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Distance Learning

Your Hometown Online

Our mission at COS is to develop and deliver universally accessible, academically rigorous, and technologically advanced instruction that supports your success. Our online and videoconferenced courses and programs provide the depth and breadth of a quality post-secondary degree education. Distance Learning courses bring education to you.

Distance Learning Core Values:

  • Quality: COS provides high quality instruction and student support services to learners enrolled in distance learning classes.
  • Community: COS connects faculty, staff, and students through online social and cultural events and digital information platforms.
  • Innovation: COS maintains an atmosphere of professional growth and encouragement for faculty as they explore and create quality innovative approaches to teaching and learning in distance learning classes.

College of the Siskiyous offers distance learning courses year-round in a variety of modalities, including fully online courses, synchronous online courses via Siskiyous Zoom, hybrid courses, and live videoconferenced courses. All Distance Learning courses use the Canvas LMS for their course shells. Learn more about each modality below.

Fully Online (asynchronous) courses do not require on-campus, face-to-face, or live Zoom meetings. These courses have weekly assignments and learning activities that require you to participate regularly. Some fully online courses may use an online proctoring service for proctored exams or assessments which may require the use of a webcam. These courses require an internet-connected computer or mobile device.

Fully Online (synchronous) courses do not require on campus meetings, but do require live meetings held via Zoom or other synchronous technologies. These courses have weekly assignments and learning activities that require you to participate regularly. These courses may use an online proctoring service or use Zoom for proctored exams or assessments which require the use of a webcam. These courses require an internet-connected computer or mobile device.

Partially Online (hybrid) courses mix online work and regularly-scheduled, on-campus meetings throughout the semester. Students can view the current course schedule to check the on-campus meeting times for specific courses. These courses have weekly assignments and learning activities that require you to participate regularly. These courses may use an online proctoring service for proctored exams or assessments which require the use of a webcam. These courses require an internet-connected computer or mobile device.

Videoconferenced courses take place on campus and at one or several regional classrooms in Siskiyou County. These courses have regularly scheduled meeting times and offer real-time interactive learning to students in outlying communities. These courses have weekly assignments and learning activities that require you to participate regularly. These courses require an internet-connected computer or mobile device to access the Canvas LMS. The Weed and Yreka campuses have computer labs available for student use.

Considering online classes?

This Online Readiness Resource can help you decide if online courses are right for you.

Distance Learning Course Schedule

Follow Your Own Path

With Distance Learning Pathways at COS, you can build a schedule that works with your busy life and access the student support you need to stay on your path. At College of the Siskiyous, students can pursue selected online Certificate, Associate, and Associate Degrees for Transfer.

Discover your online pathway with assistance from our Counseling and Student Support Programs area. COS offers fully online degrees and certificates in the following interest areas:

People, Culture, and Society
Program Degree or Certificate Type *
Humanities AA
Communication Studies AA, AA-T
History AA-T
Liberal Arts and Sciences with Areas of Emphasis in:  
  • AA
  • AA
  • AA
Philosophy AA
Political Science AA-T
Psychology AA, AA-T
Sociology AA-T
Social Science AA
Education
Program Degree or Certificate Type *
Early Childhood Education AA, AS-T
Science and Technology
Program Degree or Certificate Type *
Computer Science AS
Environmental Science AS
Liberal Arts and Sciences with Areas of Emphasis in: Natural Science AS
Public Safety, Health, and Wellness
Program Degree or Certificate Type *
Administration of Justice COA, AA, AS-T
Alcohol and Drug / Human Services COA, AA
Business
Program Degree or Certificate Type *
Business Administraton AA, AS-T

*Degrees: Certificate of Achievement (COA), Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer (AA-T), Associate in Science Degree for Transfer (AS-T)

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Distance Learning Information and Resources

For Students

COS is your “hometown online.” Online, hybrid, and videoconferenced courses provide more flexibility and options for all students. We support your online success with full-service online tutoring, writing support, technical support, and library services, as well as a wide range Student Support programs and access services to assist all students.

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For Faculty

Faculty are supported by the Distance Learning area staff and have access to resources, instructional design support, and professional development courses that support Distance Learning core values and student success.

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Contact Distance Learning

Email: distlearn@siskiyous.edu
Phone: (530) 938-5520