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.