FAQs

 Who is Midwestern College Online?

Midwestern College Online provides students with a flexible, convenient way to earn college credit without having to go to a Midwestern College campus or center.

 What are some advantages to taking online courses?

Students take online classes for a number of reasons. Some of them may include:

  • Convenience/Flexibility – The fact that you can access an online course anywhere and anytime is major factor to consider. A student can work on their course at 4 a.m. in their pajamas or halfway across the world!
  • One-on-One Instruction – Unlike an on-campus course, the instructor is able to answer your questions individually without the interruption of other students.
  • Cost Effectiveness – Students do not have to worry about child care or gas costs when taking an online course.
 What do I need to sign up for a CNA class?
  • Complete an application form
  • No criminal background (see list of prohibited offenses)
  • Submit attestation form, high school diploma, or GED certificate. If in high school, complete Work-keys (score of 4 or above is required)
  • Pay tuition in full or down payment
  • Submit TB test result (Must be completed by the end of the first week)
 Must I have a GED or high school diploma?

Yes & No. If you do not have a GED or High school diploma, you must first take and pass the Work-keys test with a score of 4 or above.

 How long are CNA and CMA classes?

Between 4-6 weeks

 What schedules are available?

Weekday, Weekend, Evening, and Online

 When are clinicals held?

For weekday and evening classes, clinicals are held during the week; those clinical times will correlate with which class you choose. Weekend courses offer weekend clinicals. Your instructor will inform you the first week of class when clinical rotations will be held.

 What are the clinical hours?
  • Weekday: 6 AM – 3 PM (3 rotations)
  • Evening: 3 PM – 9 PM (4 rotations)
  • Weekend: 6 AM – 3 PM (3 rotations)
 Do you have payment plans?

Yes. You must pay 40% down before the start of the class, then you can make payments throughout the duration of the class. The total balance must be paid before the last day of the class or else you will not test.

 What fees are associated with the courses?

For all courses, there is a non-refundable $20 application fee. The other costs that are covered with course fees are the state testing application, tuition, and licensing. Books will be provided to you however uniform will be the students’ responsibility. Each course is a different cost so be sure to check with the admissions coordinator. You can do this by using our online chat service, email, or phone.

 Do I need to buy uniforms?

Yes, for CNA you need: Ceil Blue Scrubs, white tennis shoes, watch, and a gait belt. For CMA you will need scrubs of any color and white tennis shoes.

 Should I wear uniform on the first day of class?

No, you can dress comfortably.

 What happens after completing the course?

After successfully completing the course (score of 75% or above, attending all classes and assigned clinicals, turned in volunteer paperwork and presenting your topic), and paying all dues:

  • We send your paperwork to testing center. Be advised that some centers may charge extra $5 dollars.
  • Once the testing center receives the roster, they mail us an Authorization To Test (ATT) letter
  • [ATT] Includes the location of the testing site, date, and time
  • Once we receive the ATT and verify everything is correct, we mail it to the student, or a copy will be provided the last day after final is taken
  • Be advised that the student will not test until at least 3 weeks post from the last day of class
  • Testing is a predetermined scheduled date and time that is the student’s responsibility to ensure they can attend

(It is very important for the student to keep us updated in address changes so that we can mail the ATT to the right address)

 Where are the state exams held?

You can choose from the list of testing sites. Generally, we choose a site closest to campus for convenience to the student’s, although other arrangements are available.

 What happens if I fail the class?

You will have to retake the course.

 How often is the Med Aide update class?
  • Wichita: 1st Friday of the month from 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM
  • Overland Park: 2nd Friday of every month from 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM
  • Online: 15th – 31st of every month. This must be completed no later than the last day of the month.
 Do you have online classes?

CMA Update and CNA Hybrid. Learn more here

 What should you consider before taking an online course?

Online students must be self-motivated, disciplined and, college-level readers. Online courses require that you have good computer skills and have access to a computer with internet service.

 Are online courses easier than face-to-face courses?

Online courses are neither more difficult nor easier than face-to-face classes. Students will be expected to work just as hard. It’s important to note that a successful online student must be self-motivated and cannot procrastinate. You may be able to log into the class and complete the assignments at any time, but you still have deadlines.

 Is there an instructor and how do I communicate with him/her?

Each online course has a specific instructor. You will communicate with the instructor through the Online College interface.

 Do you have to be online at a certain time each week?

Most online courses do not require you to be online at a certain time. If the instructor requires you to be online at a certain time, it will be noted in the course syllabus.

 Is attendance taken in online courses?

Midwestern instructors record your online attendance each week for your online course(s). In order to be counted present in your course, you must log in and complete your instructor’s attendance requirements for the week. Individual instructors may have additional requirements before attendance requirements are satisfied. The week for attendance usually runs from Monday 12:00 A.M. through 11:59 P.M. Sunday.

Please check the individual course syllabus carefully for these requirements or check with your instructor. If these requirements are not satisfied, you will be counted absent for the week!

 Are online courses self-paced?

No, your class will have specific requirements each week for assignments and attendance. You cannot complete an online course early or try to make up for lost time at the end of the class.

 How do you turn in assignments?

You will upload your assignments in MOODLE using the Assignment Drop Box.

 Do you have to go somewhere to take tests?

Each online course is different and some instructors may have you go to a convenient location to take some tests. See your course syllabus or contact your instructor for information about testing requirements.

 What if you need help with an online course?

Contact your instructor first. Then, if he/she can’t help you, contact the Midwestern Help Desk for any technical problems you may have.

 Can you start your online course before the first day of class?

Unless otherwise notified, an online course is not available in MOODLE until the first day of class for that class.

 Do you need to have a computer and know how to use it?

You must have access to a personal computer and have some basic knowledge of how to use it. If you do not have basic computer skills, you may want to consider taking Beginning Computers course.

You must have an active Midwestern e-mail account and reliable connection to the Internet for successful completion of online courses.

 What is your log in information?

You will be emailed your login information after enrollment.

 Where can you find a schedule of online courses?

Go to Class Schedules portal for links to Online Classes.

 Do you have to be admitted to Midwestern College to take online courses?

Yes. Go to Online Academic Advising & Enrollment for instructions on how to apply and enroll online.

 What level of language proficiency is required?

All Midwestern College Online courses, including course instructions, are conducted in English; a proficiency in English is required for all students. If you wish to apply to Midwestern but your native language is not English, you must complete the WORKKEYS reading for information exam and score at least a 4 on the computer version.

 What are the technology requirements?

Each course may have specific technology requirements, which are listed on the Class Schedules. You should have an active e-mail account and reliable connection to the Internet for successful completion of online courses.

 How do I enroll?

Click Here to see available classes and apply online.

 Can you receive financial aid for Midwestern College Online courses?

No, Presently, Midwestern College does not offer financial aid.

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