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    Coastal Bend College Distance Learning department focuses on maximizing student access to courses through the use of web-based delivery systems.  We strive to provide distance learning students with the same teaching and learning environments comparable to that provided to your traditional face-to-face students.
  • Contact Us

    There are various different ways to contact us. You can reach any of our four campuses by calling toll free at the numbers provided below. You can also send us an email to distancelearning@coastalbend.edu  

    Click here to chat with a CBC representative. Hours of operation for the chat feature are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, you can still submit an email using the chat feature as well. 

    Beeville Campus 


    Alice Campus 


    Kingsville Campus 


    Pleasanton Campus 






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    Distance Learning State Authorization

    Coastal Bend College has been approved by the State of Texas to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Institutions that join NC-SARA are held to the national standard in each member state rather than the individual state’s regulations, thus making authorization of distance education more streamlined.  State authorization makes it possible for students outside of the state of Texas to participate in online courses. These requirements differ from state to state. 

    Distance Education students who believe their concerns have not been sufficiently addressed through the College’s grievance procedures, who are taking online courses through the College, and reside in NC-SARA states may file with the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) Complaint Process or the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).  Online students residing in California or Massachusetts should follow those states’ resolution guidelines. 

    NC-SARA requires institutions to satisfy federal regulation 34 §C.F.R. 668.43 regarding professional licensure disclosure (SARA Policy Manual Section 5.2). This includes the federal requirement for public disclosures, 34 §C.F.R. 668.43 (a)(5)(v). Public disclosures apply to each program (online and face-to-face) that lead to or are advertised as leading to professional licensure. Coastal Bend College has not determined if current program requirements meet state education requirements in any other state, U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia. 

    Coastal Bend College programs which require professional licensure:  


    Successful completion of the entire program and instructor recommendation is required to qualify to take the examination given by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Passage of the examination is required to practice in the profession. Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation 

                   Dental Hygiene 

    The AAS in Dental Hygiene program is accredited by Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). 

                   Nurse Aide 

                   Professional Nursing 

    The AAS in Vocational Nursing and RN programs are accredited by the Texas State Board of Nursing. 

                   Radiologic Technology 

    The AAS in Radiologic Technology program is accredited by The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). 

                   Vocational Nursing 

    The AAS in Vocational Nursing and RN programs are accredited by the Texas State Board of Nursing.