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Distance Learning at FGC

Distance learning is a way of learning remotely without being in regular face-to-face contact with a teacher in the classroom. Florida Gateway College offers many distance learning course sections to meet the needs of our students.

What must I have for an online course?

You must have a computer, an internet service provider, and course-related software (if required) such as Microsoft Word or Microsoft Office Professional. Check with your instructor for any special hardware or software that might be needed. Faculty members determine whether their online class will require proctored testing. The college offers free proctored testing. Students who opt to take proctored exams outside of the college’s proctored testing sites may incur additional costs.

View Sample Course

To view a sample course:

  • Select MyCourses
  • Select Browse Courses
  • Join Student Orientation

Distance Learning Fees

There may be additional charges associated with a distance learning course. Please see the class schedule for fees associated with each course. There are no additional charges associated with verification of student identity.

Contact information for distance learning

Advising

Office of Advising Services
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025

Phone: 386-754-4222
Emailadvising@fgc.edu

Bookstore

Phone: (386) 754-4320
Email: bookstore@fgc.edu
Webpage: Bookstore

Disability Services

Terry Auger
Coordinator of Disability Services
Phone: (386) 754-4215
Email: terryann.auger@fgc.edu
Webpage: Disability Services

Enrollment Services

Gayle Hunter
Director of Enrollment Services/Registrar
Phone: (386) 754-4291
Email: gayle.hunter@fgc.edu
Webpage: Admissions

Financial Aid

Becky Westberry
Director Financial Aid
Phone: (386) 754-4395
Email: becky.westberry@fgc.edu
Webpage: Financial Aid

Library

Christine Boatright
Director Library Services
Phone: (386) 754-4337
Email: christine.boatright@fgc.edu
Webpage: Library

Recruitment and Communications

Kacey Schrader
Director of Recruitment and Communications
Phone: (386) 754-4233
Email: kacey.schrader@fgc.edu
Webpage: Recruitment and Communications

Student Activities

Amy Dekle
Coordinator Student Activities
Phone: (386) 754-4317
Email: amy.dekle@fgc.edu
Webpage: Student Activities

Student Success Center

Robert Dawson
Student Success Center Manager
Phone: (386) 754-4382
Email: robert.dawsonjr@fgc.edu
Webpage: Student Success Center

Technology Help Desk

Phone: (386) 754-4408
Email: helpdesk@fgc.edu

Testing Center

John Hartzog
Testing Coordinator
Phone: (386) 754-4335
Email: john.hartzog@fgc.edu
Webpage: Test Center

TRIO

Sandi Tomlinson
Director of Student Success and TRIO
Phone: (386) 754-4413
Email: sandi.tomlinson@fgc.edu

Distance learning grievances Procedure & State Authorization

In compliance with the United States Department of Education (USDOE) rules, Florida Gateway College must provide enrolled and prospective students contact information for filing complaints. Please complete the following steps in the order below:

  1. The College is committed to resolving student grievances, complaints and concerns in an expeditious and fair manner. Students are encouraged to utilize the College’s internal complaint process as outlined in the Grievance Policy and Procedure.
  2. If the student is not happy with the outcome, then they may contact the Florida College System, 325 West Gaines St. #1244, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-0400, or call 850-245-9499. For more additional information, please visit the College Complaint Procedure page.
  3. As a participating institution in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) and under the provisions of SARA, complaints that arise in regard to allegations of dishonest or fraudulent activity with regard to interstate distance education are investigated by the Florida SARA (FL-SARA) portal entity only if the student has completed the internal institutional grievance process and the applicable State grievance process.
  4. Distance Education students from SARA states, who have completed the internal institutional grievance process and the applicable state grievance process, may appeal non-instructional complaints to the FL-SARA Postsecondary Reciprocal Distance Education Coordinating (PRDEC) Council. For additional information on the complaint process, please visit the FL‐SARA Complaint Process page.

Florida Gateway College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and associate degrees. Contact the Southern Associate of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500, for questions about the accreditation of Florida Gateway College.

How to Search the Online Course Schedule
  1. Go to www.fgc.edu and click on MyFGC.
  2. Select Class Schedule and use the drop-down box to select the term you want to search. Click submit.
  3. At this point, you may search the courses by the various fields list You must always select at least one subject.
    1. To choose one subject, click on the subject.
    2. To choose all subjects, click the first subject, scroll to the bottom of the list, and press Shift while you click on the last subject. The highlighted course(s) will be displayed after you do step
    3. To choose more than one subject, click the first subject you want to search, then press the Control key while you click each additional subject. The highlighted course(s) will be displayed after you do step 3.
    4. Select options in any other field by which you wish to s Use Shift or Control to make more than one selection in a field.
  1. Click Class Search.
  2. You should now be seeing the course(s) you selected.
  3. To see additional information on a specific section, including available seats, click the course title.
  4. The course reference number (CRN) is the five digit number displayed after the course title. This is the number you will need in order to register for a specific section.
  5. At the bottom of the page, you may choose Return to Previous or New Search. If you Return to Previous or use the back browser button, be sure to click Reset at the bottom of the page in order to clear any prior search param You may now select your new search options.
  6. To see the catalog information for a course, when looking at sections select “View Catalog Entry”.

Some courses have prerequisite test scores. The guide below provides the description for each code.

TEST CODEDESCRIPTION
A01ACT English
A02ACT Math
A03ACT Reading
CLESCLAST-Essay
CLMACLAST-Math
CLRECLAST-Reading
CLVECLAST-English Language Skills
CTARCPT-Arithmetic
CTCMCPT-College Level Math
CTMACPT-Elementary Algebra
CTRECPT-Reading
CTVECPT-English/Sentence Skills
PEMAPERT Math
PEREPERT Reading
PEVEPERT Writing
S01SAT1 Verbal
S02SAT1 Mathematics
TAMATABE-Math Level A
TARETABE-Reading Level A
TASPTABE-Spelling Level A
TAVETABE-English/Language Level A
TDMATABE-Math Level D
TDRETABE-Reading Level D
TDSPTABE-Spelling Level D
TDVETABE-English/Language Level D
TMMATABE-Math Level M
TMRETABE-Reading Level M
TMSPTABE-Spelling Level M
TMVETABE-English/Language Level M
Links to distance learning resources

The following are links some useful websites and distance learning resources:

Internet Searching Resources:

Math Help:

English/Writing Help

Chemistry, Physics, Economics, History, & Mathematics