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NCTC briefs

School president’s contract extended

The North Central Texas College Board of Regents unanimously extended school President Eddie Hadlock’s contract by one year at a meeting last week.

His contract will now run through 2016. He has been with NCTC for 39 years and served as interim president in 2004 before becoming the full-time president in 2005.

Regents approve new associate degree

An associate of applied science degree in surgical technology will be available at NCTC in January.

The North Central Texas College Board of Regents voted to add the program during a meeting Monday.

The program is an extension of the level 1 certificate technical program currently offered and will offer students in the existing certificate program additional academic courses to complete the associate’s degree.

Training for Zodiac employees begins

NCTC is providing training to employees of Zodiac Aerospace for the next year and a half with the help of a $790,000 skills development grant from the Texas Workforce Commission.

Zodiac, one of the top manufacturers of commercial aircraft seats, has hired more than 300 employees in the last year and is the largest employer in Cooke County.

Most of the training will focus on business technical skills, such as welding, blueprint reading, electrical, industrial mathematics and computer-aided design.

There will be general technical training, including presentation, project management, finance for non-finance employees and shop safety. Supervisory training is also offered.