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Online Learning

We know life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta's online classes, and new online business degree, offer the flexibility to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. 

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Featured online program

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    General Management
    Associate in Business Studies

    Earn the skills and knowledge to build a solid foundation in the major functional areas of business management with this completely online degree program.

    This is a cohort program, meaning you'll take all your classes with the same group of students – from start to finish. We've found this is a great way to build a classroom community in an online environment.

    Another great benefit of this program is the option of a full- or part-time track. You can choose from either four or ten 15-week semesters. This gives you flexibility to take classes at a pace that works for you. 

    LEARN MORE ABOUT this program

why choose Delta online?

Technology is a big deal at Delta. In fact, we have been named a Top Tech-Saavy Community College for the last five years. We make sure our online students receive the same great personal attention and quality education that we're known for. We have dedicated, online staff that will help you from start to finish and any time you need them in between. And, as a Delta student, you can get Microsoft Office installed on your computer at no cost. 

Delta offers hundreds of online classes. The advantages of online courses are convenience and flexibility - not simplicity. If you are self-motivated, disciplined and committed to learning, then online classes and degrees might be perfect for you! 

Our online programs have the same great faculty as our on-campus classes. Experts in their fields, they are here to help you along the way.

Online technology

When taking online classes at Delta, you will use Desire2Learn software. We like to call it D2L. You will find this is an easy-to-use, flexible tool that you can use when and where is best for you. 

You can view our D2L navigation overview to see what a class looks like when you are logged in to the system. 

See a demo of D2L

Technology requirements

Ensure that your browser has JavaScript and cookies enabled. For desktop systems, you must have Adobe Flash Player 10.1.

Support desktop browsers for Windows
  • Microsoft Edge (Latest)
  • Internet Explorer 9 or older
  • Firefox (Latest)
  • Firefox ESR
  • Chrome (Latest)
Supported desktop browsers for Mac OS X
  • Safari (Latest)
  • Firefox (Latest)
  • Firefox ESR
  • Chrome (Latest)
Supported tablet and mobile browsers
  • Android – Android 4 – Android (Latest)
  • Apple – iOS 6, 7, 8, and 9 – Safari (Latest)
  • Microsoft Surface – Windows 8 – Internet Explorer 11
  • BlackBerry (mobile only) – BlackBerry 7, 10 – BlackBerry (Latest) 

Getting Started

There are a few steps you will need to take to become a Delta online student. We will guide you through each step. You'll need to complete these items:

  1. Complete your Delta College application.
  2. Apply for financial aid.
  3. Plan to transfer in credits or already have a degree? Submit your official transcript(s).
  4. First time taking college classes? Complete course placement.
  5. Set up your student account.
  6. Attend online orientation.
  7. Register and pay for classes.
  8. Get your books.


You are now ready to start your classes and are one step closer to reaching your goals! 

Frequently asked questions

What is a cohort and how does the concept help me advance through the program?

A cohort is a model or concept within higher education in which students progress through an academic program together. It similar to a learning community, however, a group or cohort remains together for the entire length of a selected program of study through to completion. Positive outcomes associated with cohort learning are that they are student centered, help build strong bonds, and often provide a professional network to help students’ professional development.

I’ve completed my application, what’s next?

You will receive a confirmation email signifying we have received your application. Delta will also send you an information packet containing additional information about the program, including your student number. After receiving, your student number, you can then create a student account and following the prompts. You may be contacted directly to answer questions to help make your online experience a pleasant one.

Set up your student account

What is the cost of the program?

Cost for the program will vary based on your address verification and whether you are a part-time (less than 12 credit hours) or full-time (12 credit hours or more) student. For an estimate of tuition and fees, visit tuition, costs and fees.

Note: There is an additional fee for all online courses.

What about financial aid and scholarships?

Scholarships and financial aid are available for this program. Visit financial aid and scholarships for more information.

How do I access my online courses?

Delta uses a special software known as Desire2Learn. You can learn more about it by viewing this step-by-step demonstration.

What about transfer credit?

All transcripts from previous post-secondary institutions should be sent our registrar’s office. Transcripts can be mailed to our main campus at Delta College Registrar, 1961 Delta Road, University Center, MI 48710 or email through a transcript delivery service to Delta has partnered with the National Student Clearinghouse to provide 24/7 online transcript ordering (fees may apply). All transcripts take about a week from the time of arrival to process. An unofficial copy of your transcript will be made available to you. 

Learn more about sending your transcripts


Delta is less than half the cost of a public university, with the same quality education.

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Delta has been named a national top 10 technology innovations winner.


Delta offered over 900 online classes in 2016.

SUCCESS TIP: Plan your study times and stick to them.

One of the great things about online learning is that you can take classes when and where it is most convenient for you. However, procrastination can sneak up on you quickly and you can fall behind quickly. Set goals for yourself and plan your study times.