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Online Classes at MVC

COVID-19 Notices and Information | Distance Ed/Online Classes Information


Are my classes online?

Most of Moreno Valley College's classes are online through summer 2021 to address the need for social distancing and to ensure our students, faculty, staff and administration remain safe within our learning community. MVC plans to return to in-person instruction in the fall 2021 term.


Get help registering for and planning your classes

Student Services and Counseling Services offers drop-in online support through Zoom. Need to register for class? Get help from Student Services Live and they'll walk you through the process. Need to develop an educational plan or talk to a Counselor? Reach out to your engagement center for counseling appointments or same-day help from your success team.

Discover how your class will be taught

Meet your instructor and discover how your class will be taught, whether it's online, in-person, or has virtual or no meetings.

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Synchronous and Asynchronous Instruction

Synchronous and asynchronous learning use different methods of conveying information

The majority of the online courses are asynchronous, meaning that assignments and interaction with the class do not happen at scheduled times each week. There are assignments, modules, and due dates in these courses that will have submission deadlines.

A smaller group of MVC courses are online and synchronous, meaning that students will interact with their instructor via video conference (like Zoom) at specific times and days each week. These meetings likely occur at the the days/times listed in the class schedule.


Which online classes have scheduled virtual lectures?

While most classes will not have scheduled virtual lectures that require students to watch a class lecture at a specific day or time, be sure to check with your instructors to see whether this will be the case for each class you have.


Which classes have in-person meetings and labs?

Select classes that require on-campus lab, clinical, or skills-based training will have on-campus meetings. In-person meetings will follow social distancing and safety guidelines. Courses that have in-person meetings and labs are in the following disciplines:

  • Administration of Justice (ADJ-Academies)
  • Biology (BIO 55 - Microbiology)
  • Dental Assistant (DEA)
  • Dental Hygiene (DEH)
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Fire Technology (FIT - Fire Academy)
  • Kinesiology (KIN 30 - First Aid & CPR)

All other course sections will be online with instruction in synchronous (scheduled virtual meetings) and asynchronous (no scheduled meetings) formats.

If your class has face-to-face meetings, you are required to complete a daily online COVID-19 symptom checker survey before coming to campus.


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