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Thinking of Taking an Online Class?

This is a great place for you to start. We’ve brought together some material for you to use to decide if online learning is right for you, as well as a few tips and tricks to make the most of your online experience.

Of course, nothing can substitute the insight you gain when you discuss your educational plans with a campus counselor. So after you’ve explored the information here, make an appointment to talk with a counselor on one of our four campuses.

Visit BCC’s Counseling Department website.

How do I know if online classes are for me?

Our online classes allow you to complete university-transferable classes by doing most of your class work online.

How much time must I spend doing my classwork online?

The amount of time you must spend for each class varies. For example, if you have a three-unit class, plan to spend about nine hours a week engaged in online projects and studying for class.

Do I need a computer at home?

Having your own computer helps, but if you do not have one at home, you can use your College’s computer lab or computers at your public library to complete your online work.

How do I know if online classes are for me?

You will do well in online classes if you can:

  • Use the computer.
  • Work independently with a minimum amount of classroom supervision.
  • Read and follow printed instructions.
  • Manage your time.
  • Work on your classes at home, at work, or other distance education venue.
  • Contact your instructor when you need help with the course.
  • Regularly work, complete, retrieve, and send projects and homework online.
  • Use the Web to interact and chat with instructors and classmates.
  • Work on class projects at times that best fit your busy schedule.

  • Distance Education at Berkeley City College

    Monday 24 July 2017


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