Distance Education is any course in which at least 75% of the course is delivered online. Below are the two types of distance education methods:
Any course in which 100% of the required content is delivered online. Online classes from Lake Michigan College allow students to attend classes from home, office, or anywhere with access to a computer and high-speed Internet service. In online courses, students submit assignments electronically over the Internet and interact with their instructors and other students via email and online discussions. There are no specific meeting times, however, students must have access to a computer and login regularly. Students may be required to take examinations in an approved environment where appropriate test security and supervision is available. Some courses require online exams to be taken under the supervision of an approved proctor, an educational official who supervises a student during an exam. While most local proctoring services are free, some may charge small fees. Additional details are on the Online Student Services page. There is a reduction in seat time in these types of courses.
Any course in which 75-99% of the required course content is delivered online. These courses have significantly reduced seat time with some attendance/meeting requirement. Instructors decide on whether the meeting will be online or on-campus. Attendance is specifically stated and explained in the course schedule and in the course syllabus (e.g., the course may meet once a week for fewer contact hours than traditional courses.)
Class Schedule: Choose the schedule for the semester you want. Classes marked "WEB" are available online
Advising Services: For help with advising
Success Tips for Online Learning: Take our advice. These tips make online learning easy.
Information Technology Support Center; From email to Canvas, help for all LMC technology is here.
Academic Complaint Process: Did we let you down? If you have a complaint regarding your instructor or grades, let us know so we can make it right.
- Complete an Online Complaint Submission Form
Complaint Resolution for distance education and out-of-state students
Lake Michigan College strives to resolve all student complaints in a fair and expedient manner. LMC distance education students wishing to file a formal complaint must first seek resolution through LMC’s institutional appeals and grievance procedures. LMC participates in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) through the state of Michigan. If a student's complaint cannot be resolved internally at LMC, the student may also file a complaint with the state of Michigan – Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Department. LMC is also accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
For questions about Distance Education, call the Teaching & Learning Center at (269) 926-4296.
The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) requires institutions offering distance education courses or programs have processes in place to ensure that the student registering for a course is the same student who participants in the course or receives course credit.