WCCS offers a number of E-Learning (internet-based) courses in several academic disciplines. E-Learning courses are offered as an option for today’s busy college students needing an alternative to traditional on-campus classes. However, E-learning courses follow the same strict standards for instruction and grading applied in traditional classroom courses. Students register for E-Learning courses during the regular registration period, pay the same tuition, have access to the same student services, receive the same credit, and study under the same regulations as all other students.
E-Learning courses can be accessed 24 hours a day 7 days a week, anywhere an internet connection is available with just the click of the mouse. Classes that are conducted online by a Wallace Community College faculty members use an outline course delivery program. Students are required to come to campus for midterm and final exams, meeting dates for hybrid courses, labs, and/or presentations.
Courses typically include weekly assignments, quizzes, and discussions with specific due dates. E-Learning is mainly designed for those students who are self-disciplined, self-motivated, enjoy working independently with minimal supervision and limited social contact.
To successfully complete E-Learning courses, students will need a home computer with Windows XP or higher and Internet Explorer version 6.0 or higher or Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or higher and additional software as required by the course (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe Flash Player, and Windows Media Player).
Because of accreditation standards, all WCCS E-Learning courses meet the requirements of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and are transferable to four-year colleges and universities.
Hybrid courses combine regular classroom meetings with online instruction in E-Learning Web 2.0 reducing the number of hours a class meets on campus. Your instructor will determine when a hybrid course meets on campus. Students taking a hybrid course must have access to a personal computer with Internet connection and browser software.