Spring 2020 classes have resumed online.
Please visit dcccd.edu/coronavirus for additional information and to learn how to prepare for online classes.

Are You Ready for Online Classes?

Taking online classes is different than a typical classroom environment.

Are you ready for online classes?

"I really like to chill at home so I'll take an online class. How hard can it be?"

You need strong work and study habits.

Plan on spending four to 14 hours a week on each class. Use a planner to stay organized.

"I learn best by hearing a lecture."

In online classes you usually learn through reading, videos and visuals.


"What will I need to get started?"

It's important to feel comfortable with technology.

So you'll need to have a basic knowledge of computer and internet skills to be successful in an online course.

Students with good computer and typing skills do better in online classes.

Online students need to be able to use a variety of software.

"I love to talk to others."

Be sure that you:

  • Are comfortable with written communication
  • Are willing ot ask your professor for help

Be Prepared

  • Have you taken the prerequisites?
  • Do you have all your materials before class starts?
  • Remember why you are in college.

Additional Questions?

Contact an online education advisor for personalized help.