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IVCDistance Education Mission Statement 1

Imperial Valley College is authorized to offer online courses in the states of California and Arizona.  Delivered through the Internet via Blackboard Learn and Canvas course management systems, these courses are either fully online or a hybrid mix of online and classroom modalities providing more flexibility and accessibility for our students.  

Courses offered via distance learning are subject to the same rigorous evaluation as traditional courses.  Students enroll in online courses through the regular registration process.  Fees and academic credits for online courses are the same as they are for traditional courses.  

Computers are available for students in the campus library and in several computer labs located throughout the campus.  In addition, IVC maintains a powerful Wi-Fi network for students who wish to use their own laptops or other mobile devices while on campus.  Students new to online learning are encouraged to enroll in the Learning Online Orientation course (CIS 050). 

IVC began Distance Education programming in 2004, when the online program started with 60 students.  Today, we offer numerous online courses in a wide variety of disciplines.  The college provides a wide range of online and phone support services to assist all students. 

For more information, please contact the Distance Education Coordinator Xochitl Tirado at (760) 355-6188 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Distance Education Counseling

Online counseling is available for IVC students taking online courses.  Services are provided by Paige Lovitt, Distance Education Counselor (office in the Hector L. Lopez Student Center, Building 100; telephone 760-355-6253; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).