Distance Education

Welcome! Beaufort County Community College is committed to providing students with a competitive distance education program that demonstrates the same rigor and quality of instruction as the traditional learning experience. BCCC strives to provide a comprehensive array of quality, affordable, and accessible courses delivered by qualified and caring faculty.

All online courses are delivered through the college’s learning management system, Blackboard. Blackboard is designed to meet all accessibility guidelines; however, if support is needed, BCCC staff is available.

More information about: LibGuides Distance Education Page

Is Online Learning Right For You?

Learning is a very personal process. At BCCC, we understand that each student has different learning styles and comes to us with varying levels of experience. Because our goal is for you to be successful, BCCC has a variety of options when it comes to choosing the type of course that's best for you:


  • Face-to-Face class meetings only
  • Blackboard may be used for posting instructor contact information, grades, and syllabi
  • Internet access may be required by your instructor


  • Face-to-Face class meetings required
  • Online assignments required
  • Internet access is required


  • 100% of class is online
  • No class meetings
  • On-campus testing may be required for some courses
  • Internet access is required

Technical Requirements for Success

Although online learning provides the flexibility that fits with many of today's busy lifestyles, there are some important things to consider before making your decision.

  • Computer Access
  • Internet Access
  • Compatible Browser - Blackboard is compatible with Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. Using other browsers may result in navigation and content access issues.
  • Appropriate Software - As a BCCC student, you have FREE access to Office 365 which includes Email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

Skills & Characteristics for Success

In addition to meeting technical requirements, there are certain personal characteristics and skills necessary for online learning success:

  • Basic computer skills
  • Time management skils
  • Problem solving skills
  • Communication skills
  • Independence
  • Self-motivated

If you are still unsure, please use the VLC Online Readiness Assessment tool! It will give you the feedback you need to make the right decision!

Online Programs / Credentials

Take advantage of the convenience and flexibility of online learning while earning your degree, diploma, or certificate! BCCC offers the following online programs / credentials perfect for the busy or working student:

Associate Degree

  • Associate in Arts (A.A.)
  • Associate in Arts in Teacher Preparation (AATP)
  • Associate in General Education (A.G.E.)
  • Associate in Science (A.S.)
  • Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation (ASTP)
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice Technology-Transfer
  • Criminal Justice Technology-Career Entry
  • Early Childhood Education-Birth to K Licensure Transfer
  • Early Childhood Education-Career Entry
  • Early Childhood Education-Non-Licensure Transfer
  • General Occupational Technology
  • Human Services Technology-Career Entry
  • Human Services Technology-Transfer
  • Information Technology-BSIT Transfer
  • Information Technology-Information Systems
  • Information Technology-Network Management
  • Information Technology-Software & Web Development
  • Medical Office Administration
  • Office Administration


  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice Technology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Human Services Technology
  • Medical Office Administration
  • Office Administration


  • Business Administration
  • Business Administration-Accounting
  • Business Administration-Entrepreneurship
  • Business Administration-Human Resource Management
  • Business Administration-Management / Supervision
  • Business Administration-Marketing
  • Community Spanish Interpreter
  • Criminal Justice Technology-Basics of Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice Technology-Corrections
  • Criminal Justice Technology-Essential Police Operations
  • Criminal Justice Technology-Transfer
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Education-Administration
  • Early Childhood Education-Infant & Toddler
  • Early Childhood Education-School Age
  • Early Childhood Education-Special Education
  • Human Services Technology-Career Entry
  • Human Services Technology-Transfer
  • Information Technology-Cloud Computing
  • Information Technology-Computer Repair & Troubleshooting
  • Information Technology-Cybersecurity
  • Information Technology-Mobile App & Web Programming
  • Information Technology-Networking Support
  • Information Technology-Programming
  • Information Technology-Transfer
  • Information Technology-Web Development and Design
  • Medical Office Administration - Medical Document Spec
  • Medical Office Administration - Patient Services Rep
  • Medical Office Administration-Basic Medical Office
  • Medical Office Administration-Med Coding, Billing, & Ins
  • Office Administration-Basic Office Skills
  • Office Administration-Office Finance
  • Office Administration-Software Applications Specialist
  • Office Administration-Word Processing Specialist