Online Learning

onlinePTC offers a wide range of online courses and full degree programs online. With a proper internet connection, you can take your online class at a location of your choice--24/7.

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Online Courses

From Art History to Accounting to C++ Programming, PTC offers a wide range of courses that can be completed entirely online. Since many of the requirements for most of PTC’s academic programs can be completed in either a traditional classroom setting, or online, this option offers students who are comfortable with computers additional flexibility while completing a degree.

Earn a Degree or Certificate Online

If you decide that online courses are for you, Piedmont Tech offers full associate degrees in several areas that can be completed online.

View a listing of the complete programs available online.

Preparing for an Online Course

Online students must be independent learners. You will need to regularly access and operate the Desire2Learn (D2L) course management system. You will also need to practice strict time management and study skills. We strongly urge new online students to attend one of the D2L Student Training Sessions that are offered at the beginning of each semester.

Currently enrolled students, please note: All D2L courses open on the FIRST day of class in the D2L "My Courses" area. You will not be able to access your courses in your D2L account in the My Courses box until the start date of the course.

Distance Learning Student Resources

Online Learning

» Proctor Form for Non-PTC Campuses

» D2L Student Training Registration

» D2L Training Session Calendar

» D2L Technical and System Support Information

» Help with Supplemental Products

Student Services & Information

» Academic Catalog

» College Resources

» Student Policies and Procedures

» Student Grievance Procedure

» Instructional Complaint Process

» State Authorization


Piedmont Technical College does not charge any additional fees for distance education (teleclass/PEN, hybrid, and online) courses. However, if a student needs to take a proctored assessment/test at a location other than one of the seven Piedmont Technical College campuses, the institution where proctoring is provided may charge a fee. The student is responsible for these fees which may vary from site to site. During the proctor approval process, college staff will work with the student to secure an assessment/testing site and provide information regarding the associated fees for that site.