Guarantee for Job Competency

If graduates of an approved Central Texas College (CTC) Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) degree or Certificate of Completion are judged by their employer to be lacking in technical job skills identified as exit competencies for their specific degree or certificate, the graduate will be provided up to nine (9) tuition-free credit hours of additional skills training by CTC under the conditions of the guarantee policy. Special conditions that apply to the guarantee include the following:

  • Graduates must have earned the A.A.S. or Certificate of Completion in a Career and Technical Education program identified in the CTC Texas Campuses catalog and the program appears in the Texas Coordinating Board’s Workforce Education Inventory.
  • Graduates must have completed requirements for the A.A.S. or Certificate of Completion at CTC, with a minimum of 75 percent of credits earned at CTC and must have completed the degree or certificate within the five-year time span from the initial date of entry into the program.
  • Graduates must be employed full-time in an area directly related to the program concentration as certified by the CTC Career Center Director, CTC Dean of Instruction and CTC department chair or designee.
  • Employment must have commenced within twelve (12) months of graduation.
  • The employer must certify in writing that the employee is lacking entry-level skills identified by CTC as program exit competencies and must specify the areas of deficiency within 90 days of the graduate’s initial employment.
  • The employer, graduate, CTC Career Center Director, CTC Dean of Instruction and appropriate CTC department chair or designee will develop a written educational plan for retraining.
  • Retraining will be limited to nine (9) credit hours related to the identified skills deficiency and to those classes regularly scheduled during the period covered by the retraining plan.
  • All retraining must be completed within a calendar year from the time the educational plan is agreed upon.
  • The graduate and/or employer is responsible for the cost of books, insurance, uniforms, fees and other course-related expenses.
  • The guarantee does not imply that the graduate will pass any licensing or qualifying examination for a particular career.

Developmental Study Courses

Developmental study courses may not be used to meet the (a) 25 percent residency toward the degree, (b) cannot be applied to student’s degree or certificate requirements, (c) cannot be used to consider a student for the Dean’s honor roll, and (d) cannot be used for purposes of graduating with honors or highest honors. Although grades in developmental courses are not counted in the student’s CTC grade point average for academic purposes, the courses and grades are included in the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.