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6 Reasons Not to be Afraid of Online Courses

Published: March 7, 2016 | Updated: August 12, 2016

You know that more education could help you earn more money, boost your long term career prospects and even contribute to your overall health and happiness. You’ve probably also heard that a lot of people are getting that education online. Are you reluctant to take the online plunge? Don’t be! Here are 6 reasons NOT to be afraid of online courses.

You’re not alone. More than 5 million people take online courses each year.1 From single courses to full degree and career training programs, they’re getting online and getting their education. Why not you? You’ll be in good company.

There are students like you. Even if you’ve been out of school for years, it’s not too late to get back to it. Many of your fellow online classmates work full time jobs, while raising their families and dealing with the obstacles of everyday life.

There’s a program that’s right for you. Do you want to work in business or information technology? Healthcare or legal field? Whether you want to be a business leader, a paralegal or an administrative assistant, there are online courses to help you get there.

They’re convenient. Online courses are super convenient. You’ll have due dates and deadlines but you get to decide when and where you do the bulk of the work. There’s no sitting in traffic trying to make it to class, and if you happen to be more productive at midnight, then that’s when you can do your work.

They’re interactive. Online software, with forums and live chats, makes it easier than ever to get connected to your instructors and your classmates. You’ll be learning in a virtual classroom where you’ll get to gain real knowledge in real time, while sharing your own insight with teachers and peers in online discussions.

They offer student support. Are you worried about what you’ll do if you get stuck on a lesson or topic? Today’s programs offer plenty of online resources to help you stay on top of all your work and if your program is online and you are near a campus, you can also get local campus support. 

If you’re ready to continue your education but were just a little afraid of those online courses, now’s the time to check out all they could offer you. At Charter College, we have a wide variety of online programs in business, healthcare, information technology and paralegal studies. Are you ready to change your future for the better? Start here.