Distance Education

See below how to How To Access Your Online Course

Distance Education courses allow students to take classes at their convenience from home or
work. Students need access to a computer with internet browser software and an internet service
provider account to access course material, to turn in assignments, and to communicate with the
instructor and classmates. Distance learning students are expected to be familiar with computers
and the internet. Scroll down for detailed registration and course login instructions.

Successful distance learning students actively participate in class on a regular basis just like a face-to-face class. Taking courses through distance education is not easier, but distance education
allows more flexibility by reducing travel time and bringing the course to the student's location. 
Computer access is available in the Learning Commons.

Academic advising is an important part of student success. You must schedule an advising appointment prior to registration for any courses.

Each term, OCCC offers Distance Education (DE) classes taught by OCCC instructors, and students register for these classes via their myOCCC account. OCCC students also have the option to take
online classes at Portland Community College. Students interested in this option should coordinate
with an academic advisor who will facilitate registration with PCC. Early registration is critical as online
classes fill quickly. 
Students who register for classes at PCC must follow the dates and deadlines
published in 
PCC's academic calendar and complete PCC's orientation for online courses.

Important Note: Oregon Scholar Scholarships will not pay tuition and fees for PCC Distance Education classes. Tuition waivers will also not pay for PCC classes. Students who wish to take
PCC classes online should contact an academic advisor at 541-867-8501.

How To Access Your Online Course

Each provider institution has a different process for logging into distance education courses. Please
check th
e schedule to ensure you know which college is providing the course you are registered for.

Textbooks/Course Materials

Textbooks and/or course materials should be obtained from the provider institution’s bookstore. Check
the schedule to ensure you know which college is providing the course you are registered for.

Important Information for Distance Education Students