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 use email services and 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.

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

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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!

CTC Distance Ed Comments Slideshow

Central Texas College

Student Evaluation of Classroom Course

Here's what students are saying...

The majority of my CTC experience has been extremely positive, with online classes having good instructors, and good relations between fellow classmates.
I appreciate having the OER offered for this course. Not having to worry about paying for expensive books every once in a while is a huge relief. I appreciate that my teacher for this class did not give us a bunch of empty busy work or difficult assignments. I felt I learned very well from the assignments given to me, and none of them were overly difficult or time-consuming.
I liked that it was an online self-paced class. This allowed me to continue my education while being out of country on military orders.
I wouldn't change a thing about the course. I loved my instructor! Even though it was an online class, she made it feel in-person and created a cohesive environment for the entire class.
OER - very convenient and effective resources. Instructor - accommodating, very responsive, knowledgeable, very thorough.
CTC Department Spotlight

Central Texas College

Department Spotlight


Department Spotlight - Business

The Business Administration and Paralegal Department will begin offering the Real Estate program online! Upon successful completion of the below classes, students are eligible to sit for the licensing exam in Texas:

  • Real Estate Principles I and II - RELE 1406
  • Law of Agency - RELE 2301
  • Law of Contracts - RELE 1311
  • Promulgated Contract Forms - RELE 1200
  • Real Estate Finance - RELE 1219

The first round of classes will begin with the Fall 2022 term, in August and October. We plan to offer all five of the classes each semester to allow students to complete the prelicensing requirements in one semester and then continue to complete their certificate or associate degree.

Questions can be directed to Angela Reese, Online Manager, angela.reese@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