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Course Delivery Methods

Would you like to take classes online or in a classroom?


At JCCC you can choose a delivery method that accommodates your goals and your learning style.

Competency Based Education courses (CBE) are online courses that are self-paced. They can be customized to the students' needs. Students can test out of material they've already mastered and concentrate on the material they need to learn. Students must have an understanding of computer hardware, software applications and the Internet.

Face-to-Face Courses (F2F):  A face-to-face course is one in which class meetings are delivered fully on-site with face-to-face interaction between the instructor and student. A face-to-face course may make use of computers, the internet or other electronic media in the classroom. Students may be directed to additional online materials provided by publishers, or to other internet-accessible sources as part of their coursework.

Hybrid Courses (HYB):  A hybrid course has fewer on campus meetings than a face-to-face course. A portion of the class meetings are delivered online in addition to face-to-face. Hybrid courses will use the Learning Management System. Students may be directed to additional online materials provided by publishers, or to other internet-accessible sources as part of their course work. Specific mandatory face-to-face meetings will be listed in course schedule, including proctored or on-site testing using either the JCCC Testing Center or instructor-approved proctor locations and methods. 

Internships (INT) provide experience to students for on-the-job training with cooperating businesses, agencies, and organizations. The number of hours for each internship varies

Learning Community (LCOM) is an integration of the content of two or more courses in a learning community and graded as if taken as separate courses. You will earn credit hours for each individual course. Enrollment is required in each individual course and not in the LCOM section. 

Media Courses (MED) deliver all or a portion of instruction through either cable broadcast or pre-recorded video lessons. The videos are available in DVD format from the Billington Library.

Online Courses (ONLNE):  An online course has no required on-campus meetings and is provided through the Learning Management System. Students may be directed to additional online materials provided by publishers, or to other internet-accessible sources as part of their coursework. However, instructors have the option to require up to five proctored or on-site exams using either the JCCC Testing Center or instructor-approved proctor locations and methods. Additional information such as course requirements and proctored exam information can be found on the Online Course Information Guide.

Private Lessons (PVL) are schedule by arrangement with private music instructors.

Self-Paced Courses (SEL) and Self-Paced Online (SPO) allow a student to start or end a course at times that do not typically coincide with the traditional college class schedule.  The courses are designed for students who are highly motivated and good independent learners. The student and instructor will work together to agree upon a course schedule and self-paced agreement that, in some cases, may take up to one calendar year to complete. Some courses may use online delivery to facilitate the learning experience.

Study Abroad (STA) are programs for which college credit is earned while studying in any one of more than 30 countries for a summer, semester or a year. For program requirements, please refer to the JCCC Study Abroad site. It is very important to meet with your academic adviser prior to studying abroad to see how the credits will apply to general education requirements and transfer schools.

Travel Courses (TRV) may require in-class activities as well as traveling to a destination. Students will be responsible for the cost of the travel as well as the course costs.