Distance Learning and Regional Education

Online Learning: The Online Learning Program provides student with a wide array of fully Internet-based courses. Students can complete an Associate degree as well as general education classes, classes for transfer to colleges and universities, and classes toward many vocational certificate programs.

Fully online learning provides students with considerable convenience and flexibilty because students can complete their course work according to their own preferred schedule. In addition, fully online learning has the potential to provide students with considerable cost savings. Students who choose to complete all of their work from their homes can save transportation and parking costs as well as the cost of child care. Students and faculty who experience online learning report that they often interact with each other more and more meaningfully than they do in "face-to-face" classes.

The Online Learning Program also offers some "hybrid" courses. These courses combine online learning with some required on campus meetings. Some students and instructors find hybrid courses a good way to experience online learning for the first time.

While online learning may have many advantages, it is certainly not for everyone. Students who try onine instruction should have good computer operating skills and considerable proficiency with reading and writing. Log on to for information.

Regional Education: The Regional Education program offers students living outside of Stockton the opportunity to take courses at sites near their homes. The College offers classes on a regular basis at the Tracy Center, various Tracy locations, the Manteca Center, various Manteca high schools, various Lodi high schools, and locations in the Foothills. The Regional Education program offers convenience and accessibility to assesment/placement testing. The Tracy Center also offers counseling, admissions and registration assistance, and financial aid services. Log on to for information.