Resources for Students and FAQs
Resources for Students
- The FRC Library: Electronic Databases of Journals & Magazines, Video Lbrary, FRC Library Resources
- Student Handbook for Online Learning
- Canvas Student Orientation
- Purdue OWL: The Purdue Online Writing Lab; APA & MLA Style Guides & General Writing Support
- The World of Math: Online Practice, Tutorials, & Calculator
- All Math Calculators
- A Student's Quick Guide Guide to Zoom
Frequently Asked Questions
When you take any course at FRC, the material and learning outcomes align with the approved curriculum. This means whether a course is in-person or online, the content, outcomes, and learning expectations are the same. Students in an online course should be self-motivated, organized, like to read, and be able to meet deadlines. Online courses require a special commitment to schedule your time and consistently complete your work.
Of course. If you are on campus, please take advantage of the diverse, in-person course offerings. When you have complicated schedules, there are online options.
Yes. A course approved for online delivery covers the same content as an in-person course. Academic transcripts do not indicate if a course is in-person or online. If you are completing your degree online and intend to transfer, be sure to talk to your advisor about major requirements and when courses are offered online.
No. You are automatically added to FRC online courses within approximately 24 hours of your official registration in the course. If you drop the course you will be removed from the online course area.
Yes! While FRC prides itself on the on-campus experience, course offerings and student services, a menu of general education courses are regularly offered online. Students may also complete an associate of arts for transfer degree in sociology (AA-T Sociology). As always, see your advisor for details.
To find the FRC courses that are being offered fully online, you may search the course schedule by clicking here. Make the selections for the term, the course subject, and in the advanced search option, you may select Instructional Methods: Dist. Ed Internet Delayed.
FRC also offers hybrid courses ever semester. These are courses that meet in-person a few hours a week, and online for the remaining hour(s).
You register for FRC online courses the same way you register for all other courses. Go to the Admissions and Records page for detailed instructions. After you register, and usually within 24 hours, you will automatically be entered into the roster of your online course area.
Online courses cost the same as any other FRC course. See the Admissions and Records enrollment fees page.
No. All courses taught at accredited colleges and universities are required to meet the same standards and learning objectives. California Community Colleges do not identify on transcripts whether courses were taught online or on campus.
The URL address to the FRC Canvas site is http://frc.instructure.com .
Generally, no, if the course is online only and asynchronous. Some online courses may include synchronous (getting together at the same time) meetings via Zoom or other teleconferencing. Hybrid courses meet in-person a few hours a week, accompanied by online course requirements. Be sure to check your course syllabus which provides specific instructions and expectations.
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