Piedmont Community College is working to achieve compliance as established in HEOA 600.9 (c). If an institution is offering postsecondary education through distance or correspondence education to students in a State in which it is not physically located or in which it is otherwise subject to State jurisdiction as determined by the State, the institution must meet any State requirements for it to be legally offering postsecondary distance or correspondence education in that State. An institution must be able to document to the Secretary [of Education] the State's approval upon request. (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1001 and 1002)
At this time Piedmont Community College has authorizations or exemptions from the following states for purely (100%) distance education programs:
If you reside in a state that is not included in the list and you want to register for online classes at PCC, you will need to contact Libbie McPhaul-Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org to determine if PCC can obtain the authorization that is required by your state. Depending on the state of residence regarding this requirement, PCC may notify you that you are not eligible to register for distance education courses.
SARA and Licensed Professions (Nursing, Teaching, Psychology, etc.)Eligibility for licensure and/or certification may involve more than successful degree completion.
All Piedmont Community College academic programs prepare students to sit for applicable licensure in North Carolina. In order to comply with U.S. Department of Education regulations regarding distance education and professional licensure, Piedmont Community College is required to make the following disclosure with respect to professional licensure outside the state of North Carolina. Piedmont Community College
cannot confirm whether a particular program meets requirements for professional licensure outside of the State of North Carolina. Please contact applicable licensure board(s) in any state you may want to pursue licensure prior to beginning the academic program in order to determine whether the program meets licensure requirements. It is the student's responsibility to confirm program eligibility for licensure in any state outside North Carolina.