Distance education programs at Wayne Community College include degree, diploma, and certificate options, which can be completed fully online.
ONLINE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Students can enroll in distance education Associate in General Education, Associate in Arts, or Associate in Applied Science degrees. Fields of study within these two-year programs range from accounting and criminal justice to emergency management technology and medical office administration. Diploma programs include medical office administration and business courses. Certificates also support studies in business, administration, criminal justice, and emergency management. In addition, the Distance Education Department at WCC also houses hybrid courses, which allow for a combination of eLearning and on-campus degree programs. Web enhanced courses offer Internet supplemental content for traditional on-campus courses.
For added flexibility, online courses are asynchronous, and students access classes through MOODLE, the learning management system at WCC. Courses follow schedules like that of on-campus terms, with 8-week and 16-week sessions. Students download a syllabus and follow a weekly schedule of assignments. Exams may need to be proctored, and proctoring requirements vary from class-to-class. Students have access to a number of other resources, including technology services, WCC library services, and the WCC Bookstore. For students that may hesitate to enroll in a virtual learning environment, WCC offers an Online Learner Survival Guide with strategies for success. WCC maintains an open admission policy.
ABOUT THE SCHOOL
Established in 1957, Wayne Community College is a public, two-year institution, located in the city of Goldsboro, North Carolina. WCC operates within the framework of the North Carolina Community College System, and awards associate’s degrees, certificates, and diplomas, along with offering career training programs and lifelong learning opportunities.
Wayne Community College states a vision “to be the preferred choice for quality education and training in the communities it serves.” This vision statement is supported by the college’s core values of: Communication, Compassion, Diversity, Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Learning, Stewardship, Teamwork, and Unity. In addition, WCC state goals to: Increase Student Access, Ensure Program Excellence, Improve Student Success, and Ensure Institutional Quality.
STUDENT FINANCIAL AID
Students can apply for a number of different financial aid programs at Wayne Community College and the Title IV school code for filing the FAFSA is: 008216. Available aid to qualifying students includes:
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
- N.C. Community College Grant (NCCCG)
- NC Targeted Assistance-Program
- American Opportunity, Hope, and LIfetime Learning Tax Credits
- Federal Work Study
- Workforce Investment Act System
- Student loans
- Veterans’ assistance, including the Montgomery GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation, VetSuccess, the Survivors and Dependents Program, and the Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (REAP)
In addition, students may be eligible for foundation and business-related scholarships, some of which include but are not limited to:
- Wachovia Technical Scholarship
- Progress Energy Power Careers Program
- SECU Foundation “People Helping People” Scholarship
- Allen Ryan Todd Scholarship
- WCC institutional scholarships, including assistance based on academic achievement, need-based, and departmental awards
WCC is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges; 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097.
Sector Of Institution:Public, 2-year
Highest Level Of Offering:Associate's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:1,420
Percent Admitted:Open Admissions
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