The mission of Distance Learning at COS is to develop and deliver universally accessible, academically sound, and technologically advanced instruction, while supporting student success, providing the depth and breadth of a quality post-secondary degree education, responding to community needs, and promoting faculty innovation.
Online courses can be taken from any Internet-connected computer, making them a good alternative for those who live at a distance from the campus or cannot be on campus during regular class hours. Some Internet classes are "hybrid" courses, blending online with on-campus work. Please be sure that you can be available for the on-campus portion of this work.
Videoconferencing connects several classrooms in the County to offer real-time interactive learning. These classrooms allow students to be able to participate in classes at their locations, rather than having to drive many miles to a COS campus. See our list of Video Classroom Locations for contact information for each site.
These courses use the College’s LMS to supplement a regularly scheduled on campus course so that students have additional access to course materials (learning resources, assignments, gradebook, and discussion boards, for instance) and the ability to communicate online.
Email: Distance Learning
Phone: (530) 938-5520