HACC Lancaster's virtual campus started in July 2004 as an addition to the College's successful distance learning program. The virtual campus offers several academic programs of study with over 150 courses to choose from. Online advisers are there to provide support and advice, and students can connect with their peers through the online community and student government.
Virtual campus courses are very similar to in-class courses, but the biggest difference is the flexibility. You can log on to class when it is convenient for you, as there's usually no set time for "lectures." Lecutres are delivered through online texts and video formats; video-based courses are often called "telecourses." Video lessons can be rented from an on-campus bookstore in both VHS and DVD formats, if you can't get them online.
One key component of every online course is the ability to work independently, without a professor constantly reminding you what do to. You have to be aware of due dates for work and assessments, just like in class.