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PCCC is a leader among two-year colleges in New Jersey in educational technology and distance education. The College offers a wide range of college-level online courses including complete associate degree programs in the following areas:

  • A.A. in Liberal Arts, Humanities option
  • A.A. in Liberal Arts, Criminal Justice option
  • A.A.S. in Health Information Technology
  • A.A.S. in Fire Science Technology

Online courses are delivered via the Blackboard course management system. Students interact with their instructors and their peers through course discussion boards, email messages, and chat as well as a variety of mixed media such as print, audio, and video. To explore a Sample Class in Blackboard, log in to the Portal using blackboard as the Log In ID and 654321 as the password. Click the Online Courses tab, then select the access link on the the next page.  You may also wish to complete an online learning readiness questionnaire to see if online learning is right for you.

Online courses are ideal for students whose schedules or responsibilities make traveling to campus difficult. Although assignments have deadlines, students are able to work at the time of day or night most convenient to them. Most courses do not require visits to the campus, although some may require a limited number of campus visits for exams. For prerequisites, testing procedures, and additional hardware or software requirements for individual courses, see our full list of online course descriptions and requirements.

Online courses cover the same material and carry the same number of credits as their traditional classroom counterparts. Success in online courses requires the same mastery of competencies from students as in traditional, face-to-face courses. In order to succeed in online courses, students must be self-disciplined, strongly motivated and able to work independently. Online courses are subject to the same Academic Integrity Policies as traditional courses.

The minimal technical requirements for online courses are:

• Regular access to a computer with Internet access
• Familiarity with Internet browsers such as Internet Explorer or Firefox
• Familiarity with email
• Familiarity with and access to word processing software such as Microsoft Word
• The ability to manipulate, edit, and attach files

Online academic support is available to all PCCC students via eTutoring. At this site, professional tutors offer help to students in writing, math, science, accounting, research methods, information literacy, and many other areas. Assistance is both synchronous (real time) and asynchronous.


LibGuidesFor more about Online Learning at PCCC, please visit our Libguide