The online experience
If you've never taken an online course, you might be asking yourself how you can be assured it's a quality educational experience.
While you may not see your teacher and fellow students in a classroom every other day, you actually may have more interaction with them than you would in a face-to-face class. That's because online students often have greater access to their instructors and other students through frequent e-mail, chat rooms and highly intensive discussion boards.
Equally important, online learning engages all students in a class. Every student participates in discussions, not just those who are outspoken.
Online teaching and learning is one of the most exciting advancements in education. We encourage you to try a demo course to see if it is a good fit for you. We think you will discover what more than 12,000 students at Columbia College have discovered—an ideal way to earn a quality, accredited degree while you continue working, meet family obligations or travel for work or the military.
Learn more about how online learning works.
Online library resources
As an online student, you’ll have access to databases, articles, catalogs, books, journals, reference materials, newspapers, legal publications, tutorials and much more. Everything you need to be a successful MAT student will be right at your fingertips. Research help is available by phone or e-mail.
We invite you to learn more about the online MAT at Columbia College. You can access information and receive services online, or if you live near one of our 34 campuses, feel free to contact that campus directly. Our local campuses provide:
- Personal attention when reviewing applications
- Free face-to-face advising appointments, along with financial aid and scholarship information
- Access to computer labs and other student services
- A convenient place to pick up student loan or financial aid checks