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KCC now offers classes online.

KCC has chosen to offer online classes in fulfillment of its mission to provide accessible, quality education and services in response to the diverse needs of the student, business, and community.

Online classes work very well for many students. They provide the opportunity to take classes from anywhere and to fit educational needs around a busy schedule. But they aren’t for everyone. They require self-motivation to complete the coursework on time, and the ability to deal with sometimes ambiguous guidelines. To find out if Distance Education courses will work for you, please read through the information provided here and on linked pages.

Online classes are similar to on-campus* classes in the following ways:

  • Online classes require just as much work, and sometimes more work, as on-campus classes.
  • Online classes are not self-paced. You must complete weekly, scheduled coursework.
  • Most online classes have assignment due dates.
  • Online classes begin at the start of the academic quarter and end at the end of the quarter – just like on-campus classes.
  • The rules and requirements for withdrawals and incompletes apply just as they do with on-campus classes.
  • Most online classes have quizzes and tests
  • Most online classes require the purchase of a textbook
  • "Attendance" is required. Students must access their online class as early as possible during the first week of the quarter and complete first-week coursework. Completing coursework during the first week lets the instructor know the student is “attending” class and the instructor will not drop the student from class. Instructor-initiated student drops occur on or before Friday of the first week of classes.
  • Some instructors may have “office hours” during which you can chat live with the instructor for personalized help

Online classes are different from on-campus classes:

  • Online classes are accessible anytime, 24/7, and anywhere that you can connect to the internet
  • Most classes do not require you to log into the class at a specific time or date.
    Note: There are exceptions. For example, some instructors may hold live online lectures that you will be expected to "attend."
  • In most cases, you will not interact with the instructor or classmates face to face. For personal help, you can contact the instructor by using the contact information provided in the course syllabus.

Are online classes for me?

Online classes aren’t for everyone. To help you decide whether you are a good candidate for taking online classes, see the webpage Are Online Classes for Me?

What classes are being offered online?

To see a list of online classes, go to the Class Schedule on the KCC website and choose a term.

If no online classes are listed, the schedule has not been finalized. Please check back later or contact Distance Education at 541.880.2328 or DistanceEducation@klamathcc.edu.


Read more at Getting Started with Online Classes.

*Classes that you attend in person in a classroom (classes that are not online, distance learning, or elearning) are frequently referred to as on-campus, face-to-face (or “f2f”), or “brick and mortar” classes.


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