Welcome to CTC Distance Education

Central Texas College Distance Education

Welcome to CTC Distance Education

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CTC continues to offer courses and provide support services during this pandemic. Please see this list of STUDENT SERVICES and SUPPORT ACCESS for helpful phone numbers and links to schedule appointments.

Central Texas College (CTC) is a recognized leader in providing educational opportunities to students all over the world, and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. We offer more than 60 certificate and associate degree programs entirely online, with classes starting monthly, using the Blackboard Learning Management System. Visit https://online.ctcd.edu/orientation.cfm for a quick tutorial on using Blackboard. See Quick Start for Blackboard for important information.

Why consider Distance Education?

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Average Weekly Earnings chart based on education level

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Getting Started with Distance Education

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A certificate or associate degree from Central Texas College has the potential to:

  • increase your lifetime earnings
  • improve your employability and chances of promotion
  • serve as a stepping-stone to a higher degree with further increases in earnings, employment, and promotion

The CTC Distance Education program gives you the flexibility to increase your potential, regardless of work, family, and other obligations. Central Texas College - for students of the real world!

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Student Evaluation of Classroom Course

Here's what students are saying...

This was a great online course. I didn't expect to learn as much as I did from an online course vs. an in-class setting. Definitely recommend to others.
Great online course! Definitely learned a great bit and would 100% recommend to others!
This was my first time taking an online course and I was able to easily navigate everything I needed.
This was my first online course and I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed it! MindTap was a lot of fun and very useful to this learning experience.
Thank you for an amazing online course experience!
CTC Department Spotlight

Central Texas College

Department Spotlight


Department Spotlight - Child Development

Are you interested in a certificate or degree in Child Development?

  • Complete all/most of the courses for a certificate or associate's degree in child development online or choose blended courses that provide both classroom and virtual experiences.
  • Earn your CDA in one semester during blended or online evening courses that provide a classroom and virtual experience. Take two additional blended or online administration classes in Child Development and be eligible to become a Center Director in Texas.
  • Pay for online or blended classes using department or community scholarships (many are currently offered through CTC Child Development Program).

For more information, please go to the Child Development webpage.

CTC Distance Education

Central Texas College Distance Education