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Taking an Online Class?

If you are a new student thinking about taking an online class, you are at the right place.  Below there is an assessment for you to take to decide for yourself if you are ready to be an online student.  This page also provides links to several resources that can help you at being an online student.

"Myth" conceptions about Online Courses

Click on the image to the left to see a PDF version of our "Myths About Online Courses" poster.  This poster lists the top ten myths that some students think are true when it comes to taking online classes.  Reviewing the poster will help you in taking the assessment below.

Myth conceptions about Online Courses


Are You Ready to Be an Online Student? (Online Readiness Assessment) - link opens in a new window

This assessment asks you a series of questions to determine your strengths in several key areas important to being an online student.  The areas assessed include study habits, learning styles, technical knowledge, and time management skills.  After answering the survey questions and clicking on the "Am I Ready?" button, you will be presented with your assessment and ways to improve in any areas deemed necessary.

Other Resources

Study Guides and Strategies Website - link opens in a new window - This website provides many great resources you can use to improve your online student skills!

If you have any further questions about taking online classes, or if you are just not sure you are ready, you are always welcome to contact the Distance Learning Department to discuss online classes at PCC.  Contact information can be found at the link below:

Distance Learning Department Contact Information - link opens in a new window