Online Education

Online education gives you the flexibility to take classes that fit your schedule and lifestyle. We use the latest technology to make the classes manageable and engaging. Our online instructors receive specialized training in online education and they are always looking for new and better ways to teach online classes. Whether it’s one course or an entire online program, Vol State can help you get where you need to go.

There can be a perception that online education is only for those who are computer-savvy. The reality is that the Vol State online class system can be used by everyone. It’s called eLearn. A student new to eLearn courses will need to find their way around the course pages initially. But once you learn the system, it will apply in general to all of the classes you take. The most important attribute for the online student is a willingness to pay close attention to the course schedule and assignments. You will also need a good high-speed Internet connection.

Vol State has many general education courses that are offered online. These are classes that apply to many different majors. You can check the semester class schedule for a listing of those classes. Individual majors may also have some online offerings. You can talk about those options with your academic advisor. Our online courses have a “C” at the beginning of the section listing in the schedule of classes.

Vol State has many programs that are entirely or primarily offered online. Here's a list of current online programs.

We have tips for navigating online courses and getting the most out of them.

Interested students can login as a guest student to our Online Student Readiness Course in eLearn to learn more about the system. Enter the username VSGuest, password Guest123 to try it out.

Online courses are supported by the Office of Distributed Education. We call it Distributed because we have many ways of teaching courses these days, including online classes.