| Distance Learning
College of Marin is using the latest technology to help you realize your educational goals. Now you can use your television or computer to get the courses you need to finish that certificate or degree.
Our Distance Learning program reaches beyond the traditional classroom in order to fill the educational and career needs of people who are not being served by more conventional approaches. Distance Learning courses provide an excellent alternative for students who are unable to attend classes during regular hours, or who would like to take additional units in a time-efficient manner.
All courses maintain the high academic standards of the College, and most are transferable (see counselor for details). College-level courses are available in a variety of convenient formats.
Distance Education Support Center Test appointment website
Students enrolled in distance education courses at COM can schedule an appoinment for taking a test by filling out the online appointment form.
The DESC testing office is located in the Learning Resource Building, inside the Media Center, in Room 121.
Note: Appointments can not be made by phone, e-mail, or in-person.
Web Based Courses View current courses
Unleash the educational power of your computer. If you have a computer and an Internet connection, you can take selected College of Marin internet courses anywhere, anytime.
Televised Courses View current courses
College of Marin courses on television are scheduled on local cable and Public Broadcasting Service(PBS) channels. These courses also include some on-campus meetings, readings, student assignments, and some form of evaluation. Dates and times of telecasts are subject to change. Enrollments will remain open for the first two weeks of the semester. Orientation for late enrollees will be arranged.
Videocassette Courses View current courses
These courses are offered on videocassettes available for viewing at the Kentfield Campus. (See individual course listings for exceptions.) Certain videocassette courses are also available for check-out from the Kentfield Campus Media Center so you can view them at home.
In addition to the videocassettes, each course will include some scheduled on-campus meetings, readings, student assignments, and some form of evaluation. Enrollment in most courses will remain open through the first two weeks of the semester. Orientation for late enrollees will be arranged. More information on videocassette viewing options.