Welcome to CTC Distance Education

Central Texas College Distance Education

Welcome to CTC Distance Education

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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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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

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Student Evaluation of Classroom Course

Here's what students are saying...

This was the most engaging online course that I have ever taken, in regards to peer interaction. The discussion posts were fun and challenging, and I genuinely enjoyed interacting with my peers through them.
I took this course entirely online and found that the expectations and criteria for the coursework were very clearly laid out and easy to follow.
I liked that this course was self-paced, especially during the summer months, as I was able to complete coursework in advance of planned vacations. I do appreciate that the instructor still gave a schedule/timeline for coursework.
The syllabus was clear about information needed in order to do well in this class. Instructor gave very clear instructions for all assignments and discussion boards. I appreciated that the source materials needed for the class are available online. I didn't have to worry about ordering a book and whether it would be delivered in time for my class, or the expense of buying a book.
I liked that the course work was manageable, taking it online was easier than expected.
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

CTC Distance Education

Central Texas College Distance Education