COVID-19 College Update

The College is open to assist you both virtually and at some select physical locations. Remote learning will continue through the summer and fall sessions. A small number of hybrid classes are offered with limited class meetings on campus and other work assigned online. Visit dccc.edu/coronavirus for more information.

Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Important Information about Courses for Summer 2 and Fall


Summer 2 - All courses will be online.

Fall Semester - Most courses will be online. A few courses will be offered in a hybrid format, which means that there are a limited number of class meetings on campus as well as some work that students need to complete online.

If you have already registered for Summer 2 and/or Fall courses, please review your course schedule carefully, since some changes were made when courses were converted to an online format.

For academic advisement, to register for courses, or any questions that you might have about courses, please contact Career and Counseling Services at 610-359-5324 or email [email protected] to speak with an academic advisor.

To help you select courses that best fit your situation, the various types of classes are defined below. When using the College’s class search process to look for classes, you will see the bolded terms listed below.


Class Search Definitions

Asynchronous or Internet Course
Offered completely online; no class meetings at designated days and times; engagement with instructor and classmates through course readings, pre-recorded lectures, class presentation slides, online discussions, assignment uploads and/or timed exams/quizzes

Synchronous
Offered completely online; students log into and attend all class meetings during designated days and times similar to the on-campus classroom environment. For example, if you choose a class that “meets” at Monday & Wednesday 11:15 a.m. to 12:40 p.m., you MUST be available to log in and “attend” class at those times on both days for the duration of the semester. You engage with the instructor and classmates using Zoom, Canvas or another web-based video conferencing platform, in addition to course readings, pre-recorded lectures, class presentation slides, online discussions, assignment uploads, and/or timed exams/quizzes.

Synchronous & Asynchro. Online
Offered online with a mix of face-to-face learning during designated days and times similar to the on-campus/traditional classroom environment, as well as learning that occurs outside of designated meeting times. You engage with the instructor and classmates using Zoom, Canvas or another web-based video conferencing platform, in addition to course readings, pre-recorded lectures, class presentation slides, online discussions, assignment uploads, and/or timed exams/quizzes.

Accelerated Internet
Offered completely online without any onsite face-to-face or traditional classroom meetings and is shorter in length than a 15-week semester but has the same content and learning outcomes as those in the standard 15-weeek semester. For example, it may be 12 weeks, 8 weeks or 6 weeks.

Classroom/Internet Instruction
Offered in a blended format with one or more face-to-face or traditional class sessions (following physical distancing and other guidelines from the Center for Disease Control) and at least one or more online sessions. The course uses Canvas or another web-based platform the remainder of the week to engage with the instructor and classmates to complete course readings, pre-recorded lectures, class presentation slides, online discussions, assignment uploads, and/or timed exams/quizzes.

Traditional Classroom
Students and instructors meet in the classroom at the same day/s and time/s specified in the schedule at one of the College’s campuses (following physical distancing and other guidelines from the Center for Disease Control).


Important Reminders

  • Students must have reliable and consistent access to a computer and the Internet in order to take online courses. While mobile devices are fine to access your online courses, we do not recommend that you use a smartphone to type papers and related work which is better suited for a computer, laptop or tablet.
  • Plan for online courses to dedicate the same amount of time in preparing for and engaging with the course materials that is required for a face-to-face or traditional course.