Online Instruction

Welcome to Distance Education

Muskegon Community College offered its first online course in the fall of 1998.  Today we offer numerous challenging online courses–taught by the same caliber of faculty you have come to expect from MCC.  Learn more ABOUT DISTANCE EDUCATION at MCC.  Learn more about MCC Accreditation

WHY TAKE ONLINE COURSES?
Online courses offer you the convenience of taking courses from remote areas and the scheduling flexibility to fit your life’s circumstances.  Our affordable tuition rate is just one more reason to take online classes here at MCC.  Did you know that online and hybrid courses cost the same as our traditional face-to-face courses?

ARE YOU READY TO TAKE AN ONLINE CLASS?
To determine your readiness level, please complete all 4 parts of the “ONLINE READINESS QUESTIONNAIRE” from the top menu bar .  After completing this short questionnaire you will know how prepared you are to take an online class.  All students wishing to take an online class should complete this assessment first.

WHAT ARE THE TECHNOLOGY EXPECTATIONS OF ONLINE STUDENTS?
Please click on the Detecting Your Technology link under ONLINE EXPECTATIONS on the top menu bar to determine your minimum technology (hardware and software) requirements and click on the Online expectations link above to review the personal skill sets you will be expected to have.

TO REGISTER AND SCHEDULE ONLINE CLASSES
Please click on the link to the Search for Classes button at the far top right of this page.  If you have not been admitted to the college please click on “Apply Now” link at the far top right of this web page first.

I JUST REGISTERED FOR AN ONLINE CLASS.  NOW WHAT?
It is important that you check your MCC email–instructors may be sending you information about how to begin your online course.  Make sure to empty your MCC mailbox periodically (old mail, deleted items folder, and junk mail folder). Look for your course to appear on your MyMCC portal page. Please note that some instructors do not make the course available immediately. Courses typically become available between the week before classes begin and up to the first day of class.  If you do not see your Blackboard course listed on your MyMCC portal page after the first day of class contact the instructor or the department chairperson.

DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION?
Online Advising
provides MCC students or prospective students with a resource to ask general questions that pertain to reaching their educational goals at Muskegon Community College.  Click here to get started: Online Advising
The Course Instructor
is the best person to contact if you are a student seeking information about a specific course.  Email the course instructor or the department chair.
If you have general questions about Distance Education at MCC contact the Distance Education Coordinator, Kathy Pollock, at Kathy.Pollock@muskegoncc.edu