An online student is any student who takes one or more online classes to keep on track with program completion goals. To register for and take online classes you must complete the Online Success Seminar.

Online course availability each semester is based on a pre-determined list of courses. Students are highly encouraged to work with an academic advisor in order to "MAP" out a program course completion plan.

If you are interested in pursuing an academic program completely at-a-distance, GTCC has a range of program options for degree, certificate, or diploma completion.

Do you live outside North Carolina? Read important information for out-of-state students.

eDegree Academic Program Offerings

The GTCC eDegree Program is a part of the SREB Electronic Campus system. Students not living in North Carolina may apply for eDegree academic programs. See the out-of-state student information below regarding the states we serve and program authorization requirements.

Follow these steps to take online classes in an eDegree program at GTCC. 

  1. Complete your GTCC Enrollment following the steps in Your Path to Success at GTCC.  Orientation and First Advising are required for all eDegree applicants.
  2. Activate your GTCC student account by following the steps at Creating a GTCC AccountYou must have your account activated to access your GTCC email and other online student resources.
  3. Complete the Online Success Seminar. This student training is mandatory for all GTCC students who wish to register for any GTCC online class. The Online Success Seminar is located in Canvas.

GTCC Registration Information

Frequently Asked Questions

No, any enrolled GTCC student may take one or more online classes. All students interested in registering for online classes are required to complete the Online Success Seminar (login required) to be able to register for online classes during course registration. 

Registration at GTCC is done by the student. Using Self-Service, all students have access to the semester courses both online and on-campus. You can filter your search for "off campus" to see only online class options. A student may search and register for classes that are chosen based upon their advisor’s recommendations.

Tuition rates and fees for eDegree programs are no different than for programs taken on campus. These rates are updated regularly by GTCC. Download the most recent rates and fees.

All eDegree programs follow the GTCC Academic Calendar dates. Once a student completes the enrollment process by following the steps in Your Path to Success at GTCC, and completes the mandatory Online Success Seminar (login required), they can register for courses during the next regular registration window.

These classes are called pre-curriculum. They are designed to give students the opportunity to brush up on their basic skills in each area so they enter their chosen academic program with greater skills to succeed. Because they are tailored to the individual needs of students online sections and seats are limited. 

Online students MUST follow their syllabus guidelines and course assignment deadlines given by individual instructors. All participation expectations are defined by your instructor. You will most likely have weekly assignments due along with weekly participation expectations for discussion and collaboration through the entire semester.

Yes, online classes do require textbooks and materials. The GTCC bookstore makes it easy for students to purchase course materials through the Campus Stores online or at an on-campus bookstore. 

Limited Enrollment programs have additional steps for students to take before they are considered for admission. Students must follow the guidelines and requirements according to the timelines given in order to apply for them. See Limited Enrollment and Special Programs in the GTCC catalog for more information.

See the GTCC Assessment Testing Center information here for placement testing locations and hours of service.

The NC Community College System offers a free NC DAP web-based study site to brush up before taking the placement test. Visit the ACCUPLACER website and create an account. ACCUPLACER by the College Board features practice tests in the NC DAP math modules and the reading/English multiple choice components. You can access the site from a computer, tablet, or Smartphone (see supported browsers AND mobile operating systems below) and familiarize yourself with the basic content areas of the NC DAP tests. The site includes the following features:

  • Sample tests that help you experience the types of questions to be asked on test day.
  • "LearnAsYou Go" feature that provides immediate feedback after each question is submitted and includes an explanation for the correct response.
  • Save your work-in-progress, and resume practicing at a later time.
  • Review your score history to identify areas of strength and weakness.
  • Six months of access to the NC DAP web-based study site.

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Online students MUST follow their syllabus guidelines for taking tests and exams. Some courses may require you to take a live proctored test at a designated testing center. You will need to consult with your instructor directly for detailed directions on taking proctored exams and the options available to you.

Some online courses require students to take exams in a supervised environment. This helps faculty members verify online students’ identities and ensures academic integrity. If proctored tests are required, students in online sections will take their tests at the GTCC assessment center. Information, including location, phone number, and hours of operation for the assessment centers can be found on the Assessment Center web site.

Students in the Piedmont Triad region may complete proctored assessments at any campus location. On the Jamestown Campus, no appointment is necessary, but students must begin their test one hour before the Assessment Center closes. Students must make appointments for proctoring at the Greensboro or High Point campus locations.

Out-Of-State Students: See Complaint Assistance for Online/Out-of-State Students. 


Instructors should clearly indicate proctored assessments on the course syllabus along with date ranges for completion of these assessments. Instructors should refer students to this site or to the Assessment Center for help making proctoring arrangements if students do not plan to complete the assessment at a GTCC location.

For on-campus assessments, instructors should fill out a Faculty Testing Instruction Form and submit it and the assessment to the Assessment Center at least 24 hours before the start of the assessment period.

For off-campus assessments, instructors should e-mail or fax the assessment and instructions to the designated proctor, along with any other information or materials.


Let your instructor know in advance if you need to make arrangements to complete an assessment somewhere other than GTCC. If a non-GTCC proctor is needed, it is the student’s responsibility to make arrangements and secure a testing appointment. Once the student has completed the Request for Proctor Form, and submitted it to the Assessment Center, it will be forwarded on to their instructor and the instructor will then communicate their proctoring and testing instructions to the non-GTCC proctor. Any fees that are associated with using non-GTCC proctors are the responsibility of the student.


Please contact the GTCC Assessment Center at or (336) 334-4822, ext. 50017 or the eDegree Program Coordinator at

Request for Proctor Form

You can use the Employee Directory to locate any faculty or staff member at GTCC. There is a basic and an advanced search tool where you can enter a name or department to find who you are looking for. The search results provide the name, title, office hours, phone number, email address, and photograph for your reference.

Online students MUST follow their syllabus guidelines for contacting their instructor(s) during office hours. There may be different days, times, and ways of contact for each instructor you have. 

Yes, Guilford Technical Community College academic programs are regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (COC-SACS) to award industry certificates, diplomas, and Associate degrees. See more information on GTCC Accreditation.

Physical Address 

Jamestown Campus
James Williams Hall, Suite 100
601 E. Main Street
Jamestown, NC 27282

Mailing Address

Post Office Box 309
Jamestown, NC 27282

Main Campus Phone Number: (336) 334-4822

GTCC Student Canvas Tech Support

24/7 Help Desk – 1-866-826-3748

GTCC Online Student Support

Amanda Phillips, Online Academic Achievement Specialist (Monday-Friday) or (336) 334-4822, ext. 50463
Learning Resource Center 128


GTCC eLearning Faculty Support

ELearning is the distance education center for GTCC. The department provides faculty support for all issues surrounding instructional technology for curriculum and continuing education courses, maintains and supports the Learning Management System (LMS), researches new instructional technologies as they become available, and provides guidance on instructional design to increase online course quality.

Nicholle Stone, Director
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50060
James Williams Hall, Room 100-A

Anita McCoy, Ed.D., Instructional Designer (Monday-Friday) or (336) 334-4822, ext. 50010
James Williams Hall, Room 100-D

Matt Apple, Sr.Programmer (Monday-Friday) or (336) 334-4822, ext. 50187
James Williams Hall, Room 100-K

Faculty eLearning Help Desk
eLearning Help Desk