Online Education

Welcome to Online Education at Snead State Community College!

Welcome to the online education experience at Snead State Community College. Snead State continues to be a leader in the state when it comes to online education. Snead State students enroll for more online classes each semester than students enrolled at other colleges within the Alabama Community College System. For the system as a whole, approximately 21 percent of the total credit hours taught during the 2013-14 academic year were delivered through either online or blended courses, but for Snead State, that percentage rose to 44.

Snead State is committed to continue the growth and development of online education to provide more opportunities for students and to increase the graduation rate through quality courses.

Snead State is proud to offer a variety of educational opportunities through online education. Our courses teach the very same objectives and outcomes as courses offered on campus; the difference is in the delivery. Instead of attending a class where an instructor provides a lecture and leads a classroom discussion, eLearning courses are delivered over the Internet and through video capture. Most courses require approximately 6-7 hours per week during the semester to complete the assigned work. These courses require as much commitment as any traditional on-campus class. They require dedicated, ongoing, and regular participation.

While the requirements and commitment are the same for online courses versus on-campus courses, online education offers definite advantages. Students may complete their coursework at any point during the day, instead of a set class time. Online classes fit within students' work schedule or family commitments. Concerns such as lining up transportation to and from class or arranging for childcare while in class aren't an issue with online classes; the classes may be attended from any place where you have a working computer.

Snead State offers hundreds of online classes. Additionally, students can earn the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Business Management completely online. This degree, which includes ten concentration options, prepares students to enter the workforce or transfer to another institution to pursue a four-year degree.

Other 100% online options include:
  • Accounting Tech (Short Certificate)
  • Applied Business (Associate in Applied Science Degree)
  • Child Development (Short Certificate / Certificate / AAS Degree) online.  Most courses include required field experiences that must be done at a child care facility.
  • Office Administration (Short Certificate / AAS) Medical Transcription (Short Certificate)
  • LPN-to-RN Mobility- There are some on-campus meetings and also clinical placements.
Most transfer options are available 100 percent online, including the most popular Business, Elementary Education and Pre-Nursing options.

Enroll Today

A variety of online options are available each semester at Snead State. To view this semester’s class offerings, please click here.

To take advantage of the online opportunities at Snead State, apply for admission. Financial aid is available for eligible students.

For More Information

For more information contact our Distance Learning office at (256) 840-4124 or send email to The Distance Learning Office is located in the Administration Building of the main campus in Boaz.