Northwest-Shoals Community College offers online and distance education to meet the changing needs of today’s student population. Course content is identical to on-campus programs; the only difference is the delivery method for the curriculum. Northwest-Shoals Community College has laid out degree guides on a full-time and part-time basis to outline a typical timeline to complete a two-year degree, which demonstrates the flexibility associated with online learning at the school. Other valuable information is provided on the introductory webpage including orientation materials, class schedules, handbook and more. The handbook offers information for distance education students including tips and self-assessment, information about the content delivery method and admissions procedures. Available support services include academic advising and counseling, tutoring, library services, bookstore access, technical support, access to the student network and career guidance.