Distance Education

Technology-Assisted Instruction

In a constant effort to expand learning opportunities and access for our students, Oxnard College currently offers several alternative modes of course delivery through the use of technology.

Oxnard College uses technology to teach in many different ways. We offer distance education courses, we offer courses in “smart classrooms."

Distance Education

Oxnard College offers both hybrid and online courses. Hybrid courses meet partially online and partially in a traditional classroom. Online classes meet almost exclusively online (some instructors may require a face-to-face meeting and/or on-campus testing).

The alternate modes of instruction in distance education benefit many modern students because of the convenience and flexibility in scheduling. While these courses offer non-traditional modes of delivery, they are still courses with the same demands and requirements as their traditional face-to-face counterparts.

Online courses require motivated students to possess the ability to work independently and the ability to learn from the written word. Students must also have good time-management skills and good basic computer skills (the ability to surf the web, send an email attachment, use a word-processing program like Microsoft Word, and navigate the Course Management System/software - currently Canvas).

Students must have access to a reliable computer with an internet connection. Your computer should run a Windows 7 operating system or higher. Students are expected to have basic computer skills, an email account, and experience using a web browser before class starts.

Find out more about what it takes to succeed in an online course.