Online Courses

Location
Santa Rosa, CA
Undergrads
7,092
Tuition (in-state)
$6,652 ($1,278)
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3 College Junior

Online Courses: Very easy to understand and well put together

3 College Freshman

Online Courses: It is hard to take classes on line but the teachers really try to help you.

4 Recent Alumnus

Online Courses: Hard to navigate at first. Peer to peer interaction was great. Workload was manageable.

3 Recent Alumnus

Online Courses: The only problem I have with the online classes is the online format they use. Specifically, interacting with the other students. The message board is not user-friendly, takes forever to check, and is a general headache. Just use a regular forum setup, it makes more sense, makes it easier to reply, and gets more people talking.

I am pretty good with technology, but my mom has taken online courses and had a lot of trouble with the interface.

3 College Sophomore

Online Courses: I haven't use the online classes yet.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1185th
    Best Online Professor Communication
  • 1386th
    Best Tech Support
  • 1422nd
    Best Online Course Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Online classes can be scary at first, but once the teacher sends out the course syllabus, students get the hang of how the class will work. Most classes are graded through papers, which are submitted via email, but some only use a big final at the end of the semester to determine grades. Most of the students at SRJC agree that online classes are one of the easiest ways of passing a class.

Taking online classes requires a very minimal amount of computer knowledge. Teachers make themselves very accessible to students because they know that some are not as computer savvy as others, which really helps the students who need a step-by-step walk through of where to turn in assignments and how to communicate with other students on the blog.

Facts & Statistics

Biggest Surprises
There is a lot of reading involved in taking an online class!
Required Tech Skills
You don't have to be tech savvy to take an online class. The SRJC website prepares students who are not very skilled with computers, so they are comfortable with how the class will operate.
Typical Online Lecture - Single Day
A typical online lecture, depending on the teacher, usually starts off with chapter reading assignments. There usually is a blog page that is created for every class, so students can interact with one another and discuss the reading assignments given. Some teachers record themselves giving the lecture and post it on the class website to help students understand the reading material better.
Typical Online Course - Start to Finish
A typical online course is usually between six and eight weeks long, which is shorter than a full semester. Compacting a semester-long class into eight weeks requires a lot of work. There is no laziness in online classes. The day class begins, the teacher sends the students the syllabus and their homework assignment for that week. Some teachers do not give out homework every week; instead they inform their students right away when the first paper is due. This is the typical feel of an online class, and it is very similar to a regular class. During the last week of the course, there will be a final of some sort.
Online Testing & Grading
Online class grades are based on tests and papers. Depending on the teacher, you may have to come to a campus computer lab to take exams. However, most teachers stick to a final paper or exam that students can finish remotely. There is a very minimal amount of homework.

Student Polls

Rate your school's online courses on the following topics    Based on 87 responses

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Excellent
  • 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 90 responses

  • 30% Applicable to the real world
  • 26% Learned a few new things
  • 18% Learned a lot of new things
  • 14% Will advance my career
  • 4% Waste of time
  • 4% Will help me switch careers
  • 3% Haven't learned anything I didn't already know

Rate your school's online course professors on the following topics    Based on 88 responses

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