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MCC Learning Initiatives

Distance Education

Online courses

Online courses make it as easy as possible for students to balance commitments of schedules and studies by allowing the classroom to come to them wherever they are. Apart from textbooks, everything they need is accessible via the Internet using a standard web browser. Each week the student logs onto ANGEL to access the online course(s) in which they are enrolled. MCC’s online courses are built upon a tradition of more than 20 years of delivering alternative learning. Online credit courses are equivalent to on-campus courses and maintain the same academic standard in content, assignments, and credit. Every course is managed by a qualified MCC instructor who provides information, guides students, prompts discussion, helps with assignments, answers questions, and grades work.

Students who are not F-1 students and whose primary language is not English need to take the ESL COMPASS to determine course placement. Call 402-457-2400 to get started. The TOEFL is not required. There are federal regulations specific to F-1 students and online classes. Contact International Student Services at 402-457-2281 or for guidelines.

Hybrid courses

Hybrid courses combine classroom learning with a significant online component. The benefits of on-site classroom learning and the convenience of an online class are rolled into one. Typically, students in hybrid courses work online during portions of the week and/or quarter and then come to campus to apply and refine their skills, participate in labs, etc.

Students in hybrid courses receive orientation materials from their instructors prior to the beginning of the quarter.

Support services

Students may use the College computers in the Academic Resource Centers, computer labs, Enrollment Centers, or libraries. One-on-one assistance is available in the Academic Resource Centers for students who wish to learn how to take online classes. Additionally, services from the Writing and Math centers are available to e-learning students. Librarians are available by phone and in person to help with resources including more than 60 online research databases.

Campus Share (course conferencing)

Course conferencing offerings enable students to attend classes with students at other MCC locations. Students interact with the instructor and students at other locations via video and audio connections.