Online Studies

Goal of the Online Studies Department

To provide our online students with interactive educational online experiences that are engaging and stimulating for strong learning.

About our Online Programs

Our online programs offer a wealth of multimedia-driven content, providing the authentic skills employers are looking for.

These online courses offer the identical level of interactivity and engagement that students receive in a traditional classroom setting.

Online Studies System Requirements

Students enrolling in online studies programs use Blackboard for delivery of all courses and services. Online students complete an extensive online orientation course prior to starting their first online course.

System Requirements

In order for students to successfully access Blackboard from their home computers, they should have access to Microsoft Office 2007 or higher and will need the following:

  1. Operating Systems: (Any of the following): Windows Vista, or 8.1; Mac OSX 10.5 or 10.6
  2. Browsers (Any of following): Internet Explorer 9, 10, 11 for Windows, Firefox 31, 32, Chrome 37, and Safari 6, 7, and 8. Must have Java 7 and JavaScript & Cookies must be enabled.
  3. Media plugins: Free Adobe Flash, Acrobat Reader.

Additional Items

Certain courses require students to record themselves using a form of video and audio.

Online Programs of Study 

Associate Online Degree Programs and related certificates 

Business Administration*

Criminal Justice*

Early Childhood Education*

Environmental Studies*

Family Studies*

General Studies*

Health Science*


Homeland Security*

Medical Assisting*

Quality Management System*

Supply Chain and Logistics Management*

Bachelor Online Degree Programs and related certificates

Business Administration*

Child study*

Environmental Studies*

Health Science*

Human Services*

Management and Leadership**

manufacturing Management*

Public Safety and Security*


Social Work*

NOTE: Phlebotomy and Paramedic Studies are not available online.

*Program offered 50% online or more

**Program offered 100% online

For programs that are listed as 100%, prospective students should check with Goodwin College admissions to see if their state is one where we can offer their 100% online program of interest.

Online Academic Success Resources

Academic Technology Training Center

This support center is located in the River Campus 247 Building in Room 201.
Support Phone: 860-913-2152

Academic Tutoring

E-tutoring services are available to all students in each online course.

Online Bookstore

Books can be ordered online at

Online Student Orientation Course

A self-paced web-based student orientation course is available by clicking on the "Student Orientation" link found on the Goodwin College website in the Online Studies and Student Services sections. This is highly recommended that all students who take online classes complete.