Virtual College of Texas
The Virtual College of Texas (VCT) is a collaborative of accredited public Texas community colleges. It functions as a service of the Texas Association of Community Colleges. Through the VCT, students may take courses from colleges anywhere in Texas. Panola College participates as both a host and a provider college.
If a Panola College student requests a course from another VCT institution, then Panola becomes the host college. Through the VCT, Panola students have access to hundreds of courses from community colleges throughout the state of Texas. These community colleges are referred to as provider colleges. To take courses from a provider colleges, students enroll at Panola College and pay regular tuition and fees, plus an additional $45 per course VCT fee.
Responsibilities of Panola College as your Host College
Panola College provides a full slate of student services, including advisement and counseling, financial aid, and learning resources. Panola College also awards credit for the course and transcripts it. The transcript will not reflect that the course was taught by an instructor at another institution or that it was a distance learning course.
Panola College also provides proctoring for exams. Testing information can be found on the Panola College eLearning Testing Services webpage.
As a provider college Panola College:
- Provides instruction for a variety of courses and defines course content and instructional methodologies;
- Directs all class activities, including assignments and tests, and awards final grades;
- Establishes the academic calendar for courses it offers through the VCT;
- Provides online book ordering at the Panola College Store.
Students interested in Panola College courses through the VCT should contact the VCT coordinator at their own institution for reservation information.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 903-693-2004.