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 online, check online schedule for any orientation or proctoring requirements. Courses indicated with an “I” before the section.

Students 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 enrolled in an online/internet course should log into Moodle daily.  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 100% of instruction is delivered online through synchronous sessions at set dates and times, see course schedule for details. Courses indicated with an “S” before the section number.

Students enrolled in an synchronous course must check Moodle on the first day of class to review any course documentation or instructions.

Students enrolled in a synchronous course should log into Moodle often to check course announcements, grades, view resources, or complete activities as directed by their instructor.

Classes where online instruction is greater than 50% of the class, with a requirement that students also meet face-to-face, see course schedule for details.  Courses indicated with an “H” before the section number.

Students 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 enrolled in a hybrid course should log into Moodle daily.  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 greater than 50% of the class with a requirement that students have internet access as a supplemental part of the course, see course schedule for details.  Courses indicated with a “WB” before the section number.

Students must log into Moodle and complete the Enrollment Verification Activity or they will be dropped from the course.

Students enrolled in a blended course should log into Moodle often to check course announcements, grades, view resources, or complete activities as directed by their instructor.

Instructor and students meet face-to-face at set dates and times, see course schedule for details.  Courses have no indicator before the section number.

Traditional courses may still use online technologies as a supplement to the course.

Students enrolled in a traditional course should log into Moodle often to check course announcements, grades, view resources, or complete activities as directed by their instructor.

Online Programs

Wilkes Community College students who cannot attend classes on campus can complete the following programs by enrolling in online courses. Most WCC programs have some of their coursework available online. Online courses with insufficient enrollment may be canceled.

Program Online Degree Online Diploma Online Certificate
Associate in Arts
Associate in General Education
Accounting
Business Administration (AAS)

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, log into Office 365 and check your WCC 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 course 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. 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.

Online learning offers students flexibility and an alternative way to take college courses that fit into a demanding schedule. When students take online courses at Wilkes Community College, they can expect to find compelling course content for learning, like-in-kind to a seated course.

Students can complete courses and/or degrees 100% online. Other courses and degrees blend online and face-to-face instructions which many students prefer.

Students receive immersive instruction from instructors using best-in-class tools for teaching and promoting subject mastery. Our faculty complete CORE training to hone their online instructional skills and embrace technologies needed in an online environment. CORE certified instructors have met quality online course standards in both course design and instruction.

Wilkes Community College has several learning technologies that support online learning, stimulates learning, and facilitate collaboration.

Course Content Delivery

Moodle is the primary course content delivery source; students will find all their assignments posted in a user friendly, central location. Students taking an online course will find engaging activities and content as they interact with faculty and classmates.  Students and faculty can meet virtually when a face-to-face meeting is not an option. Collaborate offers a virtual classroom solution to power your online learning directly through Moodle.

Video-on-demand

Our faculty create engaging instructional videos using Echo360, bringing their voice and class content right to your computer screen with on-demand video. Students can flag specific areas of the video and make study notes. Students can create their videos for presentations or project presentations using Echo360’s software or mobile app.

Interactive and Productive

Office 365 is Wilkes Community College’s engine of communication. Students can download the full Office 365 suite or use the online apps for Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more.   Students have OneDrive for cloud storage and Outlook for college email.

Teams is a communication and productivity hub for Office365. Students can collaborate and interact with Team’s social-feed style communication. Teams do it all, including video conferencing and file collaboration.

Support

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

Sometimes resources don’t play as nice as we would like. When it seems like disaster strikes, students can reach out to Prowler Help for assistance getting their resources back on track. Prowler Help and instructors are supported by the college’s IT department.

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.  If you are located in a state other than North Carolina, contact the registrar office to see if you are exempt from authorization.

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

Financial aid award can usually be applied to online courses, go to Financial Aid for more information.

You must register and pay for your class before the class starts. It is always a good idea to log into Office 365 and check your WCC email for messages from the registrar and from financial aid.

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.

Please see the WCC Prowler Student Help page for helpful how-to guides and instructions.

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.

Your course(s) will be available on the first day of class in Moodle. Be sure to log in on the first day to see your assignments. If it is after the first day of class, check Self-Service to ensure you are still registered for the course.

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.

Academic Calendar

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Contact Information

Image of Jason Sitek
Jason Sitek, BS
Instructional Online Technologies and Support Specialist
Phone: 336-838-6282
jasitek917@wilkescc.edu
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Lisa Wilmoth, AAS
Learning and Information Technology Assistant
Phone: 336-838-6209
lbwilmoth918@wilkescc.edu
Prowler Student Portal
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