Telecourses are college-credit courses that use videotaped instruction, textbooks, and printed materials. Telecourses provide students with an opportunity to complete a significant portion of required course work outside of the classroom setting. Students view a majority of the lecture material on tapes or, in some cases, via public television and complete a great deal of the coursework at home. Students meet with their instructor five times during the semester for "on-campus" sessions as a supplement to the video. During class meetings, telelearning is reinforced by the use of lecture, discussion, laboratory experiences, and course examinations. Videotapes covering some course material are available in the Library for viewing and/or check out by students enrolled in the telecourses.
Courses are offered in art, history, music, philosophy, psychology, sociology, math, business, health, and special topics. If family, work, or other obligations make it difficult to attend a "traditional" college course, check out Northeast State's telecourse schedule.