Questions that Porterville College students often ask... and the answers.
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You can speak with any online instructor about the requirements in their online classes. Also, go to the college website at www.portervillecollege.edu and click on the "online courses" link to find out more about online classes.
Go to the college website at www.portervillecollege.edu and click on the "PC Online" link near the top of the screen to find out more about online classes. You can also speak with any instructor who teaches an online class, or any student who has taken an online class, to see if this is the right type of class for you.
No. This is sometimes a misconception about online classes. In an online class, you will expect the same requirements as in face-to-face classes. The objectives, outcomes, and assignments are the same, but just taught in a different format or environment.
Since your work and assignments will be completed online, if you don't have a computer you will need access to one on a regular basis.
Though you don't have to be a computer expert to take an online class, a good understanding of computers and the Internet is very beneficial to online students.
A hybrid course is a class that combines both face-to-face and online instruction.
Some instructors may require you to take examinations at a proctored location. In most cases the proctoring is done on campus, but if necessary another suitable proctoring location may be arranged contingent on your instructor's approval. Review the course outline to see if your class includes proctored exams, by going to the college website at www.portervillecollege.edu and clicking on "Online Courses."
The use of an iPhone to complete an online class would be very difficult, if not impossible, due to the amount or research needed, document size, sending and receiving of large attachments, etc.