Online learning provides you with a learning option that caters to your busy schedule by taking the learning experience out of the traditional classroom. It's learning that is flexible and convenient without geographical barriers. It's learning that relies on the Internet for access to learning materials as well as interaction with instructors and fellow learners.

You will work within scheduled start- and end-dates, and assignment timelines. In some cases, the times you choose to work will be entirely up to you. Other courses will require you meet online with your class at a specific time.

While online learning is flexible, you can still expect to work as much as you would in a classroom course. To keep up with your class, you will need to log in to your courses multiple times a week. Be prepared to spend additional time reading and completing assignments. The amount of time required will vary by course.

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Student Help: Online Learning Resources

View our Online Learning Resources for guides that will help you prepare for your first online course, orient you to the software used to deliver your online course, and direct you to other helpful resources.

Will online learning work for you?

If you are not sure if online learning will work for you, consider taking the Learning Online course to help you decide.

Learning Online Prerequisite

For most certificate courses that are delivered online or in blended formats, you must first complete BMC 352 Learning Online. This short course provides a thorough introduction to online learning and helps you develop the skills you will need to be successful.

Students who have already completed fully online courses in the past can apply for a waiver from the Learning Online prerequisite. To apply, complete the online application form.

BMC 352 Learning Online: Frequently Asked Questions

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