Virtual College of Texas (VCT)
The Virtual College of Texas (VCT) is a collaborative of all Texas public 2-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 for You
You have access to a statewide online course schedule and will be in classes with students throughout Texas.
- You are more likely to have access to critical courses at critical points in your 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
- You select a course from the local VCT course schedule that meets the following criteria:
- The course must be listed in the TCC Credit Catalog of courses. Make sure you have fulfilled all TCC requirements and prerequisites for the course you wish to take.
- The course must not be offered by TCC via distance learning modes of instruction. Please see TCC's Online Offerings.
- This restriction applies even if the TCC section is full.
- If you have questions about online classes offered through eLearning at TCC, please call eLearning at 817-515-4357.
- A VCT course must be approved by both the department chair of the appropriate TCC discipline and the District Office
of Academic Affairs.
- The VCT Coordinator will submit your request to the appropriate administrators for approval.
- This approval process takes approximately 3 weeks to complete.
- Upon receipt of approval, the VCT Coordinator enrolls you in the provider college course and then emails the TCC section information to you.
- You then enroll in the TCC section and pay TCC tuition.
- You complete the course.
- Your provider college will forward your grade to TCC for posting on your transcript at the end of the semester.
If one of your VCT courses has a proctored exam, you must coordinate with your professor in advance to make arrangements for taking the exam at TCC.
Student Support Services
As a VCT student, you have access to all TCC student support programs, services and activities as well as all academic support services. These services include:
- Learning information resources
- General and discipline-specific computer labs
Some services are available online while others are only available on campus. Visit the Virtual College of Texas (VCT) for more information.
Updated March 30, 2015