Getting Started

Welcome to Adams State On-line. These outstanding STEM learning opportunities and special topics are made possible through a partnership between Adams State College and Advanced Learning Designs, both leaders in Educator Professional Development. All courses are offered for Graduate Credit.

Whether this is your first on-line course or you have had numerous on-line experiences, we know you will have an outstanding learning experience. In addition to assistance from the course instructor, you will be supported by live on-line help 5 hours per day, Monday through Friday. In fact, if you would like assistance registering for one of our courses, please contact LiveHelp at 888-654-LEARN(5327) and we will be glad to take you through the process.

Thank you,
Adams State Extended Studies and Advanced Learning Designs Team

Aviation Science for Teachers, Administrators, and Guidance Counselors

3 graduate credits Instructor: Dr. Lee Siudzinski

Earth Science from Space: Our "Blue Marble" and the BIG PICTURE

1 graduate credit Instructor: Dr. A. Frederick (Fritz) Hasler

How to Become a "Green" School

1 graduate credit Instructor: James R. McGrath

Improving Learning (Literacy) Through Managing the Classroom Environment

1 graduate credit Instructor: Dr. Sherwood Williams

Discover Science Everywhere

1 graduate credit Instructor: Marni Pingel

A New Order For Teaching Optics In the Secondary Classroom

1 graduate credit Instructor: Jeff Elmer

Global Warming: Solutions for You, Your Community, Your Country, and the World

1 graduate credit Instructor: Dr. A. Frederick (Fritz) Hasler

Get Into the Book with Reading Strategies

1 graduate credit Instructor: Marni Pingel


How to Enroll and Start Your Course

  1. Purchase your course activation code(s) through the shopping cart on this web site
  2. Once you have received your activation code(s) go to the course activation page
  3. Enter your code in the space provided
  4. Provide your name and email address and select a password of your choice
  5. Select “GO TO CLASS”



Worried about the online format and course delivery?

One of the benefits of our online delivery is an asynchronous style designed to fit your busy schedule.

If at any time you have questions, you can contact our support team, composed of faculty instructors with extensive classroom, aviation, and online learning experience.


Questions? Suggestions? Concerns?

LIVE SUPPORT HOURS: Immediate technical support is available according to the following schedule:

January 1st - May 31st: Monday - Friday 8:00am-1:00pm (Central Time). (Except Holidays)

June 1st - August 31st : Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8:00am-1:00pm (Central Time). (Live Help is closed Mondays and Fridays during the summer schedule and on holidays).

September 1st - December 31st : Monday - Friday 8:00am-1:00pm (Central Time). (Except Holidays)

LIVE CHAT: Visit during Live Support Hours and select the Live Help icon to chat with one of our representatives. After hours, you may select the icon and leave us a message.

PHONE: You can call us toll free at 1-888-654-LEARN (5327) for assistance.

AFTER HOURS: Receive a quick response within one business day or less. Contact us via email, phone, or by leaving a message through the chat icon. Most students prefer using email after hours. This allows a response to your email account, which you can access at your convenience.


Preparing Your Computer

This course makes use of modern multimedia and web browser technology in order to deliver a rich instructional experience. You should make sure that your computer is set up to take full advantage of the course.

A high-speed Internet connection is recommended for using this course.

You will need to utilize either Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web Browsers. We recommend that you update your browser to the latest version to include important security updates. Students that use other web browsers, such as Safari, do so at their own risk.

You should make sure that you are running the latest version of your Operating system, web browser, and plug-ins including QuickTime, Flash, and Adobe Reader. You may be required to upgrade some of the software on your computer. It is not expected that you will require any hardware upgrades.

For more help with preparing your computer for use with the course, see our Technical Help page.