Students of several community colleges in Southern California’s Inland area are expected to graduate faster with the launch of a new online course-sharing system.
The program will be the first of its kind that will be introduced in 24 colleges. For those planning to take summer school classes online, the program will allow students to enroll in classes at other schools in late spring or summer.
Micah Orloff, dean of academic computing, technology and distance education at Mt. San Jacinto, said that the initiative will provide online courses that will help in shortening their time in college.
Some schools such as the Riverside Community College District, Chaffey College and San Bernardino Community College are either mulling over their participation in the new system or planning to take part in the program.
Under the new system, you may sign up for courses that are unavailable at your alma mater. However, you should apply for separate admissions and go through the registration process at your chosen campus.
Some of the pitfalls of signing up for digital classes includes providers that offer sub-par and pirated learning content. While most online schools in the U.S. adhere to corresponding laws, there arguably some companies that will find a way to cut corners to attract more students.
That’s not saying you should ultimately abandon the idea of enrolling in an online program. Just be careful in choosing a service provider. You can also refer to the recommended online platforms by prominent institutions such as Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Online classes are becoming more popular not just in the higher education level, but also in high school and other academic levels. Still, you should only enroll in reputable providers of digital classes because as much as you want to save on costs, gaining knowledge is a priceless experience.