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Online Courses

Northeast Iowa Community College offers a broad range of online courses across the curriculum. Although web-based courses involve an electronic delivery method rather than a traditional face-to-face setting, the academic expectations are the same.

Online course structures vary, but they are similar to traditional on-campus courses. The difference is that the activities and tasks can be performed from a distance such as on the computer in the student’s own home.

Detailed instructions and guidelines, such as course assignments, objectives, goals, due dates and grading criteria, are provided by each instructor in the Xpress courseroom. Instructors are available for conferences both online and on-campus.

Synchronous classes are a type of online class that requires students and instructors to be online at the same time. Lectures, discussions, presentations and other class activities occur at a scheduled time online. Courses in this course format require headsets/microphones and a webcam.

Be sure to complete the "Are Online Courses Right for You" quiz if you are interested in taking online courses at NICC.

All students registering for an online or hybrid course for the first time must complete a free TRN-100: Student Xpress Courseroom Tutorial.