Choose from among 10 associate degree programs, four certificate programs, and more than 300 online credit and noncredit courses.

Online Learning is
Right for You If

  • You want flexible classes that you can complete from anywhere at any time with a computer and internet access
  • You’re self-motivated and have good time management skills
  • You’re comfortable reading and writing independently

Select the Right Program and Courses for You

Get started on the path to success through online education at Prince George's Community College:

Steps to Get Started

Apply & Register

If online learning meets your needs for flexibility and convenience, don't wait another minute to apply! Students may register through Navigate or the Student Planning Module in Owl Link. For assistance, email or call 301-546-0804.

For additional information, view Enrollment Steps or contact or 301-546-0864.

Download the Navigate app, login using your Owl Link username and password, and schedule an appointment.


Activate Owl Mail

Activate your Owl Mail account immediately after applying and registering. Once your course begins, the only way the College and your instructor are allowed to communicate with you is through your Owl Mail account. All email sent through Blackboard goes to your Owl Mail account. Activate your Owl Mail account here.

Complete Orientation

All first-time online and hybrid/online students should complete orientation, which is conducted online in Blackboard. 

All credit students are automatically enrolled in a Blackboard course "Student Bb Orientation. "From this Blackboard course, students can access the online student orientation and other helpful information to get started in their online course. Credit students can view the Student Online Orientation from their list of courses.

Note: The orientation course is not graded or required. However, it is highly recommended.

Some instructors also conduct mandatory instructor-led orientation sessions. Your instructor will contact you via email with further instructions on how and when to access their orientation.

Orientation contains information on:

  • The basics of online learning and your online course(s)
  • Requirements for online students
  • Online student responsibilities
  • How to determine if your computer has the minimum hardware and software requirements
  • The learning and technical skills you will need to be a successful online student
  • How to log in and use Blackboard
  • The virtual campus and resources available to online students


Enter Your Online Classroom and Start Learning

Keep in mind that all online classes have due dates and deadlines just like campus classes. It is important that you log in to your course as soon as it is available so that you can start learning. How you access your online course is determined by the course and format. Online credit courses (and some noncredit courses) are conducted through Blackboard, the College’s online classroom platform. This is where you will access your course materials, submit assignments, take tests and quizzes, and participate in class discussions and other activities required by your instructor.

You will be able to access your course in Blackboard four calendar days prior to the start date of the course. If you are uncertain about the exact start date of your course, please check Owl Link or visit the Class Schedules page. 

You must have your Owl Link account set up in order to access Blackboard. Use your Owl Link username and password to log into Blackboard.

Resources While You Learn 

Books and Materials

Contact the PGCC bookstore at 301-546-0912 or and refer to your class syllabus for information about textbooks and other course materials.

Contacting Your Instructor

You can find your instructor’s contact information via the PGCC Directory You can also find your instructor’s contact information in your Blackboard classroom and in the course syllabus.