Online Learning and Distance Education Best Online Community CollegesCan’t make it to a campus to attend classes? No problem! Complete one of four online associate's degrees or take an online course from anywhere by simply logging into our easy-to-use online course system. ranked Montgomery College #12 on its Best Online Community Colleges in the Nation list. 

Credit Options

Through our distance education programs, you can earn a degree or take courses, either fully online or blended (a combination of online and on-campus). Our robust support system for online learners includes online counseling, online advising, and online tutorials, and our distance education students can come to any of our campuses to use the academic learning centers, libraries, advising services, and more. Tuition for online and blended courses is exactly the same as for regular on-campus courses at MC. 

Online Degrees
Online Degrees

MC offers four fully online degrees in business, computer science and technologies, criminal justice, and general studies. The four online programs follow the same curricula as the traditional degree programs listed below. You will be taught by the College’s expert faculty who have been trained and certified in online quality assurance. 

See the course requirements for each of the four associate's degrees: 

Online Courses

You can also take online credit courses without pursuing a fully-online degree! We offer both fully online courses and blended courses (a combination of online and on-campus). 

Courses and Degrees with Zero Textbook Costs

Through our MC Open initiative, we offer courses and even a degree option for which all textbook materials are available at no cost. These Z-courses and the Z-degree mean you can earn a degree without ever having to pay for a textbook, and our faculty are continually working to redesign more courses and degree pathways under this model. Instead of textbooks, these courses make use of Open Educational Resources—teaching and learning materials freely available online for everyone to use, whether you are an instructor, student, or self-learner. 

Noncredit Options
Earn an associate's degree completely online

MC's Workforce Development & Continuing Education division offers a wide variety of noncredit options of affordable online courses.


Take classes in a convenient and affordable instructor-led format which is accessible online 24/7. Courses start at $110.00. Non-Maryland residents add $5.00.

Learn office skills or project management, explore a career series, take test prep classes, learn teacher survival skills, or many more choices. Hundreds of classes are available each month. Check out the Ed2Go course selection.

UGotClass Online Certificates and Courses

UGotClass offers interactive online courses with nationally recognized experts as your teachers. Courses may be taken individually, and some course sequences are bundled into certificates. Classes are usually four weeks long, and are repeated quarterly. Learn more about UGotClass, course selections, and certificate options.

University Short Courses

University Short Courses offer you the opportunity to take online courses from elite universities around the world. These courses are noncredit, run for about 4 weeks, and will appear on your transcript from Montgomery College, not that of the providing university. These courses are taught by world-class faculty from prominent universities. Learn more about University Short Courses.

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