Online Programs

WGTC is part of a state network of colleges called the Georgia Virtual Technical Connection (GVTC). Through GVTC, technical colleges throughout the state offer technical certificates, diplomas, and degrees online.

All online courses follow TCSG guidelines regarding curriculum, objectives, and competencies.  A complete list of these guidelines, objectives, and competencies can be found at the TCSG web site.

Programs offered online through the Georgia Virtual Technical Connection have admission, retention, and credential requirements that are qualitatively consistent with those in effect for on-campus programs.  In addition, Wiregrass Georgia Technical Connection’s online classes follow quality assurance criteria standards as set forth by the Georgia Virtual Technical Connection Board.
Students registered for online courses should consult the Online Student Manual for information regarding beginning an online course and other course/login guidelines.

Questions regarding online instruction may be directed to the WGTC Online office by emailing

Distance education courses are offered in three different methods of instruction:

Online: Instruction is delivered via a learning management system. Certain online courses may require students to attend on-campus sessions or proctored testing.

Hybrid: Instruction which combines online instruction and traditional classroom instruction. No more than 49% of a hybrid course’s scheduled contact hours are taught online. 

Web-enhanced: Instruction supplemented by Internet resources. These courses meet every class session on campus.


New students will have an active Blackboard account on the first day of the term. New student accounts are typically not created until the previous term is over.

Online students must complete the Distance Education Blackboard Orientation. An active Blackboard account is not required to complete this orientation.

On the first day of the term, go to Blackboard to log in and begin your course.