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Distance Education

About Distance Education

Distance Education at RCBC was started in 1978 to enable students to earn college credits without having to attend class on campus.  Today, about 40% of all RCBC students are taking online classes during each semester.  Seventy-five percent of the 2014-2015 graduating class took at least one online class!  Students enjoy the flexibility and convenience these courses provide.  Distance education courses are fully accredited college courses.  Currently there are over 100 distance education courses leading to 14 fully online degrees.  RCBC is committed to adding new courses and upgrading course technology at every opportunity.  Online courses at RCBC are accessed using the internet and use of Blackboard 9.1.

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To be successful in online classes you should be:

  • Organized
  • Motivated
  • Independent
  • Self-disciplined
  • Able to learn from written directions

You will be interacting with your instructor and other students over the internet. We strongly recommend that you take the following two self-assessment quizzes before registering for online courses:

We also suggest the following personal computer system to take full advantage of these courses:

  • A personal computer with Windows 7 or Macintosh OSX 10.8 or later
  • Broadband Internet access and email capability
  • Microsoft Word or compatible word processing software
  • A supported web browser (Check Your Browser)
  • Java Version 8 or higher
  • Must be able to accept 'cookies' and 'pop-ups'

There is a Blackboard App for mobile devices, which will allow for quick "check-ins" when you're on the go, but we do not reccomend relying on a mobile device for most online coursework.


National Distance Learning Week

In observance of National Distance Learning Week at RCBC, we would like to offer a distance education scholarship, to a new or current student, in order to increase the awareness of various courses and degrees that can be completed online here at RCBC. This is also to promote the opportunity for students that normally would not be able to physically attend a class on campus, an alternative to receiving their education. Online courses provide flexibility and convenience to students in completing their classes. We are proud of our institution, instructors and the 120 courses that are available online here at RCBC. Our Distance Education Department has been around since 1978 and we currently offer 14 associate degrees and 6 certificates fully online. Please join us in celebrating this week with us.

2nd Annual Distance Learning Scholarship Essay Contest


Awards and Recognitions

Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC) has won several awards for online education.  See the main college Recognitions page for details!


Distance Education Office
Rowan College at Burlington County
500 College Circle
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
(609) 894-9311, ext. 1790
Monday - Friday: 9 am - 4:45 pm