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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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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