Wiregrass Georgia Technical College offers a limited number online only programs, however, the College does offer access to a network of additional College’s and online programs and courses. Wiregrass is part of a state network of colleges called the Georgia Virtual Technical Connection (GVTC) as well as the Technical College System of Georgia’s eCampus system. Apply for WGTC admission using the online application or by completing a paper application and returning it by mail, or by taking it to a local campus.
Distance education courses are offered in three different methods of instruction:
Blended: Blended courses are distance learning courses with the majority of the course content, activities and interactions occurring online (>50% but <100% online) but may require students to come on campus for specific labs, assignments, activities, or events.
Online Synchronous: Courses taught fully online synchronously with course content, activities and interactions occurring entirely online. This delivery method requires students to be online at specific dates/times during the term. Online synchronous courses may require proctored events.
Online Asynchronous: Courses taught fully online asynchronously with course content, activities and interactions occurring entirely online. This delivery method does not require students to be online at specific dates/times, and students may participate in class activities and complete course assignments asynchronously. Online asynchronous courses may require proctored events.
Georgia Virtual Technical Connection (GVTC)
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.
Wiregrass also offers online courses and programs through eCampus. The eCampus platform allows students from across Georgia to enroll in online courses offered by any Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) college, providing students access to programs that may not be available at their home college.
General Information for Online Students
Students will access Blackboard by logging into their Okta Single Sign-On account at https://wiregrass.okta.com.
NOTE: Users may not have access to Okta (which includes Blackboard and other college resources accessed through Okta) outside of the United States of America. A VPN (Virtual Private Network) with server connectivity in the United States will be needed for access to Wiregrass resources while outside of the country. For more information on accessing Okta out of the country, email the IT department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 229-293-6240.
Students registered for online courses should self-enroll in the Distance Education Blackboard Orientation for information regarding beginning an online course and understanding the learning management system, Blackboard.
New students will not have an active Blackboard account until they are officially registered for a class. Students will not have access to their courses in Blackboard until the first day of the term. On the first day of the term, students should log in and begin work in each class.
Questions regarding online instruction may be directed to the WGTC Online office by emailing email@example.com.