Colorado Community Colleges Online

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The Colorado Community Colleges Online (CCCOnline) supports online education via Blackboard, Moodle and other technologies.

The Colorado Community Colleges Online is a US consortium of 13 two-year colleges in the Colorado Community College system, Dawson Community College of Montana, Northwest Missouri State University, and Pickens Tech of Denver, Colorado.

Like other community colleges in the US, CCCOnline attracts lifelong learning students in addition to first-time, teenaged learners - in August 2009 15% of Colorado community college students already had bachelor's degrees, and were studying for personal or professional reasons.

Through its partner colleges CCCOnline offers Associate of Arts Degrees, Associate of Applied Science Degrees, and Certificates in various disciplines. These are available to both residents and non-residents of the state of Colorado. Colorado Community Colleges continue to offer online courses independently, some with great success (e.g. Front Range Community College).

Credit classes are not self-paced, but rather rely on instructor feedback, assignments and scheduling. Students must apply and be admitted to one of the 13 Home Colorado Community College land-based campuses. Classes are accredited and transferable to any other Colorado State colleges (two year or four). CCCOnline provides technical support, but the "home college" provides other student services.

A recent WCET report estimates 25,000 enrollments, with a headcount of approximately 20,000.

There are purely online non-credit courses as well, provided by Gatlin Education Services (GES).

The CCCOnline web site is at http://www.ccconline.org/




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