Earning a quality education online

Mesa Community College knows how to deliver a quality education online for you. It’s one of the ways we’ve been listening and responding to student requests for flexibility. For decades, our faculty has fine-tuned innovative online classes that use the same curriculum as their on-campus courses. With technology and tools such as Canvas and video conferencing, you can learn valuable skills and earn transferable credits.

Our students say our online courses are no more challenging than our on-campus classes. Online classes offer the flexibility of fitting classes to your schedule, saving you the time and money of commuting to campus. Plus, there are helpful orientations and online assistance at MCC, so you can succeed.

With online learning at MCC, choose from three formats

Live Online classes meet virtually on specific days and times, so you can interact with your instructors and classmates in a real-time video session. If you don’t want schedule restrictions, you can learn when you want with Online (On Your Time) classes. For the few classes requiring labs or specialized equipment, Hybrid classes combine online and on-campus education.

With whichever online class format you choose, you can succeed.

Tools for you

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Orientation for Online Learning

Are you new to online learning? Our Online Learning Orientation will help you explore effective study tips, communication strategies, time management tricks, technology skills and more.

This online orientation is available to any currently enrolled MCC student. Simply log in with your MEID and password when prompted.

Online Learning Orientation
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Canvas 101

Do you need help with using our online learning platform Canvas? If so, you can self enroll for our online Canvas training course with the button below.

Self Enroll in Canvas 101
Using Canvas video tutorial

New to Canvas? Watch this brief tutorial video for tips.

Canvas Video Tutorial
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Get a preview of some of our online courses.

Online Course Previews
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We've gone virtual to keep you safe. Services include Financial Aid, Testing, Paying for College, Transcript Requests, and more!

Virtual Student Services

In compliance with United States Department of Education regulations, follow this link for information about filing consumer complaints.

State Authorization for Distance Learning Internet Courses

On October 29th, 2010, the U.S. Department of Education released a regulation '600.9(c) State Authorization' requiring institutions that offer distance education in a state where it is not physically located meet individual state requirements for offering distance or correspondence education within that state.

The laws and regulations apply only to the distance-delivered courses for students who reside outside the state of Arizona.

In complying with the law of any state where we offer Internet courses, Mesa Community College is approved in the state/s listed in the table below. The table will be updated as states are approved.

State Approval Date
Alaska 3/29/2016
American Samoa 8/15/2015
California 10/11/2011
Colorado 10/24/2011
Connecticut 8/15/2015
Delaware 12/12/2011
Guam 8/15/2015
Hawaii 10/18/2011
Idaho 12/8/2011
Iowa 8/15/2015
Kentucky 8/15/2015
Louisiana 11/15/2011
Maine 3/29/2016
Massachusetts 8/15/2015
Montana 8/15/2015
Nebraska 11/21/2011
New Hampshire 11/15/2011
New Jersey 12/8/2011
New Mexico 8/15/2015
New York 8/15/2015
North Carolina 12/9/2011
North Dakota 8/15/2015
Northern Mariana Islands 8/17/2015
Oklahoma 8/15/2015
Pennsylvania 8/15/2015
Puerto Rico 8/15/2015
Rhode Island 11/14/2011
South Carolina 8/15/2015
South Dakota 11/10/2011
Tennessee 12/13/2011
Texas 12/8/2011
Virginia 11/10/2011
Virgin Islands 8/15/2015
Vermont 11/9/2011
Washington 11/17/2011
Wyoming 3/29/2016