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Distance Education

UACCM currently offers online and hybrid courses in many of our degree programs. The following programs have at least half the course requirements offered as distance education/hybrid:

  • Associate of General Studies* – 100% of this degree can be completed through distance education/hybrid courses.
  • Associate of Science in Liberal Arts* – 95% of this degree can be completed through distance education/hybrid courses.
  • Associate of Arts in General Education* – 95% of this degree can be completed through distance education/hybrid courses.
  • Associate of Science in Education – 67% of this degree can be completed through distance education/hybrid courses.
  • Associate of Science in Business – 60% of this degree can be completed through distance education/hybrid courses.
  • Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems – 55% of this degree can be completed through distance education/hybrid courses.

*The above programs include science and/or oral communications courses which are currently only offered as hybrid courses.  These hybrid courses will require approximately 1/5-1/3 of the course to be completed on campus.  Please visit with your advisor for more information pertaining to the amount of time required on campus for your specific degree program.

The AS in Liberal Arts, AS in Education and AS in Business requirements vary based on the four-year university the student will be attending after completion of the UACCM degree. Please contact the advising center, or your advisor, for personalized assistance. you may also find current 2+2 plans on the My UACCM Portal under the Advising tab.

All online courses will require at least one proctored exam. The exam may be proctored on our campus, or at an off-site facility.  In order to get a proctoring site approved contact Aaron Spivey at 501-977-2060 or spivey@uaccme.edu. You must take care of this within the first two weeks of classes in order to have it approved prior to any proctored work. It is best to do this immediately upon registering for online courses.

Remediation courses are not offered through distance education. Students who plan to take online courses must meet the prerequisites for each class they enroll in. See course descriptions for more information.

In order to apply to UACCM as a distance education learner you must complete the following steps:

Step 1

Complete UACCM Admission Requirements online.

Step 2

If you plan to file for financial aid, please go here.  If you need assistance, please contact the Financial Aid Department at 501-977-2055.

Step 3

Once you have been admitted to UACCM and have submitted all required documents, contact the Advising Center to schedule an advising appointment.  All advising appointments may be made online through Appointment Plus. Access Appointment Plus on the Registration Dates page and click the "Book Now" button when available. Students may also call 501-208-5307 to make an appointment.  You must be able use one of the following video call programs to be advised via distance:

  • Skype

Step 4

Complete the Student Computer Account Form.

Step 5

Once you have been advised and are registered as a distance education student (100% of courses taken are online), you will need to contact Clara Paquette at 501-977-2157 or paquette@uaccm.edu to enroll in and receive instructions for Distance Education 101. 

Distance Education 101 is a free course that must be completed prior to the first day of classes your first semester as a distance education student. This course will prepare you for use of our learning management system, UACCM policies and procedures related to distance education students, and more information that will be crucial to your success at UACCM. This course must be completed, per the instructions received from Clara Paquette, before the first day of classes or you will be dropped from all enrolled online courses.

Step 6

Review the UACCM Academic Calendar for the year you are enrolled to determine the first day of classes.  As a distance education student you are required to log in and begin coursework on the first day of classes for the semester you are enrolled.  If you do not do so, you may be dropped for non-attendance.