Distance Learning

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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 Canvas the official LMS at AHC, which allows instructors to provide an equivalent learning experience as in traditional face-to-face courses.  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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ESL Spotlight

Rie Walden

Rie Walden
UCSB Transfer Student

I moved to the United States in 2012. My English was very limited, so I decided to enroll in noncredit ESL courses in the summer of that same year. By fall of 2013 after hard work and dedication, I was ready to transition to credit ESL. The sooner I started credit ESL the better, but as a new California resident the tuition was more expensive since I had to pay out of state tuition, so I decided to wait for a year to attend credit class at AHC. AHC has great student support programs that I utilized; for example, AIM, EOPS, CAN/TRIO, and the Tutorial Center. I recommend everyone to take advantage of these services and to ask for help from your instructors when needed.
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Last Modified Jun 30, 2017