Academic Support

College of the North Atlantic's offers many online program options bringing the classroom to you! Courses and programs are delivered fully online with no scheduled classes and allows students to learn on their own schedule, in a flexible environment, within a specified time frame. Our instructors guide you through our standardized curriculum, which carries the same credentials and academic standards as their classroom equivalents.
DL is technology-mediated – it’s your digital classroom! Information is exchanged between the instructor and the student primarily within the online learning management system. Audio, video/web conferencing and virtual classroom tools are also used in some courses. This asynchronous approach to learning supplies motivated, disciplined, and independent learners the opportunity to complete course requirements from home, work, school or any other location that has an Internet connection. This approach also offers a dynamic environment that addresses needs of different learning styles. Some programs are also offered in in a live synchronous environment, which is through scheduled live classes via video-conferencing. Check out which program delivery format works best for you!
During the academic year, our Help Desk provides support for all students. We supply online chat and toll-free telephone (within Canada) services to ensure you are supported throughout the duration of your course or program.
For more information on CNA's asynchronous program/course offerings and our services, please visit our website at If you still have questions, we invite you to contact us by calling toll free at 1–877–465–2250 or emailing or
On-campus program students must contact the Admissions Officer at your local campus to register for a Distributed Learning course.