This report provides an overview of the LBCC Distance Learning (DL) program data. It includes descriptive and comprehensive data about the course offerings and the students attending the courses. In line with the updated CPC-approved LBCC DL Plan, DL Title V guidelines, and the CCC System Office Multiple Delivery Method initiative (initiative A4, System Office Strategic Plan, January 2006), the school offers DL classes that are equivalent and comparable to their on-campus version. To maintain the quality and integrity of the courses, all LBCC DL classes go through a separate, rigorous approval process by the Curriculum Committee.
The primary objective of the DL program at LBCC is to offer courses in an alternative mode, aiming at students who otherwise could not easily attend courses on campus. This includes single parents or students that are required to stay home with their families, students with hectic and rigid work schedules, students with disabilities, students who work or live far from campus, etc.
The LBCC DL program has grown significantly since its inception in Fall 1997. Dedicated faculty in various academic departments and the staff of the Instructional Technology Development Center have teamed up since then to establish the LBCC DL program as one of the largest programs in the California Community Colleges system.
The data included in this report is submitted to the office of Academic Affairs and other areas in the college in an effort to support LBCC in its continuous offering of a reliable alternative mode of learning, responding to students' demand and needs to accomplish their academic and professional goals.