Correspondence Education Courses

Palo Verde Community College offers Correspondence Education courses. Correspondence education means education where the institution provides instructional materials by mail or electronic transmission, including examinations, to students who are separated from the instructor. Interaction between the instructor and the student is limited, is not regular and substantive, and is primarily initiated by the student. Correspondence education is not distance education. As a general rule, Correspondence Education should be undertaken when a campus-based alternative is impractical. This may be the case when a particular group of students is unable to reach the campus, or because the college cannot offer an equivalent course, or because the distance-based instruction is recognized by the faculty as being superior to what the institution can provide utilizing traditional modes of learning. Enrolled students must have reasonable and adequate access to the range of student services appropriate to support their learning. For more information, call (760) 921-5568.