Distance learning is now easily available to those who have a computer attached to the Internet. You get the same high quality instruction without the need to actually attend classes on campus. To get the same learning environment, each class makes use of the Blackboard System which provides reading & homework assignments, written lectures, a private discussion area, and a virtual classroom for instant interaction with the instructor and other students. Private email interaction with your instructor is also available, if needed.
Textbooks are usually available by mail from leading online bookstores such as Amazon, Powell's, and That Technical Bookstore (formerly San Diego Technical Books). Completed assignments may be uploaded using the Blackboard System, or to online storage provided to the class.
Online learning is a lot more challenging than classroom learning. It requires a higher degree of motivation and a personal commitment to keep working when problems crop up. Your fellow students will be highly supportive and it's common for many class members to work together to solve a knotty problem in the discussion area.
Check the current class schedule to determine which classes are offered over the Internet.