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
  • Fall 2017
    • ACC 262, ADJ 140, BUS 116, BUS 205, BUS 220, CHI 101, CHI 202, FIN 215, LGL 225, MKT 215, MTH 285, PHY 231, REA 100, RUS 101, RUS 201, SPA 163, SPA 164, TRV 100
  • Spring 2018
    • ACC 221, ACC 241, ACC 261, BUS 116, BUS 201, BUS 205, CAD 201, CHD 164, FIN 107, LGL 115, LGL, 235, MKT 216, PHY 231, PHY 232, REA 100, RUS 102, RUS 202, SPA 163, SPA 164, TRV 100, TRV 112
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.
  • The course I want to take is offered by another school online but I want to take it at PVCC. How do I do this?
    • Speak with an Advisor and they will contact SSDL@pvcc.edu with your course request.
Important Information

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