Central Texas College offers the Associate of Arts, the Associate of Science, the Associate of Applied Science and the Associate of Arts in General Studies, and certificates of completion.

The Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degree programs are designed to allow for the transfer of credits earned at Central Texas College to the bachelor degree requirements at most four-year public colleges and universities. In addition, completion of the 42 semester hours of core curriculum in each degree guarantees transferability of the minimum 42 semester credit hours of state-mandated core curricula toward the general education requirements of a bachelor’s degree program at state supported colleges and universities in Texas.

The Associate of Applied Science degrees, offered in technical programs, are designed to prepare students for employment upon graduation. Within many of the associate of applied science degrees, there are certificates of completion that can be completed in less than two years.

Core Curriculum
The Core Curriculum is the set of courses in liberal arts, humanities, sciences, and political, social and cultural history that undergraduates of a public higher education institution in Texas are required to complete before receiving an academic undergraduate degree. Students seeking a CTC Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree are required to complete a 42-hour core curriculum. Students who successfully complete the core curriculum may transfer the block of courses to another Texas public institution of higher education and substitute the block for the receiving institution’s core curriculum. Students who do not complete the 42-hour core curriculum may still transfer those courses completed successfully to another public college or university in Texas. They will generally be required to complete the remainder of the courses in the receiving institution’s core curriculum. For a list of the courses in the core curriculum, refer to the Programs of Study section of this Catalog.

Program Listings
Curriculum plans for various degrees, certificates, and courses offered at the C&I Campuses are on the following pages. Please refer to the current Texas Campuses catalog and the CTC Distance Learning website for additional programs of study and courses that may be available through distance learning. Course descriptions for all courses offered are listed in alpha-numeric order by course prefix. It is the student’s responsibility to monitor program offerings and follow the published degree plan requirements. Any deviations from listed courses must be approved in writing by the department.

NOTE: Although academic advising is available, it remains your responsibility to determine the major area of study to verify the required courses and their prerequisites, and to select the senior college or university to which you wish to transfer.

Semester Credit Hours
In the Catalog course descriptions the three numbers following (to the right of) the course title indicate the: (a) hours per week the class meets for lectures, (b) number of laboratory hours required per week and (c) credit hours awarded for successful completion of the course. One semester hour of credit represents one hour of lecture time per week for 16 weeks; one semester hour of credit also represents two to four hours of laboratory time per week for 16 weeks. Lecture and lab proportions may vary depending on the nature of the course.

For example, BIOL 1406, General Biology I, 3-3-4, has three hours of lecture per week conducted over 16 weeks and three hours of laboratory per week conducted over 16 weeks with four hours of credit awarded for successful completion. This weekly requirement is adjusted to compensate for terms/ sessions/semesters with lengths other than 16 weeks. For instance, 3-0-3 for an eight-week term would require six hours of lecture per week and 2-4-3 would require four hours of lecture and eight hours of lab per week.

Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS)

Central Texas College has adopted the Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS), which is a voluntary, shared effort among 137 Texas community colleges and universities. The TCCNS is a Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Board)-approved course numbering system for lower-division academic courses that assigns common course numbers to facilitate the transfer of lower-division academic courses among Texas institutions of higher education. Students and their advisors can use the common course numbers to determine both course equivalency and degree applicability of transcript credit on a statewide basis. When students transfer between two participating TCCNS institutions, a course taken at the sending institution transfers as the course with the same TCCNS designation at the receiving institution. 

An explanation of the TCCNS course numbering designations is provided below.

  • The four-letter prefix (rubric) is used to identify subject areas.
  • The four-digit numbers are as follows:

- First digit—identifies the course as lower division (e.g. 1 = freshman, 2 = sophomore)

- Second digit—identifies the credit hour value

- Third and Fourth digits—represent a unique course identifier

Programs of Study
AA Associate of Arts Degree
AS Associate of Science Degree
AAS Associate of Applied Science Degree
AAT Associate of Arts Teaching
CC**Level II Certificate
CC* Level I Certificate
OSA Occupational Skills Achievement Award
 
