Otero Junior College

OJC Hybrid Courses ~ Guided Studies

Otero Junior College HYBRID Courses provide students some flexibility. Students will have scheduled face-to-face meetings with OJC instructors in these courses; A Learning Management System (LMS) is to be used to enhances the experience, allowing students to access course materials, complete reading and writing assignments, take exams, and communicate with the instructor and other students.

OJC HYBRID courses are not independent study or self-paced, they are instructor-paced. Students may contact their instructor via phone, email, or personal visits. Students will need to be proficient with computers to access the Internet, reply to emails, and send attachments. Students also need to assume responsibility as a full partner in their HYBRID learning process.




Benefits

  • Allows students the opportunity to take classes in a time-frame that meets their individual needs.
  • One-on-one interaction with the instructor.
  • OJC staff and faculty are available for technical assistance.

Technical Requirements

Platform: Windows 2000, ME, XP, Vista, or Win7
Mac OS9 or Mac OS X, Leopard
Technical Requirements for Guided Studies
Hardware: 128MB of RAM, 1 GB free disk space
Software: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel,
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Browser: IE 7.0 or higher,
Netscape 7.2 (not 8.0),
Firefox 2.0 or greater
Javascript and Cookies Enabled,
Pop-Up Blockers Disabled
Modem: DSL/Cable or Broadband preferred
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Add Ins:
Adobe Flash, Adobe Shockwave,
Java Runtime Environment 1.5.12 or higher, Microsoft PowerPoint Reader

Technical requirements may change based on program upgrades. It is the responsibility of the students to keep their software updated with the latest upgrades.

Students will need to be proficient with computers to access the Internet, reply to emails, and send attachments. Students also need to assume responsibility as a full partner in their online learning process.


Tips for Success

  • Attend the on-campus orientation/tutorial session offered each semester.
  • Take advantage of the Blackboard Tutorial online before getting started.
  • Communicate with your instructors often; they are your contact for the course.
  • Read your course syllabus carefully. This has all the information regarding your responsibilities as well as add/drop and withdrawal dates.
  • Log into your class right away and often to view new postings, assignments and tests.
  • Expect to commit as much time to an online class as would be required for a traditional class.

Students who do not have access to a computer may find computers available in the Educational Assistance Center, in McBride Hall, in the Wheeler Library, or during open computer labs on campus. The philosophy of Continuing Education recognizes that learning continues throughout life. Opportunities are provided for the adult to pursue or resume intellectual interests, to increase vocational competence, to develop worthwhile recreational activities, and to improve quality of life. Blended with traditional programming, Continuing Education opportunities are responsive to current needs.

Guide to the Hybrid Courses

 

 

Hybrid Course PDF Files

Use the handy links below to download the Hybrid Course PDF Files:

Quick Student Guide:     PDF  Quick Student Guide



Fall 2014 Hybrid Class Schedule:     COMING SOON

Fall 2014 Short Term Hybrid Schedule:     COMING SOON

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