Flexible Learning

Madison College understands many students fit school into a busy life schedule. That's why you can choose from a variety of flexible learning options that allow you to work around your commitments.

  • Online learning gives you the option to take a few courses or even an entire program online.
  • Accelerated learning allows students to complete some degree programs on an accelerated schedule, so you can finish them in as little as 18 months.
  • Hybrid learning is an approach that balances classroom face time with your instructor and classmates and online learning.

If you have never participated in online or accelerated learning at Madison College, the first step is to complete the required Orientation to Online and Accelerated Learning.

Before your online course begins or before you register, prepare for flexible learning and review online learning etiquette. You can also contact a course instructor before registering for an online or hybrid course to get your questions answered, ensure an online course is right for you, and understand what to expect.

  • Online Learning

    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." Students are automatically enrolled as 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:

  • Accelerated Learning

    Accelerated Learning at Madison College allows you to get your degree by attending classes just one evening per week and completing the rest of your studies online. This is an ideal way for working adults with busy lives to advance their education and their careers.

    Accelerated Learning offers many advantages:

    • You can complete your business degree while working full time.
    • Classes meet only one evening per week for six to eight weeks, cutting in-class time in half.
    • Students can focus on one class at a time.
    • You can start a program whenever it's convenient for you.
    • Accelerated classes rely on a variety of teaching methods to fit different schedules and learning styles.
    • You can earn college credit for your work experience.


    Madison College offers these Accelerated Associate Degrees: