West Virginia Northern Community College

Online Courses

Online Courses

West Virginia Northern Community College offers a number of courses through Distance Education. 

Distance education courses can be offered in a synchronous or asynchronous format. In a synchronous course, learning takes place in different locations, but at the same time. Some of the technologies used by WVNCC to deliver synchronous courses are IP video and Big Blue Button (accessed via Blackboard Learn 9.1). Asynchronous courses allow for learning to take place at different locations and at different times. Students and teachers do not typically need to be online at the same time.  This type of course will typically be taught using Blackboard Learn 9.1.

Some courses may require students to physically be on campus periodically for reasons such as orientations, exams, labs or presentations. These courses are considered hybrids or blended courses and are noted in the semester schedule of classes.

To determine if WVNCC is accepting students from your state of residency, please click here to view the State Authorization for Distance Education information.

For information regarding the application and admission process, contact:

Jenna Derrico

Program Coordinator, Admissions Office


Direct Line:  (304) 214-8841

For information regarding Compass testing or the FastTrack program, or to schedule classes, contact:

Tami Becker



Direct Line:  (304) 214-8946

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