Distance Learning

Distance Learning

Whether you are a high school graduate, a senior citizen re-entering the workforce, a stay at home mom, self-employed business owner, or have a desire to change career fields, At HGTC you will find online and hybrid courses in our targeted education tracks that address your unique needs for a quality distance education! Acquire the most current skills for a large array of new tools, applications, services, and business processes. Depending upon the track you choose, you may never have to enter in a classroom to earn your degree!

Online Courses are offered in the the following programs:Online Learning

At HGTC, you can choose from more than 150 online & hybrid courses in many areas of study such as:

Accounting, Business, Computer Programming, Criminal Justice Technology, Emergency Medical Technology, Forestry Management Technology, Nursing and more!

Online courses are designated by a section code of “I” or “H” (e.g., BUS 101 I01) Select the Internet or Hybrid Campus to find the courses for the term.

Preparing for Distance Learning

Online and hybrid courses are delivered through the Internet via our learning management system, Desire2Learn (D2L). Lecture and materials, written and interactive assignments, related Internet links, e-mail, and discussion boards enhance learning through communication. You'll discuss the course material with your professors and other students through discussion boards. Online courses allow you to take courses in any location with Internet access. You may be required to come to campus for testing, or arrange for a proctor for testing or other activities. Hybrid courses consist of online and face-to-face instruction.

To successfully complete an online/hybrid course, you must have access to a computer with current capabilities and computer skills in the following areas: Internet searching, word processing, using e-mail and attachments, and basic computer troubleshooting. Online learning requires self-motivation and commitment.

You must take the courses listed in your respective curriculum display in order to complete the program and must adhere to co- and pre-requisites, where indicated. Also, a semester-by-semester sequence is indicated and you are advised to follow the suggested plan. Nevertheless, specific ordering of courses may be altered as circumstances warrant. Consult an academic advisor or follow directions from the program displays.