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Preparing for Online Classes

General Information​ for Online Courses

  • Online courses become available to access at 8:00 a.m. on the first day of the term.
  • If the online class you want is full, REQUEST TO ADD by:

    • ​Logging in to MyCoast, and click on "Course Interest" on the Student tab. 
    • Fill out and submit the online form. You will be notified if space opens in the course, or if a new section is opened.
  • Contact Registration for more information:; (714) 432-5072

What classes are taught online?

Search the Class Schedule to see what's online.

  • To search for online classes via the class schedule, select the term (i.e. OCC Intercession/Spring 2021 and choose Instructional Method. 

    Most Fall 2020 and Intersession/Spring 2021 classes will be offered in one of three formats.

    • Fully Online (asynchronous)
    • Synchronous Online
    • Hybrid Online (some asynchronous coursework and some synchronous)
    • Here are more details about class formats.

Canvas Support

  • ​​For problems with your Canvas course, please complete request form at OCC Canvas Support. 

    • Turn around time for support issues is 24-48 hours, excluding weekends and holidays
  •  OCC Instructional Innovation Center at  (714) 432-6888.​​​​​​​
  • ​​​​Need to chat  with a real person after hours? Chat with Canvas Support (Student)

Technical or Login Problems

  • Call OCC Information Technology (IT) (714) 438-8188 if you are having problems with your account or logging in.
  • Email IT at Please include your student number, C number, your OCC student email, and any error messages or screenshots that may help us.