Online/distance learning at Iowa Valley
We're glad you're taking the time to get more information about online/distance learning, and perhaps even taking the next steps toward enrollment, registration and participation. Navigating your way through college can be challenging when you're on a new campus, and sometimes even more challenging when you're online. We hope that the information below and on the pages listed to the left will be of great help to you.
Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) operates Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls and Marshalltown Community College, as well as Iowa Valley Grinnell, a satellite campus of MCC. At some point in the process, you'll need to apply for admission to one college or the other ... the information on the Admissions & Financial Aid page will walk you through that process.
Please contact us any time you need help!
Here's what to do next ...
You will need access to a computer to take an online course. Check out the other technical requirements for our online courses ...
All students are assigned an academic advisor. All fully online/distance learning students are assigned to Michell Klinker-Feld, who can be reached by phone at 641-269-2239 or by email at Michell.Klinker-Feld@iavalley.edu. Depending on your degree program, you'll also be assigned a faculty advisor ... Michell will help with that process.
Apply to either Marshalltown Community College/Iowa Valley Grinnell or Ellsworth Community College. (direct links to the appropriate application pages)
Submit your ACT or COMPASS scores to the ECC/MCC Admissions Office.
Submit official high school or HSED and college transcripts from all previous institutions to the ECC (1100 College Avenue, Iowa Falls, Iowa 50126) / MCC (3700 South Center Street, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158) Admissions Office.
Register for classes. Click here for a complete list of online courses.
All of our fully online courses are taught on our ANGEL platform or Blackboard Learn platform. Once you have a student identification number, you will have access to an ANGEL/Blackboard Learn account.
Quality Matters (www.qualitymatters.org) is a national organization for the promotion of excellence in online/distance education classes. These ECC/MCC classes have been nationally certified by a Quality Matters team including one subject matter expert in the course area for meeting or exceeding national standards for excellence in an online distance education class:
- BIO 151 – Nutrition (April Graveman) – June 2011
- BIO 532 – Human Body: Health & Disease (April Graveman) – October 2011
- ENG 111 – Technical Writing (PJ Colbert) – November 2011
- CSC 118 – Computer Systems & Applications (Brenda Woodward) – June 2013
- PHI 105 – Introduction to Ethics (Bernie Koehrsen) – July 2013
- MAT 219 – Calculus III (Abby Von Fumetti) – July 2013
- PHI 101 - Intro. to Philosophy (Bernie Koehrsen) - June 2014
- MUS 100 - Music Appreciation (Anne Sherve-Ose) - July 2014
- ENG 106 - Composition II (PJ Colbert) - July 2014
- HIS112 - Western Civilization (Elaine Bahr) - November 2014
These online education experiences are some of the best that we have to offer. Additionally, April Graveman also received the ITC (Instructional Technology Council) 2013 Distinguished Educator award for excellence and achievement in online/distance learning education. The ITC (www.itcnetwork.org) is a national organization supporting online/distance learning education.