Online/Distance Learning

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Welcome to the online/distance learning portion of the Marshalltown Community College website! We’re glad you’re taking the time to get more information about online/distance learning, and perhaps even taking the next steps toward enrollment, registration and participation. Navigating your way through college can be challenging when you’re on a new campus, and sometimes even more challenging when you’re online. We hope that the information below and on the pages listed to the left will be of great help to you.

Did you know you can earn you A.A. Degree entirely online? That’s right, you can earn your degree without stepping foot in a classroom. Just follow the steps below and you’re on your way!

Here’s what to do next …

  1. You will need access to a computer to take an online course. Check out the other technical requirements for our online courses …
  2. All students are assigned an academic advisor. All fully online/distance learning students are assigned to Kelly Davis, who can be reached by phone at 641-269-2239 or by email at Kelly.Davis@iavalley.edu. Depending on your degree program, you’ll also be assigned a faculty advisor … Kelly will help with that process.
  3. Apply to Marshalltown Community College/Iowa Valley Grinnell
  4. Submit your ACT or ACCUPLACER scores to the MCC Admissions Office.
  5. Submit official high school or HSED and college transcripts from all previous institutions to the MCC Admissions Office (3700 South Center Street, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158).
  6. Access the MCC Financial Aid Checklist, which will direct you to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid/FAFSA.
  7. Register for classes. Click here for a complete list of online courses.
  8. All of our fully online courses are taught on our Blackboard Learn platform. Once you have a student identification number, you will have access to a Blackboard Learn account.

NOTE: The Iowa Community Colleges are registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Quality Matters!

Quality Matters (www.qualitymatters.org) is a national organization for the promotion of excellence in online/distance education classes. These MCC classes have been nationally certified by a Quality Matters team including one subject matter expert in the course area for meeting or exceeding national standards for excellence in an online distance education class:

  • MAT 156 – Statistics I (Abby Von Fumetti) –  June 2015
  • SPC 112 – Public Speaking (Rebecca Peterson) – June 2015
  • HIS112 – Western Civilization (Elaine Bahr) – November 2014
  • ENG 106 – Composition II (PJ Colbert) – July 2014
  • PHI 101 – Intro. to Philosophy (Bernie Koehrsen) – June 2014
  • MAT 219 – Calculus III (Abby Von Fumetti) – July 2013
  • PHI 105 – Introduction to Ethics (Bernie Koehrsen) – July 2013
  • CSC 118 – Computer Systems & Applications (Brenda Woodward) – June 2013
  • ENG 111 – Technical Writing (PJ Colbert) – November 2011
  • BIO 532 – Human Body: Health & Disease (April Graveman) – October 2011
  • BIO 151 – Nutrition (April Graveman) – June 2011

These online education experiences are some of the best that we have to offer. Additionally, April Graveman also received the ITC (Instructional Technology Council) 2013 Distinguished Educator award for excellence and achievement in online/distance learning education. The ITC (www.itcnetwork.org) is a national organization supporting online/distance learning education.