Tuesday – December 01, 2015


Online Courses

If you have access to a computer with an internet connection that meets the minimum computer requirements, you can take advantage of the convenience of online courses. These courses are geared to adult learners who want flexibility in their schedules. More than 400 online courses are offered in business, computer technologies, health occupations, liberal arts, technology and applied sciences, and more.

  • Assignments and coursework are sent through Blackboard.
  • You can access the coursework at your convenience.
  • Instructors may recommend specific times for online chats on subject matter. This gives you the capability to communicate with other students and the instructor.
  • You do not attend an actual classroom session.
  • Completed assignments are submitted through Blackboard by designated due dates.
  • Campus time may be required for meetings or testing. This will be noted in the class syllabus or announcements.

New Requirement for Students Taking Online Courses

To help our students succeed, beginning with the Spring 2016 semester, all students who register for a spring 2016 online course for the first time will be required to complete the Online Student Readiness course (COMPUB 798), which provides skill development on a number of topics that are essential to online learning success. Subject areas include working with Blackboard, INFOnline, MyMATC and Gmail, time management and online learning best practices. The course is self-paced, takes between 4.5-5 hours to complete, does not have to be completed in one session, costs $4.50, and is eligible for financial aid.

This course is available now and also will be offered during the 2016 Winterim session (Dec. 20-Jan. 10) to help students meet the pre-requisite requirement. See Fall and Spring course availability in INFOnline.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact MATC's Distance Learning Office at distancelearning@matc.edu.

If you are interested in pursuing an online course:

  • Take this quick quiz to ensure that online courses are for you.
  • View all Online Courses currently available by using the "Search for Available Sections" option. Add the following three items to narrow your search: Select the semester you are interested in, use the "Online Only" option and add the subject of the course from the drop-down menu.
  • Register for an online course.
  • Review the Orientation to Online Learning in Blackboard .

  • Online tools available when you are enrolled in online courses:
  • Blackboard
    • A Learning Management System where students can access many of the online courses, course content (such as syllabuses, assignments and quizzes), and their MATC web-based email.
  • MATC web-based email
  • Blackboard Support
  • MATC 2 Go Mobile App

For more information: 414-297-7986 or distancelearning@matc.edu.