Welcome to the VLC!

We're glad you're here and that you're interested in learning more about distance learning opportunities in North Carolina. The 58 community colleges offer students numerous pathways to achieve academic and career goals.


Find a Course

Students can select from over 10,000 distance learning courses offered throughout any of the 58 community colleges across North Carolina.


Find a Program

North Carolina Community Colleges offer fully online degrees, diplomas or certificates programs. All you have to do is discover what is offered.

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Find a College

North Carolina has 58 community colleges serving all 100 counties, providing a community college near you. Contact a college today.

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Explore Your Options

Whether you are planning for high school, college, the workforce, or a career change, explore your options to determine a path that will help you reach your academic and career goals.

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High School Students

The Career and College Promise program offers qualified high school students in North Carolina an opportunity to pursue a tuition-free two or four year degree, certificate or diploma.

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Plan for a Career

From college to career, explore opportunities to help plan your pathway to success. Identify your skills and interests, find the hottest jobs in the market, and launch your career.

About the VLC

The Virtual Learning Community is a collaborative effort of all North Carolina’s Community Colleges to increase the quality and availability of online learning and support services.

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