Many courses have required books in addition to the materials supplied in class. Instructors do their best to keep the prices down, so most books are easy to find and second-hand copies are available.
(prices checked 9/15/14)
Students have a protected course website where supplemental reading, presentations, assignments, discussion boards and more are located. In addition, most classes meet on regularly scheduled days for a live web conference that lasts approximately 60-90 minutes.
This means that your computer needs to meet the following minimum specifications:
Students who want to register for a course can simply sign up before the term begins. Students can take a short workshop, a single longer course, an entire certificate or a full diploma. Certificates consist of 2 or 3 courses focusing on a particular topic area, with each course taking at least 10 weeks to complete. Click here to see our catalog of courses.
For example, the Relationships & Counseling certificate consists of three 4-unit courses that focus on developing counseling skills and applying those skills to working with clients on relationship issues connected to spouses, children, friends, or partners.
We know that you are looking for value for your money. You want to finish the course not only knowing more, but able to put that knowledge to use. And, you want to be able to evaluate the quality and usefulness of what you find when you set out to explore on your own. That's what a teacher is for, not to overwhelm you or impress you with their knowledge, but to give you the tools and skills you need to succeed. That is our commitment to you. We have brought over 12 years of cutting-edge experience in online academic education and transformed it into a program for you.