Distance Education

Attend Online Community College on Your Terms

A freshly brewed cup of coffee and a comfy spot to study — that’s all you might need for some of the distance education courses available at Pitt Community College. Distance learning at PCC lets you create a course of study that aligns with your personal and professional schedule, so you don’t have to sacrifice time at work or with your family to earn a degree.

When you take online community college courses through PCC, you’ll use Moodle, an easy-to-use online learning platform that lets us provide college classes to students worldwide. We have a dedicated team of Moodle experts who support faculty and distance learning students so you can stay on top of your assignments and stay connected to your professors and peers.

Why Choose Pitt Community College for Distance Education?

There is no need to be a NC resident to take advantage of Pitt Community College’s online classes. Distance learning at PCC offers the resources and flexibility to help you earn a degree that will set you up for success in whatever career you choose to pursue.

As a distance learning student at PCC, you’ll work with expert faculty and a distance learning staff. Each of your distance learning staff have worked with online students for more than a decade. We offer a wide selection of online college degrees, certificates, and diplomas in business administration, healthcare, information technology, and accounting.

A major part of the college experience is the sense of community and collaborating with peers. That’s why we strive to offer the same great experience in our online community college courses as on-campus classes. From tutoring services to the PCC Library to a close-knit online college learning community, you’ll always have access to tools that can help you succeed personally and academically at PCC.

Learn more about resources for online college students.

College Admissions at PCC: How Do You Plan to Apply for Distance Learning?

The first step on the journey to a rewarding career or advancement in your current career is a degree that will let you build a strong foundation of expertise. There’s no better place to earn your degree than in an online community college program designed with your academic and professional success in mind. At PCC, you’ll be supported by our dedicated staff and advisors from the application process to well after graduation day.

Before you apply for an online college program, you should ask yourself whether distance education is right for you. Once you are ready to become a distance learning student, check out some FAQs about online community college to find answers to important questions.

If you live outside North Carolina, PCC provides a highly accessible way to attend online community college and earn your degree. PCC participates in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) to provide online community college courses to students who live in states that participate in NC-SARA. With PCC’s distance education programs, you can advance your education without moving away from home or relocating your family.


Distance education is a great option if you’re a recent college graduate who is unable to travel to campus. Learn more about applying to PCC as a distance learning freshman


Continuing your education at PCC is easier than ever, thanks to our distance learning programs. We make it easy to transition smoothly from your previous program to a new distance education program without losing the credits you’ve already worked so hard for. Learn how to apply to distance learning as a transfer student.

Adult Learners

Online community college is ideal for adults who are juggling complex professional and personal schedules. If you want to join an online college program while continuing to work and care for your family, distance education at PCC is for you. Request information on how to join the distance education program at PCC as an adult learner.

Learn More About Distance Education at PCC

Discover Your Career Pathway

Even if you cannot come to campus, you can still meet with career advisors to find the ideal professional path for you and the major that will lead you there. Talk with our Career Services team to learn more about job opportunities and majors.

Pay for College

We offer affordable online community college courses and generous opportunities for financial aid to help pay for your tuition, books, and class materials.

As a distance learning student at PCC, you may be eligible for one or more of our PCC Foundation Scholarships.