Training/Experience Requirements

PCC requires the completion of a single 12-week course in order to teach in an online/hybrid format at the college. The course is called Online Education Standards & Practices (OESP) and is offered fully online through the @One Project.

The PCC Distance Ed department can provide a “fee-waiver code” so there is no cost to you. The fee waiver code must be obtained before registering for the course. The Distance Education (DE) Department will not reimburse faculty after-the-fact if courses are paid out-of-pocket. The DE Dept. will also not reimburse the cost of @One’s credit option through Fresno Pacific University, which can be used towards salary advancement at PCC. If faculty do need credit units, faculty will pay for all course fees and there will be no fee waiver code provided.

Before you register with @One:

  1. Send an email to to request a fee waiver code. Include the information about the exact course you want to take. Make sure to send the email from your account so we can verify you are a current employee.
  2. Distance Ed staff will then provide a code to use during the registration process with @One. The code is associated with the faculty member who makes the request, and only for a specific course section.
  3. If you have limited or no experience teaching in Canvas, @One recommends taking the facilitated version of the Introduction to Teaching with Canvas course prior to taking the OESP course. This course is free and no registration code is needed, but you do need to register through @One to reserve your seat in the course. Not sure if you need the Canvas course first? Outcomes for the course are listed on the @One course information page.

You can complete the full @One Certificates that are offered at your option, but this is not necessary to teach online hybrid courses at PCC.

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

Experience Waivers

  1. Previous Teaching
    If you have taught online at another institution but not PCC, you may be eligible to waive some training requirements. You will need to arrange a meeting with your Division Dean (or coordinator) 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 the OEI Course Design Rubric (PDF).
  2. Previous Coursework
    If you 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 learning outcomes as the required @One course Online Education Standards & Practices. You will need to provide proof of completion of previous coursework, as well as course descriptions. These can be sent to
  3. Depending on your past experience and training, one or more @One supplemental courses may be required to fill in any knowledge or skills gaps.
    For example: You may have taught DE in a 4-year setting in another state, so it may be recommended that you take Introduction to Online Teaching & Learning, which covers standards, regulations & requirements for distance education instruction at California Community Colleges specifically.
Last Updated on: December 12, 2018 @ 4:24 pm