MVC Online

MVC Online at Missouri Valley College offers you access to an accredited, affordable and convenient higher education. The flexibility and convenience of online learning can make your degree a reality, without the limits of location or time. Online courses can be a good fit for a variety of learners! If you are a new or current student, a transfer student, or a returning student, MVC Online offers an opportunity to try your first online course, complete core classes, or choose from one of our online degree programs.     

Missouri Valley College is a member of NC-SARA (National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements) and authorized to offer distance education to students located in other NC-SARA member states and U.S. Territories. To enroll in online classes, a student must be located in one of the member states. Any student enrolled in distance education courses must report a change of address to the Registrar’s Office. For more information, see the NC-SARA website and the latest directory.

Management

At MVC, you can complete a bachelor’s degree in management with concentration in entrepreneurship exclusively online! All online coursework aligns with on-campus courses, and many online courses are delivered in an accelerated 8 week format. Select Management Program to view the curriculum and see the four year sample plan for online.
Management Program

Psychology

A bachelor’s degree in psychology can be achieved exclusively online at MVC! Most online psychology courses are delivered in an accelerated 8 week format, and all align with the on-campus offerings. Your online degree program will be tailored to your personal interests of counseling, research, or developmental psychology. Select Psychology Program to view the curriculum and see the four year sample plan for online.
Psychology Program

Nursing

In addition to the traditional MVC School of Nursing program, an online track for LPN to a BSN curriculum is also possible! This new track allows the LPN to continue working while completing their BSN. Eighteen hours can be transferred from an accredited LPN program. The last two years will consist of nursing courses and clinical experiences leading to a BSN. The LPN to BSN online student applications are due by October 1st. Students applying to the program are evaluated on their ACT, TEAS/ unencumbered Missouri LPN license,TOEFL scores, GPA’s, and letters of reference. Fourteen candidates are selected annually to enter the LPN to BSN online track. For more information and the curriculum, see the Nursing Flyer LPN-BSN Online Track. Computer requirements are located in the BSN Student Handbook (page 26).
Nursing Program
  • About MVC Online

    Will online classes work for me? 

    • If you are self-motivated and can manage your time well, online study may be right for you! Think about the following questions: Do you have a device and reliable internet connection? Are you comfortable performing basic computer and internet functions? Can you communicate well through reading and writing skills? Are you willing to actively engage with classmates and the instructor online? If you can answer yes to these questions, online study may be a great option.
    • Online study takes at least, if not more, of your time and energy than a traditional face-to-face setting. Expect to spend at least 9 hours per week for a 3 hr online course, as you spend time engaging with content and classmates “in class,” and “outside of class,” studying and preparing.  

    What courses and degrees are offered online? 

    • A wide variety of individual courses, as well as undergraduate degree completion programs are available. Choose the best fit for your educational and career goals, and enroll in one course per term, or up to a full-time course load
  • Cost of Online

    How much does it cost? 

    • The cost may be less than you think, when considering the cost of attending the traditional classroom. Tuition is a “per credit hour” rate, and intersession and summer term tuition is discounted! Course materials are available from our online bookstore site. Other costs might include, for example, a proctored exam. Student aid, including scholarships, grants and loans, are available to those who qualify.
    • Fall and Spring Courses – $350 per credit hour + $200 student fee per term
    • Intersession and Summer Courses – $250 per credit hour + student fee $25 per term
    • Nursing Online – Beginning Spring 2020 Nursing / professional portion of the LPN-BSN online track has a program specific tuition rate of $8,850 per semester, even if the student is below the 12 credit hour threshold.
    • Course Materials – Your course schedule and any required material information is available from our online bookstore site. Be sure to purchase early and be prepared for class!
    • Proctored Exams – Occasionally an online course requires an exam to be proctored. Securing and paying the associated costs, if any, is the responsibility of the student. Proctored exams can be scheduled and taken free of charge on campus at The Learning Center during normal operating hours.  
  • Online Degree Programs

    Our online courses offer the same quality curriculum as the on-campus programs. We currently offer two Associates and three Bachelors online. 

