About Online Courses and Telecourses
- What is Distance Education?
1. What is Distance Education?
The Distance Education program offers fully accredited college courses, allowing you a convenient and flexible way to take classes. The courses are taught by Santa Ana College faculty. Many of these courses fulfill general education, elective, and major requirements. Many can be transferred to four-year institutions. See the Santa Ana College Catalog for information regarding specific courses.
2. How do I take an online course?
Online students must have access to a computer with modem or other access to the World Wide Web, with browser software such as Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer (not version 8). You will communicate with your instructor electronically via email, a listserv, or the course website. Your instructor will deliver electronic lectures and assignments, and is available to answer question, provide additional information or explanations if necessary. In addition, students can telephone the instructor or come to campus during designated office hours, if desired.
4. How much do online / Hybrid courses cost?
Online and Hybrid courses cost exactly the same as traditional classes:
$46 per unit for California resident and non-resident tuition is $203.00 per unit in addition to the per enrollment fee for out of state residents and a foreign country residents.
This fee is subject to change. Refer to the Santa Ana College Schedule or contact the Admissions Office at (714) 564-6005 if you need further information or an explanation of fees and tuition.
5. How do I register for an online / Hybrid course ?
Registration for an online course or Hybrid course is handled the same as traditional class enrollment:
Continuing students who actively attended the previous semester may complete registration by computer.
Students enrolling for the first time or who are returning after not attending the previous semester must complete an Admission Application by applying online at www.sac.edu
Registration appointments for new students are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis at the time of application.
If you need further explanation of the application or registration procedures, contact the Admissions Office at (714) 564-6000.
6. How can I find out about specific course requirements and books?
Go to the SAC website under online/Hybrid courses.
7. Where can I get my book(s)?
All required textbooks and most other course material are available through the Santa Ana College Bookstore.
8. Who is my instructor and how can I contact him/her?
Each course has an instructor-of-record, a faculty member at Santa Ana College or Santiago Canyon College, who will instruct and guide you through the course. Your instructor will answer any questions you may have through email, (make sure you have your correct email address in Blackboard), or for Hybrids, email or on-campus orientations, reviews, and exams.
9. If I am an out-of-state student may I take an online course from SAC??