eLearning - New Student Overview

There are several options to consider when choosing an eLearning course. Pierce College offers the following kinds of eLearning courses:

Pierce College Online (PCOL) and WashingtonOnline (WAOL) are traditionally structured online courses that allow you the freedom to attend class on your own schedule. These courses are not self-paced, so you'll need to follow the structure and schedule of traditional classes. These classes have an $8 per credit technology fee per course.

Hybrid courses combine class work at the physical campus with work that's completed in the online classroom. This is a great option if you like online learning, but still enjoy face-to-face contact with teachers and classmates. These classes have a $4 per credit technology fee per course.

Quarterly schedule courses follow the same 10-week schedule as traditional classroom courses. However, these courses are considered to be independent study because students do not interact with each other. These classes have a $40 per credit technology fee per course.

Continuous entry courses have start/end dates that vary depending on when you register. Students must read syllabi for specific instructions on class requirements, assignments, and exams. These are self-paced independent study courses. These classes have a $40 per credit technology fee per course.

Contact eLearning

eLearning Office
Voice: 253-964-6244
Voice (Toll Free): 877-353-6763

Mary Davis
Program Support Supervisor 1
253-964-6244

Earl Sallade
Program Support Specialist, Canvas Admin, Instructional/Tech Sup
253-912-3768

Tony Grace
Student Success Manager and Retention Specialist
253-912-3778

Edward Bachmann
Director of eLearning
253-964-6377