Catalog Continental International
Central Texas College serves military personnel and their family members worldwide. The central campus is located in Killeen, Texas. This catalog is an official publication of Central Texas College and contains 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.
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Central Texas College District
Board of Trustees
|BG (TX)(Ret.) Charles Rex Weaver||Killeen, TX||Chair|
|Rev. Jimmy Towers||Killeen, TX||Vice Chair|
|Ms. Brenda Coley||Killeen, TX||Secretary|
|Mr. William B. Beebe||Harker Heights, TX||Treasurer|
|SFC (Ret) James A. Pierce, Jr.||Copperas Cove, TX||Member|
|Mr. Charles Hollinger||Killeen, TX||Member|
|Mr. Don R. Armstrong||Killeen, TX||Member|
Jim M. Yeonopolus, Chancellor
A.A., Temple College
B.S., Southwest Texas State University
M.Ed., University of Arizona
Tina J. Ady, Deputy Chancellor, Instruction and Workforce Initiatives
A.A., Central Texas College
B.S., University of Central Texas
M.Ed., Armstrong Atlantic State University
Ph.D., TUI University International
Michele J. Carter, Deputy Chancellor, Finance and Administration
A.G.S. Central Texas College
B.S., University of Central Texas
M.B.A., Tarleton State University
Ed.D., Capella University
Robin E. Garrett, Deputy Chancellor, Academic and Student Success
A.A., San Jacinto College
B.S., Bellevue University
M.S., Nova Southeastern University
Ed.S., Nova Southeastern University
Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
Welcome to Central Texas College!
Welcome to Central Texas College.
The current pandemic has significantly altered our way of life to include how our nation’s colleges and universities deliver instruction and academic support services to its students. As you are aware, on March 13, 2020, a national emergency was declared concerning the COVID-19 outbreak. CTC faculty and staff immediately and successfully transitioned to an online learning and remote work environment allowing our students the opportunity to complete their spring semester/term coursework. The ingenuity of faculty and staff coupled with our students’ tenacity and resiliency made it not only possible, but a reality.
The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain my top priority during this pandemic crisis. While we eagerly anticipate reopening main campus in the fall and resuming normal operations at our various locations, we will do so in accordance with national, state, and local guidelines to ensure your safety and well-being. This requires a readiness to adapt to any change beyond our control as we develop and implement a strategy for a new way of serving our students worldwide.
We recognize that many of our students are experiencing financial, housing, and food insecurities during this time of uncertainty. We have put measures in place to address these needs through our College Development office, which administers an emergency student aid program and food pantry. We are committed to helping you complete your education and successfully transition into the workforce.
Finally, the COVID-19 crisis provides an opportunity for faculty and staff to continue its efforts in developing strategies, practices, and processes to provide you with an accessible and quality education. I am confident in your ability to achieve your educational goals and look forward to a successful school year.
In 1965, the citizens of Central Texas joined together to authorize the building of a community college that would serve the western section of Bell County; Burnet, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas, Llano, Mason, Mills and San Saba counties; portions of McCulloch and Williamson counties; as well as Fort Hood and the state correctional facilities in Gatesville. The campus was constructed on 560 acres of land donated by Fort Hood through the Department of Education and with funds supplied through a local $2 million bond issue. Central Texas College, under Section 130.04 of the Texas Education Code, opened its doors with an initial enrollment of 2,068 students in the fall of 1967. The number of students and the locations of offerings have steadily increased since that time. Central Texas College (CTC) has maintained its institutional accreditation status with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges since first being awarded accreditation in 1969, and was reaffirmed most recently in June 2015.
CTC initiated on-site programs on Fort Hood in 1970 and in Europe in 1974. CTC’s success at Fort Hood and Europe led to the explosive expansion of CTC’s locations including Fort Leonard Wood (Missouri), South Korea and the U.S. Atlantic and Pacific Fleets in 1976. By the early 1980s CTC offered programs to military personnel stationed in the Pacific Command, Alaska and Panama as well as throughout the Continental United States. This expansion occurred locally as well with the initiation of instructional programs and services for the Texas Department of Corrections in Gatesville in 1976.
