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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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...

I liked that lots of different kinds of activities were completed to help learn the material.
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.
This class was AMAZING!! Being a full time online student, and a military wife during this time was super hard but making classes like this available online helped out SO much!!
I liked this class and the format it was in. I like having the online instruction and find it easy to fit into my busy lifestyle.
I was nervous taking this course online due to the pandemic, but as I am going into my last week I have to say, I would not have done it any other way. The material was detailed and the assignments definitely tested my understanding, but it was not overwhelming. The professor provided great feedback on any misunderstandings on my part, and on my assignments, to insure that I improved in each lesson.
CTC Department Spotlight

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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 an existing course 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