Online Programs – State Authorization and Professional Licensure
Brunswick Online, State Authorization, Student Grievance, and Professional Licensure
BCC’s offers a variety of online certificates, diplomas, or associate degrees programs that students can take fully online. These distance learning programs are designed to offer alternatives to students who may be unable to attend on-campus classes or to perspective students who may reside outside the State of North Carolina, including Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Online Learning Resources and Student Support
Technical support is provided to all students through the Instructional Technologies office. Assistance is available for usernames and passwords, email, Moodle, Self Service, and other BCC-provided technologies. Students are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org at any time or call 910.755.7390 during regular business hours. Students wishing one-on-one assistance may come by the office (Room A-212) or request a video conference.
An additional service provided by the North Carolina Community College System gives 24-hour tech support for Moodle only via calling 1-866-517-3537.
Additional resources are provided in the Student Technology Orientation available on Moodle (no username or password required). This orientation is available to anyone. Additionally, once classes begin, a Digital Classroom Readiness unit is also available.
Can I enroll in online courses if I reside outside the State of North Carolina?
Brunswick Community College is a participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and through this participation is authorized to offer online courses to students who reside outside of North Carolina, including Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. If you are an out-of-state student who intends to complete a course while residing outside of North Carolina, contact Distance Learning, email@example.com, to ensure that the appropriate state authorization is in place for your state. BCC is not authorized to offer Distance Learning courses in California, American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
If you are considering a program at BCC that leads to licensure or certification, click on the program links below to determine if your selected program of study satisfies the educational requirements for comparable licenses or certifications in other states. Each program sheet indicates whether or not the program meets, does not meet, or has not been determined if the program meets the educational requirements for the various states. For additional information, contact the person listed at the top of each program disclosure sheet.
Visit the Professional Licensure Board Contacts by State page for more information.
ADN and PN Nursing-July 2020
Basic Law Enforcement Training-July 2020
Code Enforcement-July 2020
Early Childhood Education Licensure-July 2020
Emergency Management Technician-July 2020
Horticulture-Turfgrass Management-July 2020
Manicurist July 2020
Massage Therapy July 2020
NAI Licensure-July 2020
Notary Public-July 2020
Student Grievance (In-State and Out-of-State Students)
Brunswick Community College’s Student Grievance Policy and Grievance Form are available on the College’s website. This procedure applies to all students regardless of their location. For more information, contact:
Dr. Denise Houchen-Clagett, Vice President of Student Affairs
Address: PO Box 30; Supply, NC 28462
If the complaint cannot be resolved after exhausting the grievance procedure at BCC, the individual may file a complaint with their state of residence. In North Carolina, the University of North Carolina System Office (UNC-System Office) is the agency that handles such complaints. The Student Complaint Policy and the Student Complaint Form are found at the UNC-System Office Post-Secondary Education Complaints website. Please review their policy, print and complete the form, and mail it to:
North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints
c/o Student Complaints
University of North Carolina System Office
910 Raleigh Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688
Website: North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints
Students not residing in North Carolina and enrolled in a North Carolina institution that operates under SARA North Carolina may submit complaints to the state portal agency, North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA), only after completing the BCC complaint process. SARA North Carolina’s Complaint Process and Complaint Form may be found on the SARA North Carolina website.
SARA North Carolina
North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority
PO Box 14103
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: 855-SARA-1-NC (855-727-2162)
For students residing outside of North Carolina, each SARA Member state has a liaison office. If an issue cannot be resolved through the grievance procedure, a student who resides outside the state of North Carolina may file a complaint with their state of residence.
BCC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Students who file a complaint with the accrediting agency should follow the SACSCOC Complaint Procedure (PDF). Complaints may be filed with the Commission only if there is evidence that appears to support significant non-compliance with a SACSCOC requirement or standard by BCC. The contact information for SACSCOC is:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia, 30033-4097
Additional Costs and Requirements Associated with Online Courses
If you are taking an online course, please read the following information concerning additional fees and requirements students may encounter.
Distance Learning/Identification Fee: BCC does not charge a separate distance learning/identification fee to students.
Test Proctor Costs – BCC students taking BCC courses and testing at the BCC campus: BCC does not charge its students a fee for proctoring tests associated with BCC courses.
Test Proctor Costs – BCC students taking BCC courses and testing at another location: If a student must take a proctored exam and wishes to test at a non-BCC site, the student is responsible for finding an acceptable testing site and obtaining approval from their instructor. Additionally, any fees charged by the remote proctoring site are the responsibility of the student and these costs vary based upon the students’ chosen proctoring sites’ practices.
Additional Supplies Required: Some assignments require students to have a microphone and/or webcam to complete. Most laptops come with these pre-installed, but if your computer does not have them pre-installed, webcams and microphones are available at most office supply stores and others that carry computers and/or computer supplies. A webcam and microphone are required for tests that require the use of Respondus Monitor. (NOTE: If you are using a webcam, check that it has an integrated microphone before purchasing one separately.)