X. Associate Diploma Programs

Distance Education

Distance Education / Open Learning

The Distance Education program, administered by the Office of Open Learning at the University of Guelph, supports the departments in offering degree credit courses to students. Distance education allows learners to study at home or in their office, according to their own schedules - there are no classes to attend. Courses may come with a variety of learning resources, including: manuals, videotapes, audiotapes, audio CDs, DVDs, computer diskettes, CD-ROMs, etc., depending on the nature of the course. As well, most courses incorporate computer conferencing, e-mail, computer based quizzes and the use of the Internet. Distance education provides a contemporary means through which the University of Guelph continues its tradition of outreach and open learning opportunities.

Please consult the Office of Open Learning:

Office of Open Learning

Room 160, Johnston Hall



for an updated listing on courses available by distance education and when they are scheduled to be offered.


Please check with the Office of Open Learning regarding the technology and resource requirements (e.g. computer, modem, VCR, audio cassette recorder etc.) for the specific course(s).

University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1