Central Texas College

Degrees and Certificates

Central Texas College offers the Associate of Arts, the Associate of Science, the Associate of Applied Science 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.

The Associate of Arts in General Studies degree provides students with a foundation in general education courses. The courses are appropriate for transfer to a four-year college or university and allows students to structure a program based on their interests and educational goals.

Core Curriculum

The core curriculum is the set of courses in liberal arts, humanities, sciences and political, social and cultural history undergraduates of a public higher education institution in Texas are required to complete before receiving a bachelor’s degree (Title 19, Chapter 5, Subchapter S, Rule 5.400). 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 successfully completed 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 in this catalog.

Program Listings

Curriculum plans for various degrees and certificates are on the following pages. Designations stated after each degree title reference the degree plan by major code. For example, the majorcode for the Associate of Applied Science degree - business management is BUBM. The reference facilitates student academic advising. 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. If you plan to transfer to a senior college or university and are taking courses that lead to an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree, refer to the degree requirements for the AS or AA degrees listed in this catalog.

NOTE: Although academic counseling is available, it remains the student’s responsibility to determine the major area of study, to verify the required courses and their prerequisites and to select the four-year college or university to which they wish to transfer.

Semester Credit Hours

The three numbers (on the right) following 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 during 16 weeks and three hours of laboratory per week conducted during 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.

Course Numbering System Guidelines

A common course numbering system is used for credit courses.

  • 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

- Second digit - identifies the credit hour value

- Third and fourth digits - represent a unique course identifier

Tuition Rebate Program

The State of Texas offers a tuition rebate as an incentive for students to complete their bachelor’s degree with no more than three attempted hours above the minimum required for the baccalaureate degree. Students who graduate with a bachelor’s degree from a Texas public baccalaureate-granting general academic university may qualify to receive up to $1,000 from the university awarding the degree if they meet the criteria listed below.

  • Must have enrolled (taken their first course) after high school graduation in a Texas public institution of higher education in fall 1997 or later
  • Must be a Texas resident and entitled to pay in-state tuition at all times while pursuing the degree
  • Must have taken all coursework at Texas public institutions of higher education
  • If enrolled for the first time in fall 2005 or later, graduate within four calendar years for a four-year degree or within five calendar years for a five-year degree,  if the degree is in architecture, engineering or any other program determined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to require more than four years to complete
  • Must have attempted no more than three hours in excess of the minimum number of semester credit hours required to complete the degree under the catalog under which they graduated. Hours attempted include transfer credits, course credits earned exclusively by examination (except for the purposes of this program, only the number of semester hours earned exclusively by examination in excess of nine semester hours is treated as attempted); courses dropped after the official census date; optional internship and cooperative education courses; and repeated courses. Hours attempted do not include those for students graduating with a bachelor’s degree in December 2007 or later; course credit earned to meet requirements for a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program but is not required to complete the degree program; and for students graduating with a bachelor’s degree in August 2011 or later, course credit other than course credit earned exclusively by examination, which is earned before graduating from high school. For students concurrently earning a baccalaureate degree and a Texas teaching certificate, the required teacher education courses shall not be counted to the extent they are more than the free electives allowed in the baccalaureate degree program
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 Institutional Certificate of Completion
CC** Level II Certificate
CC* Level I Certificate
MSA Marketable Skills Achievement Award
NC Non-Credit
 
ASSOCIATE DEGREES OF SCIENCE AND ARTS AND CERTIFICATES

AS    Agriculture Science  
AA    Art      
AS    Biology - Organismal  
AS    Biology - Human Biology     
AS    Business Administration    
AS    Chemistry    
AA    Commercial Art    
AA    Drama    
AS    Engineering    
AS    Environmental Science    
AA    General Studies    
AS    Geology    
AA    Interdisciplinary Studies    
AA    Journalism/Communications    
AS    Kinesiology   
AS    Mathematics    
AA    Modern Language    
AA    Music    
AA    Radio and Television Broadcasting 
AA    Radio and Television Broadcasting
              - Audio Emphasis
AA    Radio and Television Broadcasting
             - Video Production
CC*  Radio Broadcasting    
CC*  Television/Radio/Broadcasting
CC*  TV News Videographer    
AA      Social Science    
AAT    Teacher Education   

