Welcome to CTC Distance Education

Central Texas College Distance Education

Welcome to CTC Distance Education

CTC Distance Ed Home Page

Off-campus Faculty and Staff: You must be connected via CTC VPN to view the Faculty and Staff pages of the CTC website. Please contact IT if you need help setting up VPN. You can submit a ticket to help.desk@ctcd.edu, use the website chatbot at ctcd.edu, or  call 254-501-3103.
CTC Email and E-forms can be reached without VPN at https://ctcmail.ctcd.edu and https://www.ctcd.edu/forms-1/student-forms/ (click 'Etrieve login' from this page).

Students are NOT required to use VPN to access their Eagle Mail or Blackboard.

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.

Why consider Distance Education?

This graph from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that weekly earnings increase as level of education increases.

Earnings and unemployment rates by education attainment, 2022

CTC Distance Ed Getting Started

Central Texas College

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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Central Texas College

Student Evaluation of Classroom Course

Here's what students are saying...

I love taking classes online since they work better with my schedule. I love when my instructor is interactive with the class and gives feedback.
CTC's systems have been much easier to navigate compared to other online systems I have used from other colleges.
The class material was easily understandable and simple to follow.
I enjoyed the distance learning experience of online classes, while still feeling connected to the other students and instructor.
This was a new online course for me. I was very apprehensive and was worried that I would not do well. I learned a great deal in this course and did great! The material presented was easily understood and the instructor provided feedback (grades) in a timely manner.
CTC Department Spotlight

Central Texas College

Department Spotlight


Department Spotlight - Business

Are you seeking Accounting, QuickBooks, or Payroll training to find employment or launch a new business?

Central Texas College is excited to offer an Accounting Technician Certificate. This Certificate prepares students with workforce skills to perform the accounting and office management functions for small and mid-sized companies, or fill bookkeeping and accounting clerical positions as members of larger office staffs.

Are you currently on a Business Management AAS or Certificate? If so, you may be able to take an ACNT course as a substitute for the ACCT course currently on your degree plan. Please contact our department to discuss your options.

ACNT 1303: Introduction to Accounting I
ACNT 1304: Introduction to Accounting II
ACNT 1311: Introduction to Computerized Accounting (using QuickBooks)
ACNT 1329: Payroll and Business Tax Accounting
ACNT 1331: Federal Income Tax: Individual
BUSG 1303: Principles of Finance

Can I take these courses if I am on another degree plan?

Depending on the course, we may be able to substitute one of our new courses for a course that is currently on your degree plan.

Please contact our department for further information:
Email: business.admin4@ctcd.edu
Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 7:30am-5:30pm; Fri. 7:30am-11:30am

NOTE: For technical assistance with Blackboard, please contact de.techsupport@ctcd.edu

Accredited by:

Central Texas College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Central Texas College may also offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Central Texas College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

CTC Distance Education

Central Texas College Distance Education