Distance Learning (DL) courses offer you a completely flexible way to attend college. You participate in the course on your own schedule and at your own location. DL courses require a high level of independent responsibility. Make sure you review the various delivery modes before deciding what to take. And if you are interested in any of the online options, do a self-assessment to find out if online learning is right for you.
The DL Office
As a distance learning student, the DL Office is your connection to the college. We are here to answer your questions, and assist you with enrollment, and interacting with your instructors. You may contact us via email or call us at 509.527.4331 or fax 509.527.4325. Our office is open from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday.
Applying for Admission
If you are not already a student of WWCC, you must begin by filling out an application for admission to Walla Walla Community College. You may request this for from the Admissions Office by telephone at 509.527.4283 or by calling the DL Office. Once you have the form, simply fill it out and mail to our address below, or fax it back to 509.527.3661 to the Admissions Office.
Some courses offered via distance learning may or may not be transferable and/or fulfill a specific degree requirement. Students are encouraged to discuss course selections with an advisor in order to meet intended goals.
Choosing a DL Course
Review the various modes of delivery and the course descriptions carefully. Most of the courses available today from WWCC are online courses, many use courseware called, Blackboard, to support the virtual classroom. There are still 5 or 6 courses still being offered in the telecourse format; which is similar to a correspondence course. Check your quarterly schedule to see which courses are offered and the mode of delivery.
Once you have registered for a Distance Learning class, you must notify the Clarkston Campus bookstore so a book may be ordered for you. The bookstore will ask that you print out a copy of your schedule so that they may verify the class you are registered for. The bookstore will then order a book for you and will notify you once it has arrived.
Before the Quarter Begins
Once you have registered, you should do the following:
- Make sure you know the delivery mode for your course, this determines how and what you need to do to get started.
- Buy your textbooks as soon as possible.
- Get any other materials such as, videos, CDs or DVDs required.
- Be sure you know your instructor’s office hours and phone number/email address.