Central Texas College serves military personnel and their family members and civilians worldwide. The Central Campus is located in Killeen, Texas. This catalog is an official publication of Central Texas College containing policies, regulations and procedures applicable to locations outside the state of Texas, which were in effect at the time the catalog was published. Central Texas College reserves the right to make changes at any time to reflect current board of trustees policies, administrative regulations and procedures, amendments required by state or federal laws and tuition or fee changes. CTC also publishes a Texas Campuses Catalog for students attending in the state of Texas or enrolled in distance learning. The chancellor of Central Texas College has the authority to override institutional policies in this catalog for certain exceptions when warranted.
Study the contents of this catalog carefully. You are responsible for observing the regulations contained herein.
Program and Course Availability
Programs of study vary with each location and not all programs are available at every location. Individuals interested in programs not locally available should consult with the local Education Services Officer (ESO), Navy College Office Representative (NCO), Education Specialist or Central Texas College representative.
Programs of study displayed in this catalog are offered when sufficient interest indicates a level of enrollment required for program continuation and when authorized under the military contract or memorandum of understanding for the specific C&I site or campus. CTC reserves the right to adjust course scheduling including class cancellation, when enrollment or other circumstances require this action. There is no guarantee a specific course will be offered at any given time. It is the student’s responsibility to complete the required courses when offered. With more 100 locations worldwide with classroom offerings, 30 degree and 30 certificate programs 100 percent online, you can choose the option that’s right for you.
CTC is a participant of the GoArmyEd program which allows active-duty Army, National Guard and Army Reservists to request Army Tuition Assistance online and apply for admissions and register for classes through the GoArmyEd portal.
Equal Opportunity Policy
Central Texas College District is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. We are unequivocally committed to a policy of equal access and equal opportunity in employment practices, admissions, educational programs and all other college activities. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or transgender status. Accordingly, it is the policy of the college to maintain an academic and work environment free of discrimination and harassment in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local statutes and regulations.
The designated coordinator for compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act relating to students is Dr. Christy Shank, director - Disability Support Services, 254-526-1291 or email email@example.com. The designated coordinator for employment of faculty and staff is Holly Jordan, director - Human Resource Management 254-526-1128 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central Texas College has established programs to ensure a lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs.
Existing administrative procedures of Central Texas College are used to handle student grievances. If you believe a condition or employee of Central Texas College is unfair or discriminatory, you can appeal to the administrator in charge of that area. If you need assistance pursuing a grievance matter, contact the CTC official representative or the campus dean at your location. Refer to your student handbook for additional information.
Americans with Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. This legislation requires all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides equal access to all programs and services. If you have a documented disability, please contact your CTC official representative or campus dean at your location.
Statement on Harassment and Discrimination
Central Texas College is committed to providing an educational and work climate conducive to the personal and professional development of each individual. Faculty, staff and students should be aware discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic orientation, sexual orientation, gender identity or transgender status is unlawful. Central Texas College also strives to protect the rights and privileges and to enhance the self-esteem of all its members.
If you believe you have experienced harassment or discrimination, contact the appropriate office where you attend. Students should contact the appropriate campus dean. Faculty and staff should contact the Human Resources department at 254-526-1128 or email email@example.com.
Central Texas College explicitly condemns discrimination based on sex or gender, sexual discrimination, sexual harassment (including sexual violence), stalking, sexual misconduct, sexual orientation discrimination, discrimination based on gender identity or expression or gender discrimination of students, faculty or staff. These behaviors are unlawful in accordance with federal and state law. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (as amended) and its implementing regulation at 34 C. F. R. Part 106, applies to any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. Persons who are in violation may be subjugated to college sanctions as well as civil and criminal penalties. Any student or non-student who thinks he or she has been subjected to this form of discrimination is encouraged to immediately report the incident to:
- for faculty and staff, Holly Jordan, director - Human Resource Management, 254-526-1128, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Title IX coordinator for student issues, Julie Starkey, dean - Student Success and Persistence,
Approvals and Authorization
Central Texas College is approved to offer specific programs and courses at military installations around the world according to the contract, agreement or memorandum of understanding for that campus or location.
