Shared Distance Courses (SSDL)

Shared Distance Courses are Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) courses offered in partnership with Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC). These courses allow students to earn PVCC credit while taking an online course with an instructor from another VCCS school, as well as use the PVCC testing center to take proctored tests. 
 
All Shared Distance Courses have a section number in the course schedule of .90-.99. Each course will have the following statement in the notes “This is a Shared Services Distance Learning (SSDL) online course offered in collaboration with xxxxx Community College.”
 
Shared Distance Course students have access to all services provided by NVCC in addition to all PVCC resources. 
Course Listings include:
  • Summer 2018
    • ACC 222, BUS 201, BUS 202, BUS 205, CAD 201, GEO 210, LGL 115, LGL 225, PHT 101, PHT 110, TRV 100
  • Fall 2018
    • BUS 205, BUS 220, LGL 225, LGL 235, MKT 215, MKT 282, PHT 101, REA 100, SPA 163, SPA 164, TRV 100
Frequently Asked Questions
  • How do I register and pay for a Shared Distance Course?
    • All registration and payment is done through the Student Information System in myPVCC. 
  • How do I get my course materials?
    • All SSDL course materials are available through the PVCC bookstore in-person or online. Financial aid funds can be used to purchase these materials if you have award monies available to do so.
  • Where do I take my proctored tests?
    • All SSDL proctored tests can be taken at the PVCC Testing Center without needing a proctor request form or a prior appointment.
      • Simply let the test proctor know it is a 'shared' course. The testing center already has testing rosters for all SSDL courses and the test information.
    • ProctorU is an online proctoring service that is allowed for specific courses only. More information on this can be found in your course syllabus or by contacting SSDL@pvcc.edu.
    • Please note: PVCC may be on a different academic schedule from the college that is offering your course. Always contact the PVCC Testing Center to ensure you are aware of their hours.
Important Information
  • All SSDL courses follow the academic calendar for the school teaching the course NOT PVCC's academic calendar. Please pay close attention to add, drop, refund, and withdrawal dates!

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