Non-Traditional Programs


Non-traditional programming offers quality education and training for effective vocations.

Connected Campus (Online)

The College offers courses online through The purpose of this system is to provide educational opportunities for students whose residence and/or work schedule prevents them from attending residential classes.

Courses involve a variety of methodologies. Instruction may include video, PowerPoint, text instruction, and independent tasks such as research projects and papers. Some courses include hyperlinked projects, such as preaching videos, historical journals, biblical studies, and geographical mapping. Each class includes interaction through methods, such as chat rooms, forums, threads, email, and video conferencing. Quizzes, assignments, and tests may also be conducted through the online course management system.

Students and professors can interact through the various features of online courses. Enrollment occurs through the standard registration process.

Distance Education Privacy Policy

The College at Mid-America seeks to protect the privacy of students enrolled in distance education courses through the following means:

  1. A student’s coursework is viewable only by the course professor unless the student gives permission for specific information to be shared with others.
  2. A student’s grades are viewable only by the student, the professor, and the registrar’s office.
  3. A student’s posts to online forums are considered part of the open class discussion and meet best practices expectations (Mid-America Posting Rubric) for student to student and student to professor interaction. Students should have the expectation of privacy within the online class for posts to these forums.
  4. A student’s emails or instant messaging to the professor are considered private and should not be made available to other students. However, should a student’s communication violate Mid-America policies or include information that a professor is legally obligated to report; such communication does not have expectation of confidentiality.
  5. Students who believe their privacy has been violated should contact the professor first. If no satisfactory result occurs, the student may make appeal to the institution through the Student Grievance Policy and Procedure.

Bridge Program

The College at Mid-America offers a bridge program that gives options to high school students for earning college credit. Through this program, a high school student may earn up to 24 hours of credit toward a bachelor’s degree. To earn the full 24 hours of credit, high school students must take four classes during their junior year and four classes during their senior year.

Students must meet the following requirements to participate:

  • GPA 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (B average)
  • A recommendation from the applicant’s principal, guidance counselor or teacher

The following courses are available to students in the Bridge Program:

CS 4950Introduction to Computing3
EN 4900Introduction to Research and Writing3
WH 4961
WH 4962
World History 1
and World History 2
MA 4971Applied Mathematics3
MU 4701Music Appreciation3
EN 4914Introduction to Literature3
SC 4981Introduction to Biology3

No other undergraduate level courses will be available to students in the Bridge Program.

Tuition for courses in the Bridge Program is the same for all new students and is listed in the Tuition and Fees section of this catalog. There is no campus fee charge for these students.

To begin in the Bridge Program, a student should contact the admissions office at Mid-America. Students in the Bridge Program register through the same process as bachelor level students.