Online / Distance Education

SCC offers several distance-based course formats.  Find the one that’s right for you!

SCC offers courses in onlinehybrid (on-campus/online blended), and televised / streaming formats.  By using technology to bridge the gap of time and distance between students and their instructor, students can earn college credits with fewer visits to the campus.

Our distance education (DE) courses are designed to help students advance their academic goals with a rigorous and challenging educational experience.  Sacramento City College is committed to giving students in our DE courses the same individual support, academic standards and experienced faculty found in our physical classrooms – plus the freedom to choose your learning mode.


Online / Distance Education Office

Online / Distance Education Staff

About Our Courses

Quality of Courses

All of our online / distance education courses are approved for presentation through each DE mode by the Sacramento City College Curriculum Committee to ensure equivalent learning experience and academic rigor. Our Student Standard of Conduct applies to all our DE courses.


Are Online Courses Right for You?

To help ensure your success in an online course, we have prepared some resources to help you determine whether online / distance education courses are a good match for your needs.

Regular Student/Instructor Contact

Taking a course online does not mean learning alone.  Our courses are designed to facilitate regular and effective contact between students and their instructors.  A range of technologies may be used to facilitate communication and enhance the student learning experience.  Learn more about our regular student/instructor contact guidelines.

Try Our Free Sample Class

Thinking about taking an online, hybrid (blended) or televised/streaming class?  Our classes use the Desire2Learn (D2L) online learning environment.  We have developed a free sample class for students who have a Los Rios student ID number.  Whether you are a returning student or have not yet taken your first course, the D2L Free Sample Class lets you experience our online environment, and you can do it at your own pace.  Try it now!