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 (PC) student needs to take a course via a 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 a course from a provider college, a student enrolls at PC and pays PC's regular tuition and fees, plus an additional $45 per course VCT fee.
Responsibilities of Panola College as your Host College
PC will support you with a full slate of student services, including advisement and counseling, financial aid, and learning resources. PC will also award credit for the course and transcript it. Your transcript will not reflect that your course was taught by an instructor at another institution or that it was a distance learning course.
PC will also provide you with a place to take proctored exams. For information on Panola's testing services, please visit the Testing page.
As a provider college PC:
- 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 College Store.
Students interested in PC courses through the VCT should contact the VCT coordinator at their own institution for reservation information.
For more information about the Virtual College of Texas and Panola College as a host college, contact Panola College VCT Coordinator, Teresa Brooks, at 903-693-2060, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.