Our courses are designed to give flexibility and options to fit a busy schedule. All online courses require the same number of hours for completion and cover the same learning outcomes as traditional courses.

Many of our online courses offer 100% of instruction online while some courses may require proctored testing or a face-to-face orientation.  Others blend both online and face-to-face instruction.  See course types and descriptions below for more details.

If you are considering an online course, be sure to meet with your academic advisor prior to registering.

Course Types

See below for course types and descriptions to see which will fit your learning style.

Classes where 100% of instruction is delivered through the Internet. These courses have no face-to-face requirement.

Courses indicated with an "I" before the section number. Students enrolled in an Internet course must log  into Moodle on the first day of class and complete the Enrollment Verification Activity or they will be dropped from the course.

Students must actively participate in the online activities including discussion forums, assignments, quizzes, and any other course work assigned or they could be dropped from the course.

Classes where face-to-face instruction is equal or less than 50% of the class with a requirement that students also meet in traditional face-to-face sessions as determined appropriate by the college/instructor.

Courses indicated with an "H" before the section number. Many Hybrid courses provide instructions online and may only require proctored testing or a face-to-face orientation. Other Hybrid courses may have a weekly seating component. Check the schedule for a full course description and any seated requirements.

Students enrolled in a Hybrid course must log into Moodle on the first day of class and complete the Enrollment Verification Activity or they will be dropped from the course.

Classes where face-to-face instruction is greater than 50% of the class with a requirement that students have Internet access as a supplemental part of the course.

Courses indicated with a "WB" before the section number.  These have a seated face-to-face component; check the course schedule for full description and class times.

Students enrolled in a WebAssisted courses with an online component must log into Moodle and complete the Enrollment Verification Activity or they will be dropped from the course. Look for announcement from your instructor.

Classes where 100% of instruction is delivered by two-or-more way video.

Courses indicated with a "C" before the section number.   Cyber courses have a seated component with students participating from various locations. Check the schedule for full descriptions and class times.

Students enrolled in a Cyber courses with an online component must log into Moodle and complete the Enrollment Verification Activity or they will be dropped from the course.  Look for announcement from your instructor.

Instructor and students meet face-to-face, according to designated dates/times/location and where there is no other method of delivery requirement.

Courses have no indicator before the section number. Traditional seated courses with no online component; check the schedule for full descriptions and class times.

Students who are enrolled in a Traditional course should still log into Moodle and check for course announcements, grades, resources, or activities as directed by their instructor.

Planning to take an online course?

  • New students must first complete the Admissions process.  See New Students link for more information.  Currently enrolled students should meet with their academic advisor before registering for an online class.
  • After you have registered for an online course, check your Wilkes Community College email every day for messages from the registrar, from financial aid, or from your instructor.
  • As a new online student, you will be enrolled in the Student Online Readiness course. This course is designed to prepare students for online success.  Be sure to log into Moodle and complete this course; most students can complete all the activities in a few hours.
  • Log into Moodle on the first day of class and look for announcements from the instructor(s). Be sure to read the course syllabus and complete any introductory assignment(s).   All students must complete the Enrollment Verification Activity for each online course or  they will be dropped and marked as a no-show.
  • To be successful in an online course, it is recommended to keep a calendar of due dates. Check WCC email and Moodle every day for new assignments or messages from the instructor.
Online learning offers students flexibility and an alternative way to take college courses that fit into a demanding schedule. These courses have the same learning outcomes as traditional courses and require just as much time and dedication.  Students can complete courses and/or degrees 100% online.  Other courses and degrees blend online and face-to-face instructions which many students prefer.

While online courses offer convenience, they create unique challenges for students and their families.  Self-motivation, the ability to follow instructions, and basic computer skills are crucial for the successful online learner.

Students can access all their WCC resources from the WCC Prowler Student Portal page.  Students will find will find important information and dates and should check the page often.

Password Reset is a service that allows users to manage their passwords for all their resources from one location. All users must enroll in Password Reset.

Web Advisor is an online inquiry and registration system where students can register for classes, view grades, check financial aid status, and view class schedule. WebAdvisor is available daily from 3:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Office 365 is a powerful suite of Microsoft applications, including Outlook email and OneDrive storage. Office 365 is the primary method of communication from the college to students and between students and their instructors.  Students should check email in Office 365 every day.

Moodle is a learning management system where students will access online course materials and assignments for Internet, Hybrid, Web-Supported, Cyber , or even traditional face to face class.

WCC Prowler Student Help has step-by-step instructions on how to navigate the WCC resources.  Students who are unable to log into their accounts or to reset their passwords can submit a Prowler Help Desk Request.

