Guidance and Counseling
The CTC Guidance and Counseling office provides counseling services to assist you with your educational and personal goals along with your career career planning. Services include occupational and degree program planning, general academic advising and labor market information.
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 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.
The Career Center assists students in 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 students with a valid CTC ID card and recent graduates. Assistance is provided in the following areas:
To access Career Services online or for additional information and assistance, visit our website at www.ctcd.edu and go to Current Students.
International Student Services (F-1 Visas)
Services include admissions assistance, placement into the English-as-a-Second-Language Program (ESL/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)
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 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 provides accommodations and services to eligible students creating opportunities that promote educational access and student success. Students should apply for services with the Office of Disability Support Services located in Building 111, Room 207, on the Central Campus. Students located outside the service area may contact a DSS Coordinator directly or speak with their Site Director for assistance in contacting Disability Support Services. Appropriate documentation of disability and completion of intake packet are required to receive services.
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.
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 view the status of a CTC transcript request from their student account in WebAdvisor. To view the status of a CTC transcript request, go to the Student Menu and click on the Transcript Request Status link under the Academic Profile section.
Information and forms for ordering transcripts are available from the CTC website at www.ctcd.edu. Transcripts may be provided upon your written request. E-mail requests are accepted if the request is to issue a transcript solely to another institution of higher education. Exceptions are made for active-duty military stationed/deployed overseas. Military located overseas may submit a request by e-mail if they use their military e-mail address and include their current location on the form. Refer to "Transcript Requests" in the Quick Links section of the CTC home page. When a transcript is requested to be sent priority mail or express mail, the student is responsible for the cost. This must be paid at the time of the request. CTC reserves the right to limit the number of transcripts issued at any one time. A complimentary free official transcript is provided upon graduation. Requests to fax transcripts are limited to locations in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, and requests to fax transcripts overseas are limited to a military education center or CTC site office. It is the decision of the receiving institution to accept a facsimile transcript as official or not. Transcript requests are honored as soon as possible in the order of receipt. During peak periods such as graduation, end of the semester, registration and college closings, additional time will be needed to process requests.
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:
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 each student’s educational needs, goals and experiences are unique. Each individual is skilled in many areas of college work 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).
The purpose of ICEP is to systematically correlate business, industry, government and military education received by nontraditional methods with institutional curricular requirements.
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:
To apply for evaluation and a final certificate or degree plan, submit an Evaluation Request form to Evaluations, Central Texas College, or at the administrative office serving your area. Addresses are listed in this catalog. An eForm and PDF version of the Evaluation Request are available on the CTC website at www.ctcd.edu..
Evaluation and final certificate or degree plans are provided upon receipt of all official transcripts and documents. Active duty U.S. Servicemembers and Reservists are eligible to receive an official evaluation upon admission to CTC, declaring a CTC program of study, and upon receipt of the official Joint Services Transcript (JST) and all official college transcripts if applicable. Non Active duty or civilian students are required to complete six semester hours with CTC with a 2.0 (C or better) grade point average.
Students on financial or academic hold are not eligible for final evaluation of nontraditional educational experiences until the financial or academic hold is cleared. Students pursuing a technical/vocational program may be required to repeat major field of study courses if the degree program is not completed within five years.
GoArmyEd students who choose CTC as their home college will automatically be issued a SOCAD2 agreement upon meeting eligibility requirements. Please ensure you request an official Joint Service Transcript (JST) from previously attended colleges or universities. Transcripts are needed to ensure you receive a comprehensive evaluation and to prevent you from being placed on automatic hold and blocked from enrolling in further courses through the portal.
Evaluated credit awarded by Central Texas College applies to its programs of study and may transfer to other institutions according to the policies of the receiving institution. If you are planning to transfer to other institutions, consult with those institutions regarding their policies on acceptance of evaluated credit.
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
The Central Texas College District is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Degree Network System.
SOC Degree Network System membership
The SOC Degree Network System (DNS) are institutions selected by the military services to deliver specific associate and bachelor degree programs to service members and their families. As a member of the DNS, Central Texas College has agreed to adhere to academic policies intended to support military students in their academic endeavors towards degree completion. Central Texas College is approved for membership in SOC DNS-2 at the associate degree level.
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/.