Facts About Online Courses
To determine which courses are offered online, check the course schedule or use Course Finder tool. Online courses are identified by item number or by section abbreviation:
- Online courses are assigned an item number ranging from 5000 to 5999.
- Course sections coded as VC are taught online by WVC faculty. Those courses are only available to WVC students.
- Course sections coded as HY are hybrid. Those classes have some required face-to-face meetings and some online components.
- Course sections coded as WO are taught online by faculty from other Washington State community colleges. These courses are available to students at several different colleges throughout the state.
Credits earned through an online course transfer to other programs, colleges or universities the same as face-to-face course would count toward your degree and transfer. See Transfer Degree Program and requirements.
WVC transcripts list all classes you took as regular courses. They don't show whether or not a course was taken online. The assumption is that what you learned, what you know, and are able to do as a result of learning is what matters rather than the format in which the course was delivered to you.
There are many online courses you can choose from to fulfill some of the requirements of your program of study. At this time, however, WVC doesn't offer a complete online degree program. You must to take a combination of online and face-to-face courses in order to meet all your program requirements. As WVC online offerings continue to increase, fully online degree programs will soon start to emerge.
You can transfer or concurrently take WVC classes and online courses from other colleges. You are responsible to make sure that all courses you take from other colleges will transfer and count toward your WVC program of study. Please check with Registrar Office (509.682.6836, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Educational Planner for pre-evaluation of the course you would like to take and how it may affect financial benefits you receive from WVC.