Distance Learning

Distance Learning

Welcome

To the Center for Distance Learning, your choices@pvc

Our goal is to support your efforts to complete classes while maintaining your busy life. To do this, the Center for Distance Learning offers courses in a variety of distance learning formats, or choices, to meet your learning needs.

At PVCC we offer courses in three different formats that vary by subject, schedule, comfort level with technology, time on campus, level of independence, and time management skills. Visit Your Choices to learn about the three different formats. Also take the readiness survey to find out how distance learning matches your learning style.

With choices, you have the power to learn and to succeed.

Students must enroll in and start the course by the enrollment deadline (enrollment is limited).

The instructor provides a print-based packet that includes a course syllabus, assignments, and other course materials (print, computer, or other media) to guide the learning pace -- textbooks are to be purchased separately. These packets will be available at the Center for Distance Learning office on or shortly prior to the first day of class; see schedule for start dates.

Assignments are then done on your own and turned in to the same location by the due date for grading.  Turning in assignments timely is very important in this format, as it is equivalent to attendance in a traditional in-person class.  When turning in an assignment, you can check if previous assignments have been graded and ready for pick up.  If the office or campus is closed, secure outside drop boxes are also available.

Tests are scheduled in the Testing Center, unless otherwise specified by the instructor.

Class Schedule

Students who are likely to succeed in GIL classes

  • Need to be able to work on their own time
  • Have limited access to internet
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong readers
  • Independent learners

GIL Coordinator:

Cathy Mendoza

cathy.mendoza@paradisevalley.edu

Hybrid blends face-to-face (in person) instruction in a classroom with online learning.  It is convenient for you and your schedule because you spend half the time in a regularly scheduled class with your instructor and half online.  You will begin the course by attending the class on campus, at which time your instructor will provide you with a syllabus and other material or instructions to complete your assignments outside of class.  From that point, you will alternate in-class meetings with online work.  Hybrid courses are also scheduled with a 'partner' course on the alternate meeting sessions in the same classroom, making it possible for you to take two classes during the same day/hour in a semester (should you need the alternate class for your program of study).

These classes require reliable web and e-mail access for communication and assignments outside of the classroom.
Prior to beginning a Hybrid class, you will need to:

  1. Know how to use Canvas.  Instructions are made available in two ways:
    1. Tutorials are available online:   Canvas
    2. Lab Assistants are available in the Computer Commons
  2. Set up your Maricopa email account at:  http://google.maricopa.edu

When you register for a class at any of the Maricopa Community Colleges, you are given a Maricopa email account (through Google).
All college communication will be directed to you though this account.
Your email address will be <yourMEID>@maricopa.edu   Your MEID is a 10 digit alpha/numeric code that begins with the first three letters of your first name.
This will be your permanent code for any semester or courses you take with any of the Maricopa Community Colleges.

Class Schedule

Students who are likely to succeed in Hybrid classes are

  • Good time managers
  • Self-motivated and disciplined
  • Technology-literate
  • Strong readers
  • Enjoy a blend of self-paced work with in-class structure

Area Coordinator:

Catherine Mendoza
cathy.mendoza@paradisevalley.edu

Online classes are taken remotely: at home, in the PVCC computer commons, or anywhere you have access to the internet. Students must enroll in a course by the enrollment deadline (enrollment is limited) and begin on the first day of class.  All course work must be completed by the official end date. Some online courses at PVCC can be self-paced or staggered start, while others can be structured 16 week format. Please check the online web page to access information for each course.

These classes require reliable web and e-mail access for communication and assignments outside of the classroom.
Prior to beginning an Online class, you will need to:

  1. Read through the Online Briefing:    https://www.paradisevalley.edu/academics/distance-learning/distance-learning-briefing
    Updated Briefings are made available approximately one week before the start of a semester.
  2. Know how to use Canvas.  Instructions are made available in three ways:
    • Instructions will be sent to you after you have registered via your Maricopa Gmail account
    • Lab Assistants are available in the Computer Commons
    • Canvas Guides for Students:  https://guides.instructure.com/
  3. Set up your Maricopa email account at:  http://google.maricopa.edu
    When you register for a class at any of the Maricopa Community Colleges, you are given a Maricopa email account (through Google).
    All college communication will be directed to you though this account.
    Your email address will be <yourMEID>@maricopa.edu   Your MEID is a 10 digit alpha/numeric code that begins with the first three letters of your first name.
    This will be your permanent code for any semester or courses you take with any of the Maricopa Community Colleges.

