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Distance Education
What is Distance Education?
Distance Education is simply learning from a distance.
Training that is part of a structured curriculum with stated objectives.

What types of Distance Education courses are there?
Take a look at this.

When do courses start?
Courses and programs are beginning all the time. Course offerings vary from term to term, and distance education courses begin at various times throughout the year.

Are there any special technical requirements/skills I need in order to take an online course?
Students most successful in Distance Education courses are highly motivated and accustomed to independent learning. They are also comfortable accessing and using the Internet and e-mail. At a minimum, students should have access to the following basic system requirements:

* PC based system (Linus) from within the last three years;
* Internet connection: Cable or DSL is strongly recommended;
* Web browsers (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer) need to be as current as possible;

Do I have to be an expert in computers to take classes this way?
No. However, you should know how to use your computer; how to save and retrieve files; how to use the simple functions of your word processor; and how to connect to the Internet. You should be comfortable with browsing and searching the Internet as well as using email, including attachments.

What are the benefits of taking online classes?
1. The best of two class types is provided: the convenience of working at home along with the frequent communication with a classroom instructor.

2. Some students need to study from home because travel costs or personal and professional obligations prohibit getting to a regular classroom class.

3. Flexibility in Completing Assignments.

4. The time-bound student also benefits. Work schedules or travel requirements make it impossible to attend a regularly scheduled class.

5. The increased availability of computers and Internet connections in homes means more people have the technical capability.

6. Students receive the same college course without having to actually attend a face-to-face class. Depending on the student, it can build confidence to take additional online courses or confidence to attend classes on campus.

7. While learning the course subject matter, online students also develop important communication and technology skills, which are highly sought after in today's competitive work environment.

8. Specialized Degree Programs

How do I register for a distance education course?
Here are important guidelines.

How do I get started in an online course?
1. Register for an online course as you would for any other course on campus.

2. Password.

Here are important guidelines.