Overview

ATTENTION REGARDING MOVING ALL CLASSES ONLINE DUE TO CORONAVIRUS MEASURES:

Check out the resources for Faculty and Students.  Each of these pages has a link to technology resources to help you use the new technology required of you at this time.

 

Distance Education

Southern Union is committed to offering quality education for students that is affordable, accessible, equitable, and responsive to the diverse needs of its students. One way we meet this part of our mission is through offering courses that are accessible through our online and hybrid course offerings. Southern Union now offers 60 or more courses through distance education. 

These courses are transferable to other accredited colleges and universities the same as the face-to-face courses. If you are interested in finding out more about which courses from Southern Union are transferable, you should discuss this with an academic advisor.

 

Degrees and Certificates that can be earned online

At Southern Union, one degree and a short certificate may be earned entirely through distance education.  These are the Associate in Science Degree, a 60-64 credit hour associate degree consisting of general education core courses, and the General Education Short Certificate that requires a minimum of 29 credit hours of coursework.  (Stay tuned for additional online degrees/certificates as our online offerings are constantly increasing.)
 

Considering taking an online or hybrid class?

Steps to take when considering Online/Hybrid Classes

Now that you are considering joining the hundreds of other SUSCC students who have chosen to take an online or hybrid course, check out these myths and facts about Distance Education.  

Once you have read the myths and facts about online education, you should assess whether you are ready. We want you to be successful in your college coursework! If you are new to distance education classes, be sure to take the Online Readiness Assessment* located at this link.

Do you have the technical skills required to be successful?

Students who enroll in an online course are responsible for having enough computer skills to accomplish the tasks that will be expected of them.  The student should be aware that online instructors are not responsible for teaching these skills within the course.  If you do not possess the following skills, you may want to take a computer class to increase your computer knowledge before you attempt an online class.

Do you have access to the technology required for online learning?

In addition to possessing the technical skills needed to be successful, you also must have access to required technology.  Check out these requirements before you register for online courses so that you can be successful!

Are you ready to register for your online course(s)

Now that you have determined you are ready to begin, or continue, your educational journey through distance education,  the steps to register for online or hybrid courses are the same as those for registering for our traditional courses.  Click here to find the steps to follow for application and class registration.  Through the online class schedule lookup utility, you can limit the courses to online or hybrid to find a listing of all online courses offered at Southern Union. Please note that ORI 111 (or CIS290C) Online Learning Basics (1 credit hour) is required as a co-requisite with your first online class taken at Southern Union.

*Used by Permission: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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