Class Schedule

Students who are likely to succeed in Online classes are

  • Good time managers
  • Self-motivated and disciplined
  • Technology-literate
  • Strong readers
  • Enjoy a blend of self-paced work with in-class structure

Area Coordinator:
Jim Patterson
jim.patterson@paradisevalley.edu

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Center for Distance Learning/choices@pvc at Paradise Valley Community College is to provide distance learning opportunities through effective and accessible instructional alternatives and student instructional support services. These instructional alternatives and services are continuously evaluated and improved to meet the needs of students.

Volunteering/Community Service Project Forms
Volunteer Service Statement and Agreement            General Assumption of Risk & Release of Liability

Faculty Resources
Faculty Resource Packet


Community Partners -- Paradise Valley Community College

Agency: A New Leaf
Address: 2345 N. Country Club Drive
City, State, Zip: Mesa, AZ 85201
Phone: (480) 464-4648
URL: www.turnanewleaf.org/

Agency: Alhambra Schools
Address: 4510 N. 37th Ave
City, State, Zip: Phoenix, AZ 85019
Phone: (602) 336-2950

Agency: Alice Cooper's Solid Rock
Address: 13625 N. 32nd St.
City, State, Zip: Phoenix, AZ 85032
Phone: (602) 522-9200
URL: http://alicecoopersolidrock.com/

Agency: All Star Kids Tutoring
Address: 1717 West Northern Avenue #200
City, State, Zip: Phoenix, AZ 85021
Phone: (602) 957-0000

Agency: American Cancer Society, Great West Division, Inc.
Address: 2929 East Thomas Road
City, State, Zip: Phoenix, AZ 85338

Agency: Arizona Animal Welfare League
Address: 25 N. 40th Street
City, State, Zip: Phoenix, AZ 85034
Phone: (602) 273-6852 x 120
URL: www.aawl.org

Agency: Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Address: 301 E. Bethany Home Road, Ste. C194
City, State, Zip: Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: (602) 279-2900

Agency: Arizona Game & fish Wildlife & Conservatory
Address: 5000 W. Carefree Highway
City, State, Zip: Phoenix, AZ 85086
Phone: (602) 230-2226
URL: www.azgfd.gov

Agency: Arizona Recreation Center for the Handicapped
Address: 1550 W. Colter
City, State, Zip: Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 230-2226
URL: http://archaz.org

Agency: Arizona Science Center
Address: 600 E. Washington Street
City, State, Zip: Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 716-2000
URL: www.azscience.org

Agency: Banner Health System
Address: Various Valley Locations
City, State, Zip: Phoenix, AZ
Phone: (480) 497-7127
URL: www.bannerhealth.com

Agency: Baylight Institute for Creative Arts
Address: 717 E. Southern Ave.
City, State, Zip: Phoenix, AZ 85040
Phone: (602) 616-7484
URL: www.bicanow.com

Agency: Be a Leader Foundation
Address: 502 E. Monroe Bldg. C
City, State, Zip: Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 758-8000
URL: www.bealeaderfoundation.org

Agency: Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Address: 1010 E. McDowell RD., Ste 400
City, State, Zip: Phoenix, AZ 85006
URL: www.bbbsaz.org

Agency: Blazing Saddles Equestrian Academy ** (Founded by PVCC graduate)
Address: P.O. Box 31476
City, State, Zip: Phoenix, AZ 85046

Agency: Boxer Luv Rescue
Address: 2332 W. Washington Street
City, State, Zip: Phoenix, AZ 85034
Phone: (602) 530-5671
URL: www.boxerluv.org

Agency: Boys & Gilrs Club
Address: 2311 N. Miller Rd.
City, State, Zip: Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Phone: (480) 344-5588
URL: www.bgcs.org

Agency: Center for Native & Urban Wildlife
Address: 9000 E. Chaparral Road
City, State, Zip: Scottsdale, AZ 85256
Phone: (480) 423-6730
URL: http://cnuw.scottsdalecc.edu

Agency: Childhelp
Address: 2120 N. Central Avenue #130
City, State, Zip: Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 505-3161
URL: www.childhelp.org

Agency: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Address: 5055 E. Washington St., Ste #130
City, State, Zip: Phoenix, AZ 85034
Phone: (602) 224-0068
URL: www.cf.org

Agency: Desert Rivers Audubon
Address: 1121 Terrace
City, State, Zip: Chandler, AZ 85266
Phone: (602) 492-8033
URL: www.desertriversaudubon.org

Agency: Esperanca
Address: 11911 W. Earll Drive
City, State, Zip: Phoenix, AZ 85015
Phone: (602) 252-7772 x 102
URL: www.esperanca.org

