Welcome to Distance Learning at JSCC. Distance Learning provides students the ability to complete course work through online courses, interactive video conferencing and hybrid courses. Online and hybrid courses provide students who may be able to come to campus, a flexible schedule. Successful distance learning students are highly motivated, self-starters with good technical skills. Students should also have good time management, reading and communication skills.
Currently, JSCC provides a significant amount of course work via distance learning for students enrolled in the following program areas: (Accounting, Agribusiness Technology, Animal Science, Business Administration, Computer Information Technology, Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Office Systems Technology, and Viticulture and Enology Technology).Students seeking their Early Childhood Worker Certificate may complete this certificate entirely online.
JSCC students will access online courses through Moodle via Internet. Online courses provide an interactive setting with the instructor and students communicating through email, discussion forums, and online chat. This communication often takes place when students and instructors are rarely online at the same time. Most online courses do not require face-to-face attendance; the only exception would be for proctored testing. Instructors requiring proctored testing will publish this in their syllabus and arrangements are made with students to access an approved test site.
Hybrid courses combine two or more types in instruction, for example, face-to-face and online. These types of courses vary in their requirements of face-to-face attendance and are published in the course schedule; students are required to actively participate in all forms of instruction.
Interactive Video Courses
Interactive Video courses (ITV) connect students and instructors physically located at different locations. These courses are regularly scheduled classes where students are required to attend face-to-face. Participants at all locations are able to see and hear each other, ask questions and work together as if in the same room.
Many JSCC courses have an online component requiring students to access Moodle or other web resources. Instructions for accessing these resources are provided by the instructor the first day of class.
If you have never taken an online or hybrid course we encourage you to take a few minutes to complete the “Are Distance Learning Courses for Me?” assessment; contact us if you have any questions or reservations.
Call 910-275-6261 or 910-275-6260 or email /distance-learning for additional information.