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.
BCTC Students may enroll in online classes offered by any of the 16 colleges that comprise the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. *IMPORTANT* In order to receive a BCTC credential, 25% of credits must come from BCTC classes. Taking classes with BCTC faculty provides other benefits as well: students gain access to instructors who also serve as academic advisors and help place students in internships. Books for BCTC online classes are available for purchase in the Cooper Campus BCTC bookstore. Finally, if there are problems with your class, the BCTC Distance Learning Office can work directly with a BCTC instructor.
Locate online BCTC classes using the BCTC Class Schedule Search form. Set the "Format" field to "online".
With KCTCS Learn by Term (LbT), BCTC students may enroll in online classes offered by any of the 16 community colleges in KCTCS. Students pay tuition to their home college (Bluegrass). Locate Learn by Term classes using the Class Search feature in Student Self-Service. Leave the "College" field blank. Set the "Search for Online Classes" field to "Online with Possible Proctored Exams."
KCTCS Learn on Demand (LoD) courses are offered in a self-paced format allowing students to complete work at their own pace. Some important aspects of LoD:
Locate Learn on Demand classes using the Class Search feature in Student Self-Service. Leave the "College" field blank. Set the "Search for Online Classes" field to "Online Learn on Demand/Self Select Start Date."
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