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Distance Learning

Need a flexible schedule? Have a full-time job? In today’s society it is becoming increasingly difficult to attend traditional classes while maintaining a job and fulfilling family obligations. Fortunately, online courses allow students to further their educational goals from practically anywhere. All that is required is willingness and dedication to dive into the world of online learning.

 
 
  • The Need For Online Courses
    At Rockingham Community College, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to further their education. We understand that many people have time constraints or difficulties getting to our campus. RCC offers online courses that allow you to take classes on your schedule, from home. Best of all, there are no additional fees to take online courses. Please note that students enrolling into online courses should be skilled in using a computer and meet the minimum computer system and browser requirements.

    Are You Suited to Take Online Courses?
    Online courses are not for everyone. There is often a misconception that online classes are easier than a traditional class, but this is far from the truth. In fact, students often find they spend more time actively working in an online class.

    How Online Classes Work
    Online students "attend" class by accessing the class and completing assignments according to the class schedule. Students are required to complete assignments according to the class schedule, to maintain regular contact with the instructor, and to participate in online class discussions. Online courses run on the same semester schedule traditional classes. Students enrolling in distance learning courses follow the RCC Academic Honesty Policy.

    Troubleshooting and tips

  • Distance Learning Staff

     

    Louis McIntyre - Title III Project Director
    336-342-4261 extension 2582
    mcintyrel5511@rockinghamcc.edu

    Bridgette Gloster - Title III Activity Coordinator
    336-342-4261 extension 2268
    glosterb7578@rockinghamcc.edu

    Curtis Dunlap - Distance Learning Specialist
    336-342-4261 extension 2269
    dunlapc@rockinghamcc.edu

    Kristin Merritt - Title III Online Student Support & Technology Specialist
    336-342-4261 extension 2270
    merrittk@rockinghamcc.edu

    Maggie S. Murray - Title III Instructional Designer
    336-342-4261 extension 2273
    murraym7639@rockinghamcc.edu

Types Of Distance Learning Courses

 
  • Online: A course where 95%-100% of the instruction is delivered through the Internet. Students may be required to complete tests in a proctored environment.
    Hybrid: A course where the primary delivery is online with a requirement that students also meet in traditional face-to-face sessions. 30%-94% of the instruction is delivered online.
    Web-Assisted: A course where the primary delivery is via traditional face-to-face method with a requirement that students have Internet access as a supplemental part of the course. 1%-29% of the instruction is delivered online.

  • Video conferencing: A course where 100% of the instruction is delivered by two- or more way video. Students may also be required to have Internet access as a supplemental part of the course.
    Telecourses:A combination of video cassette or DVD and typically Internet instruction The content of these courses is equal to traditional courses, require the same academic rigor, and offer the same semester credits as traditional courses.

Courses Available
Distance learning courses are integrated into existing curriculum programs. Currently there are some programs that can be completed by taking half of the required courses online. View the Credit Course Schedule that contains a list of online classes.