Virtual College of Texas
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The Virtual College of Texas (VCT) supports distance and online education for academic institutions in the state of Texas, US.
As noted on the Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC) web site, the Virtual College of Texas is a consortium of all accredited, public Texas community and technical colleges. It includes the 50 community college districts and the four colleges of the Texas State Technical College system.
The mission of VCT is to provide distance learning access to all Texans wherever they may live, regardless of geographic, distance, or time constraints.
There have been more than 34,000 course enrollments through VCT since it became operational in 1998.
The basic VCT strategy is to share distance learning resources among its member colleges. This sharing makes it possible for students to enroll in a local (host) college for courses provided by other colleges throughout Texas, while receiving support services from the local institution.
VCT's host-provider model leverages distance learning resources (including faculty, courses, support services, professional development, and technology) to benefit students throughout Texas no matter where they live. (more info at http://www.tacc.org/vct.htm)
The Virtual College of Texas web site is at http://www.vct.org/