CTC offers new courses, degree plan and more this fall

Central Texas College (CTC) students will have a few more options to consider when registration for the fall semester opens online Monday, July 29. Several new classes, updated degree plans, a new kinesiology degree plan and enhancements to several vocational/technical programs to speed up employability will be offered.

CTC will offer new delivery formats for some algebra and English classes this fall. Students needing College Algebra can opt for a new 16-week class that meets once a week on Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. or an eight-week College Algebra class which meets Monday through Thursday.

Students looking to take English classes will also have several new options. Both Composition I (ENGL 1301) and Composition II (ENGL 1302) will be available in 10-week sessions. ENGL 1301 will also be offered in a “blended delivery” combining both classroom and online formats. This class meets once a week on Wednesday evenings from 6 – 8:50 p.m. Students can also complete both ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1032 in the one semester through eight-week sessions available in the blended delivery format. Both classes will meet one night a week on Tuesdays from 6 – 8:50 p.m. British Literature I and II (ENGL 2322 and 2323) will also be offered in eight-week blended delivery sessions that meet on Monday evenings from 6 – 8:50 p.m.

All associate degree plans have been updated to include the new required government classes – Federal Government (GOV 2305) and Texas Government (GOV 2306) – replacing GOV 2301 and 2302. Students who have already completed GOV 2301 and 2302 will not have to take the new government courses. Other updated degree plans include business management/real estate which now requires fewer total credit hours; business administration which has increased elective options; nursing and EMT with a change in the science requirement from Microbiology for Science Majors (BIOL 2421) to Microbiology for Non-Science Majors (BIOL 2420).

Computer Science has replaced the Microsoft Information Technology (MCITP) Server Administrator program with the Industry Certification Preparation program.

Also, several Industrial Technology certificate programs have been revised to provide marketable skills more quickly and make students more employable sooner. The department now offers a basic automotive technician level one certificate program to provide basic skills for employment. And three new level one certificates in welding are now available: structural welding (26-hour certificate), industrial welding (28-hour certificate) and farm and ranch welding (22-hour certificate).

The new kinesiology associate degree program will provide students the knowledge, skills and confidence to work in the fitness industry. It can serve as a springboard to careers in fitness/athletic training, coaching, teaching, physical therapy and others sports-related opportunities. The degree plan is designed for earned credits to transfer seamlessly to bachelor’s degree programs offered at most four-year universities.

CTC will also a variety of new classes in the fall. The Science department has the new Microbiology for Non-Science Majors (BIOL 2420). In computer science, CTC now offers Computer Programming – visual basic (ITSE 1402), Personal Computer Hardware – CompTIA A+ (ITSC 1425), Advanced Computer Programming (ITSE 2459) and the online course Incident Response and Handling (ITSY 2442). New Fine Arts classes are Chamber Vocal Ensembles – by audition (MUEN 1152) and the online course Foundations of Music (MUSI 1304).

Students can begin registering through the CTC online WebAdvisor system on Monday, July 29. New students must complete the admissions and academic advisement processes this week before registering. Walk-in registration for the fall semester is August 12-23.

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