For many students, traditional on-campus face-to-face courses just don’t fit into their busy lives. That is why NHCC offers you the option of online programs and courses to provide convenient flexible scheduling and reduce commute time to enhance your educational goals.
Introduction to Online Learning
Our online courses are offered using D2L Brightspace learning management system, enabling online students to receive the same learning experience, as well as the same rigor and academic standard, as face-to-face courses. Like traditional face-to-face courses, no online course is exactly the same. Some incorporate the latest multi-media technology and others rely on more traditional online learning tools. Some courses require high degrees of student interaction, and others are more self-paced. Feel free to contact individual faculty and ask them about their specific online teaching style.
Online courses are great fit for students who:
- Are comfortable with technology
- Are able to budget their time, set study schedules, and complete work by stated due dates
- Communicate well in writing
- Read and understand books and written instructions with minimal help
- Can motivate themselves to work on coursework independently
- Can work remotely
- Have time in their schedule to complete required course work (a typical three-credit class involves an average of nine to twelve hours of work per week)
If you are a new student considering an online class or program please visit Prospective students page for more information about learning online, common misconceptions about online courses, and other tips to ensure a successful learning experience.
Making Education Accessible
Balancing work, parenting, family, friends, and just life in general can make getting an education difficult. Our online learning programs are convenient and flexible so you can learn when you want, where you want.
Online learning is for students who are comfortable with technology, work well independently, can budget time & set study schedules, communicate well in writing, comprehend written materials with minimal help, and have the time to complete required course work. Learn more about whether this is the right fit for you.
Online classes provide their own unique challenges, obstacles, and requirements. We want to make sure you have the resources you need whether you’re learning on campus or online. Find tools and resources that will help you succeed.
Our online courses are offered using D2L Brightspace learning management system, enabling online students to receive the same learning experience, as well as the same rigor and academic standard, as face-to-face courses.
Online Learning FAQs and Resources
State and federal laws require colleges and universities to be authorized to offer distance and online education in states other than their own. NHCC is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). SARA membership does not include reciprocity for licensure or certification issues with other states. Licensure requirements vary from state to state and completion of these requirements in Minnesota does not guarantee compatibility with other state licensure certifications.
Before enrolling in an online course or program at North Hennepin Community College, it is recommended that students determine whether the licensure will be compatible with that of their home state by contacting the appropriate licensing agency within their state.
NHCC is authorized to offer distance and online education in the states listed here.
We are committed to providing equal access to meet the physical, instructional and technological needs of all of its students, staff, faculty and guests. NHCC strives to ensure that our online course offerings meet the requirements set out in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d) and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA. Learn more on our Accessibility page.
Should you encounter any challenges with access at North Hennepin Community College, please contact Access Services at 763-493-0555 or via the Minnesota Relay (1-800-627-3529) or by email at: Disability@nhcc.edu.
Join our large community of online scholars today! Head over to admissions to learn more about the application process. You can contact the Academic Advising department with questions about courses, online learning, and more.