You may be a busy professional, parent or caretaker, student with a schedule conflict, or just someone interested in learning without the constraints of an on campus class; gain the credits you need to complete your degree through distance learning at Roxbury Community College.

Information Sessions:
Come learn about RCC’s Online Education program at an information session held in the Learning Center in Room 207Q. Dates and times will be posted on the door.

D1 Fully online courses, taught by faculty at Roxbury Community College. If there is more than one section of the course, you will see a D1, D2, D3, etc.
DH Hybrid courses, taught by faculty at Roxbury Community College.
DB Fully online courses, brokered (purchased) through Massachusetts Colleges Online (MCO) and taught by faculty at other Massachusetts community colleges.

Non-Credit Courses:

Non-credit distance learning courses are offered through the Division of Continuing Education (DCE). DCE currently offers the Medical Coding Specialist for the (AAPC) National Certification online.

For more information, click here to go to Division of Continuing Education (DCE) .

Message from the Dean

Dear students, 

The primary mission of Roxbury Community College (RCC) is to meet the education needs of the diverse Boston metropolitan communities by offering accessible and quality post-secondary higher education learning opportunities. Online Education is one way we try to meet your needs, allowing you to learn at your own pace and at a time and location that is convenient to you. 

In 2004, 2.35 million students studied online and the number has increased every year. This is not surprising because online learning provides the flexibility that many of you desire. It also has a reputation of being the new fun and exciting way to learn.

While this may be true, online education is not for everyone. Before you register for an online course, I recommend the following things:

  1. Work closely with your advisor to determine if the course itself and online education is right for you;
  2. Take ACS 102 The College Experience course;
  3. Review the Essentials for Online Learners and
  4. Fill out the Online Education Assessments to determine your compatibility with online education

Also, please check out the What's New? section to find out about our new initiatives.

I wish you a successful academic year on and offline!


Dean Cook

Jenene M. Cook
Dean, Instructional Technology


The mission of the Instructional Technology Division at Roxbury Community College is to enrich and increase the availability of all learning opportunities through technology in the classroom and online that will benefit the students, faculty, and community by:

  • Providing assistance in the adaptation of instructional technology, curriculum and instructional design services, multimedia development, and web-enhanced interactivity.
  • Keeping up-to-date with new technology that enhances teaching and learning.