Hybrid courses, also known as blended courses, combine online learning with traditional classroom instruction. At BCTC, most hybrid classes will meet in-person on specified dates and the remaining of the classwork will be conducted online.
What to Expect
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.
Who Should Take Hybrid Classes?
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:
- Time Management. Because of the limited class meetings, students who enroll in hybrid classes should be self-motivated and be able to work in dependently. Good time management skills are critical. Because these classes meet only once per week, students need to be disciplined while managing assignments and deadlines. Students should take care when enrolling in hybrid classes that they allow themselves time to complete their online assignments.
- Scheduling Classes. It is recommended that students allow for two hours outside of class for every hour spent in the classroom. That rules applies doubly for hybrid courses. Students should set aside at least 3-4 hours to prepare for their hybrid classes. Students should also consult the final exam schedule when selecting their schedule.
- Digital Literacy. Hybrid students should be comfortable using computer technology. We recommend that
students have satisfied the KCTCS digital literacy requirement prior to enrolling
in hybrid classes or enroll in a digital literacy class as their first hybrid class.
Course Recommendation CIT 105 Introduction to Computers This course is recommended for students who want an introduction to productivity software (such as Microsoft Office or Google Docs) in addition to learning the concepts surrounding computer hardware and operating systems, which can be valuable when selecting your computer based on individual needs. Real world use of computing is also discussed including online learning environments, email, social networking, computer security, and netiquette. IMD 100 Digital Information & Communication Technologies Students expressing interest in graphic design, web design, multimedia, or video editing should be advised to take this class. OST 105 Introduction to Information Systems This class is for students who want to develop strong skills using Microsoft Office. These include Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint…knowledge needed for research paper development, Accounting, and presentations prepared for multiple future classes and
in the workplace.
EDU 204 Technology in the Classroom This course is highly recommended for students who plan on working with teachers and students in a classroom setting or those preparing to become a certified teacher. The emphasis of this course is to provide students with knowledge of microcomputers and software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Social Media, etc.) integration in an educational setting.
Hybrid Schedule of Classes
The BCTC Schedule of Classes provides a list of hybrid offerings.
Learn by Term & Learn on Demand
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 (new window) form. Set the "Format" field to "online".
KCTCS Learn By Term
With KCTCS Learn by Term (new window) (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
KCTCS Learn on Demand (LoD) courses are no longer offered.
Help and Assistance
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