Distance Learning

Why Online?

  • Take college courses in the comfort of your own home.
  • Accessible anytime at your convenience.
  • Advance your opportunities and further your career with an online education.

The Associate Degree and Diploma programs available at Taylor College provide some of their courses in a hybrid learning style using both online and on-campus instruction. Many of the general education and foundational courses required are administered online in combination with the program’s core courses, which are instructed on campus. The material taught and the examinations administered are equally as difficult as the traditional classroom instruction. These online courses are taught in the same manner, including assignments and testing, due during certain time frames. Online courses are only available to students currently enrolled in a program at Taylor College.

What is online learning?

Online learning is the delivering of systematic education through specific software enabling the student and teacher to interact using an Internet connection.

What is a hybrid style of learning?

Programs are offered with both online and face-to-face meetings.

How do I register for an online course?

The General Education courses required for our Associate Degree and Diploma programs are offered using online instruction. Access codes will be distributed during the first day of lecture, and students are then directed to the Student Portal on the website to log in.

Do online courses require textbooks? Where can I purchase them?

The textbooks used for the hybrid courses are ebooks and will show up on the course once the access code is applied, during the first day of class.

Who are the online faculty?

Taylor College’s online courses are taught by specified instructors with outstanding distance learning understanding.

How much time needs to be devoted to my online course?

Each person has their individual learning style and needs to plan accordingly. However, it is recommended that each course generally demands three hours daily of off-line preparation. Please keep in mind that each course has specific requirements and deadlines that must be adhered to.

How do I communicate with my Instructor?

Instructors may be reached by phone or email to answer any questions and/or concerns.

How do I communicate with my classmates?

Each online course has a virtual classroom and/or discussion board available along with our social networking tools including Facebook & Twitter.

What if I have a problem with my online course?

Online technical support is just a click away. With our direct email, our tech support has a 24-hour response time. *Please remember to email your instructor directly if you have a problem that is not technically related; assignments, testing.

The following software may be required for using the Distance Learning Site. Please download from the provided links:

Connect System Requirements:

System Requirements Operating Systems

  • MS Windows 7, MS Windows 8, MS Windows 8.1, MS Windows 10
  • Mac OSX 10.9 - Mavericks, Mac OSX 10.10 - Yosemite, Mac OSX 10.11 - El Capitan
  • ChromeBook

Browsers

  • Firefox 35+
  • IE11+
  • Windows Edge Browser
  • Chrome 40+
  • Safari 8.x+ (Mac)

Plug-ins

  • Flash 11+
  • Java SE7 & SE8

*Please Note: math, chemistry and engineering assignments require Chrome 31+, Firefox 25+, Safari 6+ and 1E10 due to advanced formatting needs.

*Please Note: The use of 'Record My Voice' in Connect requires the latest version of Flash. Download it here: https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/