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Online/Distance Learners


Take classes anytime, anywhere. As a distance learner at ECTC, you’ll take charge of your education and create a path to a better future.

Distance learning at ECTC allows you to learn at times and places that are most convenient for you. It’s a great choice if work, family or other commitments prevent you from attending classes on campus.

How It Works

As a distance learner, you’ll communicate with faculty and other students via email or discussion groups, take online or proctored tests, and submit your assignments via email. You’ll need to have:

  • A computer with Internet access
  • An email account
  • Familiarity with basic word processing and email programs, including how to send email with attachments

Online Program Models

We offer distance learning through two separate program models:

  • Learn by Term offers semester-length courses in a traditional distance-learning model. Check out Learn by Term programs today!
  • Learn on Demand courses start every week, so you can start learning anytime and learn at your own pace. See the program options for more details.

How to Apply

Applying to distance learning programs at ECTC is easy, and we’re here to help. Whether you’re applying to Learn by Term or Learn on Demand, just follow these quick steps:

  1. Send us transcripts from any colleges you’ve attended. If you’ve not attended any, we’ll need your final high school or GED transcript. You can order your college transcript at the National Student Clearinghouse, your high school transcript at or your GED transcript at

  2. Submit the Application for Admission. It’s free, and it only takes about 15 minutes to complete.

  3. Submit your ACT or SAT scores or the results of placement testing.

  4. Explore financial aid. Our generous scholarships, grants and loans make a great education even more affordable. If you’re a military service member or veteran, be sure to check your military benefits as well.

Finally, fire up your computer and get ready to launch an exciting new future. You’ve got this!

If you have questions along the way, give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to helping you reach your goals!