Welcome to CTC Distance Education

Central Texas College Distance Education

Welcome to CTC Distance Education

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From March 20 to April 9, CTC students who have graduated from high school or completed their GED are participating in the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE), a national survey of institutional practices and student behaviors. CCSSE results will help CTC better understand the student experience. Students will receive several emails and texts with the link or QR code to the survey. Also, watch for social media posts, flyers and posters and information posted in Blackboard. The survey takes 15 to 30 minutes to complete, and students can earn incentives by participating. YOUR VOICE MATTERS!

CTC's survery link: https://www.cccse.org/CCSSESurvey/ctcd

Faculty and Staff: You must be connected via CTC VPN to use email services. Please contact IT if you need help setting up the VPN. You can submit a ticket to help.desk@ctcd.edu, use the website chatbot at ctcd.edu, or  call 254-501-3103.

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 derived from the data in a News Release by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that weekly earnings increase as level of education increases.

Average Weekly Earnings chart based on education level

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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...

I appreciate having the OERs 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 love all the departments and resources available to us. CTC is a great school that has a lot to offer Active Duty Military.
Everything I have experienced with this college has kept me going and wanting to continue college, 20 years later.
I was a little bit anxious in starting my first online college course after being in the military straight out of high school. This class made it very easy for me to feel comfortable and encouraged me to take more classes.
I liked that the class was offered online and I was able to work on my own time, even with the required completion dates. I was able to work/read ahead. It incorporated more than just the book by having us think about real world applications that we see and use daily.
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

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Central Texas College Distance Education