ContactUs! Distance & Accelerated Learning - College of the Canyons
Contact the Distance Learning Office

Phone: (661) 362-3600 
Office Location: Library-208
(2nd floor of the Valencia Library)
Fall 2018 Semester Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 8:00am-  4:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 1:00pm
We are closed during campus holidays and breaks unless otherwise noted.
Please visit our college calendar for more information on dates. 
Joy Shoemate
Distance Learning Coordinator 
(661) 362-3600
Chloe McGinley
Distance Learning
(661) 362-3724
Brian Weston
Director, Distance and Accelerated Learning 
(661) 362-3102
James Glapa-Grossklag
Dean, Educational Technology, Learning Resources, Distance Learning
(661) 362-3632
Distance & Accelerated Learning Mission Statement
"To develop and deliver universally accessible, academically sound, and technologically advanced instruction at a distance, while supporting student success, responding to community needs and promoting faculty innovation."

What is Distance Learning?


Distance education or distance learning is a style of delivering education and instruction to students who are not physically present in a traditional setting such as a classroom. Distance learning allows students to learn when the source of information is separated from them by distance, time or both. Distance learning often involves heavy use of technology to coordinate course lessons, activities, assignments, exams, etc. Distance education courses that require a physical on-site presence for any reason (including taking exams) have been commonly referred to as “hybrid” or “blended.”  

Click here to see a comparison of all the Distance Learning programs at COC.