COA's distance-education offerings grow


From staff reports

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

College of The Albemarle is responding to the increased demand for online learning options by offering a number of distance education courses that allow students to take classes from home, work or anywhere with an internet connection.

Online courses at COA are offered through myCourses, a learning management system also known as Moodle.

Every semester COA has a wide variety of Internet/hybrid online courses a student can take as part of many degree, certificate and diploma programs. During the fall 2016 semester the college offered 262 courses online, both curriculum and continuing education.

More than 20 COA programs in the areas of art and sciences, business and computer technologies, and health sciences and wellness offer half or more of the required courses online.

In addition, some of the college’s programs are offered completely online. Among them are an associate degree in arts; associate degree in general education; associate degree in general occupational technology; receptionist skills certificate; software specialist certificate; early childhood education certificate; infant toddler care certificate; distribution management certificate; and global business management certificate.

The associate degrees in arts, general education and general occupational technology are contingent on semester online course offerings and the courses students choose that can be used to fulfill category requirements. Those three programs require a limited number of visits to campus to complete exams.

For more information about COA’s Distance Education offerings, visit Class Schedules at https://www.albemarle.edu/apply-register/degree-seeking-credit-students/class-schedules. To enroll, apply online at www.albemarle.edu/apply-register.