Courses, Degrees, and Certificates


Distance courses are offered through a combination of delivery modes that may include online or blended formats.  You can learn more about courses that are offered via distance education by selecting on one of the courses options in the left column.


Harper College currently offers 16 degrees in distance-learning format. Some classes needed to complete these distance degrees mayrequire on-campus visits for orientations, lectures/discussions, labs and/or proctored testing.

  • Associate of Arts (AA)
  • Associate of Science (AS)
  • Associate in General Studies (AGS)
  • Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS)
    • Computers in Business: Applications (AAS)
    • Computers in Business: Computer Support (AAS)
    • Computers in Business: Database Management (AAS)
    • Computers in Business: Management Information Systems (AAS)
    • Computers in Business: Network Administration (AAS)
    • Financial Services: Commercial Credit Management (AAS)
    • Management (AAS)
    • Marketing (AAS)
    • Marketing: Marketing Communications (AAS)
    • Small Business Management (AAS)


Harper College currently offers 27 certificates entirely through distance education. A certificate program is made up of a sequence of courses in a specialized academic and/or technical area. Certificates can require as few as two courses or as many as ten courses for completion. A grade point average of 2.0 (C grade) or higher entitles the student to a certificate of achievement in that field of specialization. While some certificate coursework prepares the student to take a licensure exam, all courses are applicable toward an associate degree.

Some classes needed to complete these distance certificates may require on-campus visits for orientations, lectures/discussions, labs and/or proctored testing.


  • Accounting Associate
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Professional Accounting: CPA Preparation


  • Business Software Specialist
  • Computers in Business
  • E-Commerce Business


  • Early Childhood Education: Assistant Teacher


  • Advanced Management
  • Commercial Credit Management
  • Financial Management
  • General Management
  • Small Business Management

Marketing and Sales:

  • Marketing
  • Purchasing
  • Sales Management and Development

Networking and Support:

  • Cisco Network Administration
  • Computer Forensics
  • Computer Support Technician
  • Database Management
  • Linux Network Administration
  • Microsoft Network Administration
  • Network Security
  • Network Support Technician
  • Networking Fundamentals

Software Development:

  • Software Development: Sun Java
  • Software Development: Microsoft .NET

Web Development and Design:

  • Accessible Web Design and Compliance
  • Web Visual Design

View a complete list of required and/or elective courses for each certificate above so you can plan your course of study.