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How To Access Your Online Course

Distance Education courses allow students to take classes at their convenience from home or work. Students need access to a computer with internet browser software and an internet service
provider account to access course material, to turn in assignments, and to communicate with the instructor and classmates. Distance learning students are expected to be familiar with computers
and the internet. Scroll down for detailed registration and course login instructions.

Successful distance learning students actively participate in class on a regular basis just like a face-to-face class. Taking courses through distance education is not easier, but distance education
allows more flexibility by reducing travel time and bringing the course to the student’s location. Computer access is available in the Learning Commons.

Academic advising is an important part of student success. You must schedule an advising appointment prior to registration for any courses.

Each term, OCCC offers Distance Education (DE) classes taught by OCCC instructors, and students register for these classes via their my OCCC account. OCCC students also have the option to take online classes at Portland Community College. Students interested in this option should coordinate with an academic advisor who will facilitate registration with PCC. Early registration is critical as online classes fill quickly. Students who register for classes at PCC must follow the dates and deadlines published in PCC’s academic calendar and complete PCC’s orientation for online courses.

Important Note: Oregon Coast Scholar scholarships can not be used to cover tuition and fees for PCC Distance Education classes. Tuition waivers will also not pay for PCC classes. Students who wish to take PCC classes online should contact an academic advisor at 541-867-8501.

How To Access Your Online Course

Each provider institution has a different process for logging into distance education courses. Please check the schedule to ensure you know which college is providing the course you are registered for.

Textbooks/Course Materials

Textbooks and/or course materials should be obtained from the provider institution’s bookstore. Check the schedule to ensure you know which college is providing the course you are registered for. Textbooks for all courses taught by Oregon Coast Community College Faculty may be purchased at the OCCC Bookstore (541-867-8523).

Books for PCC online classes must be purchased at PCC’s bookstore Please note students are unable to charge books for PCC online classes against their financial aid at the PCC bookstore. Students using CH 31 benefits may be able to charge books for PCC classes but must arrange this in advance with the Veterans Liaison, 541-867-8503

OCCC Bookstore

Portland Community College Bookstore

Important information for Distance Education students

Oregon Coast Community College can proctor exams for students enrolled in distance
education (online) courses. Please click here for the Online Courses Proctoring Information Form .
Online test proctoring is available by appointment only. Please call 541-867-8505 to schedule an appointment.

Testing services may also be provided in cases where a student misses an in-class test or requires accommodations. Students requesting this service should print a missed exam/special accommodations proctoring form , give it to their instructor to complete and return to Testing Services, then call 541-867-8505 to schedule an appointment

For the current Newport Campus proctoring schedule and additional information, please click here. For information regarding proctoring service out of the North County Center in Lincoln City, call 541-994-4166.

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