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                                ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE
The College also offers the Associate OF Arts Degree, a general studies curriculum transferable to a four-year college/university or students wanting to concentrate in specific areas can choose from various occupational areas in a combined program of study with general education.
See the catalog for a description of the program of study and note the course requirements for your chosen major or certificate.
Palo Verde College offers convenient, expanded access to higher education and learning opportunities via distance education. Distance education is defined, for the purpose of accreditation review, as a formal interaction which uses one or more technologies to deliver instruction to students who are separated from the instructor and which supports regular and substantive interaction between the students and instructor, either synchronously or asynchronously. Distance education often incorporates technologies such as the internet; one-way and two-way transmissions through open broadcast, closed circuit, cable, microwave, broadband lines, fiber optics, satellite, or wireless communications devices; audio conferencing; or video cassettes, DVDs, and CD-ROMs, in conjunction with any of the other technologies.
All distance education students will have reasonable and adequate access to the full range of student services enjoyed by all of our students. For more information, call (760) 921-5568. Contact the Financial Aid Office prior to enrolling in Distance education courses to determine if your financial aid eligibility will be affected.
All instruction occurs online. Access to e-mail and the Internet is required. Students may be required to complete work using e-mail, chat rooms, discussion boards, and other instructional tools.
This method of instruction allows students to receive lessons and exercises via the mail
or electronic transmission and upon completion, return them for analysis, criticism and grading. Students are separated from the instructor and interaction between them is limited. Instruction may be wholly by correspondence or a combination of home study and residential training. Typically, correspondence courses are self-paced; however there are almost always deadlines that must be adhered to.
Palo Verde College noncredit program links the community to the college and lifelong learning through affordable avenues to personal and career enrichment. The course offerings are designed to serve the diverse and changing needs of our community by cooperating with
and implementing other offerings at Palo Verde College. We have a variety of tuition-free classes for you to choose from. Some of the noncredit classes can help you prepare for credit classes. If you have any questions about noncredit classes, contact the Instruction Office at 760.921.5500.

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