Welcome to Distance Education

KCC offers online courses, degrees, and a certificate in fulfillment of its mission to provide accessible, quality education and services in response to the diverse needs of the students, businesses, and the community.

Online courses provide opportunities for students to take classes from anywhere, and allow education to take place around busy schedules. Online courses require self-motivation to complete the coursework on time, and the ability to communicate with coursemates and instructors in an online fashion.

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 (also known as face-to-face and brick-n-mortar) classes in the following ways:

  • Online courses are as rigorous as those on-campus
  • Online courses are not self-paced, and have weekly or daily deadlines
  • Online courses start and end in the same academic term as on-campus courses
  • Rules and requirements for withdrawals and incompletes are the same as on-campus courses
  • Online courses can have quizzes, exams, projects, assignments, and require purchase of a textbook(s) just as the same on-campus course would
  • "Attendance" is required. Students must access their online course as early as possible during the first week of the term and complete first-week coursework. Completing coursework during the first week lets the instructor know the student is “attending” class. Failure to login and complete the first week's course work will cause students to be automatically dropped from the course
  • Course Syllabi are just as important, if not more so, than on-campus courses

Online classes are different from on-campus classes:

  • Online courses are accessible anytime, 24/7, and anywhere that you can connect to the internet
  • Online courses require more self-discipline to successfully complete
  • Online courses offer more interaction with coursemates and instructors through discussion forum posting/replying than in the on-campus courses

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.