Distance learning programs and courses adhere to the rules and regulations of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Central Texas College is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements
and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Central Texas College to offer specific degree programs. The council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization by the council does not carry with it an endorsement by the council of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430 or email email@example.com. The transferability of credits earned at Central Texas College is at the discretion of the receiving college, university or other educational institution. Students considering transferring to any institution should not assume credits earned in any program of study at Central Texas College will be accepted by the receiving institution. Similarly, the ability of a degree, certificate, diploma or other academic credential earned at Central Texas College to satisfy an admission requirement of another institution is at the discretion of the receiving institution. Accreditation does not guarantee credentials or credits earned at Central Texas College will be accepted by or transferred to another institution. To minimize the risk of having to repeat coursework, students should contact the receiving institution in advance for evaluation and determination of transferability of credits and/or acceptability of degrees, diplomas or certificates earned.”
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia has certified Central Texas College to operate in Virginia at 961 Bishop Loop, Bldg. 8035, Fort Lee, Virginia. In addition, Central Texas College is authorized to offer designated college programs in Alabama, Alaska, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington D.C.
Central Texas College is currently licensed by the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana. Licenses are renewed by the State Board of Regents every two years. Licensed institutions have met minimal operational standards set forth by the state, but licensure does not constitute accreditation, guarantee the transferability of credit nor signify programs are certifiable by any professional agency or organization.
Central Texas College’s programs are approved for those who wish to attend and receive benefits under the Post-Vietnam Veterans Educational Assistance Program, the Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 1984, Chapter 1606-Reservists Education Bill, Chapter 30-VA Education Bill of 1986, Chapter 33-Post 9/11 Veterans Assistance and family members qualified for VA Educational Benefits Chapter 35.
Students unable to resolve a complaint or grievance through the Central Texas College complaint and grievance process should contact the appropriate state agency at the following link: http://www.ctcd.edu/locations/other-us-locations/state-agency-complaint-contacts/.
Continental Campus offers a wide range of degree plans in various locations of the United States utilizing unique teaching methods. Some sites offer face-to face-courses, blended courses (combining both face-to-face and online work) and Blackboard collaborate courses designed with the military lifestyle in mind. Blackboard collaborate courses are taught between two or more sites connecting via digital technology to incorporate an in-person classroom where instructor and students can collaborate as if in one central location. Classroom sessions are held and combined with multiple classrooms in the United States bringing students from the East Coast and West Coast together. This enables students in any location the opportunity to complete a class needed for their degree that might not otherwise have the opportunity.
In addition to classes offered at CTC locations around the world, Central Texas College offers a wide range of learning opportunities for distance learners from single courses to complete certificates and degrees. In fact, Central Texas College is one of the largest community colleges in the United States when it comes to distance education. Distance education courses are designed to be equivalent to the same course taught in a classroom. Distance education courses are transferable as face-to-face courses because they are taught by the same faculty, use the same textbooks and require the same standards as face-to-face courses. Faculty teaching distance learning classes must meet the academic and professional preparation criteria of regional accreditation, the standards established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board rules and regulations and licensure and approval requirements of applicable regulatory boards. Both DANTES and the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges have approved CTC as a provider of distance learning courses.
The distance learning programs and courses adhere to the rules and regulations of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Articulation Agreements Leading to Bachelor Degrees
Central Texas College holds articulation agreements with several colleges and universities located within and outside of Texas. These agreements allow the eligible CTC student a seamless transition into a four-year degree program. Many of the articulation agreements are with colleges and universities that offer online bachelor degree programs. Additional information may be found at the Transfer Center on the Central Texas College website or obtained through an academic advisor.
Uniform Application of Standards
The standards of Central Texas College’s academic and student policies are uniform at all locations served by CTC. The subsequent sections of this catalog provide information required and unique to continental and international campuses.