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Distance Education

We’re happy you chose College of The Albemarle (COA) and we want to help you reach your educational goals with Distance Education and online programs.

During your educational career at COA, you’ll need to regularly access MyCourses for course content (syllabi, class schedules, class assignments, quizzes/exams), which your instructor has placed in MyCourses. Therefore, after you have registered for courses and have access to MyCourses, we strongly encourage you to complete the online class “COA 101 – Introduction to MyCourses (Moodle) for Students” to become familiar with this environment right from the start.

Access a list of our fully online associate degree and certificate programs.

After you have registered for a class you will be able to log into MyCourses (Moodle). Use the same username and password you created when you activated your COA accounts. If you have reset your password since activating your COA account, use the new password. Once logged into MyCourses, you’ll see at a minimum and have access to the following:

  • COA 101 – Introduction to MyCourses (Moodle) for Students
  • ASC – Academic Support Center

Note: Due to audit requirements, all other classes won’t be visible until the first day of classes, starting at 12:15 a.m., at which time you’ll be able to view your current semester classes.

Visit our Google™ feedback form to let us know how our program is doing.

At COA, our advisors are here to help you reach your academic goals, whether you’re taking classes online or at one of our four campuses. To find your assigned advisor, log into MyService and view your profile. Or you can email [email protected] directly with your questions.

If you have technology-related questions visit our Technology FAQ. If you have technical difficulties activating your accounts or signing into Gmail, please reset your password.

To submit questions to Distance Education, contact us through our Help Desk or email [email protected].

Online Programs

COA has a wide variety of online courses that can be taken during the pursuit of many of our degree, certificate and diploma programs. There’re at least twenty programs that offer 50 percent or more of the required courses online in the areas of Art and Sciences, Business and Computer Technologies, and Health Sciences and Wellness.

Fully Online Programs

To learn more about COA’s fully online programs, select the program name link. The contact person is listed at the bottom of each program’s web page.

*Contingent on semester online course offerings and the courses students choose that can be used to fulfill category requirements. May include Web Conferencing courses and MAT, AST, and SPA courses may require a limited number of visits to campus to complete exams.


We can be reached in our Virtual Office. Our office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. “Walk-ins” are welcome.

  • Rust, Shellee

  • Director, Distance Education

  • COA – Elizabeth City: B 217

  • 252-335-0821 ext. 2380