Students can earn college credits, enroll for career training courses, and complete TCC’s Associate in Arts and Science degree online. Online course formats include full online courses, hybrid online courses, and web-enhanced courses. Non-credit online courses are also offered.
Online courses provide instructional content via the internet. All instruction is offered online. Students interact with instructors and other students using email, discussion board postings, and chat rooms. Some full online courses require proctored exams.
TCC also offers full online courses developed through Washington Online (WAOL), a cooperative effort of the Washington state Community and Technical College system. WAOL courses are taught by faculty at various Washington colleges.
Hybrid online courses combine online learning with traditional classroom instruction. Students are required to attend a reduced number of class meetings on the TCC campus as well as working online.
Students enrolled in online/lab courses attend an on-campus orientation before using web-based instructional materials. Instructor assistance is available at scheduled hours in a computer lab.
Web-enhanced courses are traditional, on-campus, classes with additional information and resources provided online.
One-time-per-quarter non-refundable account fees are attached to all TCC’s full online and hybrid online courses.
For more information, including computer requirements, answers to frequently asked questions, and a self-assessment to help determine if online learning is a good fit, visit www.tacomacc.edu/elearning.