Overview of Online Learning
Online learning at Madison College allows you to attend classes when and where it's convenient for you. You can take an entire certificate or degree program online, or just take an online class or two. Either way, you can do it on a flexible schedule without having to travel to and from campus regularly. Some courses require on-campus labs, presentations or proctored testing.
Aside from saving commuting time, online courses require about the same time commitment as other courses. Most online courses are 16 weeks long and typically require at least 9 to 12 hours per week for reading, discussion, and assignments. Just as in face-to-face classes, online instructors set their own deadlines, policies and grading systems. You'll learn exactly the same skills in an online course as you would by taking the same course in a classroom.
But there are some important differences, too. Interacting with your classmates and instructors can sometimes be more challenging in an online environment. Online Learning Etiquette provides you with some important tips on how to succeed as part of an online learning community.
Online Course Registration
You have until the day before the class starts to register. However, after that point, you must obtain permission from the instructor to register for the course.
When you first select the class, be sure to check the box labeled "Wait list if class is full." You are automatically enrolled once space becomes available. You can check your position on the wait list by looking at your class schedule in myMadisonCollege.
Once you are registered or on the waitlist, you can enter your online course in Blackboard. You must log in on or before the first day of class.
Online Programs and Certificates
These programs are available online:
These certificates are offered completely or partially online:
To see if Madison College can offer classes and programs in your state, please see the Distance Learning Authorization Board map.