Agency: Feed My Starving Children
Address: 7965 W. Priest Drive, Ste 106
City, State, Zip: Tempe, AZ 85284
Phone: (480) 626-1970
URL: www.fmsc.org

Agency: Future for Kids
Address: 6991 E. Camelback Rd. D100
City, State, Zip: Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: (480) 947-8131
URL: futureforkids.org

Agency: Girls for a Change
Address: 715 W. Mariposa St.
City, State, Zip: Phoenix, AZ 85013
Phone: (602) 288-4589
URL: www.girlsforachange.org & www.flocrit.org

Agency: Goodwill of Central AZ
Address: 2626 W. Beryl Ave
City, State, Zip: Phoenix, AZ 85021
Phone: (602) 535-4043
URL: www.goodwillaz.org

Agency: Horses Help
Address: 3601 E. Rose Garden Lane
City, State, Zip: Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phone: (602) 569-6056
URL: www.horseshelp.org

Agency: Hospice of the Valley
Address: 1510 E. Flower Street
City, State, Zip: Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phone: (602) 287-7000
URL: www.hov.org

Agency: John C. Lincoln - Deer Valley
Address: 2110 E. Lincoln Drive
City, State, Zip: Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602) 861-1600
URL: https://www.honorhealth.com/locations/hospitals/deer-valley-medical-center

Agency: Junior Achievement of Arizona
Address: 636 W. Southern Ave.
City, State, Zip: Tempe, AZ 85282
Phone: (480) 219-0221
URL: www.jaaz.org

Agency: Liberty Wildlife
Address: 1510 E. Flower Street
City, State, Zip: Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Phone: (480 998-5550
URL: www.libertywildlife.org

Agency: Lodestar Day Resource Center
Address: 1225 W. Jefferson Street
City, State, Zip: Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 393-9930
URL: http://lodestardrc.org/

Agency: Maggie's Place
Address: 401 N. 30th Street
City, State, Zip: Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602) 262-5555
URL: http://maggiesthrift.org

Agency: Native American Connections
Address: 931 E. Devonshire
City, State, Zip: Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phone: (602) 263-7777
URL: www.nativeconnections.org

Agency: Paiute Neighborhood Center
Address: 6535 E. Osborn Road
City, State, Zip: Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: (480) 312-2529
URL: http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/social-services/paiute-neighborhood-center/

Agency: Paradise Valley Unified School District
Address: 15002 N. 32nd Street
City, State, Zip: Phoenix, AZ 85032
Phone: (602) 867-5100

Agency: Paradise Valley Emergency Food Bank
Address: 10863 N. 32nd Street
City, State, Zip: Phoenix, AZ 85251
Phone: (602) 867-9228
URL: www.pvefb.org

Agency: Save the Family
Address: 125 E. University Drive
City, State, Zip: Mesa, AZ 85201
Phone:(480) 898-0028
URL: www.savethefamily.org

Agency: Scottsdale Healthcare Corp.
Address: 9201 E. Mountain View Road Ste. 100
City, State, Zip: Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Phone: (480) 323-4515

Agency: Scottsdale Training & Rehabilitation Services (STARS)
Address: 7507 E. Osborn Road
City, State, Zip: Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: (480) 607-1301
URL: www.starsaz.org

Agency: Sojourner Center
Address: P.O. Box 20156
City, State, Zip: Phoenix, AZ 85017
Phone: (602) 244-0997
URL: www.sojournercenter.org

Agency: St. Mary's Food Bank
Address: 3131 W. Thomas Road
City, State, Zip: Phoenix, AZ 85017
Phone: (602) 242-3663

Agency: St. Vincent de Paul
Address: 420 Watkins Road
City, State, Zip: Phoenix, AZ 85003
Phone: (602) 850-6734
URL: http://www.stvincentdepaul.net/

Agency: Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development
Address: 3707 N. 7th Street, Ste 305
City, State, Zip: Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phone: (602) 271-9904
URL: www.tumbleweed.org

Agency: UMOM New Day Centers
Address: 3333 E.Van Buren Street
City, State, Zip: Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone: (602) 889-0859
URL: www.umom.org

Agency: United Food Bank
Address: 358 E. Javelina Ave.
City, State, Zip: Mesa, AZ 85201
Phone: (480) 926-4897
URL: www.unitedfoodbank.org

Agency: The Welcome to America Project
Address: P.O Box 21
City, State, Zip: Scottsdale, AZ 85252
Phone: (602) 490-0088
URL: www.wtap.org

Agency: Wild at Heart
Address: 31840 N. 45th Street
City, State, Zip: Cave Creek, AZ 85331
Phone: (480) 595-5047
URL: www.wildatheartowls.org