animal resources for hands-on learning
  • Interaction and support from agricultural industries and employers
  • Close working relationship with the UNL Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR)

NCTA will update the 2001 articulation and transfer agreements with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
NCTA will improve the quality of the living and learning environment on campus substantially over the next five years

NCTA Assessment

The Campus-wide Assessment Committee in cooperation with the NCTA Dean and Associate Dean will oversee the institutional assessment of all academic programs. NCTA's assessment is on-line and a living document. Assessment begins with a commitment to excellence in student academics, life, and success measured in part through the assessment of the NCTA Values and IANR priorities identified above:

This new website is part of our new centralized assessment process that organizes and measures student learning outcomes, and reports the data for these outcomes.