Online Learning

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Distance Learning courses are recommended for highly motivated students, who work well on their own, and are not for everyone.

In addition to the support your instructor will provide, students have access to free tutoring opportunities through our Academic Assistance Center. Additionally, SSC Library resources are available online to assist with research, etc.

Tuition and fees for these courses are the same whether you live in-district, out-of-district, or out-of-state. Online courses are charged at in-district tuition and fee rates, plus a $10 special course fee to offset the cost of the service.  Refund dates for all classes match both the length of a class as well as the individual section start date.

Most online courses do require a textbook, although you should be prepared to download materials in most classes. Information on textbooks is available by visiting the College Bookstore.

Our courses are designed to bring the best features of a traditional classroom to your device. You have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty and students from all over the world. The courses are designed to promote interaction and discussion. Due dates are assigned to projects, syllabus provide structure, and the class term matches that of our traditional academic calendar.

Less than 40% of your total degree or certificate credit hours may be taken in an online format.


Hybrid/Blended Courses: These courses blend face-to-face interaction such as in-class discussions, active group work, and live lectures with web-based educational technologies such as online course cartridges, assignments, discussion boards, and other web-assisted learning tools. Hybrid course models allow students to fit occasional class time into their busy schedule while completing the remainder of the coursework over the internet.

Online Courses: Instruction and activities are online. Students may be required to complete an orientation prior to the start of class. Some courses MAY REQUIRE on-campus/face-to-face proctored testing.

State Authorizations

SSC is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) and is only authorized to provide online instruction in SARA member states.  To request documentation related to our participation in SARA, please email

Currently, we offer no fully online programs, certificates or degrees.

Student Complaint Procedure

SSC provides access to appropriate College faculty, staff, and administrators to resolve questions and concerns about SSC policies, procedures, and other actions or inactions by the College.  Learn more about our Student Complaint Procedure.