Online Course FAQs

There are a several questions that we are asked about LCCC Online and the courses that we offer.  This webpage contains a list of questions that we most frequently answer for our potential and current students.

  • Are LCCC's online courses accredited?
    Yes. The online courses have the same accreditation status as our traditional courses. Your transcript will show the name of the course, when you took it, and your final grade but not include the delivery method.
  • Can I complete my entire course online or do I have to come to campus for part of it?

    Some online courses may require that you take your exams in the Testing Center in the Student Services Center on the Main Campus in Schnecksville.

    • For example, many Math courses require proctored exams.
    • If an online course at LCCC requires that a student come to campus, contact your instructor at the start of the semester if this is a problem for you. They will have alternate suggestions for students who are unable to travel to Main Campus.

    All hybrid courses require that at least 50 percent of instruction occur in a face-to-face classroom.

  • Do students have to sit down at their computers at the same time every day?
    Not for most online courses. However, you should log into your class multiple times per week, because there will be due dates for specific assignments. You should check the syllabus for the class or reach out to your instructor if you have specific questions. Some classes require proctored exams on campus, but you can make an appointment to fit your schedule within a specific timeframe.
  • Do students pay extra for online classes?

    LCCC Online courses do not directly have any additional fees but additional proctoring fees may apply.

  • How do I get started in an online course?
    1. Register for an online course as you would for any other course on campus.
      • If you are a new student at LCCC, contact the Admissions Office for information.
      • If you are a returning student, you may register in the Registration/Student Records (also known as, Enrollment Services) Office or online.
    2. Get your required books and supplies. The College Bookstore can help locate what you need for each course.
    3. To access your online course go to the College's web site and log into myLCCC.  Then click on "Connect to Online Courses in Canvas" in the LaunchPad on the left side of the page.
  • How many hours per week do students devote to an online course?
    The amount of time spent in an online course is no different than a normal face-to-face course. Students generally spend between 9-12 hours of per week for each 3-credit 15-week course. If you are knowledgeable in the course content or read quickly, you may spend less time. If you have difficulty with that particular subject, read slowly, or English is a Second Language, you may need to spend more time than the average student.
  • What type of computer do I need?
    It is highly recommended that you have a computer (either Windows or Mac) and an Internet connection. If you are using a Windows computer, it is recommended that you have at least Windows 7 installed as your operating system. If you are using a Mac, it is recommended that you have at least 10.13 (High Sierra) installed as your operating system. Whether you are using Windows or Mac, it is recommended that you always have the latest updates from Microsoft or Apple installed on your computer.

    The Canvas learning management system (LMS) is compatible with all of the major web browsers, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Apple Safari.  It is recommended that you always have the latest version of your preferred web browsers installed.  Canvas does not support Internet Explorer.

    Browse Happy (from WordPress, the popular blogging platform and website content management system or CMS) contains a list of each of the major web browsers, what their latest versions are, and how to download them.  The web browsers that Canvas officiallys supports, as well as the versions, can be found at https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10720.

    On mobile devices, Canvas has apps available for the Google Android and Apple iOS operating systems.  Learn how to download the Canvas Student app for Android by going to https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-9758.  Learn how to downlaod the Canvas Student app for iOS by going to https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-9831.

    While it is possible, mobile web browsers are not supported by Canvas.  However, Canvas will ensure that critical features and functions work for tablet devices (screen sizes 7.9" or higher used in landscape mode) running the most recent version of Chrome (Android) and Safari (iOS).  You can go to https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-13692 for more information about the limited-support that Canvas provides for mobile web browsers.
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