What is a self-paced class?

Self-paced classes are for those students who are motivated to complete the coursework on their own. There are no classroom lectures, and students only need to come on campus to turn in assignments and take tests. For details on a particular class, please contact the division office.

Some self-paced classes are also distance learning classes. Here are some details on the different types of distance learning classes we offer.

Telecourse

The Telecourse allows the student to work and learn independently, with campus-based requirements including orientations, testing, and review sessions. The course includes a pre-produced video series with print materials. Class interaction is offered through the telephone, fax and mail. Students are required to have access to local cable or a VHS format videocassette player.

Online Course

Online courses are delivered using only computers and computer peripherals. Students are required to have reliable Internet access and the latest version of an Internet browser software. The online classroom is used to deliver instruction, facilitate interactions between faculty and students, and more. The course may include campus-based requirements including orientations, testing and review sessions.

Telecourse PLUS Course

The Telecourse Plus incorporates the use of video and the online classroom. The course includes a pre-produced video series with print materials. Students are required to have access to local cable, or a VHS format videocassette player. Students are also required to have reliable Internet access and the latest version of an Internet browser software. The online classroom is used to deliver instruction, facilitate interactions between faculty and students, and more. The course may include campus-based requirements including orientations, testing and review sessions.

Individualized Distance Learning Course (IDL)

IDL courses are individual study courses that use print materials and required activities related to course topics. This self-paced course requires a faculty-to-student agreement contract for specific work assignments and/or projects. Additional requirements include a study-faculty orientation, written assignments, and tests. Contact your faculty member for more information.