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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) take place in a classroom. Based on JCCC's Statement of General Education. Students in all classes, including face-to-face classes, are expected to use technology appropriate to the course content and as needed to access web-based course materials. Face-to-face classes typically require access to computer equipment (either at home or in college labs provided for student use) and computing skills utilizing standard office, business and web browsing applications.

Hybrid Courses (HYB) combine face-to-face classroom instruction and the convenience of online web-based learning, resulting in a reduction of the amount of time spent in the face-to-face classroom and a significant increase of time spent studying online materials. Students registered in hybrid courses must attend class meetings as listed in the JCCC Schedule of Classes.

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) use the Internet and a Learning Management System to deliver course materials and to facilitate student-instructor, student-content, and student-to-student interaction. To participate in online courses, the student should have a good understanding of computer hardware and software applications and the Internet. To find out if online courses are right for you, please take the Distance Learning Assessment. For more information about online courses in general, see Distance Learning.

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.