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Online Education

Online Education

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.


In 2023, Guide to Online Schools ranked HCC as one of the top 10 Best Online Community Colleges in MarylandIn 2023, Guide to Online Schools ranked HCC as one of the top 10 Best Online Community Colleges in Maryland

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)


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.



NC-SARA Participating Institution Seal of Approval


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:

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.

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Quality Matters

As a member of the Maryland Online consortium, HCC has adopted best practices from the Quality Matters (QM) organization. The QM program is internationally-recognized, and designed for quality assurance in online and hybrid courses and programs. HCC utilizes QM resources, and their peer-review process to ensure excellence in our course design.

Please visit the following page to learn more about QM practices and review a list of our certified courses:

Distance Learning

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.