Medical Education

Teaching and learning in an online classroom can be a rewarding and engaging experience. Online courses are designed to the same rigor and enthusiasm for learning, remain student centered, and are filled with the same lively discussion and exchange of ideas as on-campus classes while providing the flexibility that your schedule demands in order to complete a degree.

View a list of available online programs and courses.

What is distance education?
Distance education, which includes online education, is a method to teach and learn outside the traditional classroom setting. At Cabarrus College, we use a Learning Management System that students and faculty access via the internet to interact and learn. Many of the assignments can be completed on your time to fit the needs of your schedule instead of requiring you to be on campus for classes at designated times. Examples of online assignments include posting responses to instructor materials or case studies, reviews of peer work or projects, participating in online chats, and taking quizzes and tests.

Distance education courses at Cabarrus College fall into three categories with varying degrees of online and traditional classroom content:


Online Content

Web based/online 75 - 100%
Hybrid 26 - 74%
Web enhanced 0 - 25%

Out-of-State Applicants

Higher education institutions must be authorized to offer distance education programs and/or courses in states other than their own. Admission to a program or course is dependent on Cabarrus College’s ability to secure authorization from the applicant’s state of residence, if authorization is required. Below is a list of states where Cabarrus College of Health Sciences is either authorized and/or qualifies for an exemption: Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement

In order to comply with U.S. Department of Education regulations regarding distance education and professional licensure, Cabarrus College is required to make the following disclosure with respect to professional licensure outside the state of North Carolina.  Cabarrus College cannot confirm whether a particular program meets requirements for professional licensure outside the state of North Carolina.  Please contact applicable licensure board(s) in any state you may want to pursue licensure prior to beginning a program in order to determine whether the program meets licensure requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm program eligibility for licensure in any state outside of North Carolina.

Federal regulations require institutions to provide contact information for filing a complaint with the institution's accrediting agency as well as the state agency where a prospective or current student resides. Cabarrus College of Health Sciences seeks to quickly resolve complaints and grievances. Students who are enrolled should follow the College's Appeal Procedure as outlined in the Student Handbook. However, if an issue is not resolved according to internal college procedures, a student has the right to file a complaint with the institution's regional accreditation agency or the state he/she resides. Please consult the following resources for complaint resolution by state.