University credit courses are offered in semester hours and can be applied to a degree or certificate program. These courses can be eligible to transfer to another college or university.
Non-credit courses are courses for personal or professional interest. These courses do not offer college credit and cannot be applied toward a degree or academic certificate. However, in some cases students can earn continuing education units, certification or other evidence of class completion to meet personal or professional requirements.
An online class is delivered 100% electronically using the internet or other computer-based methods. The teaching is conducted from a remote location through an online course learning management system or other online or electronic tools. Students have access to the teacher and classmates synchronously, asynchronously, or both. Online classes typically are term-based, but some may be offered in a self-paced format.
Hybrid classes provide a combination of traditional, face-to-face classroom instruction with online technology. In-person meetings dates, times, locations, and other relevant factors vary from course to course and are made available to students prior to registration. Hybrid courses can also be referred to as Blended or Low Residency Courses.
In addition to the standard definitions above, class sections may be further defined or delivered as one or more of the following:
Digital recordings of captured lectures for online distribution. Library courses adhere to the same academic semester dates as students taking a class offered on campus, including the enrollment period, drop deadlines, tuition payment time frames, and the course completion deadline. Students may enroll in these courses for academic credit, with pre-approval from the library course’s instructor.