Same great education, available online
SCC offers a number of online courses, also known as Distance Education, that give you the flexibility to work toward your academic goals on your schedule. Some courses and programs are fully online, others partially. They are taught by the same highly qualified instructors who teach on-campus courses.
Fully online programs offer pathways to a degree or certificate that can be achieved without the student ever setting foot in a classroom. SCC currently has a handful of these programs, and continues to expand fully online program offerings.
Online courses can make school fit your schedule. Fully online courses require no in-person meetings or instruction and are taught by the same highly qualified Sacramento City College faculty who teach on-campus courses. Instructors will set regular deadlines for assignments and class participation, but you will be able to complete coursework around your schedule.
Check the course description to learn how much of the course is online. Some courses require as little as one in-person meeting while other classes may split their instruction time between online and in-person. This may be a good option for students who need some flexibility in their schedule and prefer making fewer trips to campus than required by the typical in-person courses.
To deliver you the best quality education in an online format, there are expectations around instructor-student interactions. Both the instructor and student are expected to follow these guidelines in order for the student to get the most out of the online course.
Instructors will regularly initiate interactions with students to ensure that they are able to access and understand course materials, and that all students are participating in the activities in the course.
Online courses (Distance Education) are considered equivalent to in-person courses, so the frequency of contact is expected to be the same as in-person courses.
Instructors will use the following methods to initiate contact with students:
- Discussion forums with instructor participation
- Weekly announcements in Canvas
- Timely feedback for student work
- Timely response to student emails or inquiries
- Other forms of communication at instructor’s discretion, such as group or individual meetings, orientation and review sessions, supplemental seminar or study sessions, field trips, library workshops, phone or video conferences.