Virtual College of Texas (VCT)


The Virtual College of Texas (VCT) is a collaborative of all Texas public two-year colleges.

VCT was created by the Texas Association of Community Colleges to facilitate sharing of online courses among member colleges. CEOs and other high-level administrators of VCT member colleges developed the host-provider model upon which VCT operations rest and defined the principles of VCT's organization and management.

Benefits to Students

Students throughout Texas have access to a statewide online course schedule.

  • You are more likely to have access to critical courses at critical points in their programs.
  • You are supported with quality, locally delivered student services.
  • You pay in-district tuition if you are an in-district student, regardless of which colleges provide courses taken through VCT.
  • Your host college maintains a single transcript for courses provided by multiple colleges throughout Texas.

How It Works

  1. You select a course from the local VCT course schedule and follow the enrollment procedures.
  2. The VCT Coordinator enrolls you in the provider college course and then emails the TCC section information to you.
  3. You then enroll in the TCC section and pay TCC tuition.
  4. You complete the course.
  5. Your provider college will forward your grade to TCC for posting on your transcript at the end of the semester.


All proctored exams can be taken at TCC's Continuing Education Online Testing Center, which is located on Northwest Campus.

You must call 817-515-7653 or 817-515-7095 in advance to schedule the proctored exam from the provider college.

Student Support Services

VCT students have access to all TCC student support programs, services and activities as well as all academic support services. These services include:

  • Counseling
  • Advising
  • Libraries
  • Learning information resources
  • General and discipline-specific computer labs

Some services are available online while others are only available on campus.

For more information regarding VCT, please call 817-515-4460.



Updated October 10, 2013


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