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Online Learning and Distance Education

Take a Class or Earn an Associate's Degree Completely Online
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In 2020, Guide to Online Schools ranked MC#1 in Best Online Community Colleges in Maryland.

Online. Anytime. Anywhere. Join the more than 21,000 students a year taking classes online at MC. Our online courses and degrees give you the convenience of flexible scheduling combined with the same academic rigor and affordability of our on-campus offerings.

Online Degrees, Certificates, and Classes

As a distance learner at MC, you'll have access to online counseling, advising, library resources, tutoring, and more. You're also welcome to use our on-campus facilities anytime.

All courses are taught by expert faculty specially trained in online teaching. Most online courses use Blackboard, an easy-to-use online course software. You can access Blackboard from any device with an internet connection (including your smartphone via the Blackboard app).Learn more about Distance Education at MC.

Online Degrees and Certificates

Earn your associate's degree fully online in business, computer science, criminal justice, cybersecurity, digital media, early childhood education, or general studies. We also offer fully online certificates in hospitality and women's and gender studies.

Online Courses

With our fully online courses, you do all the work from anywhere with an internet connection. Blended courses are partly online and partly on-campus.

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Did you know you can take classes and even earn a degree without having to pay for textbooks? Our Z-courses and Z-degrees require zero textbook purchases.

TBS Best Online Program
MC Named One of the Best
The Best Schools (TBS) has selected Montgomery College as offering one of the best online computer science associate's degree programs, based on the quality of program and range of courses provided, as well as school awards, rankings, and reputation.

Noncredit Online Courses

MC's Workforce Development and Continuing Education division offers awide variety of noncredit online coursesto fit your budget, your schedule, and your learning style.


Hundreds of classes are available each month, in everything from office skills and project management to test prep and teacher survival skills.


UGotClass offers interactive online courses with nationally recognized experts as your teachers. You may take courses individually or take a series of courses and earn a certificate.

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9 degrees and 6 certificates offered fully online
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