Distance Education


MiraCosta College offers classes and resources online to provide students with a flexible option for attaining success through superior educational opportunities and support services.

  • Fully online classes at MiraCosta require all coursework and activities to be completed online. Classes offered 100 percent online have no face-to-face requirements. 
  • Hybrid classes at MiraCosta require both in-person and online activity. Some hybrid classes require regular meetings at a MiraCosta College campus while others require physical presence only for proctored exams. 

Online classes comprise equivalent content and satisfy the same academic requirements as their on-campus counterparts. 

The college provides a wide range of free online support services to assist all students, including online counseling and advisingonline tutoring, online writing feedback from the Writing Center, live text chats with college librarians, and technical support through the Student Help Desk. The college provides a one-hour Student Orientation to Online Learning multiple times each semester, both in-person and online. Students can find links to all of these resources, as well as a schedule showing all 100% online and hybrid course sections being taught at MiraCosta, at miracosta.edu/online.