Online Education

Hagerstown Community College understands that due to busy schedules students find it difficult to attend classes on campus or may need to take a course that may not be offered at a convenient time.

Examples of distance learning courses offered through HCC

Online Courses

Online courses allow students the flexibility of deciding the time and place of course delivery. When taking an online course there are many factors involved to ensure a successful experience. Students must have basic computer skills, access to a computer with an Internet connection, and an e-mail address. Each course will also have a list of system and software requirements. Students may need to come to campus for scheduled meetings and/or exams. Online courses demand that students be able to learn and work independently and be able to meet deadlines. Check WebAdvisor for current course offerings.

Hybrid Courses

A hybrid course is a blend of face-to-face instruction with online learning. In a hybrid course, a significant part of the course learning is online and as a result, the amount of classroom seat-time is reduced.

Most Online and Hybrid courses may be accessed in Moodle.

Online Programs

HCC currently offers more than 240 online and hybrid courses in a variety of different subjects and new courses are being added each semester. Currently, there are 24 degree and certificate programs offered online. HCC also offers hybrid courses, which blend face-to-face instruction with online learning.

100 percent online

All program requirements are available online.

Associate's Degrees (two-year programs)


Letters of Recognition

75 Percent Online

75 percent of the following programs are available online. Additional program requirements will need to be taken in person on the HCC campus.

Associate's Degrees (two-year programs)