PROFILE OF THE COLLEGE
Prior to its charter as North Central Technical College, the institution was known as the Mansfield School of Technology. It was initiated by the Mansfield Board of Education in September 1961 and approved by the State Department of Education. The rationale of the Mansfield Board of Education was to establish a two-year, post-high school diploma granting school that would prepare men and women for various careers. The graduates were satisfying the rapidly-growing employment needs in the industrial and business society of the area.
The original location of the Mansfield School of Technology was 218 Marion Avenue, Mansfield, Ohio. The limited physical facilities, projected enrollment growth, and need for additional student services led the school’s administration, advisory committees, and the Mansfield Board of Education to seek the creation of a Technical College District in compliance with the Ohio Revised Code. North Central Technical College was approved by the Ohio Board of Regents and certified by the Secretary of State on September 26, 1968. This action of the Ohio Board of Regents and the Secretary of State created the Technical College District in the contiguous counties of Ashland, Crawford, and Richland. In August of 1999, the Board of Trustees changed the name of the college to North Central State College.
Currently, the NC State-OSU campus houses North Central State College and a regional campus of The Ohio State University. Certain physical facilities and services are shared by each institution. The campus represents a model in sharing resources by two separate institutions. Each institution has its own faculty, curricula, policies, and operating procedures. NC State also maintains the James W. Kehoe Center for Advanced Learning in Shelby and the Urban Center in downtown Mansfield.
North Central State College is directed by a Board of Trustees, the members of which are public representatives of Ashland, Crawford, and Richland counties. Copies of North Central State College's most recent financial statement are available upon request. If interested, please contact the Business Office at 419-755-4816.
ACCREDITATION AND MEMBERSHIPS
North Central State College, a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, is regionally accredited through the Higher Learning Commission’s Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP). Through AQIP, the College focuses on improving systems and processes to better meet the College’s mission while maintaining accreditation.
North Central State College is chartered by the Ohio Board of Regents as a state-assisted institution of higher education and is approved by the State Department of Education; U.S. Department of Education; State Department of Education for Veterans; Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation; and the Department of Justice, Immigration, and Naturalization Service.
CORE LEARNING OBJECTIVES
1.0 Global Ends Policy
North Central State College exists for the citizens of its service region to have the knowledge and skills to succeed in their chosen path for learning, work, or enrichment, sufficient to justify available resources.
1.1 Equal Opportunity/Diversity
The proportion of students from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds is at least equivalent to the proportion in the local communities.
1.2 Job Readiness
Students prepared for employment success will have the knowledge of occupational choices, skills, work habits, and job leads necessary for economic self-sufficiency.
1.3 High Demand/Emerging Technologies
Students are capable of successfully performing in a variety of roles in business and industry including high demand and emerging technology industries.
1.4 Career Development
Students acquire, maintain, and enhance job skills that remain relevant in changing jobs markets.
1.41 Foundation for learning (The ability to learn)
1.42 Flexible and creative problem solving
1.43 Necessary licenses and certificates
1.44 Administrative skills
Students prepared for advanced academic success will have the ability and the prerequisite academic experience sufficient for entry into a four-year college or university.
Enrichment opportunities exist to reflect community needs and values.
The North Central State College Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization formed in 1990 to seek, receive, and distribute funds, equipment, property, and other contributions for the benefit of the students and programs of North Central State College. Its goals are:
The mission of the North Central State College Foundation is to assist the College in providing lifelong learning opportunities by securing financial and community support.
For information, call the Foundation Office: 419-755-4753. All gifts to the North Central State Foundation are tax deductible under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
North Central State College’s Urban Higher Education Center opened its doors in downtown Mansfield in January 2011. Considered “The Hope of Mansfield” among many, the $1.2 million facility makes higher education and career/job training more accessible and attainable to individuals who live and work downtown and in surrounding neighborhoods. The Center, funded solely by private donations, is staffed by a team of professionals who are dedicated to student success, community engagement and providing the highest level of service to all who enter our building. While working to become an invaluable asset to our community, our vision is to be a catalyst in educating, elevating and transforming our community.
