What are Distance Education courses?

Distance education courses use the internet and interactive video classrooms to provide instructional alternatives to a traditional classroom setting and schedule. Learn more about the different types of Distance Education courses.

Advantages of Distance Education Courses

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  1. Flexible learning schedules
  2. No commute to campus on a regular basis
  3. No parking hassles
  4. Learning through the medium used by many corporations and institutions to train their employees
  5. Students can complete several degree programs totally online. The College offers seven online degrees, two at Southwest and five through the TN eCampus.

How do I start?

  1. Apply for admission. See the check list designed to help new students.
  2. Meet with your faculty advisor or an academic advisor at one of the Advising and Couseling Centers.
  3. Register for classes. 

If you are interested in Distance Education, but are not quite ready to give up the face-to-face class meetings, Split/Hybrid courses may be just what you're looking for. You will spend part of your time in a classroom and part working via the Internet. For more information or to learn about other types of Distance Education courses, see our Course Offerings page.