25 Jul 2013

Learn more about e-Learning

Mississippi has one of the most unique online education systems in the country, and Mississippi Delta Community College is a member of the Mississippi Virtual Community College, a consortium of Mississippi’s 15 fully accredited community colleges.

“Being a member makes it possible for the colleges to leverage their distance learning resources; for example, if one community college does not offer a particular course needed by a student, a sister (host) college may,” said Teresa Webster, eLearning coordinator. “The student participating in a hosted course will still receive support services such as advisement, counseling, financial aid, and learning resources from Mississippi Delta.”

“The MSVCC became a reality in January 2000 with an enrollment of 1,382 students,” she added. “Currently, the MSVCC serves over 20,000 students each semester.”

According to Webster, the mission of online education is to provide access to instructional offerings through advanced technologies for those individuals who currently cannot take advantage of the offerings of the community and junior college through traditional means.

“Online education is the answer for a student who wishes to stay gainfully employed in a full-time position while advancing their education on their own time,” she explained. “MDCC participates, along with all other Mississippi community and junior colleges, in an articulation agreement with all Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, signed July 2005,” she added. “This agreement allows for over 160 prescribed areas of study, developed to allow ease of transfer from community colleges to the four-year institutions.”

Webster said a student can obtain the following degrees totally online: a two-year associate in arts degree, a two-year degree in an associate in applied sciences degree in business office technology which includes office systems technology, accounting technology, and health care data technology, and a one-year degree in office systems technology.

“Mississippi Delta Community College is pleased to offer these courses for the same affordable price as a traditional class, with an added $20 per credit hour online fee,” she said.

For more information regarding online classes, contact Webster, e-Learning coordinator, 662-246-6341 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..