NCTA Mission 

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.

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.

Vision Statement

NCTA leads rural community development through technical agriculture in a global economy.

Value Statements

NCTA values Nebraska's agriculture industry and its role in the global economy.
NCTA values the application of science through technology.
NCTA values entrepreneurship both on and off campus.
NCTA values the rural lifestyle and revitalizing rural communities.
NCTA values all people and their development.

Goals of  NCTA:

NCTA will develop the entrepreneurship theme throughout the institution.
NCTA will develop new academic programming that enhances NCTA's mission.
NCTA will develop a model for sharing resources between NCTA and the West Central Research and Extension Center.
During the next five years NCTA Student Services will increase its recruitment and retention rates while adding additional services important to the success of NCTA students.

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