Academics

Online Learning

Earn a Degree That Fits Your Schedule!

Online Learning (or Distance Learning) at Cumberland offers flexibility, convenience, and the same quality of education as on-campus courses.

Some Benefits of Online Learning
Lower Costs
While it’s true that online courses at Cumberland may cost the same as traditional on-campus courses, they can help students save money by reducing the cost of transportation to and from campus (gas, bus fare, etc.). Printing costs may also be reduced as assignments and tests are virtual and when completed are simply uploaded to the system for your instructor to assess. No more turning in hard copies!

Transferrable Courses
Courses taken online are just as transferrable as traditional on-campus courses. Many four-year college students home on break take online courses at Cumberland that transfer to their “home” college. By choosing online courses at Cumberland in between semesters, these students can save money in tuition and complete their degrees on-time or even faster than they might have otherwise. 

Convenience & Flexibility
Since course material is online, students can choose when to work on assignments each week while still adhering to course deadlines. 

Just imagine the convenience and freedom that online courses can bring to daily life: No more sitting in traffic and competing for those coveted few parking spaces close to your classroom. No more rushing to get to class after a long day at work or missing out on those precious few hours that may be spent each day interacting with your family and friends.

How It Works
While students are physically separated from their instructors in the online learning environment, they remain connected through technology. At Cumberland, students log into a Learning Management System called Blackboard (Bb) which is accessible through computer desktops, laptops, and many mobile devices. While in Blackboard, students can view, download, or print course materials, submit assignments, take scheduled exams, read and contribute to class discussions, communicate with the instructor and other students, and receive feedback, all at their convenience and from the comfort of their own homes or even their favorite coffee shop. Curious? Learn more about how Blackboard works.

Course Types
Online Courses
Online courses are designated with section numbers ONL##. Online courses generally require no on-campus class meetings. All class activities occur online.

Hybrid Courses
Hybrid courses are designated with section numbers HYB##. Hybrid courses are a blend of on-campus meetings during designated dates/times and required online “class time” through a Learning Management System. Note: The number of required on-campus class meetings varies with Hybrid courses, but the required dates/times are published when students register for class.

Register Now
To register for online or hybrid courses you must already be a Cumberland student. Visit the Admissions page to become a Cumberland student.

For all other questions email distancelearning@cccnj.edu.

Support Personnel
Judy Cirucci, Instructional Designer
Contact Info: jcirucci@cccnj.edu, 856-200-4528, or extension 1380
Office: Academic Building, Perkins Open Lab
Hours: 8 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday

Brandon Pugh, Instructional Technology Specialist
Contact Info: bpugh@cccnj.edu, Phone: TBA
Office: Academic Building, Perkins Open Lab 
Hours: part-time, variable