Distance Education

The college seeks to provide learning opportunities for students without the restrictions of time and place. The college offers internet courses, hybrid courses, and blended courses.

Internet Courses. These classes are delivered over the internet using devices such as a computer. These courses may have proctored testing, but instruction is delivered online. In order to take an internet course at SCC, students are required to have a personal computer at home or access to a computer elsewhere. (The SCC Computer Labs and the SCC Library have Internet/computer stations that may be used by students.)

In order to sign up for these courses, students must know (at a minimum) how to use the internet, how to use Microsoft Word, and how to save a file to portable media. They must be able to send an email message with a document attached. In addition, students registering for specific courses may be required to have additional software as specified in the course syllabus at the time of enrollment. If students enter Internet courses without the minimum computer skills or software, they may be dropped from those courses.

Students enrolling in an internet course must complete a required Enrollment Key Quiz. This quiz can be completed online by accessing the internet course section via Rams Online and represents the student’s first day of attendance in the course. Students not completing this quiz will be reported as “never attending” the course.

Blended Courses. These classes are delivered primarily by face-to-face meetings but have some coursework (up to 50%) required over the internet through the computer. In order to take a blended course at SCC, students are required to have a personal computer at home or access to a computer elsewhere. (The SCC Library has internet/computer stations that may be used by students.)

In order to sign up for these courses, students should know (at a minimum) how to use the internet, how to use Microsoft Word, and how to save a file to portable media. They must be able to send an e- mail message with a document attached. In addition, students registering for specific courses may be required to have additional software as specified in the course syllabus at the time of enrollment. If students enter blended courses without the minimum computer skills or software, they may be dropped from those courses.

Students enrolling in a blended course must complete a required Enrollment Key Quiz. This quiz can be completed online by accessing the blended course section via Rams Online and represents the student’s first day of attendance in the course. Students not completing this quiz will be reported as “never attending” the course. www.sccnc.edu/login/index.php.

Hybrid Courses. These classes are primarily delivered over the internet (51-99%) through the computer but have some required face-to-face meetings. In order to take a hybrid course at SCC, students should have a personal computer at home or access to a computer elsewhere. (The SCC Library has internet/computer stations that may be used by students.)

To sign up for hybrid courses, students must know (at a minimum) how to use the internet, how to use Microsoft Word, and how to save a file to portable media. They must be able to send an e-mail message with a document attached. In addition, students registering for specific courses may be required to have additional software as specified in the course syllabus at the time of enrollment. If students enter hybrid courses without the minimum computer skills or software, they may be dropped from those courses.

Students enrolling in a hybrid course must complete a required Enrollment Key Quiz. This quiz can be completed online by accessing the hybrid course section via Rams Online and represents the student’s first day of attendance in the course. Students not completing this quiz will be reported as “never attending” the course. www.sccnc.edu/login/index.php