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PCC offers three options of distance course delivery:
Two-way interactive classrooms to remote locations
Online courses (internet based)
Hybrid courses are a combination of online and classroom instruction. In a hybrid course, the amount of seat time spent in the classroom is reduced with online participation and media resources.
Two-way Interactive Classrooms
Two-way interactive classes are taught by instructors at any campus location with students participating from other campus locations through video-conferencing. These courses also require online class participation using the Internet.
Internet courses are offered in two ways:
PCC Online: PCC Online courses are developed and taught by PCC instructors.
Colorado Community Colleges Online (CCCOnline): CCCOnline is a collaborative effort by all Colorado Community Colleges to provide Internet courses and degree programs. CCCOnline currently offers AA, AS, AAS, and AGS degrees and certificates in various disciplines.
PCC Online and Hybrid Curriculum Standards
PCC’s online and hybrid courses follow the Colorado state mandated common course descriptions, competencies and outlines. Content and learning expectations for our distance education courses are the same as in the face-to-face courses. All PCC distance education courses must meet the PCC Quality Assurance Standards for online and hybrid courses. These standards mirror CCHE’s recommendations “that for every hour of credit, students must engage in a minimum of 12.5 hours of instructional time” (15 week semester = 50 minutes per week per credit). PCC’s fully online courses are developed and taught by faculty to ensure that students have the information, academic experiences, and instructional time necessary to meet course objectives.
How to Register Online for a Class
Questions on how to register online for a course? Click here!
Registering for Virtual Campus Courses
You must have a valid e-mail address to register for Virtual Campus courses. For maximum convenience, you should have a computer with an Internet connection at home. However, all PCC campuses provide access to computers at various times (check your campus site for lab days and times). Please refer to the PCC catalog for information on prerequisites. Contact the course instructor or refer to the course syllabus for required course procedures.
Attention PCC Students: All students that register for a PCC online, PCC hybrid, or a CCCOnline course will receive their login instructions and other important information through their PCC student email accounts. Activate your email account today by clicking here.