Are online courses for you?
Do you have the self-discipline to be an independent learner? Are your reading and writing skills up to the prerequisite levels required for the course? What is your purpose for taking an online course? If you aren't sure about yourself in some of these areas, your instructor or an advisor can help you clarify objectives and focus your efforts. If you are not sure if an online course is right for you, take the self-assessment quiz, OASIS (Online Assessment System for Internet Students). Another good place to start is
our Online Learning FAQ. If you have reservations about taking an online course, review our other
course delivery options.
Associate in Arts or Associate in Science Degree – ONLINE: 64 Hours
If you are pursuing an Online Associate in Arts or Associate in Science Degree, click on the Online Courses List button below to develop your individual degree plan. This is a listing of all available online courses.
- Pay special attention to the credit hour requirements for each category as well as which semesters the classes are typically offered.
Additionally, please check the course schedules posted on
My SRC in the Online Campus (OTH Campus) to verify availability of the courses listed below.
Course Code||Course Title||
|ENG101||Composition I ||FA | SP | SU||3|
|ENG102||Composition II||FA | SP | SU||3|
|COM103||Speech Communication||FA | SP||3|
|ENG255||The American Short Story||SP||3|
|PHI110||Introduction to Philosophy||FA | SP||3|
|PHI115||Ethics||FA | SP | SU||3|
|PHI120||Logic and Critical Thinking||FA | SP||3|
|REL101||World Religions||FA | SP | SU||3|
|Fine Arts |
|ART120||Introduction to Art||FA | SP | SU||3|
|ART122||Survey of Art I||FA||3|
|ART224||History of 20th Century Art||SP||3|
|ENG141||Introduction to Visual Communications||SP||3|
|MUS102||Introduction to American Music||FA | SP | SU||3|
|MUS111||Music Appreciation||FA | SP | SU||3|
|BUS250||Principles of Micro-Economics||FA | SP||3|
|BUS251||Principles of Macro-Economics||FA | SP||3|
|GEO200||World Regional Geography||FA | SP | SU||3|
|HIS161||Development of Western Civilization||SP||3|
|HIS260||American History to 1865||FA||3|
|HIS261||American History 1865 to Present||SU||3|
|POL180||American Government National||FA | SP | SU||3|
|PSY130||General Psychology||FA | SP||3|
|PSY236||Human Growth and Development||FA | SU||3|
|SOC100||Introduction to Sociology||FA | SP | SU||3|
|SOC110||Contemporary Social Problems||FA | SP | SU||3|
|MAT132||Statistics||FA | SP | SU||3|
|MAT125||College Algebra (NON-IAI Approved Course)||FA | SP | SU||3|
|MAT126||Plane Trigonometry (NON-IAI Approved Course)||SU||3|
Natural Sciences (+ Meets Lab Science Requirement)|
AA/AS degree-seeking students must complete one IAI life science and one IAI physical science. At least one of the science courses must be a lab class.
|BIO105||Principles of Biology I ||FA | SP||4|
|BIO140||Introduction to Environmental Science (Non-Lab)||SP | SU||3|
|BIO145||Microbes and Society (Non-Lab) ||FA||3|
|BIO128||Plants and Society (Non-Lab; NON-IAI Approved Course)||SP||3|
|BIO111||Anatomy & Physiology Fundamentals (NON-IAI Approved Course)||SP||4|
|BIO117||Evolution (Non-Lab; NON-IAI Approved Course)||FA||3|
|HS 103||Personal, Physical/Mental Health||FA | SP | SU||3|
|HS 104||Human Sexuality||FA | SP | SU||3|
|HS 106||Nutrition I||FA | SP | SU||3|
|HS 108||Lifelong Nutrition||FA | SP | SU||1|
|HS 109||Drugs and Addictions||FA | SP | SU||3|
Getting Started Checklist
Register for Class
New Students - If you are enrolling in your first class at SRC or have not been a student here for more than two years, please complete an application in order to update your information in our records before enrolling in courses. Go to the Admissions page to begin.
Returning Students - If you are currently a student at SRC and enrolled in a program of study, contact your advisor. If you are not enrolled in a program and do not know who your advisor is, please go to the
Admissions page to contact the appropriate campus location for assistance.
Out-of-State Students - Spoon River College is a member of the MHEC State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (M-SARA). This agreement allows for out-of-state students to enroll in distance learning classes at other SARA member institutions. If you wish to enroll in any of our online courses and reside in a state other than Illinois, please review the following link which lists
SARA member institutions by state. If you reside in a state that is not listed, you may not register for an online course. See the
Student Complaint Procedures section below for more information.
Complete the online learning orientation
Canvas is where you will access your courses via a Learning Management System. It’s important to understand how to navigate, submit assignments, check your grades and use the communication tools. If you have not received login information for Canvas, you can still access the online orientation called
Canvas 101. Just click on “Learn about Canvas” under
Resources on the right side of this page. The Canvas 101 site is also available in the top menu once you have logged into Canvas with your username and password.
Acquire your textbook
You can purchase the correct texts and other required materials through the SRC Bookstore. You may purchase texts in person at any SRC location -- Canton, Macomb, Havana and Rushville or
online. Checks or money orders should be made payable to the SRC Bookstore. Charge cards are accepted. Books can be shipped to your home or office, but there is a shipping charge. When purchasing materials, please make the bookstore aware that you are enrolled in distance education courses.
Contact your instructor
Many instructors teaching an online class will send out a welcome email before the course begins. Watch for these communications in your SRC email account. Instructors will not send information to your personal email account so please check your SRC student account regularly. For more information, see
Student Email Instructions.
See the Computer/Mobile Requirements for Canvas in the online orientation site.
Student Complaint Procedures
Any full or part-time student may submit a
complaint to the Dean of Student Services. The Dean will acknowledge receipt of the complaint, conduct an investigation, and respond to the student in a reasonable amount of time.
Out-of-state online students should follow the same procedure. If the issue is not resolved locally first, out-of-state online students may file a complaint with the Illinois Community College Board at
https://www.iccb.org/students/?page_id=130. In compliance with the Federal Department of Education regulations, Spoon River College provides a list of
State Agencies with contact information for each state.