The mission of the eLearning Department is to facilitate the continued growth and development of distance learning opportunities for a diverse and rapidly changing student population. The department strives to accommodate a wide range of online student needs and learner preferences.

Students can expect the same high-quality courses as those taught in the classroom. The content and transferability is identical to courses offered on campus. eCampus students follow the same admissions and registration procedures as on-campus students. A student may complete the core curriculum through online courses, and many technical program courses are available online. Over 100 courses are currently offered online with more added every semester.

Online courses require students to have an Internet connection to complete coursework. Students may use a personal computer from home (or other location), or they may use NCTC General Access Lab computers on-campus. (Check lab schedules.) NCTC uses the Canvas Learning Management System for all online and hybrid courses. Face-to-face courses use Canvas to log grade and attendance data, and may use Canvas to deliver resources, activities, and assessments. Students use their assigned NetID to login to Canvas.

An online course is delivered 80%-100% online. Most online courses are conducted totally online; however, some do require students come to campus for testing, etc. Students should check specific course information by visiting and clicking Online Courses.

A hybrid course is delivered 30%-79% online. Hybrid courses blend online and face-to-face delivery. Hybrid courses require some on-campus time; yet offer the flexibility of fewer trips to campus. Generally, a hybrid course meets on campus one day a week to attend lab or classroom instruction. Students should check specific course information by visiting

A $50 per course distance education fee is charged for each online, hybrid, or Virtual College of Texas course in which a student enrolls.

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