Waubonsee has developed nearly 200 online courses, which are a great way to complete your education on your schedule. While courses do have a specific start and end date, and homework is due at a specific time, you can log in and complete your work any time day or night. Plus, no matter where you live, you pay our in-district tuition rate for online courses.
Secrets to Success
While convenient, online courses are not for everyone. Students should be self-motivated learners who know how to use a computer and communicate clearly in writing. To learn more about the type of student who succeeds in an online course, watch our roundtable discussion within the "Instructional Videos" portlet on mywcc (select "Learning Enhancement" from the drop-down menu, and click the "Watch Video" button next to "Becoming an Online Student").
If you would like to learn more about online courses and Blackboard before enrolling, a preview course is available and does not require any special login. Select Preview as Guest on the Blackboard login page, then select Blackboard Preview Course listed under My Courses.
For technical assistance with your online courses, please contact the Technical Assistance Center (TAC) at (630) 466-7900, ext. 4357.
Accessing Your Online Course
Students enrolled in online courses can access them through mywcc or the Blackboard system.
State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)
As a participant in SARA, Waubonsee is able to offer online courses to students that reside in member states. A list of SARA member states is available on the NC-SARA website. Contact Online Learning at (630) 466-7900, ext. 5711 if your home state is not listed as a SARA member. You may still be eligible to take online courses.
In accordance with the Illinois Community College Board requirements regarding the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), Waubonsee Community College must notify out-of-state students of any online courses and programs that may lead to national or state licensure. Out-of-state students may not be eligible for licensure based on their home state’s rules and regulations. It is highly recommended that you contact the appropriate agency in your home state to determine your eligibility for licensing outside your state.
Out-of-State Student Complaint Process
Waubonsee Community College is committed to resolving student complaints in an expeditious and fair manner. Online students residing outside of Illinois should resolve any complaints with Waubonsee by contacting the Dean for Online Learning and Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology at (630) 466-7900, ext. 2588.
The College works diligently to find positive outcomes to student concerns. Please try to exhaust all possible avenues of complaint resolution before going outside the college. However, if an issue cannot be resolved internally, students can file a complaint with the state in which they reside. In compliance with the Federal Department of Education regulations, Waubonsee provides a list of State Agencies with contact information for each state.
Waubonsee Community College participates in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), which is an agreement that establishes national standards for the offering of online courses and programs. Students from states that participate in SARA may also contact the Illinois Community College Board when seeking a resolution.