To provide post-secondary instruction through distance learning courses to students who reside in states other than North Carolina, WCC must meet a state's requirements to legally offer those courses in that state. Currently, WCC is authorized or authorization is not required in the following states and territories:

Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Idaho
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Michigan
Mississippi
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin
The Republic of Palau
US Virgin Islands

Wilkes Community College is working to achieve compliance as established in HEOA 600.9 (c).

If an institution if offering post-secondary education through distance or correspondence education to students in a State where it is not physically located or in which it is otherwise subject to State jurisdiction as determined by the State, the institution must meet any State requirements for it to be legally offering post-secondary distance or correspondence education in that State. An institution must be able to document to the Secretary [of Education] the State's approval upon request. (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1001 and 1002)

Distance learning students who wish to resolve a grievance should follow Wilkes Community College's Student Grievance Process.
Distance learning students residing outside of North Carolina while attending Wilkes Community College should also follow the Student Grievance Process.

The purpose of the Student Grievance Process is to determine equitable solutions to problems that might arise and to deal with these problems in a fair and just manner. This process is open to students and/or employees seeking a resolution for what is perceived to be unfair treatment in student-student or student-faculty/staff interaction.

The grievance process must be initiated within five school days after the aggrieved party becomes aware of the situation. For academic issues with curriculum courses, students are asked to attempt to resolve the matter by first talking with the faculty member involved, then the division dean, and lastly the senior academic officer. For academic issues for continuing education courses, students are asked to attempt to resolve the matter by first talking with the instructor involved, then the senior continuing education officer. For all other issues, students are asked to attempt to resolve the situation with the other party involved and, if unsuccessful, to contact the dean of student services. If the resolution is unsuccessful, the senior student services official should be contacted.

If the grievance cannot be resolved through Wilkes Community College's Student Grievance Process, you may file a complaint with your state. The Student Grievance Contact Information for Individual States provides phone numbers, emails and/or links to state education agencies. Wilkes Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

FAQs

Password Reset is a service that allows students to manage their passwords from one location. All students must enroll in Password Reset.  Enroll in password reset by clicking WCC Prowler Student Help, then follow the step by step instructions.
Please see the WCC Prowler Student Help page for helpful how-to guides and instructions.  You will need your WebAdvisor User ID and you must first enroll in Password Reset to create a new secure password.
Please see the WCC Prowler Student Help page for helpful how-to guides and instructions.  Ensure that you are using the correct User ID or Username and if needed, reset your password.

If you are still unable to log into your account, please submit a Prowler Help ticket from the WCC Prowler Student Help page.

Your Moodle course(s) will be available on the first day of class. Be sure to log in on the first day to see your assignments. If it is after the first day of class, check WebAdvisor to ensure you are still registered for the course.
You must register and pay for your class before the class starts. It is always a good idea to log into your WCC email account to check for messages from the registrar and from financial aid.
On the first day of class you will need to log into Moodle and click on your course link. In your course you will find instructor contact information, syllabus, instructions, and assignments. Be sure to read the course syllabus and read any instructions regarding the first day or week of class. You must complete the Enrollment Verification Activity for each online course or you will be dropped from the course and marked as a no-show.
Check the online schedule for any special requirements for your courses. However, all online students should have access to a computer with internet access and at least have a word-processing software installed.
If you don't understand your assignment(s), you should contact your instructor for clarification. We recommend that students read all assignments well in advance of the due date so they have time to contact their instructor and receive a reply if they have questions.
Your instructors' contact information in located in the Moodle course. Check the top section for instructor contact or check the syllabus for contact information and office hours.
Financial aid award can usually be applied to online courses, go to Financial Aid for more information.
Attendance is defined by active participation in online activities including discussion forums, assignments, quizzes, and any other coursework assigned.  You could be dropped from the course by your instructor if you are inactive in a class.
The Enrollment Verification Activity is a simple syllabus quiz.  All students enrolled in a course with any online component must complete the quiz.

We recommend that students log into Moodle on the first day of class and complete the Enrollment Verification Activity for each online course.  Student who fail to complete the activity may be dropped from the course and marked as a no-show.

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Contact Information

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Jason Sitek
Instructional Online Technologies and Support Specialist
Phone: 336-838-6282
jasitek917@wilkescc.edu
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Lisa Wilmoth
Learning and Information Technology Assistant
Phone: 336-838-6209
Fax: 336-903-3192
lbwilmoth918@wilkescc.edu

Taking an online course?

Be sure to log into Moodle and WCC Email every day for new messages and/or assignments.