Due to busy schedules, students may find it inconvenient to attend all of their classes on campus. As a result, HCC classes are offered in multiple formats, to include 100% online courses, as well as hybrid or blended learning. Through a process of continuous improvement, we ensure that courses delivered in the virtual environment are at the same standard as courses offered in our face-to-face classrooms.
As a member of the Maryland Online consortium, HCC has adopted best practices from the Quality Matters (QM) organization. Their program is internationally-recognized, and designed to certify quality in online/blended learning courses and programs. HCC utilizes QM resources, and their peer-review process to ensure a high level of quality within our courses.
Programs in a 100% online format:
The following programs can currently be taken in 100% online format here at HCC.
Associate’s Degrees (two year programs)
- Arts and Sciences, A.A.
- Arts and Sciences, A.S.
- Business Administration, A.S.
- Commercial Transportation Administration A.A.S.
- Education, A.S.
- General Studies, A.A.
- Human Services Concentration, Arts and Sciences, A.S.
- Management, A.A.S.
- Psychology Concentration, Arts and Sciences, A.A.
- Sociology Concentration, Arts and Sciences, A.A.
- Administrative Assistant, Certificate
- Commercial Transportation Management, Certificate (Track 2)
- Management, Certificate
- Management: Marketing, Certificate
Disclaimer: matriculation guidelines may vary by program, students are encouraged to contact their division for a complete list of requirements (e.g. field experience, clinical hours, apprenticeships) prior to enrolling in any online program.
Hagerstown Community College has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.
This agreement authorizes the college to offer online education to students residing in all states covered by their membership. A copy of the NC-SARA policy manual can be found on the following webpage: https://nc-sara.org/resources/guides.
Out-of-state students who wish to file a grievance about violations of NC-SARA policies, may do so using the following complaint form.
For access to additional resources, provided through HCC’s NC-SARA membership, please visit their website.
The Distance Learning department oversees the college’s online and blended learning courses, administrates the central Learning Management System, and other e-learning software. Distance Learning provides training and support to all faculty, and responds to technical issues for students. Learning Technology, the Fletcher Faculty Development Center, and the Academic Testing Center are also members of this overarching department.