In 1970, CTC began to offer broadcast telecourses to the citizens of Central Texas. College credit classes were first delivered by video conference in the service area in 1994 and from the Central Campus in 1996, enabling area high schools and other colleges in the geographical region to receive CTC courses. At the same time, Central Campus faculty began to enrich traditionally taught courses with professionally produced multimedia materials and with materials selected from the Internet. CTC taught its first online course in 1998. In 1998, CTC was invited to list its online courses in the inventory of the Electronic Campus of the Southern Regional Educational Consortium. CTC’s membership in the Sloan Consortium was approved in 1999. In 2000, the PricewaterhouseCoopers firm invited CTC to become an educational partner in the new Army University Access Online (eArmyU) project for the soldiers in the United States Army. Entire associate degrees were available online for the first time in the spring of 2001. CTC continues expanding its distance education offerings and delivery methods and is a leader among two-year institutions in providing distance education courses and degree programs.
Today, CTC consists of administrative units referred to as campuses: the Central Campus and Service Area, the Continental Campus, the Europe Campus, the Fort Hood Campus and the Navy Campus. The Pacific Far East Campus established in 1980 officially closed July 31, 2017. Of these, the Central Campus and Service Area and the Fort Hood Campus operate within the state of Texas. While some campuses, like the Navy Campus, offer programs only for military personnel, others enroll military, civilians and incarcerated students.
Students enrolled in CTC may select a degree plan from Associate of Arts degree programs, Associate of Science degree programs, Associate of Applied Science degree programs, or Associate of Arts in General Studies. In addition, students choosing to earn a certificate may enroll in any of the more than 40 certificate programs. Campuses may offer the full range of degree programs and services or only those identified through local needs assessments. CTC also provides a wide range of education and training opportunities for those students who do not select a degree or certificate option. Committed to serving all students, CTC provides comprehensive programs and services for special populations: disability support services, single parent/homemaker support services and nontraditional career support services as well as tutoring. To meet occupational training needs, CTC offers a variety of professional development and job-related skills programs such as basic literacy, leadership skills, foreign language skills and occupational skills programs.
Central Texas College provides accessible and quality educational opportunities that support a diverse student population and promotes student success, completion and employability.
Central Texas College serves our diverse global community through engaging and innovative education.
Central Texas College, in meeting the educational goals and needs of students, is committed to:
- Belief in the worth and dignity of the individual
- Excellence in all aspects of operations
- Highest standards of ethical professional practice
- Accountability and responsibility in the stewardship of public trust and resources
Central Texas College is a two-year, open admissions institution which provides educational opportunities to students locally, nationally and internationally. The purpose of CTC, as set forth in Section 130 of the Texas Education Code, is to provide:
- technical programs up to two years in length leading to associate degrees and/or certificates,
- vocational programs leading directly to employment in semi-skilled and skilled operations;
- freshman and sophomore level courses in arts and sciences;
- continuing adult education programs for occupational upgrading or cultural enrichment;
- compensatory education programs designed to fulfill the commitment of an admissions policy allowing the enrollment of disadvantaged students;
- a continuing program of counseling and guidance designed to assist students in achieving their individual educational goals;
- workforce development programs designed to meet local and statewide needs;
- adult literacy and other basic skills programs for
- such other purposes as may be prescribed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board or local governing boards in the best interest of postsecondary education in Texas
Central Texas College has established a Strategic Planning Task Force that has the responsibilities to revise a strategic plan and periodically review the institution’s mission and purpose statements. The committee has developed a vision statement and has established broad goals that center on instruction, research, public service and institutional support and ancillary operations. Specific objectives that are measurable have been developed for all institutional goals. The committee has been assigned the responsibility to annually assess the institution’s progress on meeting the goals and objectives. Results of the assessment are used to develop strategies to be implemented by the departments and units. During the annual budget process, resources are identified and committed in order to implement the strategies. Copies of the current Strategic Planning documents are available in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness (IE) and on the IE webpage.