Yes, Dual Credit students can register for college courses offered online. Online courses are the same courses taught face to face. They have the same expectations and cover the same material. In fact, some students find them harder because of the amount of reading required. A strong reading background is necessary to be successful—along with reliable, reasonably up-to-date computer equipment and a good Internet connection.
Some students believe that online courses are self-paced. They want to work at their own speed and log in whenever they want. In this case, they’re mostly wrong. Students can log in to an online course at any time, but the classes are usually not self-paced. They have deadlines and will require at least as much time as a face-to-face class—possibly more. Student participation is monitored, and it is possible to be dropped from an Internet course for non-participation.
Another popular belief is that anyone can take an online class.
Maybe, but that doesn’t mean everyone should. Someone with no computer or Internet access will have a tough time with an online course. Students without basic computer skills will also struggle. Students should address these issues if they want to enroll in an Internet class.