You also apply to college the same way. Once you select your program, apply at either SCC or SFCC.
There are various ways to take classes other than in-person. These are referred to as modalities or modes of instruction. Some common definitions are below.
Online: A course that uses web-based tools and where 100 percent of the instruction and interaction between instructor and student is done online. (Proctored exams still allow for this classification).
Asynchronous: An online course that does not require students to attend online meetings or lectures on specific days and times. Students work on their courses at times that work best for them as long as quizzes, assignments, discussion posts, etc. are completed and submitted on time. Most online classes are asynchronous and you can typically tell if they are asynchronous when no dates or times are listed in the class details in ctcLink.
Synchronous: An online course that has required online meetings or lectures that students need to attend on specific days and times. If your class is synchronous, you can typically find the meeting schedule by going to your ctcLink student account and looking at the class details.
Hybrid: A course where students are required to learn both in-person and online.
Optional F2F or Online: A course where students can choose whether to learn in-person or online.
Online classes are offered during the same quarterly sessions, cost the same tuition and fees, and carry the same credits and accreditation as on campus classes. This means they carry the same academic rigor, expectations, and transcript impact as any other credit bearing college class. However, some special considerations should be made:
Specific technology skills may vary by program and course. Training for online learning tools such as Canvas will be provided, but you are expected to have basic computer skills. Before taking an online class, it is recommended that you are able to:
If you think you need help with these skills, contact Christiana.Hennings@ccs.spokane.edu
Find all required software and hardware needed on our Get Help with Technology page.
Students from all states are welcome to apply! Spokane Community College (SCC) and Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC) are members of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). This allows us to offer distance education to students in member states without seeking individual approval.
If you will be taking online classes from outside the state of Washington, please visit our Out of State Students page before applying.
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As an online student, you can choose to be placed in the online student community where you:
If you'd like to be a part of this community, please contact a success coach at 509-222-8522 or Karen.Sandall@ccs.spokane.edu
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24/7 Canvas Phone Support844-394-9022
Get in touch:509-222-8522orKaren.Sandall@ccs.spokane.edu