Western Iowa Tech offers several options for online classes that vary in length from 4- to 16-weeks. The same amount of content is covered regardless of the length of the class. The shortest classes will be more rigorous. Please plan accordingly.

For more information, visit www.iowacconline.org.

Tips for Online Learning

  • Plan your time carefully
  • Expect and plan for problems when working with online networks
  • Start early to avoid falling behind on assignments
  • Mark assignment due dates on a calendar
  • Wait until the house is quiet to work on assignments
  • Click "Save Answers" often - every 7-10 minutes - to keep your internet connection active.
  • Classes are not self-paced and have regular deadlines for homework and tests.
  • If you aren't sure if online is for you, try taking an orientation course.

For Out-of-State Students Interested in Western Iowa Tech Online Courses

SARA Approved InstitutionThe State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is an agreement among member states, districts, and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. SARA is overseen by a National Council and administered by four regional education compacts. Western Iowa Tech Community College has been a SARA institution since June 2016, having joined through the Midwestern Higher Education Council.

To find out more information about NC-SARA, visit our website at www.nc-sara.org/sara-students.