About Distance Learning

Iowa Central strives to meet the needs of our students by offering courses in a variety of formats. In addition to the standard classroom offerings, we are committed to meeting the needs of students who are remote to campus by offering FlexNet, Online, and Virtual Class courses. A degree is not out of reach with all the different delivery methods available.

FlexNet courses are asynchronous


FlexNet courses are asynchronous, and are taught via the internet using iNET. Students can enroll in a FlexNet course at any time throughout the semester, except the last three (3) weeks of the term, as long as space is available. Enrollment will be closed the last 3 weeks of the term, unless approved by Distance Learning. Students will have until the last day of the term to complete a FlexNet course. FlexNet courses do not have weekly assignments, but it is highly recommended for students to stay on task.

8 Week Online Courses/Programs

8 Week Online Courses/Programs

8 Week Online Courses/Programs – Provides opportunity to complete an entire program online. Students enrolled in one of the programs must be 100% enrolled via one of the 8 Week Online Programs:

  • Associate in Arts A.A. Degree
  • Computer Networking Technology A.A.S Degree
  • Criminal Justice A.A.S. Degree
  • Health Care Administration A.P.S. Degree
  • Human Services A.P.S. Degree
  • Supply Chain Management A.A.S. Degree
High School Partnerships

High School Partnerships

High School Partnerships involve high school students in grades nine through twelve enrolling in Iowa Central classes through Internet Based & On Campus – Senior Year Plus, Project Earlybird, or through Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act (PSEO only allows juniors and seniors, or freshman and sophomores identified as Talented and Gifted to enroll). Charter Schools are another option for high school students to earn college credits. These programs were developed to offer a wider variety and to help add rigor to the students’ curriculum.