NCTA Mission Statement

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

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.

NCTA Values

  • Dedication to student development
  • Demonstration of personal integrity and responsibility
  • Practical and applied educational activities
  • Student engagement in the learning process
  • Commitment to seek and teach the most recent and accurate academic information
  • Educational activities that lead to student lifelong learning and gainful employment
  • Respect for the contributions, perspectives and personal worth of all members of the college community

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 Strategic Plans