Fit college into life with the flexibility of online programs at Inver Hills Community College, a leader for online education in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System
Online Learning

Inver Hills is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) as an online provider of degrees and certificates, some offered completely online.

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Online Programs

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Online certificates


Criminal Justice

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Online courses

Inver Hills offers nearly 80 online classes during fall and spring semesters. The college offers about half that number during summer session.

You can take online classes via Desire to Learn (D2L), a Web-based learning management system. Using D2L, you can access class materials, engage in discussions with your fellow students, take quizzes and turn in your assignments—all working online anytime from anywhere.

View the Class Schedule to find the online class you wish to take.

Class Schedule

Quality Matters™

Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer review process designed to certify the quality of online courses and online components. Colleges and universities across and beyond the U.S. use the tools in developing, maintaining and reviewing their online courses and in training their faculty.

QM-recognized courses

Course Number Course Name Faculty
ANTH 1100 Introduction to Anthropology Katherine Nelson
ANTH 1110 Cultural Anthropology Katherine Nelson
BIO 1107 Biology of Women Laurine Ford
BUS 1109 Introduction to International Business Yohannes Agegnehu
BUS 1111 Principles of International Marketing Yohannes Agegnehu
BUS 1113 Introduction to International Law Yohannes Agegnehu
BIOL 1114-99 Critical Issues in Biology Laurine Ford
BUS 1115 Principles of International Trade Yohannes Agegnehu
BUS 1119 Human Relations in Business Hamid Kazeroony
BUS 1122 Human Resources Management Hamid Kazeroony
BUS 1141 Workforce Planning Hamid Kazeroony
BUS 1143 Total Reward and Compensation Hamid Kazeroony
BUS 1145 Risk Management Hamid Kazeroony
BUS 2130 Employment Law for Business Hamid Kazeroony
CMSV 2890 Building Organization & Technology Scott Holm
CMSV 2870 Construction Management Scott Holm
ECON 1100 Economics for Consumers Scott Sandok
ECON 1106 Principles of Mircroeconomics TBD
EDU 2008 Introduction to Infant and Child Mental Health Janice Hofschulte
EDU 1130 Early Childhood Education Janice Hofschulte
ENG 099 Introduction to Academic Writing Tamar Neumann
ENGLISH 1140-99 Introduction to Literature Mary Petrie
ENGLISH 2237-99 The Short Story Ellen Lansky
ENGLISH 2238-99 Contemporary Fiction Mary Petrie
ENGLISH 1112 Creative Writing Ellen Lansky
ENGLISH 1108 Section 98 Writing and Research Skills Ellen Lansky
ENGLISH 11080-94, 95, 96 Writing and Research Skills Mary Petrie
INTS 1125 Creative Problem Solving TBD
MATH 940 Intermediate Algebra Deanna Green
MATH 940 Intermediate Algebra Angela Gallant
MATH 940 Intermediate Algebra TBD
MATH 1118 College Algebra I Angela Gallant
MATH 1118 College Algebra I Carrie Naughton
MATH 1119 College Algebra II Angela Gallant
PHYS 1020 Descriptive Astronomy Kenny Tapp
PSYC 1101 General Psychology (Accelerated Format) Barbara Curchack

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Quality Matters Certified Courses

Inver Hills Community College is among the system leaders in moving forward with Quality Matters course reviews.

Out-of-state distance education

State and federal laws require colleges and universities to be authorized to offer distance education in states other than their own. Inver Hills is authorized or is exempt from regulation to offer distance education in many states.

The following states and district have not authorized Inver Hills to offer distance education to their residents:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Missouri
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Washington, D.C.
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

Technical preparedness

Desire2Learn (D2L), the Web-based application Inver Hills uses to administer online courses, will put minimal demands on your computer. You can make sure your computer will be able to use D2L by checking its system.

Depending on your course, you may need to install additional software to complete certain assignments or access various multimedia.

An important benefit of taking online classes is your ability to participate on your own schedule. You may find online success more difficult if you plan on using a workplace computer or a lab computer on campus, which could limit your access time. If you don't have a computer of your own, make sure you block out specific times when you know you'll have access to a computer.

Expect to log in to your online course at least three to four times a week to keep up with rapidly changing content, take part in online discussions and complete your assignments. Online learning is a collaborative effort that demands your participation. You can consult with our Admissions Team, a counselor or advisor, or a faculty member to make sure you will be comfortable working in an online environment.

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