Central Texas College was established in the mid-1960s and quickly started offering correspondence courses, broadcast courses, and telecourses. The Distance Education and Educational Technology department, or DEET, was established on Sept 18, 1997 by the CTC Board of Trustees Board Document 351. (Read a brief history of our department.) In this short time, CTC's online programs have accrued numerous awards and recognition in both the civilian and military communities.
New results are in! CTC was ranked third in the online and non-traditional schools category by the Military Times Best Colleges 2018. In addition, CTC was identified by Best Value Schools as one of the best online community colleges in the country, and by Affordable Colleges Online as one of the best online colleges in Texas for 2017-2018.
If you are looking for flexibility in your educational choices, or the class you want or need to take is not offered when you can take it, look no further! Students who register for CTC online classes can access their materials 24/7/365. They can do their coursework after they get off work, during breaks, or when the kids are in bed.
CTC is recognized as a military-friendly college and is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Degree Network System. Many students complete their certificates or degrees while deployed.
CTC online students can choose from monthly start dates and class lengths that range from 8 to 16 weeks. They can complete more than 60 certificates and degrees entirely online. Tuition is the same as regular classroom courses, and students save money and time by not commuting or paying for childcare. CTC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and its online classes are eligible for tuition assistance and are transferable.
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Central Texas College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees and certificates of completion. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Central Texas College.
Contacting the Commission on Colleges is for determining the accreditation status of the college, filing third-party comments during the college's decennial review, or filing a complaint against the college of alleged non-compliance with a standard or a requirement. General inquiries about the college, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to the college.
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