Distance Education

Distance Education Delivery Methods

In addition to traditional face-to-face courses, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College offers a variety of distance education delivery methods, which allow students to participate in learning outside of the traditional classroom.

When registering for courses, make note of the delivery method of the course and understand the expectations associated with your selection.


Hybrid courses combine online learning with face-to-face instruction. All Hybrid courses will meet on-campus on specified days. The remaining instruction and course content will be delivered as an Internet course.


Internet students receive course instruction through the use of online content, email, and textbooks. Internet students complete their courses without on-campus meetings. Before beginning online courses, however, all Internet students are required to complete an online evaluation of their computer, email and Internet skills.


College credit or continuing education course where the primary delivery is via traditional face-to-face method with a requirement those students have Internet access as a supplemental part of the course.