Welcome to the Internet Academy
About the Internet Academy
Herkimer College's Internet Academy offers 20 Associate degree programs and three one-year certificate programs completely online. Approximately 30 percent of our student body are online students taking all of their courses through the Internet Academy, and the majority of our on-campus students take at least one online course during their time at Herkimer.
By offering complete degree programs online, students are able to earn degrees without traveling to the campus, a real benefit for learners who are place-bound or have other responsibilities such as work and family. Students are able to complete their lessons and participate in class at times and in places that are convenient to them.
Herkimer focuses on offering high quality instruction. Faculty are required to participate in a series of workshops before they begin teaching online, and regularly “refresh” their courses to keep pace with quality benchmarks for online learning. Support and technical assistance is also provided for both faculty and students. Course completion rates and student achievement for online students is equivalent to those in comparable on-campus courses.
At Herkimer, we pride ourselves on a supportive environment and caring faculty and staff. Our goal is to offer the same level of care and service to online students as we do to on-campus students. All necessary services are accessible online, including registration, placement testing, bill payment, tutoring, book purchasing and academic advisement.
Awards & Rankings
- Recipient of the National University Technology Network's 2016 Institutional Achievement Award for effective use of technology in teaching and learning.
- Recognized as one of the most affordable online accredited colleges in the nation by OnlineU.
- Recipient of the 2016 SUNY Faculty Advisory Council on Teaching and Technology Award for Instructional Support.
Meet the Internet Academy Team: Tabitha Carter, Bill Pelz, Linda Lamb and Cara Boepple