Frequently Asked Questions

Online courses will start and end on the scheduled date and have regular deadlines.

With the Canvas phone app, there are many things you will be able to do on a tablet or smartphone. However, you must have access to a Windows or Mac based computer with Microsoft Office (offered free to students) to sufficiently complete online courses. It is also essential that you have consistent access to a reliable Internet connection.  

You should still plan to dedicate 2-3 hours of study for every 1 credit you are taking. Online courses do offer the flexibility to fit study into your schedule.

Your syllabus and Canvas course shell will include due dates for you to follow, but you will not need to log in synchronously.

Yes! Canvas tech support is available 24-hours a day 365 days a year. Western also offers peer-tutoring and access to NetTutor to help ensure your success!

Yes! Western offers 9 degrees and 11 certificates fully online.

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Application Software Certificate

Today's businesses require highly skilled individuals in the area of computer applications software and concepts to assist in detailed and overall business processes and practices. This certificate will provide students with advanced skills in current popular/industry standard application software programs giving them a competitive edge and expertise to assist businesses in every industry and discipline.

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