 

 
ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES
Agriculture
AAS Agriculture Production
AAS Equine Management
AAS Horticultural Development
CC** Agricultural Industries
CC* Production Technology
 
Automotive Mechanic
AAS Automotive Mechanic/Technician
CC** Automotive Technician
CC* Automotive System Specialist
CC* Automotive Tune-Up Specialist
CC* Basic Automotive Technician
 
Aviation Science
AAS Aviation Science
CC* Aviation Science Certificate
 
Business Management
AAS Business Management
AAS Business Management - Marketing and Sales Management Specialization
AAS Business Management - Real Estate Sales Specialization
CC* Business Management
CC* Entrepreneurship

CC* Business Management Accounting Technician
CC* Business Management Marketing and Sales Management
CC* Business Management Real Estate Sales Agent

Child Development
AAS Child Development
CC** Child Development
CC* Administrator’s Credentials
MSA Child Development Associate
 
Computer Science
AAS Programmer Analyst
AAS Information Security
AAS Information Technology
AAS Network Systems Administrator
CC* Computer Help Desk Specialist
CC* Cybersecurity
CC* Information Security Specialist
CC* IT Industry Certification Preparation Program
CC* Network Specialist
CC* Web Design Basics
CC* Software Development and Testing Specialist
CC* Network Server & Cloud Administrator
 
Diesel
AAS Diesel Engine Mechanic and Repairer
CC** Diesel Technician
CC* Diesel Engine Specialist
CC* Diesel System Specialist
CC* Industrial Diesel Certificate
 
Drafting and Design
AAS Computer-Aided Drafting and Design
CC* Computer-Aided Drafting and Design
MSA Computer-Aided Drafting and Design
 
Electronics
AAS Computer Electronics
AAS Network Professional Specialization
CC* Computer Electronics Technology
CC* Industrial Control and Robotic Technology
CC* Network Professional Specialization
CC* Networking and Network Security
CC* Networking and Wireless Networking
CC* Networking and Network Telephony
Emergency Medical Technology
AAS Emergency Medical Technology
CC* Emergency Medical Technology-Paramedic
 
Graphics and Printing
AAS Graphics and Printing
CC** Graphics and Printing Technology
CC* Graphics and Printing Technology Graphic Design
CC* Graphics and Printing Technology Press Operations
 
Heating and Air Conditioning
AAS Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic and Repairer
CC** Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
CC* Commercial Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
CC* Residential Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
 
Histological Technician
AAS Histological Technician
 
Hospitality Management
AAS Baking and Pastry Specialization
AAS Restaurant and Culinary Management
AAS Hotel Management Specialization
AAS Culinary Arts
AAS Food and Beverage Management Specialization
CC* Baking
CC* Culinary Arts
CC* Food and Beverage Management
CC* Institutional Food Service Operations
CC* Property Management Advanced
CC* Restaurant Operations
CC* Restaurant Skills
CC* Rooms Division
 
Legal Assistant
AAS Paralegal/Legal Assistant
CC* Paralegal/Legal Assistant
 
Maintenance Technology
AAS Maintenance Technology
CC** Building Trades
CC* Carpentry Trades
CC* Construction Trades
CC* Residential Construction
 
Medical Laboratory Technician
AAS Medical Laboratory Technician
 
Mental Health Services
AAS At Risk Youth Specialization
AAS Chemical Dependency Specialization
AAS Social Work Specialization
CC** At Risk Youth Advanced Certificate
CC** Chemical Dependency Counseling
CC* Criminal Justice Addictions
CC* Basic Mental Health Professional
CC* Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist
 
Nursing
AAS Nursing Associate Degree
AAS Nursing Option for Articulating Student
CC** Vocational Nursing
CC* Prospective ADN Student
CC* Prospective Articulating Student
 
