Distance Learning

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Many of us are challenged with finding the balance between the realities of the lives we choose and the goals and aspirations that we possess.  One positive way to affect both of those areas is through the completion of a college education.  At Mountwest, we are committed to providing our students and our communities with access to career-based education and training that they need to succeed.  Our focus, as of late, has been to do so on your schedule, not ours.

Distance education has been a more cost-effective form of learning, and can sometimes save students a significant amount of money as opposed to traditional education.

The number of adults in our region that have started college and not finished is immense.  If you were to survey five of your friends, national averages tell us that at least one of them started college and didn’t complete their degree program.  In our area, that number is even higher.  At Mountwest, we are giving you a vehicle to complete your degree studies that allows you to do so at your convenience and on your timeframe – distance learning.

Distance learning is beyond online classes. While it is fact that distance learning does integrate technology into learning, it should also be noted that distance learning at Mountwest includes live instructors and peer groups that are interactive in your learning experience. Distance learning is a planned teaching/learning experience in which teacher and students are separated by physical distance for all or a majority of the course instruction. Those who teach may choose from a variety of distance education delivery methods/technologies including online, videoconference, print, and other media.

Distance learning is not a fad or a trend, it’s reality.  Nearly every college and university in the nation offers some form of distance education, and Mountwest has quietly been a leader in this field for some time.  The availability of degree and certification tracts through distance education at Mountwest is growing rapidly, and you can take advantage of that today.  It is very possible that you could, in very short order, start or re-start your college career and complete your degree from the comforts of your kitchen table.  Learning provided by technology and direct interaction with our students is a mainstay at Mountwest.  We understand that we are all being asked to provide more and more with less resources – we face those same challenges – and distance learning provides you with an avenue to reach your goals.  There are numerous advantages to distance learning.

The cost of college education affects students in higher education, to which distance education may be an alternative in order to provide some relief. Distance education has been a more cost-effective form of learning, and can sometimes save students a significant amount of money as opposed to traditional education. Distance education may be able to help to save students a considerable amount financially by removing the cost of transportation and other scheduling challenges such as childcare.

Within the class, students are able to learn in ways that traditional classrooms would not be able to provide. It is able to promote good learning experiences and therefore, allow students to obtain higher satisfaction with their distance learning.  For example, students can review their lessons more than once according to their need. Students can then manipulate the coursework to fit their learning by focusing more on their weaker topics while breezing through concepts that they already have or can easily grasp.  When course design and the learning environment are at their optimal conditions, distance education can lead students to higher satisfaction with their learning experiences.  Studies have shown that high satisfaction correlates to increased learning. Students who are enrolled in distance education with high satisfaction in their online coursework are then motivated intrinsically to learn, which often means that their performance in class will improve.

Distance learning may also enable students who are unable to attend a traditional school setting, due to disability or illness such as decreased mobility and immune system suppression, to get a good education. Distance education may provide equal access regardless of socioeconomic status or income, area of residence, gender, race, or age.

At Mountwest, we are invested in the success of our students, and we passionately desire for them to succeed.  Distance learning is a growing, inexpensive and effective vehicle to get you closer to that level of success.  What’s holding you back – go online at www.mctc.edu and get started today.


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