Merced College Internet-based classes give students an opportunity to complete most of the course work outside the classroom at times they find most convenient.
Students who take Internet-based classes should have a strong sense of self-motivation and dedication to school work, particularly as it relates to meeting deadlines. Students should also realize that Internet-based classes take as much time, if not more, as regular classes to complete.
Students must already possess the following technology skills:
Students must have reliable personal email and an Internet web access account. Merced College has an open computer lab where students can access the Internet to take these classes, but it is not open around the clock, on holidays, or Sundays.
It is strongly recommended that students have easy and regular access (preferably from home) to the ideniified types of equipment and software. These are minimum standards are listed at the end of this page.:
You can access faculty web pages through http://www.mccd.edu/faculty . They may contain valuable information relative to your online course:
All orientations and in-class sessions for Online Instruction take place on the Merced College Main Campus located at 3600 M Street in Merced.
Failure to attend a mandatory orientation or in-class session may result in your being dropped from the class by the instructor. Some of the instructors require that you e-mail them BEFORE THE CLASS BEGINS. It is highly recommended that you e-mail the instructor for instructions several weeks before the class begins.
ONLINE and HYBRID CLASSES WILL REQUIRE A PC WITH: