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. Some of these classes do not have scheduled online meetings and are listed in SURF with a room location of Online. Other classes may include scheduled meetings and will be listed in SURF with the days and times of meetings, with a room location of Zoom.
  • 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 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 percent online and hybrid course sections being taught at MiraCosta, at miracosta.edu/online.