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Online Learning

Kevin Smith

Dean of Instruction
 
Online courses provide flexibility and access to City Colleges of Chicago
students. Although online courses are offered through Harold Washington
College (HWC), students across the district can utilize them as well.
Students should contact their College Advisor if they have any questions
about enrolling in online classes.

Online classes are offered in a variety of disciplines including courses in
business, computer science, economics, English, geography, geology,
history, humanities, mathematics, philosophy, political science, psychology,
science, and sociology.

Online courses have the same prerequisites, academic requirements,
credits, and transferability as courses taught in the traditional classroom
format. They also have the same rigor and although faculty facilitate
learning, students must have excellent time management skills to complete
all of the online readings, assignments, and projects. HWC online courses
are not self-paced, and students will move through the courses based on a
clear syllabus and courses outline.

HWC offers web-based courses with some courses that have a televised
video-component. Students log into a learning managements system
(Blackboard) and utilize a tool called Blackboard Collaborate to interact
with their instructors and other students, read required course materials,
submit homework assignments, view recorded course sessions, and take
quizzes and exams. Some courses do have an in-person, required on-site
component within the learning objectives. Online courses also require
students to take exams in a proctored setting at one of the City Colleges or
an off-site location. Finally, some portions of online courses are recorded
on the CCC television channel, WYCC WISE, Channel 20.
                                             

Tuition and Fees

Online Learning courses follow the same tuition and fee structure as in-person classes.
 
 

Registration

Students can register for online courses at any of the seven City Colleges of Chicago.
New students must apply for admission and register for classes in person at the college of your choice.



Course
Information

 
Exams
All Online Learning courses require a minimum of one proctored exam. Students can schedule proctored exams at any City Colleges of Chicago Testing Center or at an offsite testing location.                                            
 

Online Learning Student Services

Additional Contacts
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Cynthia Cerrentano                                                                                            Martha Madkins
Associate Dean of Student Services                                                                  Associate Dean of Instruction   
ccerrentano@ccc.edu                                                                                        mmadkins2@ccc.edu​   
   
Larnell Dunkley
Associate Dean of Instruction
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Faculty & Staff

Contact Information

Phone: 
(312) 553-5923
Fax: 
 
Harold Washington College
30 E. Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60601
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Hours

Technical Assistance
Mon - Thurs,  8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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