Distance Learning at Rappahannock Community College is an education format (course, certificate, degree, or other) that allows a student to complete all or most of his or her program from wherever there is Internet access. Distance Learning courses receive the same credit as a student that completes the program on campus.
Distance Learning — Fall 2018 semester classes:
Starting on August 27, you can take classes in our Fall 2018 semester! Add a class with us this summer, and transfer it back to your four-year school, or begin a program with us.
- BIO 101 D7B General Biology I
- BIO 101 D7BL General Biology I
- BIO 102 D7B General Biology II
- BIO 102 D7BL General Biology II
- BIO 141 D7B Human Anatomy and Physiology I
- BIO 141 D7BL Human Anatomy and Physiology I
- BIO 142 D7B Human Anatomy and Physiology II
- BIO 142 D7BL Human Anatomy and Physiology II
- BIO 145 D7A Human Anatomy & Physiology For Health Sc
- BIO 145 D7AL Human Anatomy & Physiology For Health Sc
- BIO 145 D8B Human Anatomy & Physiology For Health Sc
Communications Studies (CST)
- ENG 111 D7B College Composition I
- ENG 111 D8B College Composition I
- ENG 111 D9B College Composition I
- ENG 112 D7B College Composition II
- ENG 112 D8B College Composition II
- ENG 210 D7B Advanced Composition
- ENG 241 D7B Survey of American Literature I
- ENG 242 D7B Survey of American Literature II
- ENG 251 D7B Survey of World Literature I
- ENG 257 D7B Mythology
English Fundamentals (ENF)
Information Technology Essentials (ITE)
Math Developmental (MTT)
- MTT 1 D17B Developmental Mathematics I
- MTT 1 D18B Developmental Mathematics I
- MTT 1 D7B Developmental Mathematics I
- MTT 1 D8B Developmental Mathematics I
- MTT 2 D17B Developmental Mathematics II
- MTT 2 D18B Developmental Mathematics II
- MTT 2 D7B Developmental Mathematics II
- MTT 2 D8B Developmental Mathematics II
- MTT 3 D17B Developmental Mathematics III
- MTT 3 D18B Developmental Mathematics III
- MTT 3 D7B Developmental Mathematics III
- MTT 3 D8B Developmental Mathematics III
- MTT 4 D7B Developmental Mathematics IV
Types of Distance Learning Courses at RCC
Most Online Courses are taught via the Internet through Blackboard an online course management tool. All courses require a minimum of two proctored tests at an RCC site.
Hybrid Courses are a blend of traditional and distance learning courses. These courses will use a significant amount of time with course learning online and, as a result, reduce the amount of classroom seat time.
Interactive Video, or “I.V.” for short, courses are more like traditional courses. Class attendance is required; students and faculty interact over high-speed communication lines and televisions.
All Online Courses are required to have two (2) proctored activities. These are often two tests (ex. Midterm and Final exams). These may be taken for no fee at any RCC Testing Center. If you need to take a test at an off-campus (non-RCC) location, please use the Distance Learning off-campus request form [PDF]
National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements
Rappahannock Community College is an approved institution of the National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).
Policies and Requirements for Distance Learning Courses
Student Academic Grievance Procedure
Students who wish to file a complaint are expected to follow the Student Grievance Process for Academic and Non-Academic. This procedure defines the rights of students in settling problems and differences through an orderly grievance procedure.
Filing a Complaint to SCHEV
As a last resort, students may file a formal complaint with the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV), this includes all distance learning students from SARA states. Detailed information about SCHEV’s formal student complaint procedure, the types of complaints they will not address, or to file a written “Student Complaint Form” with the agency can be found on the SCHEV Student Complaint.
New Student Orientation
Most online courses will feature their own specific orientation to how the instructor will conduct the class. To view your course orientation login to myRCC and access your Blackboard course if available. All online classes will be available in Blackboard by the first day the course starts, but may also be made available earlier.
If you have questions about any RCC Technology, please contact the Help Desk or call the Technology Office at 804-333-6786.
- Technology Help Desk
- myRCC Help
- Student Information System Help
- Blackboard Video Tutorials
- Blackboard Help
- Student Email Help
For additional questions, please contact the RCC Helpdesk.