CTC Invites Public to Campus Open House | Education
Central Texas College will be holding an open house across its Killeen campus from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Tours, activities and information will be available in university buildings, student service areas and other campus facilities. A special information session for prospective students will open the event by providing hands-on assistance with the application process, financial assistance and more. Alumni will be entitled to an ice cream at 1 p.m.
The free event is open to the public.
Family-friendly activities will be available throughout campus, including free shows at the Mayborn Science Theater, children’s activities at the Child Development Center, demonstrations related to personal and professional development, and classes from the College for Kids, and more. A free hot dog lunch will be served and activities such as a climbing wall and many games will also be available.
“Our intention is to invite the public, prospective and returning students, alumni, our retirees and basically anyone who wants to see what the CTC has to offer the community,” said Jim Yeonopolus, Chancellor of the CTC. “Our doors will be open so that everyone can see up close the academic programs and services we offer, helping students to succeed, meeting our faculty and staff and also touring our beautiful campus. “
Prospective students will have access to representatives and obtain information from departments including admissions, student accommodation, financial aid, veterans services, adult education, disability support services, child development center and more. Current students can find out more about tutoring, financial aid, academic counseling, library services, career counseling services, testing center, and other student services. Students may also receive assistance in registering for classes for the next fall semester at the Enrollment Center.
The event begins at the Anderson Campus Center with a welcome and brief orientation, a summary of academic and student services, and an overview of career paths offered at the CTC. Participants can then choose an area of interest and get their questions answered by visiting representatives from those departments.
“This won’t be your traditional campus tour,” Yeonopolus said. “Our departments have developed really creative ways to present their programs. We want people to have fun, have fun and, at the same time, learn more about CTC and the higher education opportunities available in their own backyards.
There will be many opportunities for prizes and other gifts. Some of the activities include culinary art demonstrations, scavenger hunts, free shows at the Mayborn Science Theater, student life games, an escape room, video game demonstration, and a variety of departmental tours.
Some of the scheduled events include:
CTC English teachers will present sessions on “The Hero’s Journey” in Literature and Film and Symbolism in Literature. Faculty members from the science department will host their version of “Go Fish! », A treasure hunt, an identification of rocks and a DNA extraction activity using fruits.
The Industrial Technology department will highlight each of its programs with demonstrations of poster printing, power tools in automotive work, various welding operations, computers in carpentry, HVAC fuses and diesel mechanics.
The business department will have successful alumni to share their successes in real estate and small business with current students to answer questions about the programs. A special afternoon session will focus on high reward opportunities in the stock market, including cryptocurrency trading.
Participants will have the opportunity to play video games designed by a faculty member from the Mathematics Department, participate in the “Escape Room” set up by the Computer Science and Technology Department and ” drive ”the MADD simulator to the Department of Protective Services. Tours of Child Development Center, Department of Health Sciences Simulation Center, KNCT Radio Station, and Aircraft Science Aviation and Flight Line Operations at CTC Hangar located at Skylark Field Airport will also be organized.
The first 100 students who register for the Academic and Student Success Presentation will receive a free T-shirt. The registration link for the presentation and more information about the open house event is available online at http://www.ctcd.edu/ctc-open-house/.