Department COVID-19 Updates:

Dean Dr. Kelly Bruns

Welcome to NCTA!
The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is a unique learning community, highly effective at helping students achieve their career goals in agriculturally-related disciplines.

NCTA has a special role within the University of Nebraska, with all academic programs devoted to agriculture and veterinary technology.

We are a small, friendly community of people passionate about agriculture and supportive of the rural lifestyle characteristic of Nebraska and the Great Plains.

Small class sizes allow NCTA students to receive individual attention with emphasis on technical, hands-on learning and student engagement. NCTA students work directly with livestock, companion animals, crops, and agricultural equipment.

Multiple national rankings list NCTA as among the best two-year colleges in the nation based on NCTA’s academic quality, affordability, and career success of our graduates.

As an open admissions institution, NCTA provides top quality academics for all students. A low cost of $135 per credit hour applies to all students, regardless of residency status.

Aggie students enjoy popular academic enrichment activities that support classroom programs. NCTA travel teams are competitive in crops judging, ranch horse events, livestock judging, shotgun sports, stock dog trials, and intercollegiate rodeo.

Our NCTA academic and athletic teams excel in competitions at local, regional and national levels, with many top five national rankings each year. The NCTA Crops Judging Team is a four-time national champion among two-year colleges.

Aggie graduates are successful in abundant job opportunities and most enter the workforce immediately after graduation. Or, a seamless process helps transition from associate degree to four-year institutions such as the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Currently, we are conducting a national search for NCTA’s new dean who we hope to have on board by summer. See

The future of agriculture is very bright. NCTA offers that ideal environment for starting or continuing your academic career right here in Curtis, Nebraska.

Welcome as you “Discover Your Way at NCTA!”

 ~ Interim Dean Kelly Bruns, Ph.D.

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