The CTC Academic Advising office provides advising services to assist you with career planning and your educational and personal goals. Services include occupational and labor market information, degree program planning, and general academic advising.
All new students are required to meet with an academic advisor. Students who have not met the state requirements for the Texas Success Initiative should meet with an academic advisor each semester. It is strongly recommended that all students meet with an academic advisor on a regular basis to review one’s academic progress and graduation requirements.
Assistance in planning to transfer to a four-year college or university is also available through the Transfer Center located in the Student Services (Bldg. 119). Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university can receive assistance about applications, transferring credits, sponsored visits and transfer scholarships.
International Student Services (F-1 Visas)
Services include admissions assistance, placement into the English for Speakers of Other Languages Program (ESOL/DSLA courses), registration, orientation, academic and social counseling, preparation for departure, immigration regulations advising and housing assistance. Central Texas College is not responsible for a student’s immigration status. The student is responsible for remaining in status with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Inquiries should be addressed to the director of International Student Services at the central campus address listed in the front of this catalog. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Student Support Services
A textbook lending library and childcare assistance are available based on available funding to qualified students enrolled in a declared technical/vocational program.
Disability Support Services
Disability Support Services (DSS) provides accommodations to eligible students creating opportunities that promote educational access. Appropriate documentation of the disability is required in order to receive class accommodations. Students should contact the DSS office located on the Central Campus in Building 111, Room 207, or 254-526-1195 for more information. Students are encouraged to visit the DSS website at www.ctcd.edu/disability-support to learn more about DSS and the process students are required to follow to request classroom accommodations in accordance with state and federal disability laws.
Child Care Assistance Program
This is a federally-funded program and the number of students enrolled is based upon the receipt of funds. Students are chosen by the greatest economic need. Students majoring in career, technical and certificate programs are eligible for child care assistance. Students should:
Lending Library Textbook Program
The program is a federally- and/or state-funded program. Textbooks are purchased up to the availability of funds. Students majoring in career, technical and certificate programs are eligible for the textbook program. Students are required to meet the income guidelines for the program.
The Career Center has resources for all phases of the career planning and job search process. We can help students identify career interests and aid in preparation to become successful college students and employees. Free services are available for current and former students:
To access Career Services online or for additional information and assistance, visit our website at www.ctcd.edu/career-center.
Learning Resource Center
Individualized, self-paced, open entry/open exit instruction is available year-round. Some texts and audiovisuals are dispensed from the Learning Resource Center. Classes are provided in the following areas:
Student and Employee Assistance Program
The Student and Employee Assistance Program provides assessments, intervention and referral services for students and staff. Services include literature on drugs and alcohol abuse and dependence.
Students may obtain an UNOFFICIAL CTC transcript and check on the status of any CTC transcript requests through their CTC WebAdvisor student account.
If you need an OFFICIAL CTC transcript, visit the “Transcript Services” webpage on the CTC website at www.ctcd.edu for specific information. Students and former students may submit transcript requests through mail, fax, and eForms. There is no charge for the CTC transcript. However, if you need a CTC transcript be sent by priority or express mail, you are responsible for the mailing costs, which must be paid in advance. CTC reserves the right to limit the number of transcripts issued at any one time. A complimentary transcript is provided upon graduation from CTC.
You may be denied your transcript if you have an outstanding obligation to Central Texas College. The obligation may be due to a library fine, parking ticket, returned check, non-repayment of financial aid, failure to comply with admissions requirements, or any other indebtedness to CTC.
Central Texas College provides an extensive testing program which supports traditional classroom instruction and distance learning courses. Cell phones and children are not permitted in the testing areas. Services include:
For detailed information visit the CTC testing website at www.ctcd.edu/testing/testing.htm and refer to the “College Costs” section of the catalog for fees.
NOTE: If special accommodations are needed because of a disability, contact the Testing office before taking the test.
Evaluation of previous education and training
Central Texas College recognizes that each student’s educational needs, goals and experiences are unique and that individuals are skilled in many areas of college work that are not formally documented on transcripts. It is the policy of Central Texas College to recognize nontraditional learning experiences and to award college credit in all cases where such credit is appropriate. In keeping with this policy, Central Texas College has established the Individualized Career Evaluation Process (ICEP). ICEP credit recommendations may be viewed at https://collegecreditforheroes.org.
All students, including military and former military personnel, are eligible for credit consideration based upon documentation of their previous learning experiences.
The nontraditional methods usually considered applicable toward a degree at Central Texas College are:
Official Evaluation Requirements
CTC students are eligible to receive an official evaluation of nontraditional learning as follows:
To apply for an evaluation and a degree or certificate plan:
College Credit for Heroes and CTC’s Fast Forward
Other tools available to Servicemembers and Veterans include the College Credit for Heroes portal and CTC’s Fast Forward tool. Servicemembers and veterans may request an official or unofficial evaluation of their military education and training only through the College Credit for Heroes portal at www.collegecreditforheroes.com at any time or simply search the databases for recommended credits. CTC’s Fast Forward tool at https://fastforward.ctcd.edu allows an individual to upload their original JST and receive an almost instant estimate of credits that will be awarded for their military education and training and apply those credits to an unofficial degree or certificate program selected by the individual.
CTC instructional departments may make available institutional challenge examinations for some of their courses based on availability. Cost of the exam is $50.00 and is non-refundable. Students are eligible to take a challenge exam upon successful completion of six semester credit hours with “C” or higher grades at CTC. Students who wish to take a challenge exam should inquire within the applicable instructional department. Passing grades to receive course credit is determined by the instructional department administering the exam. Credit awarded for successful completion of the challenge exam is posted as evaluated credit on the student’s CTC transcript, and cannot be used to satisfy CTC residency requirements.
Student Complaint Process
For the complaint process, refer to the Central Texas College Student Handbook on the CTC website at www.ctcd.edu/locations/central-campus/student-life-activities/publications/student-handbook/.