Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC), as part of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), offers students the opportunity to take individuals courses or earn a degree at one of our many convenient KCTCS college locations as well as through our innovative online learning program. KCTCS Online has one of the most established and innovative online initiatives in Kentucky.
While online education isn’t for everyone, many students who cannot attend classes on campus due to scheduling conflicts, childcare, work or other commitments find that KCTCS Online makes quality higher education highly accessible, affordable, and flexible. KCTCS Online courses require a computer with Internet access and an e-mail account. In addition, online learning requires a certain amount of computer savvy. Learners should know basic word processing, how to send and receive e-mail, and how to make attachments. KCTCS Online classes require communication with faculty and other students via e-mail or discussion groups, taking online tests or proctored tests, and submitting various assignments via attachments.
If you like a more traditional online learning environment, Learn by Term is right for you! Learn by Term offers online courses on the typical semester schedule. While these offerings are primarily offered online, some require exams and lab activities which may require on-site visits at an approved location convenient for you!
If Learn by Term doesn't sound like the right fit, then Learn on Demand is right for you! Learn on Demand lets you choose the start date. Courses are broken down into bite-size classes called "modules." You can choose to take just one module or an entire course. Modules build towards courses for accredited, affordable degrees, certificates, and diplomas.
Distance Learning = KCTCS Online and two great ways to learn online: Learn By Term and Learn On Demand.