Central Texas College

Degrees & Certificates

Central Texas College is proud to offer the following degrees and certificates aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton:


  • Associate of Arts in General Studies
  • Associate of Applied Science in:
  • Business Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Information Technology
  • Associate of Arts
  • Social Science


  • Office Assistant
  • Business Management
  • Network Specialist
  • Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA)*

*The Microsoft Software & Systems Academy is a pioneering program that taps into the talent and experience of military veterans to help meet our nation’s critical need for IT professionals. MSSA is designed for active duty service members transitioning from the military. Tuition is covered under the GI Bill.

MSSA is a full-time information technology program. Participants are assigned to MSSA for the duration of the course.  Coursework includes technical training, certification testing, practical exercises, and mentoring.  Students will receive college credits for completing each course, and upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to receive an MSSA Certificate of Completion.

Service members who successfully complete the program are eligible to interview for potential jobs at Microsoft or with their partner organizations.

This program is only open to active duty service members who apply and are accepted through the Education Services Division (ESD).  For more information, click HERE.