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Would you like to get your A.A. Degree while studying in the comfort of your own home?

Telecourses are designed to allow students to get their degree using the education access channels on San Francisco Cable’s Channels 27 and 75, EATV.

Telecourses are College courses you can take at home and receive College credit. Instead of going to City College two or three times a week, you watch your lessons at home on television. Because you are watching on television, you can videotape the lessons and watch them at your convenience. You can also review them as often as you wish. This truly makes Telecourses much more flexible than a normal classroom course.

You will not attend daily or weekly classes. Instead, you will meet with your instructor three times during the semester for an Orientation, a midterm exam and a final exam. The rest of the time you will study on your own. Some courses occasionally require additional meetings on/or off campus and/or hold review sessions prior to an exam. Ask your Telecourse instructor about the dates and times of these meetings.

As a Telecourse student you'll work more independently than is typical for regular in-class courses. This also means that you are MUCH MORE responsible for your own success by structuring your time, meeting deadlines and completing assignments for your Telecourse.

All Telecourses give you College credit and count towards an AA degree conferred by City College of San Francisco. In addition, many of these courses are transferable to a four year University. For general inquiries about CCSF, email

All Telecourse lessons can be viewed on Cable channels 27 and 75 in San Francisco. Cable channels 27 and 75 are the Educational Access Cable Channels for San Francisco and are included in your basic service. The lessons are also kept at the Media Center at City College, the Phelan campus, for the convenience of students who may miss a television showing. Students who do not subscribe to cable can purchase digitally streamed lessons for the semester from an organization in Seattle, Washington.