Distance Education State Authorization
FTCC is pursuing authorization from states and territories beyond North Carolina’s borders to offer online courses to students who do not physically reside in North Carolina.
Online education is an integral part of Fayetteville Technical Community College’s (FTCC) program offerings. In compliance with the U.S. Department of Education State Authorization Requirements in Section 600.9(c) of the October 29, 2010, final program integrity rule, FTCC is pursuing authorization from states and territories beyond North Carolina’s borders to offer online courses to students who do not physically reside in North Carolina. FTCC will continue to monitor developments in other states and territories, and if authorization or licensure is or becomes necessary, the College will obtain approvals.
Current States with Authorization
Fayetteville Technical Community College has authorizations or exemptions from the following states for purely (100%) distance education programs, including online or correspondence study programs.
If you physically reside in any of the following states, you may register for FTCC’s online classes, assuming all admission requirements and pre- or co-requisites are met:
|District of Columbia||Montana||Tennessee|
|Illinois||New Jersey||West Virginia|
States Not Listed
If you physically reside in one of the states not listed and you want to register for FTCC’s online classes, depending on the outcomes of the application, FTCC may notify you that you are not eligible to register for distance education courses.
Please contact Dr. Louanna Castleman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 910-678-0141 to determine if FTCC can obtain the authorization that is required by your state. Depending on the status of your state of residence regarding this requirement, FTCC may notify you that you are not eligible to register for distance education courses.
Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) Complaint Resolution for Online/Distance Education Students
Academic Matters: Students enrolled in online/ distance courses at FTCC who have a complaint about grades, College decisions, or other FTCC procedures should follow the College’s policies for Student Complaints and Grade Appeals, which are available to view in the Student Handbook and College Catalog.
Discrimination Issues: Students should follow the process outlined in the Student Grievance Policy also found in the Student Handbook. Click here (p. 35-42) to view the Student Complaints process, including discrimination, and Grade Appeals process.
Accreditation: Fayetteville Technical Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Schools College Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). SACSCOC Complaint Procedures are available for review by all FTCC students.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, GA 30033
If a complaint cannot be resolved through the institution’s grievance procedures, students may file a complaint with the University of North Carolina General Administration. Please review the Student Complaint Policy (PDF), print and complete the Student Complaint Form(PDF) and submit the complaint to:
North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints
c/o Student Complaints
University of North Carolina General Administration
910 Raleigh Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688
If an issue cannot be resolved internally, the student may file a complaint with his/her state.
In compliance with the new regulations, an institution offering distance education must provide enrolled and prospective students with contact information for filing complaints with its accrediting agency and with the appropriate state agency for handling complaints in the student’s state. While FTCC strives to provide the highest quality education opportunities available, conflicts may arise. It is our aim to resolve any grievances, complaints, and concerns in an expeditious, fair, and amicable manner. If an issue cannot be solved by FTCCs internal processes, you may choose to file a complaint with your state of residence. Contact Information for Individual States.
Students may also file a complaint through SARA NC. SARA North Carolina is a program of the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority. The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. The primary objectives of SARA NC are to make it easier for institutions in North Carolina to provide online and distance education options to students in other states and to provide basic protections for those students. SARA NC Complaint Process and Complaint Form.
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