Online courses utilize the internet, rather than a traditional classroom, to present course materials. Faculty are available during office hours to consult with students. Scheduled class chat sessions may be required.
These courses are recommended for highly motivated students, who work well on their own, and are not for everyone.
In addition to the support your instructor will provide, students have access to free tutoring opportunities through our Academic Assistance Center. Additionally, online Library resources are available to assist with research, etc.
Tuition and fees for these courses is the same whether you live in-district, out-of-district, or out-of-state. Online courses are charged at in-district tuition and fee rates, plus a $10 Special Course Fee to offset cost of the service.
Most online courses do require a textbook, although you should be prepared to download materials in most classes. Information on textbooks is available by visiting the College Bookstore.
Our courses are designed to bring the best features of a traditional classroom to your desktop. You have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty and students from all over the world. The courses are designed to promote interaction and discussion. Due dates are assigned to projects, syllabus provide structure, and the class term matches that of our traditional academic calendar.
We encourage students to speak with a counselor prior to enrolling in classes from other IVC member institutions to ensure transferability of the course to your program of study.
Registration in online courses is restricted to residents of Illinois and Indiana only.
Hybrid Courses: These courses blend face-to-face interaction such as in-class discussions, active group work, and live lectures with web-based educational technologies such as online course cartridges, assignments, discussion boards, and other web-assisted learning tools. Hybrid course models allow students to fit occasional class time into their busy schedule while completing the remainder of the course work over the internet.
Online Courses: Instruction and activities are online. Students may be required to complete an orientation prior to the start of class. Some courses MAY REQUIRE on-campus/face-to-face proctored testing.