Training/Experience Requirements

PCC requires a single 12-week @One courses to teach online/hybrid at the college called Online Education Standards & Practices (OESP) ($200). To view the course offering click the following link and search for the course:

It is also possible to take four individual 4-week courses through the @One Project to meet the training requirements. These online courses are Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning ($65), Introduction to Teaching with Canvas (free), Creating Accessible Course Content ($65), Assessing Digital Learning ($65).

See the full course catalog with course dates and registration links/information:

You can complete the full @One Certificate at your option, but this is not necessary to teach online at PCC.

Note: The DE Dept. will reimburse the cost of these courses upon completion. Send a copy of your Certificate of Completion(S) and receipt(s) to Leslie Tirapelle showing payment once the coursework is completed.

The DE Dept. will not reimburse the cost if faculty choose to get credit for salary advancement at PCC (which are the Fresno Pacific courses).  If faculty do need credit units, they can pay for those on their own through Fresno Pacific 

Experience Waivers

  1. Previous Teaching
    If you have taught online at another institution but not PCC, you may be eligible to waive some of the faculty training requirements. You will need to arrange a meeting with your Division Dean and the Director of Distance Education to discuss your experience and present a course (or courses) you have taught online. Your course should include all the required elements for an online course from PCC’s Rubric for Online Instruction (PDF).
  2. Previous Coursework
    If you haven’t taught online but have taken the equivalent coursework , you may be eligible to waive some or all of the PCC training requirements.Equivalent coursework means courses that cover the same content as the following online classes offered by the @One Project:

      • Online Education Standards & Practices (OESP) ($200)


      • The outcomes of these four classes:
        1. Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning ($65)
        2. Introduction to Teaching with Canvas (free)
        3. Creating Accessible Course Content ($65)
        4. Assessing Digital Learning ($65)

    You will need to contact the Distance Education Department to provide proof of completion as well as course descriptions. These can be sent to pcconline 

  3. In cases where faculty training or experience we may request:
    1. You complete the @One course titled Introduction to Online Teaching & Learning, which covers regulations & requirements for teaching in a DE format at California Community Colleges.
    2. If you have never taught online/hybrid using the Canvas Learning Management System, we may request that you complete the @One Course titled Introduction to Canvas.
Last Updated on: March 29, 2018 @ 4:37 pm