Virtual College

The college offers numerous courses each semester utilizing various distance learning technologies. They include:

Asynchronous Courses - Computer-based instruction that allows students to log on to their computer and work on the course at times that are convenient to them. Students interact with the instructor and other students online.

Distance Learning Classroom - the College has an interactive video link between the main campus in Poughkeepsie and Dutchess South in Wappingers Falls. Students who wish to take selected credit classes may attend classes in the distance learning classroom at either site, and should register for whichever location is most convenient. Faculty may teach from either site. The room is also linked to 14 high schools throughout Dutchess County as part of the BOCES Distance Learning System. In addition, the room is linked via ISDN equipment to sites with similar equipment around the world for videoconferencing, and it is also tied into the College's ITFS microwave system.

Telecourses - Complete instructional packages that include video programs broadcast throughout the semester on Channel 42 (UHF) and carried by local cable companies. Alternatively, students may view the tapes in the Media Lab on campus or at DCC South, or rent the tapes from RMI Media, Inc. Students are normally required to attend at least three scheduled classes during the semester.