National Technical Honor Society
Purpose of NTHS
-- To recognize and honor excellence in career and technical education;
-- To encourage students to reach for higher levels of achievement, develop self-esteem and pride;
-- To champion a stronger, more positive image for career and technical education in America;
-- To promote critical workplace values including skill development, honesty, responsibility, service, scholarship, citizenship and leadership;
-- To help member schools and colleges build and maintain effective partnerships with local businesses and industry;
-- To provide greater career opportunities for the NTHS membership;
-- To promote educational excellence in America.
Join the NTHS
Joining NTHS is an important career investment -- respected by business, industry, and education that will add value and prestige to your professional portfolio. Students pay a one-time $25.00 membership fee. Student candidates must meet the following national and local membership standards and should be persons who have demonstrated scholastic achievement, skill development, leadership, honesty, responsibility, and good character. Membership in a career/technical student organization (CTSO) is important to leadership development and career preparation and therefore, strongly encouraged.
NTHS Student Membership Benefits
-- The NTHS membership certificate, pin, card, window decal, white tassel, and official NTHS diploma seal
-- Online career center
-- NTHS scholarship opportunities include the Jon H. Poteat scholarship and others through our career/technical student
-- Letters of recommendations for employment, college, or scholarships.
-- Recruitment opportunities by top U.S. colleges and corporations
-- Official commencement accessories and NTHS logo gear available for purchase at www.nths.org.
Phi Theta Kappa
The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.
About Phi Theta Kappa
-- Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education.
-- The explosive growth of community colleges in the 1960s led Phi Theta Kappa to induct students as freshmen and study programs were offered.
-- The complement of services, innovative programs, and membership benefits offered are unequaled among honor societies.
-- The programs offered focus upon the Society's Hallmark of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Fellowship.
-- It is estimated that 200,000 students participate each year.
-- To be eligible, a student must complete a minimum of twelve hours of associate degree course work and earn a grade point average of 3.5 or more.
-- Students must maintain a high academic standing throughout their enrollment in the two-year college, generally a 3.25 GPA.
-- Part-time and full-time students are eligible for membership.
-- Students pay a one-time membership fee.