To initiate and discontinue Program Plans contact your advisor. Advisors will submit approved Program Plan Change Forms and approved BAS Program Plan Change Forms to Enrollment Services for processing. For questions regarding your degree or program requirements, please consult the catalog and speak with your advisor. Advisors see Staff and Faculty only forms.
Review your Program Plan
Processing time for changes to program plans is 5-10 business days. Changes to program plans are in effect at the beginning of each term. Therefore, if a change is made to your program plan during the term it will take effect at the beginning of the next term. Once the new term begins login to ctcLink to review your updated program plan. Select Student Homepage --> Academic records--> My Program to verify the change is complete. *If your degree or certificate has had an Academic Advisment Report revision then the program plan change can be viewed once Enrollment Services has processed the change (5-10 business days). To view your Academic Advisment Report select Student Homepage--> Academic Progress--> Refresh. To check if your program has a AAR visit our Academic Advisement Report Site.
The academic calendar will display the next term start dates. If your advisor submitted a program plan change form and you have waited for the next term to begin but do not see the change please inquire to firstname.lastname@example.org for review.
Academic Programs Available
A comprehensive list of all TCC Degrees and Certificates can be found in the Academic Catalog.
Program Plans with Certificates
There are degrees that are approved stackable programs meaning certificates are earned while completing the degree. To earn the certificates you must also have the Certificate added to your My Program's page on ctcLink. To add the Certificate to your programs list contact your advisor. This is so you may be awarded the Certificate as you complete the requirements. Students should apply for their Certificate once the courses for the Certificate are complete. A student does not need to wait to earn the degree to apply for a certificate. Certificate graduation applications instead should be submitted during the term in which the Certificate is complete. Approved stackable programs are:
- Associate of Applied Science Business
- Associate of Applied Science Accounting
- Associate Applied Science Networking and Cybersecurity
- Associate in Applied Science Early Childhood Education Emphasis on Children with Exceptionalities
Term activation is the process of activating a program to allow for class enrollment. Current students are automatically assigned a term activation. However, there are instances when you might not be term activated. If you have applied to graduate you will no longer be term activated for a future term. If you plan on continuing to take classes, contact your advisor to submit a additional program plan. This new plan can be term activated for the next term.
Updating Primary Plan
To update your primary plan email email@example.com. Indicate which plan should be primary and which other plans should be secondary. The primary plan will be used for Financial Aid eligibility. To view a list of ineligible Financial Aid programs contact Financial Aid.
Display of Program Plans
- 2nd Degree: Noted on transcript, two diplomas issued.
- Associate of Arts Specialization: Noted on transcript and one diploma is issued with one specialization (sub-plan).
- Associate of Science Specialization: Noted on transcript and each specialization is listed on separate diplomas.
- Honors: Graduation with Honors and High Honors are noted on both the transcript and diploma.
- Certificate: Noted on transcripts.