Online Learning Options

Welcome and thank you for choosing Piedmont Community College for your online learning needs! Here you will find hundreds of online learning opportunities for your personal and professional development. 

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

State Authorization is a legal issue dealing with a college's adherence to state requirements for colleges to secure authorization to offer instruction in another state. Compliance with individual state requirements is now part of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, Amended 2018. PCC is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NCSARA) which allows students to enroll in online distance education classes from most of the United States and several territories. The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of post-secondary distance education courses and programs. The primary objectives of SARA are to make it easier for institutions in North Carolina to provide online and distance education options to students in other states and to provide basic protections for those students. In order to maintain compliance, the residents of the following state and territory are not eligible to enroll in online courses at this time.

* California
* Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Please check back periodically for updates.

Career Step - Medical Coding and Billing (ICD-10), Medical Transcription Editor, and Medical Administrative Assistant with Electronic Health Records (EHR)

Piedmont Community College offers online programs leading to a new healthcare career through our partnership with Career Step. You can learn to be a Professional Medical Coder and Biller, Medical Transcriptionist, or a Medical Administrative Assistant with EHR, completely from the comfort of your home. Click here for the 2020 Career Step class schedule.

To register and pay:

Online: Fill out and submit our Secure Registration Form. After you submit your registration form, you will receive an email on how to pay for your course(s).

By mail (with check or money order)

  1. Download the registration form.
  2. Make the check payable to PCC.
  3. Send registration form and payment to: Piedmont Community College, Occupational Extension, P.O. Box 1197, Roxboro, NC 27573.

For more information on the Career Step online programs, visit or contact Velma Drumwright at (336) 322-2156 or by email at

Ed2go - Hundreds of courses to pick from!

Through Ed2go, Piedmont Community College offers a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. Whether you want to enhance your workplace skills or enrich your life by learning a new skill, you will find hundreds of engaging online courses, covering topic from accounting, grant writing, effective communication, anatomy, web design, photography, and much more. Most courses cost just $70 and begin monthly.

To register and pay:

To pay Online:

    1. Choose a course from our catalog of hundreds of courses.
    2. Click on the "Add to Cart" button.
    3. Choose your Session Date and Continue to Checkout.
    4. If you are a Returning Student, sign into your Account.
    5. If you are a New Student, create an Account and follow the directions to enter your information. 
    6. Review your information and then Click on Checkout.
    7. Please complete the official registration form for Piedmont Community College. You may access our secure form through this link. secure registration form
    8. You will also receive an email with a link to this form. 
    9. It is very important that you complete this form as soon as possible. It is required for you to be registered for the course within 10 days of the course start date.
    10. After you submit your registration form, you will receive an email on how to pay for your course(s).

To pay by mail (with check or money order)

  1. Download the registration form.
  2. Make the check payable to PCC.
  3. Send registration form and payment to: Occupational Extension-Building E, Piedmont Community College, P.O. Box 1197, Roxboro, NC 27573.

For more information on the Ed2go online programs, visit or contact Velma Drumwright at (336) 322-2156 or by at email


Adult Basic Skills (ABS) Online Studies

The Adult Basic Skills (ABS) Online classes for HiSET® and GED® test preparation are offered in a hybrid format (online and face-to-face instruction).  Students must participate online 6 hours per week and in face-to-face meetings with instructors. Students need a computer with Internet access, basic computer/Internet knowledge and the time and self-discipline to study consistently. The use of computers at Piedmont Community College’s Learning Resource Center is also available to students as well as in the online lab sessions offered weekly on both campuses. The online program is FREE.

To register, students will need

  • Social security number or tax identification number
  • Current, government issued photo ID or driver's license

A placement test is required for enrollment and can be scheduled by contacting:


If you are looking to start or expand a business, but can’t commit to weekly classroom sessions, then e-REAL is for you. e-REAL is the online version of the Rural Entrepreneurship through Action Learning course.

So just what is REAL you ask? Great question! REAL is a unique hands-on approach to assist you, the entrepreneur through the planning, owning and operating of your own businesses. You don’t need prior business experience since the course is designed with the beginner in mind. However, if you’ve already gotten started, REAL will provide you with the tools necessary to improve and expand your business.

During the 13 weeks of the course you will cover topics such as self-assessment, market research, competitive analysis, financial feasibility, business plan essentials, legal structures, targeting the customer, taxes and licenses, and computerized financial analysis.