Welcome to Distance Learning!
The mission of Distance Learning at Allan Hancock College is to provide quality online
instruction that offers our students convenient, flexible opportunities to enhance
learning in multiple modalities and styles that aid our diverse student body in achieving
their educational goals.
Distance learning classes at Allan Hancock College offer students the opportunity
to enroll in courses and earn college credit. Students can earn their GE completely
online, take a class online that otherwise wouldn't fit their schedule, or earn their
entire degree or certificate online.
Online courses are delivered online using Blackboard Learn the official LMS at AHC,
which allows instructors to provide an equivalent learning experience as in traditional
face-to-face courses. At the end of the fall 2017 semester, Canvas will become the
official distance learning platform for AHC. This systems allows instructors to provide
instructional content, discussions, tests, quizzes, assignments. It also provides
instructors the technology to address multiple learning styles for students. Online
courses use a variety of media such as video, audio, multimedia software interactive
presentations, and much more.
The Distance Learning Department supports hundreds of courses using distance learning
technology, from face-to-face to online. Many credit courses fulfilling units for
Associate degrees and certificates can be completed through distance learning.
For more information on distance learning at Allan Hancock College, click on the Student
Resources link in the menu on the left. There you can learn more about distance learning
and find out if distance learning courses are right for you.
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"Deciding to go back to school to learn English and obtain my GED has been one of the most important decisions I ever made. My credit ESL instructors guided and helped me to adjust to my new life as a student. They understood me as a student and as a person. Being a full-time worker, a full-time student, and a mother of three was not easy, but my instructors encouraged me to keep going. They spent time with me revising my writing and giving me feedback to improve my English, even after class time. They made me feel welcome and proud of being a student later in life. Now, I am a Hancock graduate with three AAs and am currently attending Cal Poly. I'm here because my instructors encouraged me to never give up. My ESL instructors believed in me even before I started believing in myself. It has been a long and not so easy road but I now know that I can reach all my goals."
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