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Brookdale Community College    
  Jan 19, 2018
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Distance Education

Online courses offer the flexibility needed by many students while providing an equivalent learning experience to traditional face-to-face courses.  Students may choose to take a combination of online and face-to-face courses or earn a full degree entirely online. 

Students elect to take courses online because of work schedules, military commitments, childcare, transportation issues, or time or mobility constraints. Online courses provide the learner with educational flexibility and enhance computer literacy skills.  For specific program requirements for the online Business Administration, Liberal Education, History, English, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Social Sciences A.A. degrees, and the Social Media Certificate, please see the Academic Programs and Certificates section of the catalog. Students interested in the online degree should consult with a Counselor or Advisor, or contact the Innovation Center at 732-224-2089.

Online courses are designed for active learners with good reading, writing and time management skills. Courses are offered over the Internet for access anytime, anywhere students have access to a computer and, in some cases, access through mobile devices is also available.  Courses are not self-paced, following a calendar with prescribed due dates to encourage interaction with the material, with the instructor, and other students. Some courses require proctored testing. All content and interaction for online courses occurs through a Learning Management System. Look for sections coded DE when searching for classes, and on WebAdvisor, go to location code and select Distance Education.

Academic integrity is integral to our mission, and verifying the identity of students in Brookdale courses and programs is a significant, multifaceted and ongoing process. Identity verification begins when a student applies for admission to the institution and continues through graduation, transfer or withdrawal from study.

Procedures related to student identity verification include but are not limited to: web registration, student information and records requests, and the course management system log-in and security functions wherein the appropriate College administrator(s) creates a unique username and password for each new student every semester, which is then re-set every semester. This unique set of log-in credentials consists of data which the student is likely to know and which others are unlikely to know. The student is forced to use these credentials to access the course management system and reset their password to one which is entirely confidential and only known by the student. Data transmission of log-in information is secured using standard encryption technology.

Students may take advantage of a self-test on the Online Course web page at  to determine if online courses are right for them. Call the Innovation Center at 732-224-2089 for more information or visit us online at