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Phone: 651-450-3000
Toll-free: 866-576-0689
Location: College Center

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Online Degrees and Certificates

Inver Hills Community College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission as an online provider of degrees and certificates.

Online Degrees

Associate in Arts (A.A.)
Contemporary Business (A.S.)
Contemporary Business Practice (A.A.S.)

Online Certificates

Child Care Teacher (Human Services)
Criminal Justice (Postgraduate Certificate)
Customer Service (Business)
Human Resource Management (Business)
Project Management (Business)
Sales and Marketing (Business)

Online Courses

Inver Hills offers more than 75 online classes each fall and spring semester. Approximately half that number are offered during summer session. Students have access to materials through the Internet and via D2L (Desire to Learn). Desire to Learn is a web-based learning management system used to administer classes. Students are able to access class materials, engage in conversations with other students, and turn in assignments via the web.

Inver Hills Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Inver Hills's accreditation includes approval to provide all of its degrees online.

To see what classes are scheduled online, you may use the class schedule.

Quality MattersQuality Matters recognized

The Quality Matters™ program is a faculty-centered peer course review quality assurance process for online learning. Review criteria are linked to rigorous standards and guided by instructional design principles. The Quality Matters standards assure that the online components of these courses promote learner engagement and provide students with all the tools and information they need to be successful learners.

The following courses are recognized:

Course Number Course Name Faculty
BUS 1104 Principles of Marketing Kazeroony
BUS 1160 Entrepreneurship And Small Business Management Kazeroony
MATH 0840 Introductory Algebra Naughton
MATH 0940 Intermediate Algebra Naughton
MATH 1118 College Algebra I Naughton
ENG 1108 Writing and Research Skills Petrie
ENG 1108 Writing and Research Skills Lansky
ENG 2238 Contemporary Fiction Petrie
ENG 1112 Creative Writing Lansky
ENG 2237 The Short Story


ENG 1140

Introduction to Literature


CMSV 2870 Construction Management


CMSV 2890 Building Organization and Technology




BIO 1114 Critical Issues in Human Biology


MATH 0940 Intermediate Algebra


INTS 1125 Creative Problem Solving


BUS 1109 Introduction to International Business


BUS 1111 Principles of International Marketing


BUS 1113 Introduction to International Law


BUS 1115 Principles of International Trade


BUS 1119 Human Relations in Business


BUS 1141 Workforce Planning


BUS 1143 Total Reward and Compensation


BUS 1145 Risk Management


BIO 1107 Biology of Women


MnSCU Quality Matters Certified Courses

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


Notice to Out-of State Students Interested in Inver Hills 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.  However, the following states 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, and Wyoming.  If you plan to live in any of these states while attending Inver Hills, please contact Ann Deiman, Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts, at or 651-450-3753.

Technical Preparedness

 Desire2Learn, the web application that Inver Hills uses to administer classes, has minimal demands that most computers will meet easily. If your computer passes the Desire2Learn system check, your computer is able to use Desire2Learn. Depending on your course, you may need to install additional software used to complete assignments or access certain multimedia.

While possible, it will be more difficult to succeed online if you expect to use a work computer or a lab computer on campus. One of the benefits of an online class is that scheduling your participation is up to you. However, your freedom in scheduling will be quite limited if you cannot access a computer when it's needed. If this is your situation, it is important to try to block out a few specific times when you know you'll be able to log on.

In addition, you will need to be prepared to learn online using your computer. Expect to log in to a course at least three to four times a week in order to keep up with the rapidly changing content, participate in and follow online discussions, and complete assignments. Much of online learning is a collaborative effort where your participation is needed, and it is important to ensure that you will be comfortable contributing in this environment.