What is an Online Course?

An online course does not have scheduled on-campus class meetings. It is an integrated learning program entirely accessed via a computer with an Internet connection, except for proctored exams if required. We recommend that you plan to do the majority of your online coursework from home. The course is designed to be used as the principal components of a credited college course and may include:

  • Syllabus
  • Announcements
  • Resources and Web-links
  • Lecture Notes & Handouts
  • Course calendar
  • Course e-mail
  • Discussion forums
  • Assessments
  • Virtual Office Hours
  • Various Multimedia Materials

Online courses are identified in course listings by a section number similar to "N#" or "#N". (i.e. BIO-124-N1, or ART-101-2N, or PHI-201-5N).

  • Courses with section number N1 or N2 are full-semester courses (15 weeks), beginning in January, May and August.
  • Courses with section number 2N are 5-weeks long, beginning in May.
  • Courses with section number 4N are 5-weeks long, beginning in July.
  • Courses with section number 5N are 10-weeks long, beginning in February and September.
  • Courses with section number N9 are Winter Session 5-week courses, beginning in December.

Click Distance Education Technical Requirements for recommended specifications for your computer.

For a Demonstration of an Online Course:

  1. We recommend that you complete the WebStudy Online Student Orientation before taking an online or hybrid course for the first time.
  2. Explore all areas. Try the sample quizzes and post to the discussion forums and assignment dropbox to see how they function. It's best to try them here before you must submit something that will be graded.

Admission and Registration

Admissions, registration procedures and course or program prerequisites for online courses are the same as for on-campus courses. Applicants submit an application for admission to the Admission's Office, meet the standard entrance requirements of the college, and must be formally admitted to the college to register for any credit courses. The courses will appear on student transcripts as sections of regular LCCC courses.