Vocational programs take a more career-oriented track, helping students acquire specific skills they can apply on the job day one.
Beyond the material itself, many junior and community colleges and universities have embraced online learning, opening their doors to a more inclusive student body – from working professionals and stay-at-home parents to those who may not be able to commute to a physical campus.
The school offers a wide range of associate degrees and professional certificate programs.
Before enrolling in online classes, all students are required to participate in an online learning orientation.
All courses have regular deadlines and require students to interact with both peers and instructors on a regular basis.
Most online classes are not self-paced and require students to adhere to set deadlines and fixed stop and start dates.
Online classes for the spring semester begin on Jan. Distance learners have access to online library materials, including research services.
They also receive the same academic advising, registration assistance and counseling that is available to traditional students.
Coursework, however, is available for distance learners to access 24 hours a day.
A support team exists to address all technical issues, but students are required to maintain a reliable Internet connection.
The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges.