Thinking about taking a distance learning course?
Take the Online Readiness Self-Assessment to determine if online learning is a good fit for you. You can also visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page for more information on distance learning at WCC.
Wilkes Community College's distance learning program provides services to both curriculum and continuing education students as well as all citizens in our service area and beyond. Distance learning occurs when the instructor and the students are in physically separate locations. Distance learning can be either synchronous or asynchronous and provides alternate course delivery formats, such as Internet courses, mixed or hybrid courses, or courses presented via the cyber classroom. Distance learning courses are offered to assist students who are time and/or place bound in completing degree requirements that would not be possible with traditional classroom instruction. Some distance learning courses may require students to take tests on campus or at a proctored site.
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The typical restrictions on time and space associated with traditional online courses are largely eliminated. Instruction can be delivered from the instructor's desktop to yours, so your classroom is anywhere you have access to a computer with a high speed Internet connection and the appropriate software. This means you can learn when it is most convenient for you while in the comfort of your home, office, or even listen to lectures while driving in your car. Some courses may require on-site testing or proctored testing, so please check with the instructor to arrange testing if you are unable to physically travel to one of the campuses located in Wilkes, Ashe, or Alleghany Counties.
The division of Instructional Services coordinates activities with Student Services to insure that distance learning students have access to support services. For more information on services provided please refer to the section in the catalog entitled Student Services.
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