ASSOCIATE DEGREES OF SCIENCE AND ARTS AND CERTIFICATES
AS Business Administration
AS Computer Science
AA General Studies
AA Interdisciplinary Studies
AS Mathematics
AA Social Science
AAT Teacher Certification
 
ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES
 
Automotive Mechanic
AAS Automotive Mechanic/Technician
CC** Automotive Technician
CC* Automotive System Specialist
CC* Basic Automotive Technician
 
Business Management
AAS Applied Management
AAS Applied Management with Computer Applications
AAS Business Management
AAS Business Management - Accounting Technician
AAS Business Management - Marketing and Sales
Management Specialization
AAS Logistics and Global Supply Chain Management
CC* Business Management
CC* Business Management - Accounting Specialist
CC* Business Management - Accounting Technician
CC* Business Management - Entrepreneurship
CC* Business Management - Marketing and Sales
Management
CC* Business Management Supervision
CC* Human Resources Management
CC* Logistics Specialist
 
Child Development
AAS Child Development
CC** Child Development
CC* Administrator’s Credentials
CC* Child and Youth Service Professional
OSA Child Development Associate
 
Computer Science
AAS Cyberdefense - Information Assurance
AAS Information Technology
AAS Network Systems Administrator
CC* Computer Help Desk Specialist
CC* Cyberdefense - Information Assurance
CC* Cybersecurity
CC* IT Industry Certification Preparation Program
CC* IT Network Analyst
CC* Network Server and Cloud Administrator
CC* Web Technologies
 
Drafting and Design
AAS Computer-Aided Drafting and Design
CC* Computer-Aided Drafting and Design
 
Electronics
AAS Electronics Engineering Technology
CC* Computer Maintenance Technician
CC* Electronics Instrument Technician
CC* Entry Level Electronics Technician
 
Emergency Medical Technology
AAS Emergency Medical Technology
CC* Emergency Medical Technology-Paramedic
Heating and Air Conditioning
AAS Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic and Repairer
CC** Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
 
Hospitality Management
AAS Restaurant and Culinary Management
AAS Hotel Management Specialization
AAS Culinary Arts
AAS Food and Beverage Management Specialization
AAS Baking and Pastry Specialization
CC* Baking
CC* Baking Skills
CC* Culinary Arts
CC* Culinary Skills
CC* Food and Beverage Management
CC* Food Service Operations
CC* Hospitality Property Management
CC* Restaurant Operations
CC* Restaurant Skills
CC* Rooms Division
CC* Service Management

Maintenance Technology
AAS Craftsman Trades
 
Mental Health Services
AAS At Risk Youth Specialization
AAS Chemical Dependency Specialization
AAS Social Work Specialization
CC** At Risk Youth Advanced Certificate
CC* Basic Mental Health Professional
CC** Chemical Dependency Counseling
CC* Community Health Worker
CC* Criminal Justice Addictions
CC* Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist
 
NCO Lead
CC Supervision Management
CC Advanced Supervision Management
 
Office Technology
AAS Office Technology
CC** Office Technlogy Specialist
CC* Office Technology Professional
CC* Office Technology Support
 
Office Technology Health Related
AAS Medical Coding and Billing
AAS Medical Office Technology
CC* Medical Coding and Billing
CC* Medical Office Technology Specialist
CC* Medical Office Technology Professional
CC* Medical Office Technology Support
 
Paralegal/Legal Assistant
AAS Paralegal/Legal Assistant
CC* Paralegal/Legal Assistant
 
Protective Services
AAS Criminal Justice
AAS Criminal Justice - Corrections Specialization
AAS Fire Protection (not offered in Texas)
AAS Fire Service Administration
CC* Criminal Justice Studies with Specialization
CC* Criminal Justice Corrections Specialization
CC* Fire Protection
 
Public Administration
AAS Homeland Security and Emergency Management
CC* Homeland Security and Emergency Management
CC* Emergency Management
CC* Homeland Security
 
Welding
AAS Welding
CC** Welding Technology
CC* Farm & Ranch
CC* Structural
Core Curriculum

In the spirit of accomplishing Central Texas College’s mission, the core curriculum experience will prepare you to learn effectively through your college years so that you carry these aptitudes for learning into your life careers. It is the goal of Central Texas College to graduate well-educated men and women who are articulate, interested in lifelong learning, and capable of becoming creative citizens. The core curriculum design and implementation will also facilitate the transferability of lower division courses between Central Texas College and universities. A course cannot count toward more than one requirement of the degree. Students planning to attend a senior college should coordinate with that senior college to ensure that the courses they take at Central Texas College will fulfill degree requirements there. Check with the appropriate Department Chair for specific degree requirements.

