Online Instruction

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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


The Student Success Committee and the Distance Education Advisory Committee have been working on an Online Readiness Training for students.  The training should take approximately one hour to complete and does not have to be done all at one time. The training is 100% online using blackboard.  Student success in online courses is important and we want to provide the tools to help students be successful.

Starting for Fall 2020 registration. This training will have to be successfully completed before students can register for a 100% online course for the first time.   This prerequisite will be waived for students would have already successfully completed an online section of a course at Muskegon Community College in the past three years.

A handful of online course instructors are assigning the training as part of their coursework, right before or during the first week of the term to help students immediately and get feedback on the training before it goes live for all in Fall 2020. Starting in Fall 2020 it becomes a prerequisite, which if not complete, would block students from registering for an online section of a course altogether.

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?

Please click on the link to the Search for Classes button at the far top right of this page and conduct a search by subject and location. If you would like to register and have not been admitted to the college please click on “Apply Now” link at the far top right of this web page first.

It is important that you check your MCC email–instructors may be sending you information about how to begin your online course.  Students are required to use their MCC email to communicate with instructors as one means of authenticating their identity.
Look for your online course to appear on your MyMCC page.

***Please note that some instructors do not make the Blackboard Page for the online course available immediately. Courses typically become available one week before classes begin and up to the first day of class.  If you do not see your course listed on your MyMCC page after the first day of class contact the instructor or the department chairperson.

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