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Online Learning

About Online & Hybrid Courses

At Rend Lake College, an online course is a course which is 100% online without any face-to-face classroom, laboratory, clinical or field meeting time required. Students enrolled in online courses must have access to the Internet and word processing software. Students must complete Online Navigation Essentials prior to accessing the course. Students enrolled in RLC online courses may utilize the open computer lab located in the Learning Resource Center.

A hybrid course is a course which substitutes any portion of its face-to-face classroom, laboratory, clinical or field meeting time with an online component of teaching and learning. Students enrolled in hybrid courses must have access to the Internet and word processing software.

About Online Navigation Essentials (ONE 1500)

Any student enrolled in an online or hybrid course will be required to complete Online Navigation Essentials (ONE 1500), a one-time online orientation. These self-paced lessons and activities provide necessary and essential skills for online learning.



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Associate of Science Degree in Business Option

Many people dream of earning a college degree, but the hectic schedules of work and family life make it difficult. Rend Lake College’s distance-delivered Associate in Science Degree may be the answer. This degree, which has a business focus, is made up of both online and hybrid classes to give you the flexible schedule you need. Most classes are delivered online, and the remaining hybrid classes are made up of online instruction with a small number of face-to-face meetings.

Distance-delivered instruction can be incredibly convenient for those who have tight schedules or are unable to attend class on a fixed schedule. You’ll need to have some basic computer skills and have access to a computer and the Internet in order to take advantage of this program.

For more details, contact the Academic Advising Center at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1266.

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Searching for Online Classes

To see if a class is offered online, or to view online classes in a degree or certificate program, follow the steps below.

Go to Self Service and search for classes. All sections that begin with an "N" are online. 


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RLC online learning starts at ONE. Our Online Navigation Essentials, ONE 1500, includes the elementary principles of learning in an online environment. You’ll start with baby steps so you can hit the ground running in your online classes.

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You have questions about online learning. We have answers about online learning. 

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The Learning Resource Center. Online students will find many electronic resources that can be accessed without coming to campus.



end Lake College
Phone: (618) 437-5321
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677

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