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Shared Services Distance Learning Program

Welcome to the SSDL Program at ESCC

The Shared Services Distance Learning (SSDL) Program allows ESCC to share courses with other Virginia community colleges so that ESCC students are provided a broad selection of courses delivered online. Additionally, students enrolled in SSDL courses may consult with the SSDL Liaison, a person stationed on the campus of ESCC, to assist with the needs of those students. Please see the resources and links below for more information.

Your SSDL Liaison at ESCC is Ginnie Parker.

 Spring 2014 Office Hours/Exam Proctoring Hours

Wednesdays – 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon

Thursdays – 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saturdays – 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon

 Exam Testing Classroom:  A-66 or A-69

 (The labs are generally available for SDL students who need access to a computer during the hours listed above. Please notify Mrs. Parker if you would like to use the lab to study or if you need to take an exam).

 Mrs. Parker may be contacted:

  • Via email – vparker@es.vccs.edu;
  • Via text or phone call – (757) 716-1356 (cell) or (757) 789-1734; or
  • Stop by her office, C119-B in the main building on campus.

What SSDL Students Need to Know:

Are SSDL and other online courses right for me?

Online courses are not ideal for every student. However, this method of course delivery can be very beneficial for others. A guide to online learning (EGOL) as been developed to help students determine if online and distance learning. Before starting your first distance learning course, please contact Mrs. Parker for more information on EGOL or click here.

What courses are offered as part of the SSDL program?

When searching for the upcoming class schedule, choose courses taught “Off Campus.” SSDL courses will have the letters ”SDL” as part of the section listing after the course title. If you are unsure if the course is offered as part of the SSDL program, ask your adviser or contact the SSDL Liaison. Once you have found SDL courses of interest to you, click here for more information on the course.

How do I obtain my textbooks for these courses? What if I receive financial aid?

Textbooks may be purchased through the ESCC bookstore, as with any other course textbooks. Students who receive financial aid should purchase books directly from the ESCC bookstore. Other options are available for non-financial aid students, including purchasing the text directly from the NOVA book store. Non-financial aid students click here to browse NOVA’s bookstore.

What resources are available to me as an SSDL student?

The SSDL Liaison, Mrs. Parker, serves as your main point-of-contact regarding these online courses. At the beginning of each semester, Mrs. Parker offers a “meet-and-greet” orientation on campus. Attendance is strongly encouraged. At that time, information on course dates, procedures and online tutoring will be shared. When in doubt, contact her using the information listed above and she will help guide you through the process.

Exam Proctoring

As the SSDL Liaison, Mrs. Parker serves as exam proctor for the SSDL courses. Please contact her at least 24 hours ahead of time to schedule your exam. When contacting her, please include your name, the course and section you are taking, and which exam you would like proctored. You should schedule an exam at least one hour before testing hours end. If you are unable to come to campus for exams, please let Mrs. Parker know as soon as possible.