STC offers many different styles and delivery methods for courses. Feel free to mix and match the following types of courses within your class schedule to suit your learning style.
Traditional courses require on campus class attendance. As of fall 2011, 46% of all STC students are classified as traditional.
A course that uses some Web-based technology to facilitate an on-site course. It uses a course management system (Blackboard) or Web pages to post course information. Web Enhanced courses are the same as traditional classes in the terms of academic quality, credit hours, transferability. Web Enhanced Courses are classes that meet regularly but have an optional or required web component. Students may access additional classroom content via our secure course management system.
A course in which all of the content is delivered online using the college-approved course management system (Blackboard). Online courses are the same as traditional courses in the terms of academic quality, credit hours, and transferability. They are taught via the Internet. Any course that is 50% or more online is considered an online course. Students will access course materials with a username and password to our secure course management system. Some courses have on-campus orientation, lab, or testing requirements. Find More Info at STC Virtual Campus
“Hybrid” is the name for courses that combine face-to-face classroom instruction with online learning. More than 50% of a Hybrid course is scheduled on-campus and the rest is completed online. STC Hybrid courses offer students the best of both worlds, regularly scheduled interaction with faculty, and flexibility of computer-based learning process. More Info
Classes that start or end on a day other than the official first day of classes for fall, spring, or summer full terms. Even though certain terms are shorter than others, the same amount of information is covered and students are required to complete the same amount of assignments within a shorter time frame. More Info
These are courses taught by an instructor with the assistance of a Supplemental Learning Leader. A Learning Leader is a student who has successfully completed the course in the past, and serves as a mentor and tutor for the class. For more information visit: http://academicaffairs.southtexascollege.edu/cle/si/