Hybrid courses, also known as blended courses, combine distance learning with traditional classroom
instruction. At BCTC, most hybrid classes meet only once per week and, as a result, students spend one-half
less time in the classroom than in traditional classes. The missing class time is made up by
completing assignments using a computer.
Students who enroll in hybrid classes should expect to complete numerous assignments online. Most
instructors use Blackboard, a course management system that permits instructors and students to share
files, participate in online discussions, and much more.
Students who are contemplating fully online classes may wish to begin with hybrid classes, but hybrid
classes are not for everyone. Before enrolling in hybrid courses, we recommend that students talk first with their academic advisor about:
The BCTC Schedule of Classes provides a list of hybrid offerings.