If you prefer to take courses with a schedule that lets you study in the comfort of your home or office, or if you live a distance from our campuses, Online Learning may be for you. In addition to the study skills necessary for post-secondary learning, possessing the following skills will help you be a successful online student:
- Organization and goal setting
- Self-discipline and time management
- Ability to monitor your own progress
- Persistence and willingness to ask for help when needed
- Dedication to researching information
- Computer and Internet skills
- Excellent communication skills
- Self-motivated and ability to work independently
We provide flexible learning options so that students are able to find an option that fits with their schedule.
Full-time online programs at Algonquin College are defined as full-time education in an off-campus learning environment (i.e. work or home with a qualified facilitator through the use of internet/web-based material).
Part-time online programs are another way to fit quality education into your busy life. In the comforts of your own home or office, you can use your spare time to complete the program of your choice on a part-time basis.
Algonquin College provides academic advising services that help students to select a program that leads to their career and personal goals. Student services also provides a referral service by matching your resumé with job postings and also submitting it on your behalf.
With the increase in technology, Algonquin has continued to provide current services in online learning, blackboard, and our own ACSIS, which allows students to view their information, classes, grades, and more. There are over 80 computer labs available on campus. 24 hour labs are also available. Students are given a username, password, e-mail, and Internet access that can be utilized at the College, residence, or at home.
The Centre for Students with Disabilities (CSD) provides educational support services to students with disabilities applying to or attending Algonquin College. Assistance is available for students who may have a learning disability, be blind or visually impaired, be hard of hearing or deaf/deafened, have multiple disabilities, have a mental health disability, have a head injury; and/or have a physical disability or be mobility impaired.
The College offers professional counselling, student tutoring, peer support, and a fully-staffed health clinic. The College also has an active Students' Association that supports club activities, a housing program, and an athletics program. The following is a partial list of services and facilities also available at Algonquin: Alumni Association, Centre for Canadian Heritage Trades and Technology, Dental Clinic, Distance Education, Early Learning Centre, Health Services, Horticulture Centre, Hospitality Centre, Information Technology Access Labs, Media Centre, Ombudsperson, Prior Learning Assessment, and Student Centre and Athletic Facilities.