An advisory organization for the Center includes members of the North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Madison Adult Career Center, Pioneer Career and Technology Center, Mansfield City Schools, Braintree, the Black Ministerial Alliance, as well as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Located in a leased storefront in Mansfield’s downtown historical district, the Center features a 15-station computer lab for study and online instruction, a distance learning “smart” classroom and general classroom, counseling rooms and offices, a business incubating center for students, and a large reception area for student interaction. The Center’s location extends educational and job training opportunities to the city’s 9,000 downtown workers and residents.The range of offerings include:
Located on a 600-acre tract of land, the campus offers a variety of physical facilities to support many academic and extracurricular activities. The campus consists of ten buildings, encompassing an area of approximately 250,000 square feet.
The Henry R. Fallerius Technical Education Center contains classrooms, lecture halls, technical laboratories, data center, faculty offices, cashier’s office, tutoring, the Liberal Arts Division, the Education, Professional and Public Services Division, and the administrative offices for North Central State College
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Center serves as a comprehensive student center which includes the student union, quiet and active game areas, music-listening rooms, cafeteria, and a student coffee house.
The Louis Bromfield Hall includes the Information Commons.
The Byron E. Kee Hall houses a comprehensive array of services and educational support activities to assist students as they pursue their educational careers. Departments and activities located in Kee Hall include Admissions, Recruitment and Gateway Services; Registration/Student Records; Financial Aid; Disability Support Services; assessment; Career Services; tutoring; academic advising; personal counseling; support courses in reading, writing, and college survival skills; Institutional Advancement; and the Foundation Office.
The Health Sciences Center contains classrooms, a lecture hall, laboratories, faculty offices, and the Health Sciences Division.
The Child Development Center provides child care services for the children of students and staff and serves as a teaching laboratory for college students preparing for careers working with young children and their families.
The Campus Bookstore sells textbooks, academic supplies, and related items.
The Campus Recreation Center contains a gymnasium, weight room, cardio-aerobic fitness equipment, locker room facilities and offers intramural sports throughout the year.
Riedl Hall houses the main campus Security Office.
The James W. Kehoe Center for Advanced Learning, located in Shelby, houses the Ralph Phillips Conference Center, classrooms, laboratories, faculty offices, College Now Engineering and Business programs, Tech Prep, Workforce Partnership, Small Business Development Center, Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and the Business, Industry and Technology Division.
The Urban Center, located in downtown Mansfield, features a 15-station computer lab for study and online instruction, a distance learning “smart” classroom as well as general classroom, counseling rooms and offices, and a small business incubating center.
GUARANTEE OF JOB COMPETENCY
North Central State College guarantees that graduates are occupationally competent. The guarantee applies only to job skills identified in the program outcomes for a specific degree. The guarantee applies only to graduates employed on a full-time basis in a position directly related to the area of their program concentration, during the 12 months immediately following their graduation.
If a graduate is judged by his or her employer to be lacking in technical job skills identified by the program outcomes for his or her specific degree program, the graduate will be provided up to nine, tuition-free, semester credit hours of additional training by North Central State College under the conditions of the guarantee policy. Cost of books, insurance, uniforms, laboratory and activity fees, and other course-related expenses are the responsibility of the graduate and/or the employer.
Special Conditions for the Guarantee
Retraining will be limited to nine semester hours of credit related to the identified skill deficiency and to those classes regularly scheduled during the period covered by their training plan and must be completed within a calendar year from the time the educational plan is agreed upon.
The guarantee does not imply the graduate will pass any licensing or qualifying examination for a particular career.
It is the policy of North Central State College not to discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, creed, religion, national origin, disability status, veteran status or sexual orientation in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices.
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on race or national origin in any educational program or activity of North Central State College.
Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity of North Central State College.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 prohibits discrimination on the basis of handicap status in any educational activity of North Central State College.
An internal, formal grievance procedure for violation of such acts has been set forth by North Central State College. Information on this policy is located in Student Records, Human Resources, and the Admissions, Advising and Enrollment Services Office. Inquiries regarding the College’s obligation in this area should be directed to:
Title VI & IX Coordinator
Section 504 Coordinator