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Online Learning

Community College of Philadelphia provides a variety of courses and degree programs online and in hybrid (classroom/online) environments. Online courses are just as rigorous and demanding as our classroom courses.

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Online Courses

Online courses, delivered through a course management system allowing 24/7 access, do not require students to be online at specific times; instead, students log in regularly at their convenience to keep up with course requirements, due dates, etc.

Hybrid Courses

Hybrid courses, combining both classroom and online teaching, meet in the classroom regularly and are supplemented with online lessons throughout the week. Classroom attendance is mandatory for all hybrid courses.

How to Apply

The admission process is the same for online learning students as it is for students attending classes at the College. To get started, apply online today.

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Is It Right for Me?

For some students, taking courses online is a rewarding experience and a convenient way for them to fit education into their already busy lifestyle. But some students achieve better results when learning in a classroom environment. Is online learning right for you? Take our short self-assessment quiz to find out.

Is online learning right for me?

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Online Programs and Courses

Our online course offerings continue to grow. We offer online courses in accounting, biology, business, chemistry, computer studies, English, history, justice, mathematics, nutrition, psychology, sociology and much, much more. In addition to our online course offerings, we now offer several degree programs that you can complete entirely or almost entirely online.

Learn more about our online programs and course offerings

Getting Started with Online Learning? Take these First Steps...

Questions? Contact Online Learning staff for assistance.


Out-of-State Students

Community College of Philadelphia is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

In accordance with the terms and provisions of SARA, the College may offer online courses and internships to students in other SARA member states.  Currently forty-nine states plus the District of Columbia participate in SARA.

NOTE: California does not participate in SARA. Students from California should contact online learning before registering for an online course.


International Students

Community College of Philadelphia makes every effort to comply with any foreign country's regulations concerning online learning. If you are participating in an online course/program from outside of the United States, please review your country's regulations regarding any limitations on online/distance education the country may impose.

IMPORTANT: A number of the College’s online courses require in-person testing. Be sure to review the course’s requirements in the Syllabus prior to registering for it.

Complaint Process

Out-of-state students who have a comment or wish to share feedback should follow procedures found on the Concerns and Complaints  page.