Choose from among seven associate degree programs, three 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:

  • Choose the academic or certificate program (credit) or the personal and professional development course (noncredit) that meets your needs.
  • Search courses using the Online Course Search to find the right credit course for you. 
  • Find the online credit and noncredit class schedules here with details about the course, the instructor, and the online format.

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 registrar@pgcc.edu or call 301-546-7422.

For additional information, view Enrollment Steps or contact admissions@pgcc.edu or 301-546-7422.

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

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Orientation

All first-time online, structured remote, and hybrid/online students should complete eLearning Smart Start. You can find it here. 

All credit students are automatically eligible to take eLearning Smart Start. While eLearning Smart Start is not required, it is recommended for all first-time online, structured remote, and hybrid/online students to complete.

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 Canvas
  • The virtual campus and resources available to online students

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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 Canvas goes to your Owl Mail account. Activate your Owl Mail account here.

Complete Orientation

All first-time online, structured remote, and hybrid/online students should complete eLearning Smart Start. You can find it by clicking here. 

All credit students are automatically eligible to take eLearning Smart Start. While eLearning Smart Start is not required, it is recommended for all first-time online, structured remote, and hybrid/online students to complete.

Some instructors also conduct mandatory instructor-led orientation sessions. If your instructor has chosen to do so, they 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 Canvas
  • The virtual campus and resources available to online students

 LEARN MORE

 
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 Canvas, 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 Canvas 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 Canvas. Use your Owl Link username and password to log into Canvas.

Get Started Checklist

I've registered for an online class - now what? The online classroom is different from attending a class on campus. Complete the following tasks to get started in your Online, Hybrid/Online, or Accelerated Online course.

Important Dates

  • August 18: Fall 2022 courses starting on August 22 become available in Canvas to students
  • August 22: First day of the Fall 2022 semester

Full Semester Courses

Courses begin for the Fall 2022 semester on August 22.

Accelerated Courses

All courses that begin after the beginning of the semester (August 22, 2022) or end before the official end of the semester are Accelerated Online courses. Students registered for an Accelerated Online course will have access to the Canvas course site four calendar days (during the summer, fall, and winter sessions), and five calendar days (during the spring sessions) prior to the start date of the course.

Unsure what day your course starts? Check individual course start dates here. Don't see your course listed? Check here.

Get Started Checklist

 

Start Your Course

Once you have registered and paid for your course, follow these steps to get started:

  • Set up your Owl Mail email account
  • Access your Online Classroom (as soon as it is open)

How to access your online course is determined by the course and delivery format of your course. Once you have determined this information continue and click the link below to start your course. 

Credit Courses 

Noncredit Courses 

 

Resources While You Learn 

Books and Materials

Contact the PGCC bookstore at 301-546-0912 or www.pgccbookstore.com 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 Canvas classroom and in the course syllabus.