Core Area

Course Options

Minimum Semester
Credit Hours

Communications (010) Required

ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302*

3

Communications (010)

SPCH 1315, SPCH 1318, SPCH 1321

3

Mathematics (020)

MATH 1314, MATH 1332, MATH 1342,
MATH 1414, MATH 2412*, MATH 2413*

3-4

Life and Physical Sciences (030)

AGRI 1407, AGRI 1415, AGRI 1419

BIOL 1406, BIOL 1407*, BIOL 1409BIOL 1411, BIOL 1413, BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402*, BIOL 2420, BIOL 2421*

CHEM 1406, CHEM 1407*, CHEM 1411,
CHEM
1412*

ENVR 1401

GEOL 1403, GEOL 1404

PHYS 1401*, PHYS 1402*, PHYS 1403, PHYS 1404, PHYS 1415, PHYS 2425*, PHYS 2426*

8

Language, Philosophy & Culture (040)

ANTH 2351

DRAM 2361, DRAM 2362

MUSI 1307

ENGL 2322*,  ENGL 2323, ENGL 2327*,
ENGL 2328*, ENGL 2332*

SPAN 1411, SPAN 1412*

FREN 1411, FREN 1412*

GERM 1411, GERM 1412*

RUSS 1411, RUSS 1412*

PHIL 1301, PHIL 1304, PHIL 2306,
PHIL 2307, PHIL 2321

3-4

Creative Arts (050)

ARTS 1303, ARTS 1304

DRAM 1310, DRAM 2366

HUMA 1315

MUSI 1306

3

American History (060) Required

HIST 1301, HIST 1302

6

Government/Political Science (070) Required

GOVT 2305, GOVT 2306

6

Social & Behavioral Sciences (080)

AGRI 2317

ECON 2301, ECON 2302

GEOG 1301, GEOG 1302, GEOG 1303

HIST 2301, HIST 2311, HIST 2312,
HIST 2321, HIST 2322, HIST 2381

PSYC 2301, PSYC 2308, PSYC 2314,
PSYC 2315, PSYC 2316

SOCI 1301, SOCI 1306, SOCI 2301, SOCI 2319

3

Component Area Option (090)

AGRI 1407, AGRI 1415, AGRI 1419, AGRI 2317

ANTH 2351

ARTS 1303, ARTS 1304

BIOL 1406, BIOL 1407*, BIOL 1408,
BIOL 1409, BIOL 1411, BIOL 1413,
BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402*, BIOL 2420, BIOL 2421*

CHEM 1406, CHEM 1407*, CHEM 1411,
CHEM 1412* 

COSC 1301

DRAM 1310, DRAM 2361, DRAM 2362, DRAM 2366

ECON 2301, ECON 2302

EDUC 1100

ENGL 1302, ENGL 2322*, ENGL 2323, ENGL 2327*,
ENGL
2328*, ENGL 2332*

ENVR 1401

FREN 1411, FREN 1412*

GEOG 1301, GEOG 1302, GEOG 1303

GEOL 1403, GEOL 1404 

GERM 1411, GERM 1412*

HIST 2301, HIST 2311, HIST 2312, HIST 2381

HUMA 1315

MATH 1314, MATH 1332, MATH 1342, MATH 1414,
MATH 2412*, MATH 2413*

MUSI 1306, MUSI 1307

PHIL 1301, PHIL 1304, PHIL 2306, PHIL 2307,
PHIL 2321

PHYS 1401*, PHYS 1402*, PHYS 1403, PHYS 1404, PHYS 1415

PSYC 2301, PSYC 2308, PSYC 2314, PSYC 2315, PSYC 2316

RUSS 1411, RUSS 1412*

SOCI 1301, SOCI 1306, SOCI 2301, SOCI 2319

SPAN 1411, SPAN 1412*

SPCH 1315, SPCH 1318, SPCH 1321

3-4

Total Core Requirements

42

* prerequisite course required  

 

Associate of Arts Degree:
Core Curriculum............................................................................................... 42

Specific courses to be determined by program of study.................................. 18

Credit Hours....................................................................................................... 60

Associate of Science Degree:

Core Curriculum................................................................................... 42

Specific courses to be determined by program of study...................... 18

Credit Hours........................................................................................... 60

* The Associate of Science in Business Administration requires 4 semester credit hours in math and computer technology.

