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 2010. 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 territories are not eligible to enrollment in non-self-support courses at this time.
     * California
     * Massachusetts
     * Puerto-Rico
     * Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Please check back periodically for updates.

Career Step - Medical Coding and Billing (MCB) and Medical Transcription and Editing (MT)

Through our partnership with Career Step, Piedmont Community College is now offering programs leading to a new career, entirely online. You can learn to be a Medical Transcriptionist or a Medical Coder and Biller, completely from the comfort of your home.

To register and pay:

Online : Fill out and submit our Secure Registration Form.

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:

Business Development and Entrepreneurship Center (BDEC)
105 N. Main Street
Roxboro, NC 27573

Visit for more information on the Career Step online programs.

Please contact Velma Drumwright at (336) 599-0032 or by email at


Through Ed2go, Piedmont Community College offers a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. You will find hundreds of engaging online courses, covering every topic from Anatomy to Web Design. Most courses cost just $70.

To register and pay:

    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. In order to pay and complete the required registration for the course, 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. The subject line will be "Ed2go Required Course Registration".
    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.

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:
105 N. Main Street
Roxboro, NC 27573

If you have any problems with this process, you may contact us at (336) 599-0032 or email us at .

For information regarding online learning opportunities, please contact Velma Drumwright at (336) 599-0032 or by email at

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.