Office Technology
AAS Office Technology
CC* General Office Assistant
CC* Office Technology Professional
CC* Office Technology Support
CC* Office Technology Specialist
 
Office Technology Health Related
AAS Medical Office Technology
AAS Medical Coding and Billing
AAS Medical Documentation Specialist
CC* Medical Coding and Billing
CC* Medical Documentation Specialist
CC* Medical Office Technology Professional
CC* Medical Office Technology Specialist
CC* Medical Office Technology Support
 
Protective Services
AAS Criminal Justice
AAS Criminal Justice - Corrections Specialization
CC* Criminal Justice Studies Specialization
CC* Criminal Justice Corrections Specialization
CC* Basic Peace Officer
CC Fire Protection Technology
 
Public Administration
AAS Homeland Security & Emergency Management
CC* Homeland Security & Emergency Management
CC* Homeland Security
CC* Emergency Management
 
Welding
AAS Welding
CC** Welding Technology
CC* Farm and Ranch
CC* Structural
CC* Industrial
CC* Industrial Welding Transition
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.

Core Area

Course Options

Minimum Semester
Credit Hours

Communications (010) Required

ENGL 1301

3

Communications (010)

SPCH 1315, SPCH 1318, SPCH 1321

3

Mathematics (020)

MATH 1332, MATH 1342, MATH 1314, MATH 2412

3-4

Life and Physical Sciences (030)

AGRI 1407, AGRI 1415, AGRI 1419

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*

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 1306, 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, ARTS 1311

DRAM 1310, DRAM 2366, DRAM 2367

HUMA 1315

MUSI 1301

3

American History (060)

HIST 1301, HIST 1302

6

Government/Political Science (070)

GOVT 2305, GOVT 2306

6

Social & Behavioral Sciences (080)

AGRI 2317

ECON 2301, ECON 2302

GEOG 1301, GEOG 1302, GEOG 1303

GOVT 2304

HIST 2301, HIST 2311, HIST 2312, 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, ARTS 1311

BCIS 1305

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, DRAM 2367

ECON 2301, ECON 2302

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*

GOVT 2304

HIST 2301, HIST 2311, HIST 2312, HIST 2381

HUMA 1315

MATH 1332, MATH 1342, MATH 2412

MUSI 1301, MUSI 1306, MUSI 1307

KINE Physical Activity Courses

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

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 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.

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

Associate of Arts - General Studies 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. The minimum required hours for an Associate of Arts - General Studies Degree is 60 semester hours. Students must complete the specific degree requirements as shown in the program of study that includes:

  •  ENGL 1301 and three semester credit hours of oral communications.
  • Three semester credit hours of Humanities/Fine Arts.
  •  Three semester credit hours of Mathematics/Natural Science selection.
  •  HIST 1301 and 1302.
  •  GOVT 2305 and 2306.
  •   A minimum of 25 percent of semester credit hours earned with Central Texas College.
  •  A minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 (C average), to include a minimum 2.0 (C average) on all courses taken with Central Texas College.
  •  Meeting all other Central Texas College and departmental requirements.
  •  In cases where freshman and/or sophomore degree requirements of the receiving college for a bachelor’s degree differ from those listed above, changes may be made in the Associate of Arts in General Studies Degree requirements when approved by the appropriate  Department Chair.

Associate of Applied Science Degree of Applied Technology

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

To receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Applied Technology students must complete a minimum of 60 semester hours. Students must complete the specific degree requirements as shown in the program of study that includes:

  • ENGL 1301 and three semester credit hours of oral communications
  • Three semester credit hours of Humanities/Fine Arts.
  • Three semester credit hours of Mathematics/Natural Science selection.
  • Three semester credit hours of Social/Behavioral Science.
  • Three semester hours of computer instruction.
  • Two semester hours of physical education (KINE) from activity courses.
  • 40 semester credit hours of major area courses related to a specific MOS, Rating, or Job Specialty Code.
  • A minimum of 25 percent of semester credit hours earned with Central Texas College.
  • Satisfy:

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

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

         -     A minimum grade point average of 2.0 (C average) with Central Texas College.