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Course Offerings Options

Internet Courses

Internet courses require the use of a computer with Internet access, a CCAC provided email account and other computer hardware and software

Generally, all teaching and learning takes place via the Internet. Students interact with the instructor and classmates through a course website. Learning activities and assignments are completed according to the instructions and schedule posted by the instructor. Some instructors required students to take their exams at CCAC testing sites or with an approved proctor. Please check with the instructor for this information.

Students taking Internet courses must have access to a computer with an Internet connection. Students must also be computer literate and be comfortable using software, email and performing other activities on the Internet. Some courses have specific technical requirements or indicate that students must own specific software packages to take the course. Students should inquire about what is needed before registering for the course. Students can visit the Technical Requirements webpage for specifics.

Remote Learning via Zoom

CCAC offers a unique course offering called Remote Learning. A remote learning course uses Blackboard to provide learners with scheduled "live" online sessions via Zoom on specific days and times, which are noted on the course schedule. Generally, lectures and some learning activities take place in the online sessions and students can interact with the instructor and classmates through the course website and Zoom. Full details and instructions for accessing Zoom will be made available in Blackboard.

Students are expected to have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and an Internet connection. Students must also be computer literate and be comfortable using software, email and performing other activities on the Internet. Some courses have specific technical requirements or indicate that students must own specific software packages to take the course. Students should inquire about what is needed before registering for the course. Students can visit the Technical Requirements webpage for specifics.

A Student Guide to Zoom at CCAC

Hybrid Courses

Hybrid courses are offered in a blended format with one or more face-to-face class sessions at one of CCAC's campuses or centers and at least one or more online sessions, both containing direct interaction with a faculty member.  Students are expected to communicate with faculty using a CCAC provided email account. Students taking hybrid courses must have access to a computer with an Internet connection. Students must also be computer literate and be comfortable using software, email and performing other activities on the Internet. Some courses have specific technical requirements or indicate that students must own specific software packages to take the course. Students should inquire about what is needed before registering for the course. Additional hardware or software at the student's expense may be required as determined by the instructor. Students can visit the Technical Requirements webpage for specifics.

Courses that are converted to remote instruction due to COVID-19 may also include hybrid online instruction.

These courses have the same learning outcomes and substantive components of a standard course with an alternate delivery method. Contact time is assessed using both on-campus definitions (for the on-campus portion) and online definitions (for the online portion). In all such instances, these courses must meet the total amount of instructional and student work time even when a portion is delivered online or asynchronously.

Contact time for the online portion of the hybrid course is satisfied by several means which can include, but is not limited to, the following: a) regular instruction or interaction with a faculty member once a week for each week the course runs; b) Academic engagement through interactive tutorials, group discussions moderated by faculty, virtual study/project groups, engaging with class peers, and computer tutorials graded and reviewed by faculty. The percentage of online instruction time may be 20%, 40%, 50%, 60% or 80%. Consult the online class schedule for information of hybrid percentages specific to each course section.

In addition to these virtual course offerings, CCAC also offers:
 

In Person Courses

In-Person (Face-to-Face) courses are offered at one of CCAC's four campuses and/or four centers throughout Allegheny and Washington counties.  Students attend class at designated times for scheduled lectures or labs with the instructor.