With online classes at NHCC, you can earn affordable college credits and finish your degree on your schedule.
Online Degrees and Certificates
In addition to offering some in-person and hybrid classes, the following programs can be completed completely online.
- Accounting Technology AAS
- Accounting Transfer Pathway AS
- Business, Computer Systems, and Management AAS
- Business, Computer Systems, and Management AS
- Business Transfer Pathway AS
- Entrepreneurship AAS
- Finance Management AAS
- Liberal Arts AA
- Management AAS
- Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
- Paralegal AS
- American Sign Language Certificate
- Application Programming Certificate
- Building Inspection Technology Certificate
- Business, Communications and Technology Essentials Certificate
- Business Principles Certificate
- Communication and Computer Skills Certificate
- Digital Knowledge Analysis Certificate
- Entrepreneurship Certificate
- Finance and Investments Certificate
- Internet Programming Certificate
- Management Certificate
- Microsoft Office Essentials Certificate
- Microsoft Office Principles Certificate
- Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate
- .NET Programming Certificate
- Object Oriented Programming Certificate
- Project Management Essentials Certificate
- Paralegal Certificate
- Written Communication Technologies Certificate
Why Students Choose Online Classes at NHCC
NHCC offers a variety of online course formats, as well as evening and weekend classes, to fit your schedule.
Online students have access to the same resources as students who take classes on campus, including academic, career, health and wellbeing, technology and more.
NHCC's tuition is among the most affordable in Minnesota. 50 percent of scholarship applicants received a $500-5,000 scholarship last year.
NHCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, which is the same as most universities in the area. This makes NHCC's online classes highly transferable throughout the Minnesota State system and beyond.
Online class has been great for my lifestyle and schedule. I love being able to dedicate as much or as little time as I want, whatever day of the week I want to work on my classes.
- Lainey | Online Student
Online Learning FAQs
NHCC's online classes are not harder or easier than in-person classes.
In some cases, online courses do require a student to be more organized and self-motivated than in-person classes. Additionally, to be successful in your online class, you'll need to be comfortable using basic technology, including NHCC's online learning platform D2L.
Synchronous online courses have set meeting times.
Asynchronous online courses do not have set meeting times.
When you register for courses, each course will have one of the following delivery methods listed.
25% to 75% of instruction is online with regularly scheduled in-person meetings.
Completely Online - Asynchronous
100% of instruction is online with no in-person or synchronous meetings and no proctored exams.
Completely Online - Synchronous
100% of instruction is online with no in-person meetings and no in-person proctored exams. Course has required synchronous online meetings or activities.
More than 75% of instruction is delivered online with up to two possible in-person meetings and up to four proctored exams, two of which may be administered during the in-person meetings. Proctored exams not included in the in-person meetings may be arranged locally. Courses may have online synchronous components.
HyFlex is a course design model that presents the components of hybrid learning in a flexible course structure that gives students the option of attending sessions in the classroom, participating online, or doing both. Students can change their mode of attendance weekly or by topic, according to need or preference. Models like HyFlex, which present multiple paths through course content, may work well for courses where students arrive with varying levels of expertise or background in the subject matter. Courses built on the HyFlex model help to break down the boundary between the virtual classroom and the physical one. By allowing students access to both platforms, the design encourages discussion threads to move from one platform to the other.
Our online courses are offered using D2L Brightspace learning environment, which enables 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 two online courses are 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.
Great question. Check out these tips for being successful in your online courses:
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
If you're motivated, online courses are a great way for you to practice and improve in these areas.
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.