West Virginia Northern Community College

Online Courses

Information for Students Enrolling in Online Programs

West Virginia Northern Community College will offer the following online degree programs beginning in the Fall 2014 semester:

Associate in Arts General

Associate in Science

Associate in Applied Science -  Business Administration

Certificate in Applied Science -  Small Business Management Certificate

Certificate in Applied Science - Computer Information Technology, Microsoft Applications Certificate

In addition to the fully online degree programs, students may choose from a variety of degree programs that can be completed utilizing a combination of online and traditional coursework. Students may also choose to take individual courses to add flexibility and convenience to their academic schedule.

Click here for information on online courses.


Students may apply to West Virginia Northern Community College online at www.wvncc.edu by selecting Prospective Student.

The College will process the application after all prior college transcripts are received, if needed. Any applicable transcripts will be reviewed to determine Reading, Writing and Math placement. Testing requirements will be determined for all students at the time of admission.

If placement testing is needed, the College will setup a remote testing location near the student’s home address. The College will email the applicant at the email account provided on the application, a Compass testing registration number and location.

The student has 45 calendar days to take the placement test with the provided testing registration number. Students who wish to change assigned locations or who do not test with the required 45 calendar days must contact the College for new testing information. The College does not charge the student for their first test, but the remote testing location may charge a fee that the student will need to pay. Students who need to retest are charged the WVNCC retest fee and any applicable remote testing charges of the location.

Score results are available to WVNCC immediately following the test. A member of the Admissions Office or Campus Counselor will contact the student with the results. If the student successfully passes all placement testing requirements, the student is admitted into the program to which they applied. Should the student need one or more developmental courses, they will be placed into the local, on-site program until the developmental courses are complete.

For additional information regarding the application and admissions testing process, visit the Admissions webpage or contact jfike@wvncc.edu.

Accepted students who are not ready for college level courses may enroll in WVNCC Developmental Fast-Track program, at no charge to the student. This program will prepare students to retake the compass test or master the content required to proceed to college level courses. For more information please contact onlineDFT@wvncc.edu.


WVNCC supports your online learning experience with services and resources designed to meet the unique needs of online students and to give online students the same quality experience that they would have on any of our campuses.

Through Blackboard Learn, our online learning platform, you’re able to access course materials, communicate with instructors and classmates, submit assignments, take quizzes and exams, and track progress through your course(s). Each course has a dedicated area within Blackboard. Once you register for your first online course, you’ll have access to Blackboard. Blackboard is accessed through the WVNCC student portal.

Click here to view the Blackboard Orientation. Use onlinestudent (all lower case) as both the User Name and Password. 

Have questions concerning Blackboard, email kpatterson@wvncc.edu for additional information.


Awards and Accreditations