eLearning courses (online, hybrid and web enhanced) offer students an alternative to on-campus classes. The content, college credit, and transferability of distance learning courses to other institutions are equivalent to traditional courses on campus.
eLearning courses are best for individuals who can work independently, effectively budget their time and set priorities. They are helpful for students whose job or home responsibilities limit the time they can spend traveling to or attending a conventional class. Motivation, study habits, communication with the instructor and organization are the keys to success in eLearning courses.
eLearning instruction may involve the use of computers, online lessons, digital materials and/or on-campus sessions. Some courses require on-campus visits for discussion sessions, laboratories or testing. Students may enroll through SCC, SFCC or the off-campus centers. For current course listings, check the quarterly class schedule. eLearning classes are identified with the words "Online" or "Hybrid" in the class listings.
CCS Online is a program for students who plan to complete their educational goals by taking courses primarily or entirely online. Both SCC and SFCC offer a variety of certificate and degree programs students can take without traveling to campus. Using the Internet, students enroll in the same high quality courses taught by experienced instructors on campus.
For more information, call 509-533-7070 or visit ccsonline.spokane.edu.
Online courses provide flexibility and convenience in pursuing your educational goals. Online courses are not self-paced. They have scheduled start and stop dates, regular assignments and project due dates, but since the classroom is online, you can work on your class at the time and place most convenient for you.
Although online courses are more convenient, they are not necessarily easier. They have been developed with the same learning outcomes as regular on-campus college classes. Even though you do not attend class at a specific time and place each day, you will need to spend several hours working on the class (typically five out of every seven days for a 5-credit course). You must have access to a computer with an Internet connection and an e-mail account. Consult the quarterly class schedule for current course listings.
A hybrid course meets on campus periodically and uses online delivery for the rest of the class. Students often access lecture material, tests, discussions and other resources online for a hybrid course. Consult the quarterly class schedule for current course listings.
Web-enhanced courses meet in regular class sessions but use online resources for additional interaction, posting of assignments, grades, and course materials.