Beginning Summer Semester 2021, Georgia Piedmont Technical College will offer more online courses through a new platform called “eCampus.” The eCampus platform allows students from across Georgia to enroll in online courses offered by any Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) college, providing students access to programs that may not be available at their home college. Upon completion of the eCampus course, students will earn credit at their home college.
Prior to the launch of eCampus, students were limited to the courses available at the specific technical college in which they were enrolled. This limited the opportunities available to students based on their location, which disproportionately affected students who live in the rural or underserved communities of Georgia. Now, eCampus brings courses directly to any student interested in enrolling, regardless of where they live in Georgia.
With eCampus, students get the personalized experience of being a part of their home technical college as well as the opportunity to take advantage of courses from any of Georgia’s 22 technical colleges. The initial program offerings available via eCampus will include Business Technology and Management, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Care and Education, and Transportation/Logistics, with more programs anticipated for future terms. Additionally, students will have access to courses such as advanced Math, Economics, Engineering and a variety of other courses that, otherwise, might not have been available to students at their home institution.
eCampus will also provide an online resource for students to receive support for financial aid, tutoring, career guidance, and job placement. eCampus will ensure a seamless experience for students regardless of which technical college they call home.
This new platform is available to students at all 22 technical colleges and will begin in the Summer 2021 semester.
The current program/course offerings available via eCampus are: ACCT 1100 Financial Accounting I and MGMT 1100 Principles of Management
Select this link to enroll in a course: GPTC COURSE CATALOG
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are there admission requirements for using eCampus?
eCampus is a delivery platform used by all Technical Colleges. The admission or placement requirements are determined by your college for all programs.
Does eCampus cost anything to use?
Standard tuition and fees cover the cost of eCampus.
How do I enroll in class?
Students enroll in a class using the college’s normal enrollment platform.
What technology do I have to have to use eCampus?
A device that connects to the internet and access to some form of web browser. Some courses may have more requirements such as software or other hardware.
If I don’t have access to the internet, can I still have access to this tool and its resources?
Yes. Colleges will provide access via local College internet on their campus and provide location information for Wi-Fi hotspots strategically placed within your community.
Does eCampus support real-time interaction, or only pre-recorded content?
eCampus supports real-time interaction.
Additional frequently asked questions can be found at www.tcsg.edu.