Get Online. Get Ahead. Graduate — with MDC Online!
|Online classes are easier than face-to-face classes.||The courses are challenging since it requires students to use time management, organizational, and college-level reading and writing abilities to complete work.|
|Students must login and complete coursework during specific times of the day.||Online courses are asynchronous – offering students the flexibility and convenience of completing assignments 24/7.|
|Online courses do not carry the same amount of credits or course competencies as face-to-face classes.||Virtual College courses offer the same credits and competencies and are even taught by the same MDC instructors who teach face-to-face.|
|Students can finish online courses independently in the semester, at their own pace.||Virtual College courses are not self-paced. Students must follow the same academic calendar as other courses and adhere to the same assigned dates.|
|Online students do not receive the same support or academic resources as other students.||Students enrolled in online courses receive live, online tutoring at no cost. Through the learning management system, the tutoring is only a click away. They also have help desk and student services support at any time during the term.|
|No participation is expected from students enrolled in an online course.||Students are required to participate in online courses by communicating with classmates and the instructor through discussion forums and other assignments.|
|Students are not required to authenticate their identity during any of the course assessments.||Each course has a required proctored assessment where students must use proper identification to take each exam.|