If you’ve never taken an online class before, you likely have many questions about online learning—including, most importantly, is this right for me? At South College, many of our students have found online learning to be the perfect fit for their schedule, their learning style, and their career goals. Read on to learn the top reasons why online learning works so well for these students and why it might be exactly the thing you need to continue your education.
Diverse Programs that Help You Achieve Your Career Goals
At South College, you’ll discover a variety of career-focused programs that can be completed entirely online, allowing you to work toward earning a certificate, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree from almost anywhere in the country. Our programs range from criminal justice to health care, business administration to education and much more. With classes designed and taught by knowledgeable professionals, our online programs can help you build the skills and knowledge needed to start or advance your career in a wide array of fields.
If you’re looking to further your education and grow your career, explore our online programs to find the one that is right for you.
Personalized Learning Schedule
With online learning, you can plan and manage your learning experience around your other life commitments, including work and family. As an online student, you can access your courses and complete assignments in any environment you choose—your home office, a library, a coffee shop, or wherever else works for you.
Because course materials are accessible online 24/7, you can also mold your schedule in a way that suits your life and preferences. Perhaps you could get up early and do your coursework before anyone else in your house rises. Maybe you’re a night owl, and you’ll do the bulk of your assignments after others are asleep. Either way, even with a busy schedule, online learning offers the flexibility you need to further your education and develop your professional skills.
Online learning provides an individualized experience, where you have increased control over how you learn. In an online learning environment, you can tailor the experience to match your most productive learning style. For example, you can spend more time reading about unfamiliar topics and revisiting the course materials you find most beneficial, while taking less time to study areas where you already have a strong foundation.
At South College, you’ll use Canvas to access your courses and assignments. It’s an intuitive, straightforward platform that’s mobile friendly and customizable—perfect for however you learn! Your instructors and staff will even use our online tools to monitor your academic performance, so that they can check in and offer personalized help whenever it might be needed.
Ongoing Support and Community
South College provides our online students with an immersive online learning experience where you can form strong connections with your fellow classmates and faculty. Our online classroom encourages engaging, lively discussions, making it simple to share your own thoughts as well as respond to comments from your peers and instructors. You’ll also have access to everything from tutoring to career services to financial aid advisors, all ready to answer your questions and provide guidance on-demand.
Throughout the program, your instructors will prepare you for the realities of your future career by holding your work to the highest standards. But they’ll also make sure you’re not alone; your faculty members will work with you every step of the way toward achieving your goals. Whenever you need help, you can count on them for thorough, timely answers and support. In fact, you can expect feedback from instructors on your assignments, including specifics on what you did well and how to improve.
If you’re looking for a personalized experience with the flexibility to work on your studies on your own time, South College’s online learning programs may be the perfect fit for you!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on December 13, 2016. It has been updated to include new information.