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.  Click on the link “ABOUT DISTANCE EDUCATION” in the menu above to learn more.

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 the “ONLINE READINESS QUESTIONNAIRE” from Michigan Colleges Online.  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 AN INSTRUCTOR’S EXPECTATIONS OF ONLINE STUDENTS?
Please click on the Detecting Your Technology link under  FAQs on the menu above 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).

More information can be found on the using the navigational menu at the top of this page.  IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, contact the Distance Education Coordinator, Christopher VanOosterhout, at christopher.vanoosterhout@muskegoncc.edu .