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Considering an Online Class

Online courses are a convenient and flexible way to bring education right to your home. This allows you to get that education while continuing to work, care for your family or any other activity that makes it difficult to get to campus. Online courses can also save you money by eliminating the cost of driving to campus, eating out and child care.

If you are considering enrolling in an online class at NCMC, please read the following material carefully.

Two questions you need to answer.

  • Is online learning for me?
  • Is the course I want offered? See our Course List to find out what we are offering each semester. To learn more about the class, it’s requirements, test-taking and get answers to the questions you have, click the course instructor’s name and e-mail your request.

Are Online Courses Right for You

Online Readiness Quiz

If you can answer “Yes” to most of these statements then you’ll do just fine in an online course. If you answered yes to fewer than 15 of these statements, you may want to rethink your reasons for wanting to enroll in an online course or enhance your skills in those areas before enrolling.

While Online courses are flexible and convenient, they will require you to be an independent, active learner who is motivated, disciplined and has good time-management skills. Because Online classes are text-based (no spoken lectures) more time will be needed. You will be reading your lecture materials instead of listening to an instructor, you must type messages to communicate with your instructor and other students. Your participation in class will be through e-mail, online discussion, Brightspace or Academic Systems Corporation.

What is Brightspace?

Brightspace is a web-based learning management system which allows students and faculty to participate in classes delivered through the Internet. Blackboard enables instructors to provide students with course materials, discussion boards, online quizzes, and a variety of academic resources.

Academic Systems Corporation

Academic Systems Corporation provides Interactive Mathematics, an award winning multimedia instructional resource that actively engages students in learning and applying mathematics. It provides comprehensive, flexible instruction in Pre Algebra, Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra and College Algebra.

Tips for Success

What’s Next?

If your answers to the questions above show that you are likely to succeed in an online course and you decide you want to take one, you will need to do the following:

Contact the NCMC Admissions Office to be admitted to the college.