Additional Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Degree Requirements

  • A minimum of 25 percent of semester credit hours earned within Central Texas College.

  • All required courses in the program of study as listed in this Catalog.

  • Satisfy:

            -     A minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 (C average).

            -     A minimum grade of C on each required course in the program of study.

            -     A minimum of  2.0 GPA with Central Texas College.

  •   Meeting all other Central Texas College and departmental requirements.

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Students must complete the specific degree requirements in the degree plan as shown in the program of study.

The Associate of Applied Science degree’s general education component must include a minimum of 15 semester credit hours and at least one course from each of the following three required areas: Humanities/Fine Arts; Social/Behavioral; and Natural Science/Mathematics. 

Students must complete the specific degree requirements as shown in the program of study that includes:

  • In addition to ENGL 1301, 12 semester credit hours determined by the program of study. The 12 hours must include at least one course from each of the following three required areas: Humanities/Fine Arts; Social/Behavioral Science; and Natural Science/Mathematics. 
  • A minimum of 50 percent of semester credit hours of  technical courses in the program of study or a closely related field.
  • A minimum of 25 percent of semester credit hours earned with Central Texas College.
  • All required courses in the program of study as listed in this Catalog.
  • Satisfy:

        -    A minimum overall grade point average 2.0 (C average).

        -    A minimum grade of C on each course in the program of study.

        -    A minimum of  2.0 GPA with Central Texas College.

  • Meeting all other Central Texas College and departmental requirements.

Students may be required to repeat courses in their program of study if graduation is not accomplished within five years after courses are completed.

General Education Requirements

Associate of Applied Science Degrees
All Associate of Applied Science degrees include a minimum of 15 semester credit hours in general education coursework. General education courses must be taken from the applicable core curriculum foundational component areas (FCA). While some programs of study specify the specific FCA such as “Creative Arts Elective” other programs may provide students with the option to take a “Humanities/Fine Arts Elective.” The following chart includes the courses that can be taken to satisfy the Humanities/Fine Arts, Social/Behavioral Sciences, and Natural Science/Mathematics electives.

Humanities/Fine Arts Electives

Language, Philosophy & Culture (040) ANTH 2351 
DRAM 2361, 2362
MUSI 1307 
ENGL 2322*, 2323, 2327*, 2328*, 2332* 
SPAN 1411, 1412*, 
FREN 1411, 1412*,
GERM 1411, 1412*,
 RUSS 1411, 1412*
PHIL 1301, 1304, 2306, 2307, 2321
Creative Arts (050) ARTS 1303, 1304 
DRAM 1310, 2366 
HUMA 1315
MUSI 1306

Social/Behavioral Sciences Electives

American History (060)  HIST 1301, 1302
Government/Political Science (070)  GOVT 2305, 2306
Social & Behavioral Sciences (080) AGRI 2317 
ECON 2301, 2302 
GEOG 1301, 1302, 1303
GOVT 2304
HIST 2301, 2311, 2312, 2321, 2322, 2381 
PSYC 2301, 2308, 2314, 2315, 2316 
SOCI 1301, 1306, 2301, 2319

Natural Science/Mathematics Electives

Mathematics (020) MATH 1314, 1332, 1342, 1414, 2412*, 2413*
Life and Physical Sciences (030) AGRI 1407, 1415, 1419
BIOL 1406, 1407*, 1408, 1409, 1411, 1413, 2401, 2402*, 2420, 2421*
CHEM 1406, 1407*, 1411, 1412* 
ENVR 1401 
GEOL 1403, 1404 
PHYS 1401*, 1402*, 1403, 1404, 1415, 2425*, 2426*

* has prerequisite