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Distance Education

Resources & services for distance learning

Welcome to Distance Education at Beaufort County Community College

Welcome! If you are looking for exemplary online learning, you’ve come to the right place! Not only does Beaufort County Community College offer over 60 fully online programs, we also lead Eastern North Carolina in ECP award-winning online courses.

At BCCC, we are committed to providing students with superior online instruction delivered by qualified and caring faculty. Our online courses offer the same rigor and quality as traditional courses while providing the convenience and flexibility needed for busy lifestyles and schedules. At BCCC, our goal is your success. You belong here!

Course Types

Learning is a very personal process. At BCCC, we understand that each student has different learning styles and preferences. Because our goal is for you to be successful, BCCC offers a variety of course types. Review the options here to determine the best fit for you.

  • Instructor and students meet face-to-face at set dates and times (see course schedule)
  • Some online technologies may be used to supplement to the course
  • Blackboard course available for instructor contact information and final grade access
  • Mostly online assignments with some face-to-face meetings required
  • Online assignments are required via Blackboard
  • Internet access is required
  • Mostly face-to-face class meetings with some online assignments required
  • Online assignments are required via Blackboard
  • Internet access is required
  • 100% of class is online
  • Online assignments via Blackboard are required
  • Regular participation (by submitting assignments) is required
  • On-campus testing may be required for some courses


At BCCC, online courses are delivered through a learning platform called Blackboard. All instructors at BCCC use Blackboard in some capacity, so it will be important to learn how to navigate courses and use available tools efficiently. Fortunately, we provide a variety of resources and support.

  • The Blackboard Student Orientation course is available to all students registered for at least one course.
  • It is provided for support only and in no way affects your grades at BCCC.
  • It is designed to be an interactive, hands-on orientation to Blackboard and will be available to you as long as you are a student at BCCC.
  • It is not mandatory, but we strongly encourage you to complete this orientation before your classes begin.
  • To locate the course from within Blackboard, go to Courses > STAR course > Content/Assignments tab > Blackboard Student Orientation folder
  • Reach out to if you have questions or need help.

Is Online Learning Right For You?

Although online learning provides the flexibility that fits with many of today's busy lifestyles, the virtual classroom is not ideal for everyone. There are important aspects to consider before making your decision. Certain personal characteristics and skills as well as technical requirements are necessary for online learning success. Review these requirements, then, before making your final decision, use the VLC Online Readiness Assessment tool. It will provide feedback to help guide your decision.

  • Basic computer skills
  • Time management skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Communication skills (especially written)
  • Independence
  • Self-motivation
  • Computer access (a limited number of laptops available for checkout in BCCC Library)
  • Internet access (BCCC Library provides internet access during hours of operation)
  • Compatible browser - Blackboard is compatible with Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari. Browsers should be current. Run the browser checker to see whether Blackboard Learn supports your browser.
  • Appropriate software - As a BCCC student, you have FREE access to Office 365 which includes Email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

Fully Online Programs

Take advantage of the convenience and flexibility of online learning while earning your degree, diploma, or certificate! BCCC offers a variety of fully online programs - perfect for the busy or working student.

  • Associate in Art
  • Associate in Arts in Teacher Preparation
  • Associate in General Education
  • Associate in General Education-Health Information Technology
  • Associate in General Education-Pre-Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Associate in General Education -Pre-Licensed Practical Nursing
  • Associate in General Education-Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses
  • Associate in General Education-Pre-Associate Degree Nursing
  • Associate in Science
  • Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation
  • Agribusiness Technology - Hyde Correctional
  • Business Administration - Career Track
  • Business Administration - Transfer Track
  • Medical Office Administration
  • Office Administration
  • Information Technology-Information Systems
  • Information Technology-Network Management
  • Information Technology-Software & Web Development
  • Information Technology-BSIT
  • Emergency Medical Science
  • Human Services Technology-Transfer
  • Human Services Technology-Career Entry
  • Criminal Justice Technology-Career Entry
  • Criminal Justice Technology-Transfer
  • Early Childhood Education-Career Entry
  • Early Childhood Education-Non-Licensure Transfer
  • Early Childhood Education-Birth to K Licensure Transfer
  • General Occupational Technology

For degree requirements, please visit the BCCC Curriculum Programs page.

  • Business Administration
  • Business Administration-Management/Supervision 
  • Business Administration-Accounting
  • Business Administration-Human Resource Management
  • Business Administration-Marketing
  • Business Administration-Entrepreneurship
  • Medical Office Administration-Basic Medical Office
  • Medical Office Administration-Med Coding, Billing & Insurance
  • Medical Office Administration-Patient Services Representative
  • Medical Office Administration-Med. Document Specialist Insurance
  • Office Administration-Basic Office Skills
  • Office Administration-Word Processing Specialist
  • Office Administration-Software Applications Specialist 
  • Office Administration-Office Finance
  • Information Technology-Networking Support 
  • Information Technology-Web Development & Design 
  • Information Technology-Cybersecurity 
  • Information Technology-Computer Repair & Troubleshooting 
  • Information Technology-Transfer
  • Information Technology-Mobile App & Web Programming
  • Information Technology-Programming
  • Information Technology-Cloud Computing
  • Human Services Technology-Transfer
  • Human Services Technology-Career Entry
  • Criminal Justice Technology-Essential Police Operations
  • Criminal Justice Technology-Basics of Criminal Justice 
  • Criminal Justice Technology-Corrections 
  • Criminal Justice Technology-Transfer 
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Education-Special Education 
  • Early Childhood Education-Infant and Toddler 
  • Early Childhood Education-School Age 
  • Early Childhood Education-Administration 
  • Community Spanish Interpreter

For certificate requirements, please visit the BCCC Curriculum Programs page.

  • Business Administration - Career Track
  • Business Administration - Transfer Track
  • Medical Office Administration
  • Office Administration 
  • Human Services Technology
  • Criminal Justice Technology
  • Early Childhood Education 

For diploma requirements, please visit the BCCC Curriculum Programs page.

STAR (Student Academic Resources)

Exciting News! In order to better support our BCCC students, the Distance Learning Blackboard Team has created a one-stop shop for ALL Blackboard support courses! Students will no longer have to hop from one course to another, now students will find all support courses in ONE convenient location…the STAR (STudent Academic Resources) course!

The STAR course provides students with valuable resources available at Beaufort County Community College and is now home to the following support courses:

  • Blackboard Student Orientation
  • New Student Orientation
  • Title IX Student Orientation

We encourage NEW students to visit the STAR course & complete all three orientations during your first semester.

Distance Education Team Contacts

Paula Hopper- 252-940-6243 / 

Kate Purvis- 252-940-6247 /

Anthony Arcangeli- 252-940-6288 / 

Marshall Hall- 252-940-6310 /

Distance Learning Assistants- Paula Cox (Bb), Killian Poplyk (NCIH), Robert Clark (NCIH)

Library Front Desk- 252-940-6282 /

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