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Pasadena, CA
Tuition (in-state)
$6,504 ($1,152)
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3 College Freshman

Online Courses: Im taking political science online and I think taking this class online made my current schedule much more flexible.

College Freshman

Online Courses: I will not be taking any online courses.

3 College Senior

Online Courses: i haven't really had an issue with the online courses here at PCC. its really all about doing your work and turning it in, how hard can that be. I think online courses are perfectly fine !

4 College Sophomore

Online Courses: You can work at your own pace and have more time to finish work. It is necessary to have at least basic computer knowledge, if you do it manageable to do work. Easy to communicate with professor, and other students.

College Senior

Online Courses: I have not yet taken online courses although I hear are convenient.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 535th
    Best Online Professor Communication
  • 1269th
    Best Tech Support
  • 1368th
    Best Online Course Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Yi Nan Li
Henderson, Nevada
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Pasadena City College has had online courses for many years; however, there is not a wide selection of courses to choose from. There are two types of online courses: hybrid and online-only courses. Both require homework submission solely through the Pasadena City College Blackboard website. Online courses save students time and let them work at home peacefully. If a student has questions about his or her online courses, he or she has an online help center that can be contacted by phone or through the website.

Someone who takes an online course does not have to be really tech-savvy; he or she just has to be well organized and self-motivated to stay on top of his or her studies. In order to turn in assignments and complete quizzes, the main requirements include Microsoft Office programs and Internet access.

Facts & Statistics

Biggest Surprises
Most online professors respond to emails and answer questions quickly.
Required Tech Skills
Students do not have to be tech-savvy; they only need basic computer skills to submit homework through the Pasadena City College Blackboard website.
Typical Online Lecture - Single Day
Typically, an online class consists of students reviewing the lecture a teacher posted on Blackboard, reading and studying on their own time, and if they have any questions, they can email or call the professor.
Typical Online Course - Start to Finish
A typical online course includes taking notes, paper assignments, and exams. Besides that, students have to keep vigilant of deadlines and due dates of assignments throughout the course.

Online Testing & Grading
Tests are generally timed.
Did You Know?
For online courses, you might have to use the web browser Internet Explorer to open some pages.

Student Polls

Rate your school's online courses on the following topics    Based on 117 responses

Very poor
  • Appropriate class sizes
  • Course availability
  • Section/class availability
  • Convenience
  • Course management system (submitting assignments, viewing grades, etc.)
  • Discussion/interaction with other students
  • Manageability of workload
  • Tutoring assistance
  • Tech support
  • User-friendly technology

Which statement(s) best describes the quality of your online courses?    Based on 132 responses

  • 30% Learned a few new things
  • 25% Applicable to the real world
  • 25% Learned a lot of new things
  • 10% Will advance my career
  • 4% Haven't learned anything I didn't already know
  • 4% Waste of time
  • 2% Will help me switch careers

Rate your school's online course professors on the following topics    Based on 118 responses

Very poor
  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interaction with students
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
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