Distance and Online Credit Learning

Distance learning is a formal approach to learning in which the majority of the instruction occurs with the instructor and students separated by geographic distance and/or time.

Distance learning offers you the flexibility of completing some or all of your coursework and learning activities without having to regularly attend classes on campus. Get an education and enrich your life without sacrificing your personal life or professional career!

Curious about Online Learning?

Your Online Course Options

  • Online Courses
    • Experience courses taught on the Internet using MCC's online course management system, Canvas .
    • Review course materials, participate in class discussions, turn in assignments and take quizzes online.
    • Students enrolled in online courses pay in-district tuition regardless of residency. (In-district tuition rate does not apply to blended courses.)
  • Blended Courses
    • Meet on-campus for a reduced amount of time and experience the rest of the course online.

Instruction is provided differently in online/blended courses than in classroom-based courses. An online/blended course requires three hours of work for each course credit; therefore, for a three-credit course, you should expect to spend about nine to twelve hours each week in this course to engage in activities that may include but is not limited to:

  • attending synchronous sessions
  • participating in interactive tutorials or computer-assisted instruction
  • reading course materials
  • participating in online discussions
  • participating in online study groups for the class
  • doing research and writing papers
  • completing all other course assignments (e.g., quizzes, exams, field trips, etc.)

Benefits of Online Learning

  • Attend classes at any time, from anywhere: Work around your own schedule as long as you get your learning activities done on time and actively participate in the learning process.
  • Same instructors teaching face-to-face courses: At MCC, online courses are taught by the same qualified instructors who are teaching our face-to-face classes.
  • Small class size: MCC online courses are limited to no more than 25 students.
  • Our goal is your success: We are committed to make your online learning successful by providing you with online support services such as online proctoring, online tutoring, and online advising.