Why Distance Education?

Ventura College offers convenient access to higher education and learning opportunities via Distance Education. Distance Education Students can take online courses and / or partially online courses. Distance education students are familiar with using technology on a daily basis, own their own computer or tablet, have consistently strong internet connection from home or study place, manage their free time well, and meet deadlines and project goals consistently. Distance Education students are at times very independent. Please research Distance Education carefully before signing up for a course.

Registration Steps

  • Step 1: Am I Ready?
    • Tour the Introduction to Online Learning Module. We recommend using the multimedia representation for the best experience. There are also text and audio only options available at your convenience.
  • Step 2a: Getting Tech-Ready
    • Make sure you are Tech-Ready for an online course. We recommend using the multimedia representation for the best experience. There are also text and audio only options available at your convenience.
  • Step 2b: Computer Readiness Test
    • Be sure to also keep browsers updated and have other latest versions of applications by clicking "start test" on this page.
  • Step 3: VC Registration
  • Step 4: View Online Course Schedule
    • Ventura College offers a variety of online & partially online course. Take a look at the Online Course Schedule page.
  • Step 5: Enrollment
    • Stay on top of important registration dates! Log in to your MyVCCCD Portal and click on the "Registration/Pay" tab. Then under the Registration widget, click on "View Registration Appointment" to find out when you can start signing up for your courses. You may also check our academic calendar.
  • Step 6: Student D2L/Canvas Orientations (optional) 
    • You are welcome to take our Student Distance Education (DE) Orientations to familiarize yourself with Desire2Learn or Canvas tools. View our Student DE Orientation Schedule and sign up!

For further questions or comments, please let us know. Visit our contact page.