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 four 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.
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. Through GVTC, technical colleges throughout the state offer technical certificates, diplomas, and degrees online. Students who wish to apply to GVTC should go to the GVTC website and follow the directions for applying.
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.
Beginning Summer 2021, Wiregrass will offer more online courses and programs through a new platform called 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.
All students enrolled in online courses should:
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.
Questions regarding online instruction may be directed to the WGTC Online office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wiregrass is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) which authorizes colleges to enroll students in states other than Georgia in online courses. Wiregrass has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. Wiregrass can only enroll students in online programs from states that are also members of NC-SARA. Please check the website, National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, to see if your state is a member of NC-SARA.
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.