Texas Community Colleges
Distance Learning
Join the thousands of students who have discovered the convenience and flexibility of distance learning.


What is distance learning?

Any course taught where the instructor and the student are not in the same location is considered a distance learning course. Thousands of students have discovered the convenience and flexibility of taking courses via distance learning.

The benefits of a distance learning course are many. For most courses, the student accesses the course materials and does the coursework at a time convenient for them. However, distance learning is not right for everyone. There is no instructor standing there to help and no one to remind you of due dates.

What courses can I take online?
Western Texas College offers a wide variety of courses online. Check the course schedule for a listing of academic and vocational courses, and see the course catalog for more information.

Who could I talk to about whether a course is necessary for my degree or how it will transfer to another university?
You can contact the campus Counseling Center counseling@wtc.edu. In addition, WTC provides an Online Advisor who specializes in helping students take courses through the Distance Learning programs. Contact Ms.Michelle Hilliard at michelle.hilliard@wtc.edu. The Online Advisor can be reached most days and also after hours, holidays, and weekends.

What are the costs?

Tuition and fee information is available in the catalog.

How do I access my course?
Online courses are accessed online through the WTC https://learn.wtc.edu (Brightspace). Each instructor places course materials, course calendars, course policies, and course activities on Brightspace. Each student has access to coursework, including grades. Access can occur from any Internet-connected computer worldwide.

If your interest is in a short continuing education course (non-college credit) instead of a full-semester college credit course, check out the 300+ courses available through wtc2go. All ed2go courses are completely online.

What if I don't see the course I need? 
Additional online courses are offered through the Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas (DigiTex), a consortium of community colleges throughout the state. You can search the DigiTex (Acadeum) site for the course you need, then sign up for the course through Western Texas College. 

WTC students must contact Dual Credit at 325-574-7632 or dualcredit@wtc.edu for DigiTex course reservations.

Where do I get books?
Books are available through the Campus Bookstore.

How do I file a grievance?

The Student Grievance Procedure is available online and students may use this Grievance Form.

Western Texas College is in compliance with State Authorization Regulation