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How Do I Take Online Classes? You have options!

Online learning can be a great educational experience allowing access to courses despite geographic or scheduling constraints. Many Genesee Community College courses, degrees, and certificate programs can be completed fully online. Online courses are now offered in a variety of ways (modalities). You may choose from:

  • Asynchronous – Online coursework with no scheduled class times.
  • Synchronous – Attend the live virtual class at specific times.
  • Partially Synchronous – Online coursework with some scheduled virtual class time required.
  • Hybrid – A mix of specific virtual class times and online coursework.
  • HyFlex – A mix of online coursework, virtual meeting times, or recorded classes. Student can flex between modalities throughout the semester.

Online learning courses are not self-paced; they follow the same academic calendar and are equivalent to campus-based courses in academic rigor and transferability. Instead of attending on-campus classes, students use a mix of learning resources, which may include online access to digital course materials, textbooks, field assignments, exams, online discussions, papers, projects, labs, presentations, video lectures, or review sessions. Interaction with instructors and other students occurs virtually or through course discussion boards. Online courses typically require more reading and writing than campus-based classes, and students are expected to engage with various technologies.

How to have a successful online learning experience

  1. Confirm you have your username/password, and know how to access the online course and use your email.
  2. Complete the GCC Success Course for Students to become familiar with online learning.
  3. Online classes are open the weekend before the start date. Be sure to take an early look.
  4. Read the course syllabus and check for any special instructions from the instructor — be aware of any instructor expectations, as well as any assignment/activity deadlines and required course materials.
  5. Tour the online class to become familiar with where to find assignments and activities — click on all the links and read the content.
  6. Follow the assignments and associated deadlines as identified on the syllabus and/or special course instructions.
  7. Establish a regular routine for checking for course communication and participating in course activities — students need to check into an online class at least 3 times a week.
  8. If you have a question or concern, contact the instructor through established course communication.

Schedule an Online Appointment

Thousands of students earned college credit last year through online courses. Get started TODAY! For more information about online learning at Genesee Community College contact the Online Learning Office.

Students can make appointments with an Online Learning Specialist by visiting Who’s Next. The landing page will allow you to schedule appointments with several offices, so be sure to select “Online Learning” to meet with an Online Learning Specialist.


Online Programs

Program Degree Online Percentage
Business and Commerce
Accounting AS 100%
Accounting AAS 100%
Applied Accounting CERT 100%
Business Administration AAS 100%
Business Administration AS 100%
Business Administration: Marketing and Social Media AAS 100%
Business Administration: Supply Chain Management AAS 100%
Economic Crime Investigation AS 100%
Entrepreneurship AAS 75%
Entrepreneurship CERT 75%
Fashion Business: E-Commerce AAS 50%
Fashion Business: Event Planning AAS 50%
Fashion Business: Fashion Design AAS 75%
Fashion Business: Fashion Merchandising AAS 50%
Hospitality Management CERT 100%
Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management AAS 100%
Creative Arts
Communications and Media Arts AS 75%
Digital Art AAS 50%
Fine Arts AS 50%
Health and Physical Education
Liberal Arts and Science: Sport Management Studies AS 75%
Physical Education Studies AAS 50%
Health Care
Health Studies AS 50%
Human Services
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Studies AS 75%
Child Care CERT 50%
Developmental Disabilities Studies CERT 50%
Gerontology CERT 50%
Human Services AAS 75%
Human Services AS 75%
Information Technology
Computer Information Systems AAS 100%
Computer Repair CERT 100%
Computer Support and Operations AAS 100%
Cybersecurity, Systems and Networking AAS 100%
Help Desk Support CERT 100%
Web Design AAS 75%
Web Design CERT 75%
Law and Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice AS 75%
Criminal Justice AAS 75%
Criminal Justice CERT 100%
Criminal Justice: Corrections Counseling AAS 75%
Criminal Justice: Forensics AAS 75%
Criminal Justice: Homeland Security AAS 75%
Criminal Justice: Policing AAS 75%
Legal Studies AAS 50%
Liberal Arts
General Education CERT 100%
Individualized Studies AAS 50%
Liberal Arts and Science: General Studies AS 100%
Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science AA 100%
Office Technology
Medical Administrative Assistant AAS 75%
Medical Office Assistant CERT 50%
Science and Technology
Computerized Drafting and Design AAS 50%
Computerized Drafting and Design CERT 25%
Teaching and Education
Liberal Arts and Science: Teacher Education Transfer AS 75%
Teaching Assistant AAS 75%
Teaching Assistant CERT 100%