Online classes are offered over the Internet in a variety of discipline areas, as indicated under the specific course listings in the Schedule of Courses provided each semester. Online courses are as transferable as their companion regularly scheduled classes, have the same prerequisites as traditional on-campus courses, and uphold identical standards of academic quality.
Online courses generally follow the traditional sixteen week semester, but the coursework is completed via Blackboard. Students must provide their own computers and Internet Service Providers and be proficient in using a word processing program, email, and the Internet. Individual classes may have additional prerequisites as specified in their online syllabi.
Are You Ready?
To find out more about online learning and assess your readiness, spend some time exploring the expecations of online learning in the next few pages. Find out more about Online Learning at College of the Desert.