Distance Education
Teaching and learning in an online classroom can be a rewarding and engaging experience. Online courses are designed to the same rigor and enthusiasm for learning, remain student centered, and are filled with the same lively discussion and exchange of ideas as on-campus classes while providing the flexibility that your schedule demands in order to complete a degree.

View a list of available online programs and courses.
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What is distance education?
Distance education, which includes online education, is a method to teach and learn outside the traditional classroom setting. At Cabarrus College, we use a Virtual Campus that students and faculty access via the internet to interact and learn. Many of the assignments can be completed on your time to fit the needs of your schedule instead of requiring you to be on campus for classes at designated times. Examples of online assignments include posting responses to instructor materials or case studies, reviews of peer work or projects, participating in online chats, and taking quizzes and tests.

Distance education courses at Cabarrus College fall into three categories with varying degrees of online and traditional classroom content:

Courses Online Content
Web based/online 75 - 100%
Hybrid 26 - 74%
Web enhanced 0 - 25%
Out-of-State Applicants
Higher education institutions must be authorized to offer distance education programs and/or courses in states other than their own. Below is a list of states where Cabarrus College of Health Sciences is either authorized and/or qualifies for an exemption: California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Below is a list of states where the College is NOT seeking authorization to offer programs: Alabama, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Tennessee If you reside in a state other than the above-mentioned, please contact the Director of Admissions for further information.

Federal regulations require institutions to provide contact information for filing a complaint with the institution's accrediting agency as well as the state agency where a prospective or current student resides. Cabarrus College of Health Sciences seeks to quickly resolve complaints and grievances. Students who are enrolled should follow the College's Appeal Procedure as outlined in the Student Handbook. However, if an issue is not resolved according to internal college procedures, a student has the right to file a complaint with the institution's regional accreditation agency or the state he/she resides. Please consult the following resources for complaint resolution by state.

California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
Colorado Colorado Department of Higher Education
Florida Florida Department of Education, Commission for Independent Education
Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Department of Education
South Carolina South Carolina
Virginia State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

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