Online learning at Virginia Western delivers courses and programs to where you are, when it is convenient for you, providing flexible high quality learning opportunities that support the college’s mission and meet the needs of our students and our community.

Becoming a Student

In order to take online courses, you first need to apply to Virginia Western. For registration information and dates, please consult the Class Schedule and Academic Calendar.

Wondering if online classes are for you? Complete the Online Readiness Assessment.

Have a question about admission or a specific program? Contact our Enrollment Center at 855-874-6690 or for more information.

Online Programs & Classes

Fully Online Programs

These programs are delivered via the internet using online technologies including Canvas (our campus LMS), email, and web conferencing services without having to come to our campus. Courses in these programs may require students to complete proctored assignments at an approved testing location or through an online test proctoring service.

Business & Professional Services

Business AdministrationAssociate of Science
Business: Legal Office AssistingCareer Studies Certificate
ManagementAssociate of Applied Science

Health Professions

Healthcare: Computed Tomography (CT) ImagingCareer Studies Certificate
Healthcare: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)Career Studies Certificate

Information Technology

Information Systems TechnologyAssociate of Applied Science
Information Systems Technology: Cyber Security & Network Administration SpecializationAssociate of Applied Science
Information Systems Technology: Database & Program Developer SpecializationAssociate of Applied Science
IT: CISCO™ CCNA™ NetworkingCareer Studies Certificate
IT: Cyber SecurityCareer Studies Certificate
IT: Database & Program DeveloperCareer Studies Certificate
IT: Information Technology Support AnalystCareer Studies Certificate
IT: Network & Security AdministrationCareer Studies Certificate
IT: Web ProgrammerCareer Studies Certificate

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

General StudiesAssociate of Science
Liberal ArtsAssociate of Arts
Social SciencesAssociate of Science
Visual DesignAssociate of Applied Science

Hybrid Programs (Mostly Online)

Hybrid programs consist of certificates and degrees that can be completed taking mostly online and a few face-to-face, on-campus courses.

Business & Professional Services

Management: Entrepreneurship PlusCareer Studies Certificate

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Social Sciences: Education SpecializationAssociate of Science
Liberal Arts: Fine Arts SpecializationAssociate of Arts

Online Classes

If you’re looking to take an individual class to keep up or get ahead at another school, we offer a wide variety of classes that you can take online without being enrolled in a specific program of study. Below is a select list of Engineering classes. To see a full listing of our online classes, visit the class schedule and choose “Online” from the Instruction Mode dropdown menu.

Haven’t found what you’re looking for?

If you need a class that’s not on the class schedule for this semester, ask your Program Advisor about taking an SSDL class. Shared Services Distance Learning (SSDL) courses allow Virginia Western students to earn credit while taking an online course taught by an instructor from another Virginia Community College, while using testing centers near them to complete any required proctored assignments. This allows Virginia Western students to take advantage of a variety of specialized courses that may not be offered on campus, or help students meet course requirements to complete a degree or certificate in a more timely manner.