Shared Services Distance Learning (SSDL)

Shared Services Distance Learning (SSDL) courses are Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) courses offered in partnership with Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) or other colleges in the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). 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 Northern Virginia Community College.”

Shared Distance Course students have access to all services provided by NVCC in addition to all PVCC resources. 

SSDL courses can be requested for students by PVCC staff using the following (coming Sept 2023).

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.

Academic Calendar

All SSDL courses follow the academic calendar for the host college teaching the course, not necessarily PVCC's academic calendar. Please pay close attention to add, drop, refund, and withdrawal dates.