    Associate of Arts

    Baccalaureate

  • Course Schedule for Online

    Not all online courses are offered every term. Be sure to check the term offered online after the course description in the current catalog

  • Student Resources for Online
    • Technical Requirements & Recommendations
    • Learning Management System –  Moodle is our learning management system at MVC. Check MyMoval for quick navigation to the Moodle Login. Your Moodle course will be available to you the day before the class begins.  
    • Google Chrome – We strongly recommend using the Google Chrome browser as your default browser. Chrome has been tested and is fully supported for Student Web Services, Moodle, and Google Apps for Education. Download the latest version of Google Chrome at http://www.google.com/chrome/

Technical Requirements & Recommendations

  • Requirements
    PC MAC
    Operating System
    • Windows 7 or above
    • MAC OS 10.0 or higher
    Free Disk Space
    • 10 MB or more
    • 10 MB or more
    Browser
    • Google Chrome (Recommended)
    • Internet Explorer 8 or higher
    • Mozilla 3.0 or higher
    • Apple Safari 4 or higher
    • Mozilla 3.0 or higher
    • Apple Safari 4 or higher
    Browser Settings
    • JavaScript enabled
    • Popup blockers disabled
    • Cookies enabled
    • JavaScript enabled
    • Popup blockers disabled
    • Cookies enabled
    Internet Connection
    • High speed internet
    • High speed internet
  • Recommendations
    PC MAC
    Memory
    • 512 MB or higher
    • 512 MB or higher
    CPU
    • 1.0 GHz or higher
    • Power MAC G3 or higher
    Productivity Software
    • Google Docs (Free & Highly Recommended)
    • MS Office or viewers
    • Google Docs (Free & Highly Recommended)
    • MS Office or viewers
    Other
    • Sound card and speakers
    • Sound card and speakers

Getting Started

  • Student email

    Always use your student email when corresponding with MVC offices, staff, and faculty. Be on the lookout for access and set up instructions once you are accepted!   

  • MyMoval

    MyMoval is found at the top of every MVC website page. It helps you navigate quickly to the course schedule, online bookstore, Moodle, and many other student services.

  • Course schedule, billing and financial information

    You can view your course schedule, billing and financial information, and other resources under MyMoval at Student Web Services.

  • Textbooks and other course materials

    Your course schedule with any required material information is available from our online bookstore site. Choose Student Books from MyMoval to go to the site. Be sure to purchase early and be prepared for class!

  • Google Chrome

    We strongly recommend using the Google Chrome browser as your default browser. This browser has been tested and is fully supported for Student Web Services, Moodle, and Google Apps for Education. You can download the latest version of Google Chrome here: http://www.google.com/chrome/

  • Moodle

    MVC’s learning management system is Moodle. When you register for a class, your next log in to Moodle auto-enrolls you to the corresponding Moodle course. Check MyMoval for quick navigation to the Moodle Login. Your Moodle course will be available to you the day before the class begins.



Higher-education institutions delivering courses by distance education are required to provide the  contact information for official entities or agencies within each state designated to handle complaint resolution. States are required by the US Department of Education (34 CFR 668.43(b)) to have a complaint process available to any enrolled or prospective student.  Students enrolled in online and distance courses, as well as on-campus courses, should attempt to resolve complaints by following the appropriate institutional policy: Grievance Policy (Student Complaints) or Academic Grievance Process as outlined in the College catalog and student handbook.  Students who have exhausted the institution’s appeal process may contact:
Dr. Laura L. Vedenhaupt
Senior Research Associate
Missouri Department of Higher Education
Certified School Program, SARA State Portal Agent
Laura.Vedenhaupt@dhe.mo.gov
(573) 751-2361

Students who wish to file a complaint about the College with its accreditor regarding issues of institutional quality, may do so by following the instructions on the Higher Learning Commission website: http://www.ncahlc.org/Information-for-the-Public/complaints.html.