Online colleges and programs in Canada allow international students to experience quality Canadian education without leaving home. Online (also known as e-learning or distance education) is still relatively new, but continues to grow and gain recognition: a. recent conference on educational technology predicted that by 2019 more than half of all post-secondary courses will be offered online.
Online programs can be both degree and non-degree programs, and are offered by universities, graduate schools, community colleges, Christian colleges, career colleges and high schools in Canada. Accredited online university and college degree programs include associate's, bachelor's, master's and even doctoral degrees, and these are designed to be equivalent to traditional campus-based credentials in everything except requirements of time and place. Online programs also include shorter options like diplomas, certificates, individual courses and bachelor's degree completion.
In general, online programs in Canada are available in areas like teacher education, human services, business administration, management, information technology, psychology, religious studies, security, criminal justice, media design, graphic design, interior design, fashion, liberal arts, real estate studies, hospitality management, sports and health sciences, and more. Flexible start dates and scheduling, affordable costs, transferable credits and a reduced carbon footprint are some of the benefits of taking online programs.
So whether it's a fully online school or the online division of a campus-based college, university or high school, online programs make a quality, affordable Canadian education available to people around the world!