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At AACC, we know our students often have responsibilities outside of the classroom.

That's why we offer courses in a variety of formats. It's our hope that this flexibility makes it easier for you to fit college into your schedule.


Online

AACC's online credit courses are provided through a learning management platform called Canvas. Using Canvas, instructors provide course materials, lectures, assignments and opportunities to interact with others in a virtual classroom. 

Our online noncredit courses are also offered through Canvas. In addition, we partner with outside vendors to provide an extended catalog of noncredit classes. These vendors often use their own platforms to deliver instruction.

At AACC, online courses are offered in two formats. Whichever you choose, you’ll have access to your professors through virtual office hours.

Online

This format is good for students who want more flexibility in their schedule.

For these courses, you are not required to log in or meet at scheduled times. All essential instruction will be provided through a learning management platform and may use other online tools, resources and activities. ​Although this format is flexible, it is not self-paced. You must meet assignment deadlines set by your instructor.

Online Sync

This format is particularly good for students who benefit from consistent interaction with instructors and classmates.

These courses meet regularly online and include a section note with further instructions regarding required online attendance at the dates and times listed. Learning activities are to be completed throughout the remainder of the week. 

Some online courses may require you to take exams at a Testing Center. Others may have proctored exams that will not be accessible on a mobile device and will require the use of a webcam and microphone. If you are in need of a webcam, please email the library at circdesk@aacc.edu from your MyAACC email address.

If this is your first online course, you will be automatically enrolled in VCO 101 (Virtual Campus Orientation). We recommend that you complete this no-cost, ungraded course prior to beginning your online course.


Hybrid

Hybrid courses blend on-site meetings with an online component. A significant amount of class activity takes place online, so students spend less time in a traditional classroom.

The online portion of hybrid courses can be online or online sync. If online, then the online portion of your class does not have real-time, virtual meetings. If online sync, then there may be times that you are required to meet virtually in real time. If dates and times are provided, you must be available to meet during those times.

Hybrid

This format is good for students who want a little more flexibility in their online schedule.

For these courses, you are not required to log in or meet at scheduled times online. However, you are required to attend the specific on-site meeting dates and times. All essential online instruction will be provided through the learning management platform and may use other online tools, resources and activities. You must meet assignment deadlines set by your instructor.

Note: for hybrid and hybrid sync courses, students must register for an additional subsection. Please see below.

Hybrid Sync

This format is particularly effective for students who benefit from consistent interaction with instructors and classmates.

In addition to meeting on site, these courses meet regularly online and require virtual attendance at specific dates and times.

Note: for hybrid and hybrid sync courses, students must register for an additional subsection. Please see below.


Face-to-Face

Face-to-face courses meet in a classroom. An instructor provides a lecture or leads a discussion in person and you see your fellow students face-to-face.

When coming to campus, there are several protocols in place with cleaning classrooms and what to do if you get sick to make sure we keep the campus healthy and safe for everyone.

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